Restaurants | Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery offers a unique dining experience by 3AA rosette chef Chris O'Callaghan and his Kendal College apprentices in a historic building dating back to the 14th century

Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery

The Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery is a truly unique place to eat – an experience you simply won’t find anywhere else. An enchanting historic building, with an exciting contemporary menu, and much more than meets the eye.

The Castle Dairy offers a real step back in time – the building is a medieval farmhouse dating back to the 14th century, now nestled in a cultural corner of Kendal’s town centre.

Brewery Arts Centre - Vats Bar and Grainstore Restaurant

There’s a great atmosphere at the Brewery Arts Centre – whether you’re eating before a show or enjoying a leisurely meal.

In the Vats Bar, try one of the Brewery’s famous pizzas or chose from a tasty bar menu. Or, head next door to the Grainstore Restaurant – with a relaxed, bistro atmosphere and a menu that’s as eclectic as the venue, it’s a great choice for any gathering.

The Moon Highgate

A comfortable and relaxed setting with menus that make the most of the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from across Cumbria and the UK.  Check out The Moon’s website for the latest menus.

Greenhouse Restaurant at the Castle Green Hotel

Kendal’s two AA Rosette restaurant is a unique dining experience in contemporary surroundings with stunning views over the Castle Green’s gardens and across to Kendal Castle.

Paulo Gianni's

Kendal’s long established independent Italian restaurant is always busy thanks to their use of fine imported Italian products and fresh local ingredients. They adjoin Sphere Bar on Stramongate which makes waiting for a table quite relaxing.

Pedro's Casa

Food for sharing but with bigger portions, Pedro’s Casa on Stricklandgate serves great food in an informal and friendly atmosphere with plenty of cocktails on the side.  Don your sombrero and moustache and join in the fun.


This cosy bistro on Stricklandgate serves an ever changing menu and has regular lunch time and evening meal menu deals.  Their dessert menu is something special!

The Restaurant

For something a little different give, The Restaurant at Kendal College a try. Part of the School of Hospitality and Management, The Restaurant is open for lunch, dinners and private functions as well as conferences, meetings and events. Focusing on local seasonal produce – simple dishes with an emphasis on technique and flavour. Expect food equal to that of the finest Cumbrian hotels and restaurants, at a great price.

Neko Sushi

Neko Sushi – the new home of Japanese food in Kendal. Serving fresh sushi, snacks and drinks to take away or eat in.

Bangkok 7

New for summer 2018, Bangkok 7 brings Thai cuisine to Finkle Street.

Pizza Express

You’ll find Kendal’s Pizza Express on Wainwright’s Yard with contemporary decor featuring the Lake District fells. There’s a terrace for al fresco dining in the summer months.


Jintana Thai

This authentic Thai Cuisine restaurant can be found on Highgate and also served a great range of world and asian beers and wines as some Asian cocktails.

India Restaurant & Takeaway

India offers fine Indian cuisine and a wide menu choice, all prepared with quality ingredients, flavour and imagination.  It’s a firm favourite with local people and you’ll find it on Blackhall Road.

Riverview Restaurant at the Riverside Hotel

With lovely views of the River Kent at Stramongate Bridge, the Riverview Restaurant offers a wide choice in its a la carte menu.  The team of chefs use locally grown fresh produce, some of it from the hotel’s own Victorian kitchen garden in Grange-over-Sands.

Mumbai Indian Restaurant & Takeaway

Traditional and authentic Indian dishes prepared by skilled chefs using the freshest quality ingredients and served alongside Indian draught and bottled beers.

Terrazzo Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Born from a love of Mediterranean food, Terrazzo serves Spanish, Greek and Italian dishes in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Sharing platters and tapas and meze dishes are a speciality.  You’ll find it in K Village boasting views of the River Kent and a lovely outside terrace area.

The Lounge Bar

Head to The Lounge Bar at Mintbridge for relaxed dining with friends. Warm up by the toasty log burner and enjoy lunch or supper from their seasonal menu. The Lounge Bar is part of Kendal Rugby Club’s fantastic new stadium.

The Gate of Kendal

Newly refurbished bar and restaurant on Stramongate, in the centre of Kendal. A great place to celebrate, relax and socialise.

Masons Yard 24

Masons Yard 24 is a Bar Brasserie offering an inviting space to eat, drink and catch up with friends. The bar and grill menu includes steaks, hanging kebabs and traditional classics.