You’ll find everything from cosy coffee shops, bakeries, farmers markets and delicatessens to international restaurants and award-winning fine dining. From traditional pubs and renowned local breweries, to classy evening venues and cool cocktail bars.
Kendal’s food and drink scene is particularly special because of its blend of old and new.
If you fancy a magical step back in time, drop into the ancient 1657 Chocolate House on Branthwaite Brow – you’ll never forget the hot chocolate menu. Or, visit the Castle Dairy Restaurant – housed in a fascinating medieval building with creative up-and-coming chefs and an art gallery to boot.
Farrer’s of Kendal is one of the oldest coffee roasting and blending shops in the country.
Or, if modern living is your thing – look out for classy cocktails and contemporary menus in our more modern food and drink venues – an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and pubs that will always surprise you.
See our full list of food and drink businesses in our business directory on the Taste page here.