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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“petit fours” (6 reviews)
“venison” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on Saturday. The whole experience was well worth the visit. We have eaten at restaurants which have been rated higher than the dairy but honestly the meal we had was delicious and relatively inexpensive compared to cafes in the area....More

2  Thank Jean M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited on Valentines night fixed price taster menu £60 per person. Food was good but I do feel it was overpriced. Service was spot on and could not have been better. My one complaint is my own personal pet hate and that was being asked...More

2  Thank Steve-Chivers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with friends.Our first visit here was 30 years ago and I we have been her a few times after it was taken over by Kendal college.It had been closed following the floods and has been reopened now for 6 weeks.It was...More

2  Thank paulgray1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delighted to have stumbled across Castle Dairy on a day trip to Kendal. After moving north from London I was beginning to despair I'd ever find another decent restaurant at sensible prices. The food was excellent, service polite, attentive & informative with a good, short...More

1  Thank stephen r
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Stephen r Thank you so much for your recent review! We were delighted you found us and that you enjoyed everything about your meal. We do hope to welcome you again soon Kind Regards The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Visited with my brother in law who has extensive experience of top quality hotels in Vancouver and P&O cruise ships. Both food and service impressed him, I just thought their taster menu experience was fantastic. He was taking photographs of each course and emailing them...More

3  Thank ChrisH382_13
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris H Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled you and your brother in law enjoyed yourselves and can compare us to esteemed restaurants on and across the Atlantic! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards The Castle...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have been to this venue on several occasions, the most recent being a Christmas Dinner and I cannot praise the establishment enough. The staff are friendly, caring and efficient, the atmosphere warm and welcoming and the food is five star. The meal we had...More

1  Thank joanwilson30
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Joan, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We definitely think that our christmas dinners were the best in Kendal and we are so pleased you agree! Chris and the team are cooking up some new menus for 2018 and so we...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We love coming here. Everything about it is enjoyable. We had the 11 course prestige menu and it was a delight. Every course was delicious but I especially enjoyed the ham hock pie, the pheasant and the Kendal mint desert. I also had the wine...More

3  Thank Eltelrowe
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Dear Eltelrowe Thank you so much for your review. We are so delighted that you have enjoyed yourselves once more! I shall pass on your comments to Chris, Jordan and the team. We look forward to welcoming you again this year. Incase you didn't know...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We visited tonight with family and all had the prestige menu. What a treat! The building is so beautiful. There was a fire in the grate of the range in the main dining room which together with the Xmas decorations really made the room. The...More

3  Thank SB M
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear SB M Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our prestige menu and it is great to hear that you all found yourselves with different favourite dishes! We look forward to welcoming you all back soon Kind Regards The...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had wanted to visit this restaurant for a long time, and I’m so happy we decided to go for it! We’d booked in for the tasting menu, and when we arrived we were greeted by a wonderful server called bex. She...More

3  Thank cjh375
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear cjh375 Thank you so much for your lovely review we are so very pleased you enjoyed our chefs table- it really is such a unique experience! We look forward to welcoming you again soon Kind Regards The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The online booking system invites you to review the meal. This review can only be seen by the restaurant. We had two disappointing experiences. I gave honest but constructive criticism. It is a training restaurant (with top notch professional prices) and they need feedback to...More

2  Thank Imp15
Jessica E, Manager at Castle Dairy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Imp15 Thank you so much for your review, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and we will work to rectify the points you have made. We will also look to respond to our in house reviews more in future....More

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Graham B
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Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
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Patricia F
29 August 2015|
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Hi Patricia, You can use your taste card for the bar menu subject to availability, booking with a taste card is essential. Thank you Darryn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$84
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 814756
  • E-mail
Description
The Castle Dairy Restaurant and Art Gallery offers a unique dining experience in Kendal’s oldest inhabited building. Staffed by Kendal College apprentices and watched over by chef Chris O’Callaghan, the restaurant provides exceptional food, surrounded by local art work, in a truly unusual setting.
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