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River Fortune

1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
+44 1539 734555
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible20%
25 Sep 2017
“Takeaway only. ”
1 Mar 2017
“Didn't blow my mind...”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rude front of house staff when taking takeaway order, average food nothing great better Chinese's in Kendal

Thank cctally
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the River Fortune hoping to enjoy a sit down meal for two, but a sign on the door advised that the restaurant was closed for a refurb so it was takeaway only. Rather than walk about in the rain looking for somewhere...More

Thank SUDON66
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Been using this takeaway or a long time and been satisfied. Last night ordered by phone told ten minutes, went to collect and had to wait another 20 mins. Got the order and went home on opening the bag found it was totally wrong order....More

Thank Rocky H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a set menu for two and couldn't fault it at all. The barbecue spare ribs had plenty of meat on them. Two main courses and mixed rice. We even got little spring rolls and prawn crackers. Didn't get the fortune cookies but I...More

Thank Debsissweet
Reviewed 2 March 2017

While the fast food is tasty, it's not the best Chinese food I've ever had. The reception is very bland and boring with the saddest fish tank I've ever seen. I couldn't understand why there was 3 youngsters on reception on a relatively quiet evening,...More

1  Thank JJF-95
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly front of house staff. No local beer as on the menu. No draft larger working No draft bitter working Starter and main course served at the same time. Strange. So main course got cold whilst eating starter.

Thank Lodard
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Never had a bad meal here in the many years we have been getting takeaways from the River Fortune. Service is courteous and speedy and the food is plentiful and always hot when we get it home.

Thank Legallass
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We called in here for an evening meal and quite enjoyed it. The waiters were very good at their job and were attentative throughout. The food when it arrived was very nice and I quite enjoyed every bit of it. Maybe in need of a...More

Thank frankclark683
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Its a bit tired looking on the inside and could do with a good makeover to bring it up to date. The service in the restaurant was ok and there was a fair menu to choose from. However when the food arrive it was decidedly...More

Thank maryjane249
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Having been to the restaurant on numerous occasions over the years, this was our worst experience. The young waitress was friendly enough but that was as far as it went. The décor hasn't changed in years, is very old and tired. Cleaning products, clearly on...More

Thank Elaine H
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Jen C
15 July 2017|
Response from JJF-95 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take card payments.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 734555
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