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“Disappointing”
Review of Castle Dairy

Castle Dairy
Ranked #17 of 155 Restaurants in Kendal
Price range: US$21 - US$84
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We booked a table on Friday evening having heard good things about the restaurant. We'd were met at the door and offered drinks while we waited for our friends. Nice menu choices and we all enjoyed our starters. Main course arrived and two of our party's food was barely warm. We looked around for someone to ask to sort this out but no one was around,so we reluctantly carried on and ate our "warm"food. No one even asked us during our meal if we were enjoying it which would have given us the chance to say. Even when our main courses were being cleared we were never asked if we had enjoyed it. We declined desserts and left quite disgruntled. After having been recommended, we left feeling dissapointed and will not return.

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2  Thank bess1961
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Very high standard of food and surroundings and a great credit to Kendal College for launching such an innovative project which will undoubtedly benefit many young people and hospitality businesses in the area.

Portions are not huge by any means, but are exquisitely crafted.

Very well-done, all !

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1  Thank jdboyd
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

A great welcome and excellent professional staff managing the restaurant. A wonderful evening in a brilliant restaurant with the most amazing food, great attention to detail and supreme flavours. A very clever chef and team. Better than many michelin restaurants we have been to in the past. Thank you all.

1  Thank clarabelll
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

top notch food at a very reasonable price. friendly service. A credit to Kendal College who use it as training for students, directed by an excellent chef

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1  Thank cumbriansKendal
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Had a meal here one evening in December.The experience was overall very good especially as the building is so interesting.The food was ok but the portions absolutely tiny, especially the main course (fish) with 3tiny potatoes and 2 small florets of broccoli.The service left something to be desired.Usually ladies are served before the men and plates not just handed out around the table.Drinks are expensive.Overall worth trying but expensive for what you get.

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1  Thank Lakeland5
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