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Cafe Olive

3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 721444
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“borek” (12 reviews)
“baklava” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small and unassuming cafe is clearly run with love and care by its proprietors. The food is excellent, the vibe relaxed and the waiting staff friend and efficient.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food in a really friendly atmosphere and excellent value too. Certainly lives up to its great reputation. The Friday feast is well worth a try.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food - fresh and flavoursome. The Friday night feast was exceptional and great value too for 3 courses - just wish I lived closer...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chantelle H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Transports you to warmer climes on a dreary December day in the UK! The food is authentic and amazing. Recommend the Karniyarik - delicious! The meze choice was extensive and fresh. Green tea arrived in a teapot with loose tea. No surprise the tables were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank UkYorkshirelass99
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A town centre treasure just waiting to be discovered. Classic Turkish cuisine to suit all tastes at very affordable prices. Owned by partners whose passion for great food and service does not go unnoticed. So much so, that once visited you’ll want to come back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rod R
Reviewed 26 November 2018

What a warm welcome we received as we entered. The owner and the team were very attentive and made us feel comfortable. We had the meze with a glass of wine and an extra borek. The quality of the food and the taste was outstanding....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jo W
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Had the special 3 mezes and a wine. Everyone of the 6 we had between us was delicious Friendly service and good value

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Suzywac
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I work in a local restaurant but this place is just what Kendal needs a breath of fresh air,some diversity and great service....Great chef...well done guys!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Sorry about the unoriginal title but it really sums up our experience at lunchtime today. Service, food and ambience were absolutely faultless. This is thoroughly authentic cuisine as distinct from so many anglicised versions .A real uplifter of the spirits on a grey Lakeland day....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pjfaw
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This little bistro reeally brightened up a dull Cumbrian day with its beautiful decor, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and unusual and exotic food. The selection of freshly prepared mezze and baklava were to die for and it made me want to return to the lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elaine D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Stramongate Kendal, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 721444
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Turkish inspired cafe serving hot and cold food,meze,cakes fabulous coffees and teas,wine,beer and soft drinks.Most meals also available for takeaway.
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