Food and Drink

Kendal’s food and drink scene is particularly special because of its blend of old and new, you’ll find so many interesting places to refuel. Home to passionate artisans, fantastic chefs, creative makers and bakers there’s always a  something to suit all tastes.

Yard 46
Yard 46, Brainthwaite Brow, Kendal, LA9 4TX
In the centre of the bustling market town of Kendal, tucked away down a secret alley hides Yard 46. A welcoming open fire downstairs, a light and bright dining space upstairs and an outdoor courtyard. Serving brunch made with our fresh, baked in-house bread, award winning coffee and homemade cake, alongside a unique lunch menu, Yard 46 style is friendly, fun and relaxed.

Macarons by Al Strong
Elephant Yard, Kendal, LA9 4QQ
Al’s fine Patisserie skills and passion for English seasonal produce makes these macrons worth a special trip

The 1657 Chocolate House
54 Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, LA9 4TX
The Famous 1657 Chocolate House in Kendal, Cumbria was built in the 1630’s. This popular Lake District tourist attraction established in 1984, continues to attract visitors from all over the world. Their Traditional Tea Room offers 16 specialty hot chocolates and hand made Gateaux, all named from the 1600’s and unique to the 1657 Chocolate House. They also offer light lunches and large selection of savoury snacks to enjoy in their friendly & comfortable surroundings – visit the website for more details. There is also a fabulous Chocolate Shop for a large selection of chocolate gifts and over 95 Kinds of loose chocolates.

Grainstore Restaurant at the Brewery Arts
122a Highgate, Kendal,LA9 4HE
Food lovers can enjoy tasty food with a touch of the theatrical following a major new revamp of the Vats Bar and Grainstore restaurant.

The Wheatsheaf Inn
Brigsteer, Kendal, LA8 8AN
Award winning village Inn. Great quality in real ales, home cooked food and dog friendly. Fantastic service and real fires!

The Little Gin Shop
108 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PU
With an incredible range of gins from the Lake District and across the globe, pop in to find a new favourite. The Little Gin Shop opened in December 2018 and host regular pop-up events.

The Bakery at Number Four
40 Woolpack Yard, Kendal, LA9 4NG
Offering a delicious array of ever-changing pastries, cakes and traybakes including salted Rolo brownies, Guinness cake and plum and crumble topped shortbread. Primarily a takeaway, the shop has a few tables and chairs so you can enjoy a piece of cake in the rustic surrounds.

Farrers of Kendal
Famous coffee and tea blenders and one of the oldest coffee roasting and blending shops in the country. Based on the busy high street, Farrer’s is well worth a stop to enjoy the traditional café.

Ye Old Fleece Inn
14 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4SX
Run with a love of tradition, this oldest surviving inn in Kendal has recently undergone huge refurbishment. It specialises in fine ales, wines and a classic food menu