Kendal, the home of the world famous Mint Cake, is a renowned centre for local produce in the Lake District. The town hosts the annual acclaimed Kendal Festival of Food which attracts Lakeland local producers from across the region and the monthly Kendal Farmers’ Market is famously one of the Lake District’s best. Places to eat and drink around the town centre include an eclectic mix of wholefood and vegetarian cafes, unique coffee houses and cosy tearooms, a great choice of Indian restaurants and Chinese restaurants or opt for cosy bistro restaurants great for romantic dining.
Stylish bars, cafes and local produce restaurants cluster in the Brewery Arts Centre in the town centre. The venue also has free WiFi. The Brewery’s Vats bar hosts regular live music whilst the popular Grainstore restaurant serves a range of delicious Lakeland local produce.
Restaurants & Local Produce
Kendal features an eclectic mix of sumptuous wholefood cafes lining the character courtyards and wynds in the town centre. Vegetarians will feel more than at home in the town’s fantastic choice of vegetarian and vegan cafes and restaurants serving locally sourced Lakeland food and drink.
Dine in award-winning gastro pubs or for more informal dining opt for great contemporary tapas bars. World cuisine restaurants are plentiful with a wide choice of Indian restaurants, traditional Chinese restaurants and bistro restaurants dotted around the pretty market town centre. Unique tearooms and cosy coffee houses hidden away down Kendal’s beautiful historic wynds and yards are the perfect spots to relax and you’re always assured of the finest local produce in the Booths on-site cafe restaurant.
Fantastic farm shops, tearooms and Lakeland breweries also feature around Kendal Like popular Low Sizergh Barn, a family friendly day out open all year round with seasonal local produce on sale in the farm shop, an on-site tea room, ample parking and a farm trail. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby Hawkshead Brewery at Mill Yard in Staveley – Cumbria’s largest independent brewery with a host of locally brewed ales served on-site in the Beer Hall.