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“Perfect start to Lakeland break”

Low Sizergh Barn Tea Room
Ranked #32 of 156 Restaurants in Kendal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$14
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Top stop off the M6 – just a few minutes from J36. We always start a holiday in the Lakes here in the upstairs tearoom with bacon or sausage baps for breakfast. The cakes are excellent (and generous) too. Lovely farm shop with loads of local produce, fresh breads, meat, veg, beer (and Kendal Crumbly cheese a favourite) to stock up on for self-catering. Good shopping here as well, over the years we’ve had to find room in the boot with the suitcases for a sheepskin rug, hat, ceramic bowl, books and cards, doorbell, and a pottery duck among other things.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Have been here several times for refreshments. This has varied from tea and scones, soup and roll and cooked meals. Each time we have visited the food has been superb. I recommend it to all our friends when they visit the Lakes.

The staff are very friendly and attentive. If there is a problem (only occured once for us from our several visits) they strived to rectify it immediately.

My wife reckons that she had the best scone she has ever tasted there (my wife is a scone afficiendo and all scones she has are now weighed against it) whilst for me it was the cream of onion soup with granary bread (huge chunk of it). Brilliant stuff.

The only downside is that it is very popular. This means that at lunchtimes you often have to wait for a table as its not as big as it should be given its popularity. As such we always try to get there sooner rather than later. (I maybe shouldnt have told you that as I might have difficulty now next time I go).

Incidentally there is a nice farm shop below the tea room and you do run the risk of spending more than you should in it. Following your refreshment there is a nice walk outside should you wish it.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

As regular travellers to Kendal we have been looking for somewhere to eat breakfast on the way home. This place seemed to fit the bill perfectly. "Full Cumbrian Breakfast" is £7.95 and the "Small Breakfast is £6.45". The full breakfast is 2 chipolata sausages, 2 rashers of bacon, one fried or poached egg, a portion of mushrooms and a grilled half tomato plus one substantial slice of artisan bread toasted. The small breakfast has one sausage and one rasher rather than two. Tea and coffee was extra!

Good Points: Quality ingredients. Clean fresh ambience. Decent tea and coffee

Bad Points: Far too expensive. Baked Beans? 75p extra. Jam? 30p extra. Tea extra. Coffee extra. Juice extra. Fruit forget it. Extra toast forget it. We had to ask for butter for the toast. It was out of the fridge and unusable. The eggs were tiny and over-cooked with hard yolks. The bacon was a little over-cooked. It could have been Tesco Value Range by the time they'd finished with it. The young waitresses were nice enough but ours was bemused by the idea of turning an egg during frying and looked blank at the notion of "sunny side up"!

Look, this is not Joe's Cafe and it's a decent place but like everything in the food hall and the gift shop it's pricey. I keep thinking about the breakfasts we get at B&B establishments, most of which also use quality ingredients these days and which offer so much more. My verdict is that you get a decent breakfast but it's meagre and the price is too high.

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Thank DiandLi
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Having hoped to have lunch in the Abbey Tearoom in Shap (closed on Mondays) we found this place just before arriving at our Caravan Club destination. Lovely specials, freshly cooked and served courteously, low beams need negotiating (I'm very tall), and cakes looked very tempting. Coffee was OK. I thought it was quite expensive for a tearoom (one course, one drink each, well over £30) and the food downstairs we also thought expensive, so too the ladies' clothes. Some lovely walks from the cafe and you can see the cows being milked later in the afternoon from the tearoom if you wish. We would go back again, we enjoyed it and the staff were all very friendly.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Lovely farm shop, gift shop and tea room with the added bonus at 3.30pm of being able to watch the cows being milked! Unique experience! Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Thank Diana W
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