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The Grainstore

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The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
+44 1539 725133
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Grainstore for a small family gathering. The menu was really interesting and the food, when it arrived, was really top-notch. I've given it 5 stars because we really enjoyed the meal and will definitely go back and sample more things from that menu. It was flavoursome, creative and extremely well presented. Between us we sampled the chorizo... More 

Thank SB M
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A bit of a last-minute decision to try the "new" Grainstore restaurant at the Brewery Arts Centre. Really hard to see what had changed in the decor following the recent relaunch. Perhaps a bit more room. It wasn't busy the night we went yet they had put all the diners in one corner of the restaurant which made us feel... More 

Thank RealArtisan
Lancaster, UK
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon after seeing a show in the theatre. Chose the venue to eat due to location. We had to ask for children's menu when it was clear we had children with us. A Christmas meal option would have been nice for December (this was our annual grandparents Christmas meal out). We asked for two children's menus... More 

Thank gloria1970
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the grainstore for a family 21st birthday - had a fantastic meal with great service. We had a big party of approximately 15 people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A few of us had food of the new menu - pork belly was amazing. Will definitely be back to try something else new very soon.

Thank Victoria E
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lovely meal had by all four of us. Two had the ever popular pizza. One had the trio of mini burgers which were cooked to perfection, juicey and tasty. One had the special of belly pork which looked like it had come from a fine dining restaurant and tasted as if it had. Back on the list of where to... More 

2 Thank kscumbria
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Brewery is one of my favourite places so it only seemed right to go for my 40th - there were 20 of us and all of our pizzas tasted great, were hot and delivered at the same time. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff (both in the run up to the celebration e.g. cake delivery etc.) and... More 

Thank KateKend
Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being local & a regular visitor to the Brewery Art Centre I recently went for a meal to celebrate my 82nd birthday with a £50 voucher given by my daughters. On paying for the meal at £42 I was told no change will be given so my £8 was confiscated. I was also told if I'd only spent £20 the... More 

2 Thank GinGeof
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1,102 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The menu here is an eclectic mix of tapas, pizza and regularly changing specials. My meal today consisted of a trio of little beef burgers, served in brioche buns, with an excellent relish and salad garnish. Chips were chunky and fluffy. To follow, I had a superb blueberry panna cotta, beautifully smooth and creamy, served with a tangy sorbet. Service... More 

Thank Howi58
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

One of the best restaurant meals we've had in a long time! Between two of us we ordered a salad, a pizza and a sharing board, which turned out to be a bit too much food for two, but was delicious! The waitress was very friendly, and we left stuffed and happy. Would definitely go again if in the area.

Thank sandrawilliams2016
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good atmosphere, friendly staff and although the menu wasn't that varied we really enjoyed our food. It does get very busy at weekends or if there is a gig on at the Brewey so best to book at certain times.

Thank Diana M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Pizza, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?