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Pumpkins Bistro

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7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
+44 1539 728722
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in for lunch with the family. Good choice on the menu. Absolutely excellent service from the very polite staff. Food was home cooked and very tasty. Excellent price.

Thank yoda9133
Preston, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a day trip literally found this eaterie and took a chance. We had meat and potato pie with mushy peas homemade and tasted delicious . Good service. Popular with locals as it was fairly busy.

Thank Susan P
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After looking for somewhere for lunch with one of us being vegetarian- decided to go here and we were not disappointed. Warm welcome and the friendliest staff awaited. The food was varied and specials on offer too. We ordered Jacket Potato; Steak Pies; Fish Dinner and Veg Burrito - all were excellent. We even treated ourselves to deserts of carrot... More 

Thank ShawFamily_9
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Cafe is always excellent. All the members of staff are excellent and the food is lovely. Will continue to visit as it never fails.

Thank Karen T
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,118 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reviewed this excellent, no-nonsense bistro several times before and the standards this time were as high as ever. As usual, I had the steak pie and chips. My friend chose the nut roast. Both were served with an array of well-cooked vegetables and my chips were crisp and delicious. What's more, I found that they positively welcome dogs... More 

Thank Howi58
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I walked to Pumpkins after having a horrible food experience in Jintana Thai restaurant across the road. Whilst having a lovely pot of tea in Pumpkins I suddenly became terribly ill. The staff were outstanding and couldn't do enough for me. No pressure to leave even though they were closing. I will visit Pumpkins again when in... More 

Thank SalSmiff80
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following a long drive up to Kendal, we dropped into this bistro for a quick bite to eat. Very friendly welcome by lovely staff, venue full of equally friendly locals. The leek & potato soup and the vegetable soup were delicious, proper home cooked food at reasonable prices, possibly some of the nicest and tastiest soups ever eaten. Super quick... More 

Thank Khun P
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a cold drizzly day and were tempted by the beautiful parsnip soup and a round of sandwiches washed down with copious amounts of tea! Lovely atmosphere with some of the friendliest staff ever.

Thank Alison W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Omg the food here was delicious, the steak in the pie was so tender, husband had Christmas dinner which he wanted to eat again!!! Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere, would definitely visit again

Thank Carolynfairman
Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good food cooked well and served quickly. They will reduce portion sizes for children as well as there being a good kid's menu.

Thank Tim N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 728722
The restaurant is licensed and has an unfussy pleasant ambience enhanced by attractive artwork, some by a local artist, which gives it a Mediterranean feel. The menus are varied and very reasonably priced, all the food is sourced locally and our meat is predominately produced in Cumbria. Opening times:Mon-Wed: 9.30am-5.00pmThurs, Fri, Saturday: 9.30am-8.30pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?