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The Joshua Tree

11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rib eye steak” (2 reviews)
“duck egg” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (5 reviews)
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11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem of the Main Street well worth finding , daily specials fish Friday etc, Cumberland sausage sandwich a delight, always a warm welcome Rich and Lynn

Thank tricky2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like to be balanced in my observations so to be fair the food has taste, there are some enterprising ideas (pud club) but is there a complacency in the furniture and does the whole building need an overnight soak in soda? The staff were...More

Thank Edwardo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I allways eat here when in Kendal there is allways something good on the specials menu and the standard of cooking is very high, the service is good old fashioned table service (not like the many cafés that are popping up all over) and is...More

Thank Mrfoody59
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Have been using this establishment for many years now. The current owners, Nick and Shelley run an excellent business. Nick is the chef ( ex Savoy amongst others) and Shelley is main at front of house although an established pastry chef in her own right....More

Thank tilly174
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Cosy little restaurant with log fire. Lovely atmosphere and friendly waitress. Interesting specials and good standard menu. Very enjoyable visit. Pudding club sounded interesting, shame we weren't around for that!

Thank Bicyclebelle64
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Business lunch at this great little bistro that does the owners proud. Soft shell crab, whitebait and calamari all deep fried and absolutely delicious. Mains of duck leg which unlike PPP from Essex I thoroughly enjoyed and the presentation was immaculate. Never let down by...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat quite late and noticed the sign at the top of the main street saying we had missed The Joshua Tree. What a delightful discovery as the food was delicious and reasonably priced. Despite our lateness the hostess owner...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The server [who we thought is the wife of the owner] was friendly. We had slow cooked duck leg with green peas and chips. Not a nice presentation of this food. £ 10.00 Our other meal was: trout with Chinese Cabbage and mashed potatoes. £...More

Thank PPPEssexEngland
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed sandwiches and beer in their wonderful little courtyard. The owner was very helpful and joined in with some witty banter. Just note that they do not accept credit or debit cards, but there is a cash machine just around the corner if you turn...More

Thank Dune S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stopped here during a singing weekend, and after singing I had a delicious wood pigeon salad. Very nice courtyard.

Thank DorothyHolland
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Questions & Answers
9 September 2015|
Response from joshtree2014 | Property representative |
Hi very sorry for the late reply our next pudding club is on Wednesday the 21st October . They are always the 3rd Wednesday of every month . If you would like to book a table please call the Joshua Tree on 01539 737223 we... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 737223
  • E-mail
The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club held monthly in the evening Tucked away in one of Kendal's historic yards - a lovely sunny courtyard to catch those summer rays & inside a cosy open log fire for those cold chilly days. All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced. We are available for private parties (minimum 12 people) and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
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