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The Joshua Tree

11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent cafe bistro. Serving everything from teas n coffees to full meals. Friendly staff and atmosphere.

Thank e2cubs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat outside and ate in their little courtyard. Had plenty of seating inside though. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Decided to have some ciabatta and olives to start to share, but wasn't really enough for 2. The main course was a selection of 3...More

Thank CardiffMaddie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through Kendal and needed to find somewhere to eat. After having a lot of pub meals we fancied a change and stumbled across this place. We were very pleasantly surprised! The food was great and the staff very friendly. Will definitely go...More

Thank rlees85
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

One cream tea shared between me and my wife, excellent childrens chicken and chips (reluctantly shared with our kid) - prompt service in a cosy atmosphere. Surprisingly quiet too for a lunch time so highly recommended.

1  Thank IfritJinn
Reviewed March 29, 2018

My wife and I had Afternoon tea and it was very nice worth the £10. The staff was very polite and friendly more than happy to converse and have a laugh and joke. Thank you Nick, Shelley & Lucy we enjoyed your company

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Refreshing little restaurant, small business and it shows - but that's why it was brilliant. Staff had character, I would class the food as upscale home cooking - delicious! If you would like a more polished evening in Kendal, I would recommend Deja Vu or...More

Thank negh92
Reviewed January 29, 2018

A last minute booking for a party of seven. Very quaint place just off the main road. Service and food excellent. All freshly prepared. Great value for money.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Lunchtime meeting of friends. The meal was satisfactory though the service was slow. My main criticism was of the coffee served. We asked for decaf americanos. What we got was a very weak, watery liquid that barely resembled coffee. Horrible. My guess is that it...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed December 22, 2017

The Joshua Tree is mainly open during the day for coffees and lunches but also opens 2-3 evenings per week for dinner. It is quite a quirky olde-worlde place with lovely log fire. A group of 6 of us had a meal from the Christmas...More

Thank Legallass
Reviewed December 20, 2017

We had a pre-Christmas light lunch here with friends. Having eaten here before, it was consistent - decent food, somewhat slow service, slightly dated feel to the fittings and furnishings. Staff were friendly and it was nice to have an open log burner across the...More

Thank Martin L
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September 8, 2015|
Response from joshtree2014 | Property representative |
Hi very sorry for the late reply our next pudding club is on Wednesday the 21st October . They are always the 3rd Wednesday of every month . If you would like to book a table please call the Joshua Tree on 01539 737223 we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 737223
  • E-mail
The Joshua Tree is a delightful fully licensed Cafe & Bistro in one of Kendal's oldest buildings. Coffee Shop by day & our 'Famous' Starter & Pudding Club held monthly in the evening Tucked away in one of Kendal's historic yards - a lovely sunny courtyard to catch those summer rays & inside a cosy open log fire for those cold chilly days. All our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced. We are available for private parties (minimum 12 people) and can design a menu to suit any occasion from finger buffets to sumptuous 3 course dinners
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