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Charlie's Cafe Bar

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Prince Charlies House 95 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4RA, England
+44 1539 740898
09:00 - 17:00
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543 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came across this cafe/restaurant visiting Kendal. Interesting old building with a maze of rooms and corridors. Nice atmosphere friendly staff and good service. Full fresh sandwiches a meal in themselves. Well worth a visit, good value.

Thank eonaLondon
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a spot of early lunch today after a long walk. Myself and husband both had a Welsh rarebit with added toppings and they were really enjoyable. Quick and friendly service. Slightly pricey though.

Thank Lorrifloss
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting Charlie's for years and it will always be my favourite cafe In kendal. Food is always yummy, really varied menu with something for everyone on. My favourites are the overstuffed jacket potatoes. Do not agree with the comment about it being expensive, the food is good value as it is always very hugh quality. The ladies... More 

Thank Frannyboo90
Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Same old menu since forever, £3.05 for a portion of fries!! A bit pricey. No tomatoes on salad just a pile of leaves. Nice cakes but time to change a few things.

Thank LizV186326
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great homemade foods and sweets! Truly delicious! Recommend to all! Very child friendly! You must try the Welsh Rarebit!

Thank Helen B
Kendal, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food very good service, the coffee is great.l will be going back the staff were very friendly

Thank Geoff B
Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good place to have lunch food is very good lots of it and a good price they have a children's menu and nothing is to much they are always happy to help

Thank lainey132
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

By sheer coincidence it started to rain as we walked past while on a day visit from the North Lakes, so what were we to do other than pop inside? So glad we did too. Looked at menu on blackboard which looked 'right up our street'. Selected from the Specials board and what a treat. It was delicious. Staff were... More 

Thank Gillian C
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

On the last day of our short break in the area we decide to Brunch at Charlie. We sat in the garden and enjoyed the sunshine. The staff did not rush us, we were able to sit as long as we wanted to. The facilities for disability were excellent. The toilet at the end of the garden was big enough... More 

Thank jangalway
652PeterH, Owner at Charlie's Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in the area. More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The family and I come here on a regular basis when shopping in Kendal. You will always get welcoming staff and good food, which is evident by the fact that is often busy any time of the day. Definitely worth a visit to rest those weary feet.

Thank Boicey570

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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
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prince Charlies House 95 Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 740898
Set in a historic grade II listed building, Prince Charlie's House, we offer an excellent menu choice from all day breakfasts, local beefburgers, specials of the day, soup, sandwiches and a fantastic range of biscuits, tray bakes and sweets made on the premises. We have a lovely secret garden with an awning for you to enjoy all year round. High chairs are available, baby changing facilities and children's menu with colouring sacks to keep young ones entertained. Well behaved pets welcome.

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