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“The unique setting in Kendal’s oldest building, and the fact that it is mostly staffed by apprentice chefs, makes the standard of the fine dining experience even more impressive” at this “quirky” Grade I-listed property – “run by the local catering college as an apprentice training operation”. Closed as a result of Storm Desmond flooding in December, it is set to re-open in late 2016 with Chris O’Callaghan (most recently at Linthwaite House) as head chef. We’ve rated it assuming a maintenance of its former outstanding level of “modern British cooking, with a certain magpie tendency” (including “a real treat of a tasting menu”). “It’s the best eating in Kendal, and lest that sound like damning with faint praise, I find it worth the journey from Lancashire!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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9 pm

Castle Dairy Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Castle Dairy Restaurant in LA9, Kendal by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Castle Dairy restaurant.
Robin C
Very disappointing. Been a big fan in past,...
Reviewed 3 months, 4 days ago

"Very disappointing. Been a big fan in past, but visiting after it reopened was a big let down. Very limited menu for Friday lunch. Gave critical feedback but this was ignored."

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26 Wildman St, Kendal, LA9 6EN
Opening hours

12 - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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