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The Grainstore

The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
+44 1539 725133
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“braised beef” (2 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Spanish, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 7pm yesterday evening one hour before we were due to attend a comedy show downstairs in The Malt Room with Lucy Porter. After 15 minutes of being seated but not served, I had to go and ask for our order to be...More

Thank Iain G
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Nice, tender chicken thighs were served with a creamy, garlic mayo dip. Two types of humus came with ample, piping hot pita bread. The milder was delicious, the spicy one tasted a little odd. Ice cream was excellent. Service a little slow, otherwise a good...More

Thank Howi58
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Firstly the decor of the room is akin to an abandoned primary school. Bright reds and turquoise ? The veggie burger is one of the worst I have ever eaten (and I've eaten a lot) it was bland and basically raw in the middle. Thank...More

Thank 54nusA3C4P
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My elderly mother and I dined here before a show in the Brewery, food was lovely, very nice atmosphere and the staff were extra friendly but professional - especially Jodie our waitress who went out of her way to help, especially as my mother is...More

Thank Karencrad
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Too full of "arty-type luvvies", ( OK if you are into that stuff) but thus not really catering for normal people wanting a decent meal at a reasonable price. Expensive (you don't get a refund on your taxes paid to arts council grants towards your...More

Thank pbramham
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Made another visit to Grainstore at The Brewery, this time as a group of 5 ladies, all with different tastes in food. The menu is varied, so there was something for everyone. The menu, quality and presentation of the food is superb. Everyone was very...More

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I ordered the beef and onion pie. What I got was a casserole with mashed potatoes and vegetables. It was tasty and mostly okay but there was no pastry lid and no explanation as to why. This place is fine for a pizza but don't...More

Thank 1954travel2016
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited here as a group of twelve friends on a weekend trip to Kendal. No expectations as I hadn't chosen the venue and did not know where we had booked. Great choice though! Very varied menu - there was something for everyone. We had...More

Thank northerndiners
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Met up with a friend for lunch. I had not been to this venue for over a year and must say it looked a lot brighter. Food was excellent and the venue is still very cosy. Their soups were great.

Thank lakelover908
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten an evening meal here twice over the last month and have been impressed on both occasions. The new chef has definitely improved the menu and standard of food. On both occasions we had padron peppers to start along monchego cheese rarebit and...More

Thank spr1965
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 725133
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Brewery Hospitality: There’s a great choice of eating and drinking at the Brewery – something for every taste. The Brewery has somewhere to eat all day, every day of the week. In the Day: The Warehouse: a relaxed lounge, serving a range of drinks from Farrer’s specialty teas to bottles of local Hawkshead ale. It also serves the best latte in town. Eat locally made cakes, homemade scones and soups. In the Evening: The Vats Bar & Grainstore: Our extraordinary bar and restaurant serve a range of superb beers, wines and spirits and serve the famous Brewery Pizzas and our fabulous ‘Brewery Tapas’. The Vats and Grainstore are bustling, off-beat, friendly venues and should be part of any night out in the ‘Auld Grey Town’.
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