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The Union Jack

Certificate of Excellence
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15 Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF, England
+44 1539 722458
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boil in the bag kippers,full monty nothing special.Went to wetherspoons the next day,that was much better and much better value!

1 Thank paul s
Redditch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK so it's nothing to look at from the outside and is fairly utilitarian inside but don't be fooled by the looks. There was a roaring fire the day we went for breakfast and what an excellent breakfast it was too. The menu has lots of breakfast choices and the friendly staff will change bits and pieces to suit your... More 

1 Thank Richard P
Kendal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited on several occasions and never been disappointed. Staff are really friendly, service is very efficient and the food is well cooked, hot and tasty. Breakfasts are a must and have a size to suit all appetites. Don't be afraid of The Full Monty! A long established Kendal cafe and, in our opinion, THE BEST.

1 Thank Elaine H
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We go here about once or twice a week and it has only just occurred to me to put a review on Trip Advisor. It is a fantastic cafe with great food, don't be deceived by thinking this is a greasy spoon and won't be good, this place is one of the best places to eat in South Cumbria, if... More 

1 Thank hopefulcaribbean
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Best cafe in Kendal. Lovely atmosphere and reasonably priced, love the staff and the chef. Very, very tasty and I highly recommend.

1 Thank Mike D
Kendal, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I really like the Union Jack. Good old fashioned english cafe with great food. The "Full Monty" Breakfast is excellent, good quality sausages and bacon, and if you ask not to have one of the ingredients, they automatically put extra of something else on without even asking. Also comes with toast and tea/coffee, excellent value at £6 ... the only... More 

1 Thank TheHikingDude
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Spot on. Great meals and drinks. Great atmosphere and convivial staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Totally recommended.

1 Thank tilly174
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I enjoyed a really good lunch of kippers and poached eggs here during a stop on a motorbike trip to the Lakes. Simple fare, great value and pleasant staff.

1 Thank stuart m
Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Tried this cafe due to the good reviews on here. Really disappointing, none of the food felt freshly cooked, I'm sure the sausages etc had just been sat there for a while. I understand this is a 'greasy spoon' but I've been to much better. Portion size also small, I won't be going back and wouldn't recommend this.

Thank Joanne T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Now had a few breakfasts there and consistently very good. The staff are very good and friendly and polite. The price is very reasonable. The meal is freshly cooked unlike coming off a hot plate.

1 Thank Tazjocks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 722458

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?