The charming district of Kendal in the Lake District is frequented by visitors from around the country and further afield. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery, walking trails and also its fabulous restaurants. Due to the sheer number of visitors to the area throughout the year, Kendal has evolved to cater for visitors of all types and interests and, subsequently, the restaurants in the area have adapted to facilitate diners by offering a broad selection of menus and types of venues. Consequently, whether you're in search of a small cosy eatery offering traditional fare or a more elaborate establishment boasting an a la carte menu, the restaurants in Kendal will not disappoint.
The towns and districts within the Lake District are renowned for a number of dishes that originated in the area. The Cumberland Sausage, for example, defined by its distinctive, coiled shape and wholesome flavour is served in restaurants and cafes well beyond the boundaries of Kendal. Cumberland ham, as the name suggests, also originated in the area and is distinguished by its savoury and also sweet flavour, due to the process of first salting the ham which is later rubbed with brown sugar before curing. Another regional dish is Cumberland tattie pot, which consists of minced beef, onions, tomatoes, a selection of herbs, swede and black pudding. Cumberland tattie pot is served with red cabbage as a side dish and is a firm favourite with the natives. Additionally, the restaurants in Kendal frequently use locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables.
For those with a more exotic palate, the myriad of restaurants in Kendal offer a diverse menu and selection of dishes from around the world. Sample some of the mouth watering dishes at one of the many Asian restaurants in the region. Choose from delicious Chinese fare such as Peking duck or sizzling platters of steak, fish or seafood. Alternatively, opt for an Indian restaurant serving a selection of curries and masala dishes.
The majority of restaurants in Kendal cater for families and will provide equipment such as high-chairs and offer baby changing facilities. Parents will also find a selection of restaurants offering outdoor recreational facilities for children with play areas where swings, slides and other activities are provided.