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Pumpkins Bistro

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7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
+44 1539 728722
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in again as hadn't been in for a while. Still great service and friendly. Good food although the special pie of the day didn't come with chips. Had to be and extra. Would have liked Parmesan cheese for my pasta but maybe that's just for Italian restaurants! Portions have been reduced as well but that's the same with everything.... More 

Thank Amanda L
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed ... a lovely clean bistro with prettty decor. A great menu with plenty of dishes to suit all. I had the Special sweet potato and aubergine korma and it was just fab. My Mum had a ham sandwich and handcooked chips which were very tasty. Great service, very friendly staff... we are going back ..

Thank nufcfansHandT
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a really good meal for fairly reasonable prices. Staff were attentive even though it was really busy over lunch time. Would happily return.

Thank Stephen C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We've encountered the restaurant by a chance while seeking for a quick dinner. The place looked warm and inviting so decided to try it. The food was nice, fresh and tasty. The service was great! We got to the restaurant 15 minutes before closing and they accepted us immediately. Definitely a great place for dining with the family or friends.

Thank Vole O
Penrith, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Dropped in by chance for lunch and was really pleased so will definatly be back. I had the fish cakes which were lovely, they came with salad and jacket potato although you could choose to have veg and chips for £6.95 this seemed good value as the jacket potato with single filling was around £5. I also loved the tartare... More 

Thank Ellen C
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Liked this place so much we ate there twice whilst staying in Kendal for a few nights. Honest food, nothing overly fancy good wine and reasonably priced. Recommended. Not open every evening (Thu-Sat I think).

Thank Pino-Drinker
Darvel, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was looking for somewhere to eat in Kendal when we noticed this place just off the main street. We looked in the window at the menu and decided to try it. So glad we did. The food was excellent and extremely well priced. Definitely worth returning to for our next trip to Kendal.

Thank Keith H
Winchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food here was really tasty and the menu satisfied the most fussy of us. It was tipping down with rain and we were soaked through, couldn't have been made more welcome. Great veggy/ vegan and gluten free food.

Thank Rachelbadger
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Called here for breakfast. It was cheap but very greasy. The service was good and the waitress friendly

Thank Dorothy G
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent food, prepared in house. Service with a smile, nothing too much trouble. My favourite is the fishcakes followed by Tiramisu. Evening menu also available.

Thank tilly174

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 18
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 728722
The restaurant is licensed and has an unfussy pleasant ambience enhanced by attractive artwork, some by a local artist, which gives it a Mediterranean feel. The menus are varied and very reasonably priced, all the food is sourced locally and our meat is predominately produced in Cumbria. Opening times:Mon-Wed: 9.30am-5.00pmThurs, Fri, Saturday: 9.30am-8.30pm.

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