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The Grainstore

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The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
+44 1539 725133
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as a group of twelve friends on a weekend trip to Kendal. No expectations as I hadn't chosen the venue and did not know where we had booked. Great choice though! Very varied menu - there was something for everyone. We had all travelled from different locations so some had eaten earlier in the evening and only... More 

Thank northerndiners
Kendal, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Met up with a friend for lunch. I had not been to this venue for over a year and must say it looked a lot brighter. Food was excellent and the venue is still very cosy. Their soups were great.

Thank lakelover908
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten an evening meal here twice over the last month and have been impressed on both occasions. The new chef has definitely improved the menu and standard of food. On both occasions we had padron peppers to start along monchego cheese rarebit and seafood popcorn, all of which were good sized portions and very tasty. We have also... More 

Thank spr1965
Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Grainstore for a small family gathering. The menu was really interesting and the food, when it arrived, was really top-notch. I've given it 5 stars because we really enjoyed the meal and will definitely go back and sample more things from that menu. It was flavoursome, creative and extremely well presented. Between us we sampled the chorizo... More 

Thank SB M
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A bit of a last-minute decision to try the "new" Grainstore restaurant at the Brewery Arts Centre. Really hard to see what had changed in the decor following the recent relaunch. Perhaps a bit more room. It wasn't busy the night we went yet they had put all the diners in one corner of the restaurant which made us feel... More 

Thank RealArtisan
Lancaster, UK
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon after seeing a show in the theatre. Chose the venue to eat due to location. We had to ask for children's menu when it was clear we had children with us. A Christmas meal option would have been nice for December (this was our annual grandparents Christmas meal out). We asked for two children's menus... More 

Thank gloria1970
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the grainstore for a family 21st birthday - had a fantastic meal with great service. We had a big party of approximately 15 people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A few of us had food of the new menu - pork belly was amazing. Will definitely be back to try something else new very soon.

Thank Victoria E
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Lovely meal had by all four of us. Two had the ever popular pizza. One had the trio of mini burgers which were cooked to perfection, juicey and tasty. One had the special of belly pork which looked like it had come from a fine dining restaurant and tasted as if it had. Back on the list of where to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Brewery is one of my favourite places so it only seemed right to go for my 40th - there were 20 of us and all of our pizzas tasted great, were hot and delivered at the same time. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff (both in the run up to the celebration e.g. cake delivery etc.) and... More 

Thank KateKend
Kendal, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Being local & a regular visitor to the Brewery Art Centre I recently went for a meal to celebrate my 82nd birthday with a £50 voucher given by my daughters. On paying for the meal at £42 I was told no change will be given so my £8 was confiscated. I was also told if I'd only spent £20 the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Pizza, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Brewery Arts Centre | Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal
  • Phone Number: +44 1539 725133
Brewery Hospitality: There’s a great choice of eating and drinking at the Brewery – something for every taste. The Brewery has somewhere to eat all day, every day of the week. In the Day: The Warehouse: a relaxed lounge, serving a range of drinks from Farrer’s specialty teas to bottles of local Hawkshead ale. It also serves the best latte in town. Eat locally made cakes, homemade scones and soups. In the Evening: The Vats Bar & Grainstore: Our extraordinary bar and restaurant serve a range of superb beers, wines and spirits and serve the famous Brewery Pizzas and our fabulous ‘Brewery Tapas’. The Vats and Grainstore are bustling, off-beat, friendly venues and should be part of any night out in the ‘Auld Grey Town’.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?