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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (39 reviews)
“petit fours” (6 reviews)
“mackerel” (7 reviews)
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26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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81 - 90 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2017

My wife and I had dinner in this lovely restaurant last night. A very old (16th century) and atmospheric building with plenty of character and ambience. We both chose the taster menu which consisted of 8 courses, including optional cheese and biscuits, leading us through...More

2  Thank hunky4
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Having just reopened, it's good to know that you enjoyed your experience. I hope we'll see you next time you're in Kendal. The Castle Dairy Team.

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here early Wednesday evening and opted for the tasting menu, was a great choice! Beautifully balanced menu, course after course of top notch food crafted with care and attention , service was attentive yet not overly intrusive, all carried off by students with the...More

2  Thank garethwebster
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening, I'm glad you felt welcomed and hope that we can welcome you back. The Castle Dairy Team.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

The restaurant suffered from the floods after establishing itself among Cumbria's finest. So as a party of five we were a little apprehensive about its reopening as it had achieved excellent ratings in the past. There was no surprises it was really first class food...More

3  Thank 70Raffles70
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. The Team are delighted with the top notch title. We all look forward to welcoming you back. The Castle Dairy Team.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

One of the oldest buildings in Kendal full of history and character. The staff very welcoming friendly and professional. Tables well set out and comfortably placed. Fire a bit smokey but lovely. We went for the tasting menu which was reasonably priced at £55. I...More

3  Thank cheaven
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. You'll be pleased to know that the smokey fire is now behaving itself. It's lovely to be your favourite restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back. The Castle Dairy Team.

Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a great place for lunch with an interesting menu and beautifully prepared and served by attentive staff. Definitely on of the better paces to eat in Kendal!

2  Thank EASUk
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you for the review, hopefully we will be open again in September 2016 as we are still recovering from storm Desmond which battered the restaurant in December 2015. Look forward to welcoming you back again. Darryn

Reviewed 25 April 2016

The floods have closed this utterly fantastic restaurant for the foreseeable future. We can't wait until the doors reopen as its absence on the restaurant scene locally is sorely missed.More

2  Thank Adrienne C
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you very much for such a lovely review, the building seems to be almost dry and we are starting to see some improvement. Hopefully it wont be too much longer. We will keep everyone updated through social media as well as some press releases...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a lovely relaxed evening with excellent service at this restaurant before the floods. The food was excellent . My only negative would have been the decor was a bit out of date and slightly tired but hopefully a great positive with come out...More

2  Thank mscritical2016
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you for the positive review, the décor is set to match the era and keep the building within the theme of the 1400's. The décor will be changed but it will never be too modern as it would distract from the building. We are...More

Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I was so sorry to hear that this outstanding restaurant had been devastated during the recent floods. The wonderful, refurbished kitchen has been ruined and Castle Dairy remains closed for the foreseeable future. Such a shame. The food here has always been superb. I really...More

5  Thank Howi58
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you very much for the positive review, we all cant wait to get back in the building and enjoy what we do best. The whole restaurant was destroyed by storm Desmond and we are hopefully looking to open July/August. We do appreciate such lovely...More

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to The Castle Dairy on two occasions now, one for my birthday when my partner & I had the tasting menu, and another time for lunch. No complaints at all. The tasting menu was absolutely beautiful in presentation and the quality of...More

2  Thank HeartzWorld
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you for the review, sorry that it has taken so long to reply. We are still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Desmond. Were delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at Castle Dairy. You are very right in saying we are...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015

This was a birthday treat at the end of October. The place itself is interesting enough, but the food and service was very good, with a fine selection of food and drink to choose from the menu. I look forward to another visit sometime in...More

1  Thank JandGT
Darryn V, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Thank you for your positive feedback we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We have recently been affected by the floods and will hopefully be reopen in March 2016, please keep an eye on our website for further details. Darryn Restaurant Manager

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pamham41
7 March 2018|
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Response from paulgray1 | Reviewed this property |
You past the restaurant on the one way system and turn first right by the hotel and immediate right into a car park where there are designated parking spaces.
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Graham B
17 November 2016|
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Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
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Patricia F
29 August 2015|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 94
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
Description
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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