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Cottage Kitchen

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28A Finkle Street, Kendal LA9 4AB, England
+44 1539 722468
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Staufen, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this cafe for lunch and I have never seen such a range of gluten free options. Quiche, pies (all types), fish & chips, sandwiches, soups and a great variety of cakes and pastries to finish. Good service and friendly, helpful staff made this a perfect lunch.

Thank pamandpaul2015
Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I occasionally visit with my partner who is gluten free and I've yet to have a bad meal! The portion sizes are just right and meals are filling. We often get a traybake usually caramel shortbread which is a favourite but recently came across the chocolate chip scone.... worth a try! Staff are always friendly and it's in a good... More 

Thank michelle1502
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. High quality food. Glutenfree chips and quiche were very tasty. Highly recommended!

Thank Hans M
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

In Kendal regularly for meetings & often pop in the cafes for lunch & was stunned to pay £8 for a prawn sandwich & a Diet Coke. My colleagues jacket potato was equally expensive. I felt that we were being charged as "visitors" which is really poor. There are far better/cheaper cafes in town.

1 Thank Rachel O
Lynn R, Owner at Cottage Kitchen, responded to this review

i am sorry to hear that you think it was too expencive but we do give out menus to read that state the price quite clearly. also we dont discriminate "visitors" from "locals" everybody pays the same. you should have known the price before placing your order! our prices do reflect our produce which is all local and fresh home... More 

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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Came across this quaint little cafe on a trip to Kendal and boy am I glad I did! I had the tomato and red pepper soup (obviously home made) which was absolutely delicious - a sweet and tangy tasting soup, and tuna mayo sandwiches - this combo was £5.50. I read an article about the cafe which was on the... More 

Thank a k
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just stopped off for a bite to eat and had jacket potatoes and coffee. The service was good and the food was great quality for the price. I would definitely stop by again.

Thank Tracey_and_Trace
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Found this on a visit to Kendal. Don't bother with Costa go here instead. The food was great, reasonably priced and loads of gluten free stuff too. Well recommended.

Thank lewis b
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I stumbled across this little gem on a quick visit to Kendal and was pleasantly surprised that Gluten free was very well catered for.

1 Thank Brod B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Was in the lakes for a wedding and came accross this lovely little cafe. Serves some classics such a fish and chips, and has a good variety of home cooked pies. I had a turkey baguette with stuffing and gravy and it was absolutely amazing, totally hit the spot! Good coffee and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Highly reccomended for lunch!

1 Thank eddie_htafc
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came to the Cottage Kitchen during the kendal mountain festival - about 10 mins before they were about to shut up shop on a sunday! Despite what must have been a busy day for them, the staff welcomed us in and served us awesome pies with flaky pastry, and mushie peas, followed by cake. ALL of their pies/cakes/pastries are... More 

2 Thank Jennie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28A Finkle Street, Kendal LA9 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 722468
Traditional cafe

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?