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The Joshua Tree

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11 Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH, England
+44 1539 737223
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and cosy. Friendly promt service. Great food, well priced 3 course for £18. Highly recommended

Thank JeniBeanYork
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited today for an early lunch before heading home. The food was delicious I had the Sausage baguette and my hubby the soup and sandwich, both tasted and looked great. Staff were very attentive and friendly. we would definatly return if in the area again.

Thank smess84
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Down one of the many allies in Kendal. Great food that's not expensive. Amazing home made chocolate brownies with pistachio ice cream

Thank jonhosie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night my wife and I had an excellent evening meal, for the main course we both had rib eye steak cooked to our liking and for sweet we had raspberry meringue. This is a nice cosy little restaurant tucked away from the main streets down one of Kendal's numerous yards.  

1 Thank SlimKendal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The Joshua Tree was exactly what we were looking for for our breakfast. It had friendly staff, cute decor and the food was great!

Thank Sophie S
Kendal, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not obvious down one of kendals ancient alleys the Joshua Tree is a bistro that's well worth seeking out. When the weather is chilly there is always an inviting real fire to keep you warm and when the sun shines there is a quaint outside garden area to eat and relax in. The food is first rate and there are... More 

Thank _rogerladhams
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We had a great meal on Saturday night. Friendly staff, top-notch food in a lovely relaxed setting. Thanks Shelly!

Thank hana8104
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped on this little bistro tucked away behind the main street in Kendal. Booked with the recommendations from trip advisor reviews, as we were staying in Kendal for the weekend. Lovely home cooked food, extremely tasty, 3 course meal deal for £17.95 each, which is a bargain. It's like sitting in some one's front room with the homely atmosphere and... More 

1 Thank niicola b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Treat the family to lunch. A great menu that suited Grandma to teenage children. Tasty, freshly cooked and locally sourced food. My only complaint is why spoil such lovely food with single sachet condiments. Worth a visit to try the £3 special - homemade cake and coffee

Thank CazzaHale
Kendal, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had three courses here on a Saturday night. The pork was the best I I have ever eaten. I'm not too keen on pork usually but my visit here has changed my mind! The homemade pate starter was delicious too. Brownie with pecan ended a lovely meal. Hubby had green lip mussels followed by duck leg. Again, he was full... More 

1 Thank Diane R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?