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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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Reviews (272)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have wanted to try this restaurant for a while. It was certainly worth the wait. Beautiful old building with a lovely cosy atmospheric interior. Service by a lovely knowledgeable young lady was efficient and just the right speed for a lunch time visit. We...More

Thank elvisaaron
Reviewed 6 days ago

A return visit following the reopening after the floods 18 months ago A training ground for Kendal college students but truly fine dining. set in one of the oldest buildings In Kendal that has been sympathetically restored. Food was excellent and imaginative well worth a...More

Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If ever a restaurant was misnamed this is it. I popped in for what I thought would be some sort of ice cream/dairy parlour to find myself in a fully fledged restaurant with not a snack in sight. The printed menu was in a very...More

1  Thank Carole U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have waited over a year for the resumption of service at Castle Dairy since the dreadful flood of 2015. I was not disappointed. In fact I was overjoyed. New chef Chris O' Callaghan has taken the place to even greater heights. All the dishes...More

1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scrumptious and interesting tasting menu. Food is amazing and the staff are lovely. I'm so glad that this place has reopened after the storm Desmond flood damage. It is a gem and well worth a visit.

1  Thank IWFB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The refurbishment following the flooding in December 2015 has been hugely successful. Lovely decor and soft furnishings, new lighting, staircase and much more. The kitchen is one of a kind and the food and service better than ever.

1  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Castle Dairy recently for what we hoped would be a nice relaxing evening and we were not disappointed. We were welcomed in and shown to our table and offered drinks from the menu along with the food menus which were explained in detail....More

1  Thank bess1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful really historic building, reputably the oldest surviving house in the town. It is run by Kendal College catering students, who obviously are keen to " show off" their skills, so food and service are great. It also has a small area of "museum"...More

1  Thank pbramham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit as we had heard that it had reopened, after storm Desmond. We have visited before & loved the building, however we were amazed at the subtle refurb. Very tasteful but fresh & airy , warm & welcoming. It was Saturday evening...More

1  Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Only two words to describe the Tasting Menu here "absolutely amazing!" The intimate flavour of each dish just leaving you feeling you want more. A friendly and professional team adding the final touches to a menu that cannot be faulted!

2  Thank fran h
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Graham B
Is there any car parking
17 November 2016|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
Patricia F
Can I use my taster card for the bar menu? Do I have to book? Pat Ford
29 August 2015|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Hi Patricia, You can use your taste card for the bar menu subject to availability, booking with a taste card is essential. Thank you Darryn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 95
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 814756
  • E-mail
The Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery offers a unique dining experience in Kendal’s oldest inhabited building. Staffed by Kendal College apprentices and watched over by chef Chris O’Callaghan, the restaurant provides exceptional food, surrounded by local art work, in a truly unusual setting.
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