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Castle Dairy

26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
+44 1539 814756
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 11 min
18:00 - 21:00All hours
British, Gluten Free Options
26 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN, England
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

Our first visit since the Castle Dairy expanded its operation was a mixed experience. The young man who seemed to be playing a maître d' role first created a delay by handing us the wrong menu, & service was on the slow side thereafter. Worse,...More

Thank elbasilio
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

My husband booked a table for two at the castle dairy for Valentines day as he was so impressed with the tasting menu on offer and as he knows I love the restaurant the evening was a guaranteed winner. I find the Castle dairy has...More

3  Thank cheaven
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I visited this restaurant as a solo traveller and was extremely impressed. I booked a table online, and they actually phoned me to warn that the table they had available was their "last resort" table, right next to the kitchen, and could be noisy. I...More

3  Thank DDootsie
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

I think the title says it all. We visited for a romantic valentines meal, the food is outstanding and as good as any I've had. This is fine dining at a fraction of the price. The evening was a set taster menu so 10 courses...More

Thank KingGaz
Reviewed 14 February 2015

I was visiting Castle dairy yesterday. Building is situated 10- 15 minutes walk from Morrisons car parking. For Friday at 12.30 pm day time, not so bussey, was only me, I was chosen set lunch menu for £25 , I was ordered mackerel starter, pan...More

Thank LIGA P
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

We choose the taster menu.... Food was excellent and if honest more than enough! Very full after! Service relaxed but personal, prob could push the drink sales more! But that's me!

1  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 5 February 2015

My wife and I had the A La Carte for our Anniversary meal last June. Recently, we had an offer for their set lunch and decided to try it. Well it was outstanding in every way. Remarkably, I do not need to tell you about...More

3  Thank Cambridgeblue65to67
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Another good meal and excellent service we were seated by the fire and it was very cosy will defiantly visit again

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I realise this is a "teaching" restaurant attached to the college. The building is beautiful and the history just oozes out of the walls. It must be a pain to work given the rooms, the flooring etc. (original slate flooring) rather slippy! However, the time...More

Thank NickyCumbria
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Many years ago The Castle Dairy was my favourite place for a special occasion meal..tghen it went down down down!! I recently saw the excellent reviews so decided to try it again. Went for lunch after finding an online special offer which gave me £10...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Graham B
Is there any car parking
17 November 2016|
Response from Darryn V | Property representative |
Yes there is car parking off Beezon road.
Patricia F
Can I use my taster card for the bar menu? Do I have to book? Pat Ford
29 August 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$95
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 16:00
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
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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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