survey result

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its menu of quality Venetian tapas, this bright city-centre staple (on the ground floor of Kendal’s the department store, but with its own entrance) wins consistently good feedback from reporters. Those who find its glam namesake a bit snotty say “the service especially is miles better here than at its bigger sibling nearby”.

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its menu of quality Venetian tapas, this bright city-centre staple (on the ground floor of Kendal’s the department store, but with its own entrance) wins consistently good feedback from reporters. Those who find its glam namesake a bit snotty say “the service especially is miles better here than at its bigger sibling nearby”.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the ground floor of Kendal’s (and with its own entrance), this “light and bright and airy” city-centre branch of San Carlo’s more informal brand is “always packed”, thanks to its “terrific, rip-roaring Italian small plates for sharing”; good for breakfasts too.

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Limited reports this year on this busy and breezy city-centre branch of the glossy Italian chain, and its Venetian cicchetti formula – such feedback as there was however rated it well across the board.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
No dress code
80

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.00 £9.00 £3.50 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.90
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑11 pm
Tuesday8 am‑11 pm
Wednesday8 am‑11 pm
Thursday8 am‑11 pm
Friday8 am‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

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