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Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro

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Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
+44 1539 729743
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08:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had some lovely food at the waterside after our group run and the staff were lovely and pleasant. It would be lovely if there were more vegan cake options next time we are in😀.

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Thank P87EMMA
Kendal, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a committed vegetarian to enjoy Waterside, but the menu caters for vegans and vegetarians. The food is delicious, even if you are a meat eater, and the variations on coffee will amaze you. Since the terrible 2015 flood Magda has opened again in comfortable extended premises, with more space, lovely loos, a children's area, and... More 

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Thank ComfortCouple
Kendal, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our two adult children for late lunch. (First time since it closed after the floods) Praise for delicious food, great quality, super portion size and unbelievable price. Loved the new look waterside. Looking forward to coming back thanks.

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Thank HenryPoss
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for a great feedback, we do appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your meal in Waterside and hope to see you all soon All the best Magda More 

Sunderland
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a cold January day. I've watched this place being rebuilt and rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes after Storm Desmond. Never had the chance to visit before the flood damage. This is a warm and welcoming eatery on the banks of the River Kent. It is a vegetarian cafe and although I am not vegetarian ,... More 

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Thank retracenna
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much for such fantastic review:) I am happy you enjoyed your experience in our small cafe:) We are pretty proud of our baby corner as myself have 2 year old child and I know how difficult it is to find the place where kids can be entertained while adults are eating. It has been a very... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very helpful and friendly. The food is excellent. Magda always has a friendly welcome for everyone.. Our favourite place for lunch in Cumbria EXCELLENT- so pleased it has re-opened.

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Thank sueharper
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for a fantastic review:) I am glad you enjoyed your visit in our cafe and hope to see you soon:) Hope to see you soon again Magda More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This friendly café has a selection of veggie & vegan dishes with daily specials. The riverside location is nice for a visit to Kendal and there are both hard tables/chairs or soft furnishing to relax into.

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Thank ekayana
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for a great review:) Hope to see you soon All the best Magda More 

Carnforth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been waiting for this cafe to reopen. It is so good to find somewhere offering lots of vegetarian food and now it is much bigger, with a larger menu and a great river view. We had a very tasty curry, but the portion of rice with it was very small and there was no protein source in the... More 

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Thank exYorkie148
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for your feedback, we do appreciate. I am glad you enjoyed our curry and I have already spoken to my chef in regards of the rice portion. Regarding the protein you are right and we will make sure there will be more protein in the dish next time. We make different curry every few days... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the second time in the last three weeks that I visited the Waterside cafe. Such friendly service and despite me not being a "veggie" the choice is excellent. I previously had soup of the day which was carrot and coriander, along with a warm cheese scone. Bliss! This visit I had the breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bravas, mushroom with... More 

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Thank pyadowell
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you very much for your review. I am glad you did enjoy our food . The warm cheese scones are the best:) Hope to see you again Regards Magda More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit back to the Waterside Cafe since the reopening following the floods, and I was not disappointed. It has retained the lovely atmosphere and service it has always had, and the expansion has been done beautifully. The menu has seen a revamp with some lovely new options, but I was pleased to see old favourites such... More 

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2 Thank Megan D
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely feedback. The turmeric latte is really fantastic, good for your body :) It is our staff's number one:) Thank you again and all the best See you soon Regards Magda More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This establishment has recently re-opened following the depredations of storm Desmond in Dec 2015. It has been considerably extended in the process and has a much brighter and lighter ambience than it had previously. But it is the same business under the same management and still has an exclusively veggie/vegan menu. The food is of considerable variety, with lots of... More 

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Thank Roger W
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Roger. Thank you very much for a fantastic review, we do really appreciate. The same business, the same recipes , sometimes 25 years old recipes but food always fresh:). We do our best to make sure our customers are happy with the changes we have done. And yes, we do care ..all the time All the best and hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 729743
Description
We are a family run vegetarian and vegan cafe offering delicious food at edible prices in a pleasant riverside setting just a few minutes walk from the town centre and just off the A6. We offer vegan, wheat and gluten free options freshly prepared on premises daily using the finest, largely organic and fair trade ingredients., All the food is sourced locally. Our eggs are sourced from free range "happy hens".

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