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Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro

Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
+44 1539 729743
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“salads” (14 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When you walk in the smell of all the goodies hits you. My friend and I had a warm cheese scone each with a latte. Both were excellent. I liked that you could see into the kitchen and watch things being made. Will visit again.

Thank ShirazMerlot
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely cafe, especially if you have young children as it has a well equipped area for them to play. However, even though it closes at four o'clock they start cleaning up, mopping floors, stacking chairs on tables and closing the play area....More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came to this fabulous eatery for lunch we were lucky enough to be able to sit outside. The food was absolutely fantastic. Staff very attentive and all very pleasant. We will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank scary66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great waterside location on the quiet river footpath. Lots of outside seating for good days and large seating area inside. The outside space is dog friendly as is a section of the indoor space away from the kitchen. We had tea and scones and coffee...More

Thank Steve-3974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic vegan and veggie home made food. Try the Forest Moss sponge cake! Food with passion and flair. Will come again

Thank Staffordshire_family
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We have a daughter who is vegan and constantly struggles to find food when we go out for a meal. So this time we went to a restaurant who does vegan and vegetarian only. What this place does with fruit and veg is amazing. The...More

Thank Tezzde
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I came here with a group of ladies for a baby shower looking forward to my pre ordered lunch of poached pear salad with goats cheese, caramelised walnuts and garlic croutons. As I'd never been before but heard good reviews. I was left feeling quite...More

3  Thank sheena89
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent all-round healthy foodie haven drowned by the Kendal floods has been reborn expanded and modernised in cracking culinary form. Even better than before the deluge. We had tasty pea and chestnut tart with crisp salad, spicy veg curry with perfect brown rice and delicious...More

Thank paul e
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hello Thank you very much for fantastic feedback:) I am glad you have enjoyed the food..carrot cake is the best:) and sticky toffee pudding ''healthy''of course (lots of dates, and some fruit on top of ice cream ;) Thanks again for visiting us and hope...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Despite having to close for a year due to the Kendal floods after having just taken over this great veggie and whole food cafe, the new owners have not only developed the cafe but also offer a great outside catering service. They just provided a...More

Thank CharlesLudlow
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hello Thank you very much for your lovely feedback:) I am glad everyone enjoyed the food and hope we can do it again for you:) Hope to see you soon All the best Magda&the team

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I've visited since Storm Desmond and I was very pleasantly surprised. The decor and toilet facilities are excellent. There's a children's area too. The food was amazing and I will definitely be returning. Magda is a great host and waitress...More

Thank Lamb_Banana_Lamb
lanamay827, Owner at Waterside Cafe and Food Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hello Thanks you very much for your lovely comments :) We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon again All the best Magda& the team x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kent View, Kendal LA9 4DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 729743
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We are a family run vegetarian and vegan cafe offering delicious food at edible prices in a pleasant riverside setting just a few minutes walk from the town centre and just off the A6. We offer vegan, wheat and gluten free options freshly prepared on premises daily using the finest, largely organic and fair trade ingredients., All the food is sourced locally. Our eggs are sourced from free range "happy hens".
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