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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” (29 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us came here for lunch midweek and chose the tasting menu. It was fantastic - each course was delicious, a sensible size, and the service was friendly and efficient. The Dairy is a wonderful old building with stone floors and wooden beams, and...More

1  Thank dimo307
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed lunch with us and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a lovely location in an old building in Kendal, they offer tasting menu and a la carte, I was tempted by the tasting menu but my husband was keen on one of the dishes on the a la carte so we went...More

Thank annieoakley19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we have visited since the flood. We had been slow to come back because we had heard the portions were small.. My wife and I had the taster menu and certainly feel that we were under fed! I am a vegetarian and we...More

1  Thank fumblefish
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you review, we're really pleased you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Dairy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with a group of friends for one of our birthdays. We all agreed how fantastic the food was, there was nothing we didnt like. We opted for the prestige menu, and were not dissapointed! Every dish was differently exciting and so well executed....More

1  Thank ScarlettOc
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. It's lovely to hear that you're planning your next visit and we look forward to welcoming you back. The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My partner booked a table at The Castle Dairy because he liked the concept of a restaurant staffed mainly by apprentice chefs. We bith had the tasting menu, I had the vegetarian option. I can safely say that every plate of food was a serving...More

1  Thank Moiragd
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, it gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your evening and hope that we will see you again. The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Before the Dairy had its flooding some 18months ago and had to be closed and restored to its present historic interior , I had eaten there a few times . I there fore was interested to visit and dine at the recently reopened Dairy ....More

Thank Yvonnecaroline
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We will, of course, use your comments to form part of future training as we are always striving to improve. I look forward to seeing you again at The Castle Dairy.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Kendal for lunch, and were a walk in at around 1:15pm. They take walk ins until 2pm, but if you make a booking up to 2pm. The food was EXCELLENT. If I had encountered this food in Melbourne Australia I would have...More

Thank Goosey A
Management response:Responded 20 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your lunch experience. The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We saw the place reviewed in a magazine which was good. Checked it on trip advisor and wondered why we hadn't been to the restaurant before, as it seemed so good. Still didn't know exactly what to expect. Well we weren't disappointed! Historical building beautifully...More

1  Thank GRAHAM M
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thank you for the super review. It's always a pleasure to know that we have created a memorable experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Castle Dairy. From all the ream.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Last Night I was lucky enough to sit at the chefs table with friends whilst Head Chef Chris & his fantastic team took us on an amazing taste journey through 10 courses. I've never truly experienced "fine dining" and have always been apprehensive as to...More

2  Thank Ellwood33
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we were delighted that you had such an excellent experience and look forward to welcoming you back. The Castle Dairy Team

Reviewed 6 August 2017

First of all, the two young ladies serving us on our visit were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful. That, I'm afraid, is where it ends for me. I'd heard good things and decided to visit based upon that but it was disappointing to...More

Thank bene-bonviveur
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience and to help us identify possible problems, I wonder if you could let me know when you visited as the price and description aren't the same as what we do now. Thank...More

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Graham B
17 November 2016|
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Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
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Patricia F
29 August 2015|
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Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
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$12 - US$101
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 16:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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