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Walton's Bar & Grill, Kendal, Cumbria

Walton's Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
39 Reviews
£25 and under
Grill
Welcome to Walton's Bar and Grill, where locally sourced food is locally enjoyed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Steakhouse, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Evening Drinks Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01539 736342
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Elliot Bibby
  • Catering
    We are currently not able to cater for events outside of the Walton's Bar and Grill premises, however our team is looking to do this in the near future.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to cater for private events for up to 10 people (these numbers are now heavily reduced due to the nature of the pandemic), booking is required prior to the event. Sample group menus will be provided which will include a price plan, a pre-order is necessary and all allergen information is required prior to the event as well. This allows time to prepare special dishes and to take the appropriate steps required to ensure a perfect dining experience - if allergens are mentioned on the night of dining.
  • Neighbourhood
    Kendal
  • Parking Details
    The nearest public car park is situated just around the corner, Blackhall Car Park, LA9 4BT, just opposite Kendal Bus Station, which is free after 6pm daily. If you pay £1, you are able to leave your car there overnight and have parking paid for the following day as well.
  • Public Transit
    Kendal Bus Station is a 3 minutes walk (0.1 miles) from our front door.Kendal Train Station is situated on the other side of the River Kent, only a 5 minute walk (0.2 miles) away.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

39 Reviews
  1. LindaJ

    Cumbria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We received a text message cancelling our table 3 hours before reservation. Apparently this was due to "unforeseen circumstances" but also due to "an ongoing issue". I feel cancelling at such short notice would have been more polite to do by phone call rather than text. As there is an "ongoing issue" which appears to have been a problem on various other occasions according to social media posts, I will not be rushing to rebook in case it occurs again at the last minute.

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  2. ExtraHoneyComb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding work by the staff to provide excellent customer service. I enjoyed my interaction and would love to book again in the future.

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  3. MiriamB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Social distanced dining, smaller menu but still fab food. Sirloin steak asked for well done came pink but sorted without an issue. Cheese crush burger with loaded fries were really nice lots of flavour washed down with a rose wine. Had the Dutch baby dessert which we’d had previously and very good and enough for two. Looking forward to next time

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  4. DianeW

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly, the decor is lovely and modern. Good choice of burgers, which were excellent and the cocktails were fab. Very good value for money and will definitely return.

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  5. ElaineW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went during the “eat out to help out” scheme - food and service was really good, would go again!

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  6. AndrewC

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality and presentation of the food was very poor overall . Scallops tasted like fried in smoked bacon lardons and I don’t eat pork served with old stale bread , but assured it was fresh and a ‘ different’ type focaccia! I know stale bread when I eat it! Steak montaditos served on baguette bread and not chargrilled ciabatta , no fish dish as advertised, vegan steak was inedible and returned to kitchen and rightly removed from the bill , skin on fries were not skin on and they were luke warm . Service was slow but friendly and courteous , staff adhered to distancing and cleaning advice, it’s a shame as it’s a lovely looking place , good ambiance but food really lets it down and as a treat meal for first night out after lockdown it was a big disappointment and sadly as locals wanting local businesses to do well , we won’t be returning.

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  7. Appetiser

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It felt like a fairly reasonable steak house that I did not personally find remarkable for the quality of either it's menu or the quality of it's food, The service was pleasant enough but rather slow - it took almost 45 minutes for our starter to arrive and the main course also took its time to appear. It was ok, but I am afraid did not compare with our other dining experiences in the week.

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  8. TrevorG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was well presented, good portions and delicious. The service was also friendly. Definitely a place that I would visit again, when next in the area as well as recommend to others.

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  9. HelenB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lovely meal, mine was perfect and my husband's only disappointment was his hummus which was quite thick and watery. The cocktails were gorgeous. The restaurant has a lovely feel to it. The decor is beautiful and staff are lovely. A perfect night out. Glad we have found this restaurant we will be back. Thank you.

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  10. Piglet

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service good. Just had to wait a long time between courses.

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  11. Lakedistrictlad

    Cumbria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place but sadly a 50 minute wait for just mains when it wasn't that busy over shadowed our experience. With the wait we hoped the food would be amazing and sadly it was very average but on the other hand it was reasonably priced so I guess you get for what you pay. The plates were cold and therefore the food went cold pretty quick. Side fries were cold and onion rings were at a fine line of being raw in the middle. Nice decor and nice atmosphere though

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  12. CarolineW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening and meal at Walton’s grill. Staff were attentive but not intrusive and the food was fantastic

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  13. JoeW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Starter was ok, scallops Steak was great, sides, carrots and mash were only just warm No draught lager or beer

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  14. SallyHill

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely and service was really good . Had very good wedding anniversary

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  15. CarolineLynch

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went the day after Valentine’s Day & were surprised to find there was a fixed menu. We didn’t know this when we booked. We both had the cheese fondue to start & it was amazing. We ordered the tomahawk steak to share. We asked for it to be cooked medium. When the waiter was carving he commented on the fact that ours was a bigger/deeper cut. Once carved it became obvious that due to the size it was cooked medium/rare. At this point it was too late to send back. Unfortunately we found the cut quite fatty, so won’t be having this again. A disappointment considering the price. Overall the staff were very attentive & we enjoyed the sauces & sides. We will return

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  16. BethC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Delicious. Great value for money. Would happily return and recommend. A real find

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  17. SimonW

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The scallops were slightly underdone, but we’re still good.The steak was great, the Parmesan fries just needed Parmesan and the cocktails were fantastic. I’d go back again. 👍

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here with my partner for a meal the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the decor of the place and the friendly greetings from the staff. We ordered Starters mains and desserts all of which were amazing, locally sourced and cooked with passion :) Would highly recommend coming here!

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  19. LyamB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came in for a quick bit of brunch on the 19th, i had the beef brisket flatbread with horseradish and i could not fault the food, at all. The taste, the quality of produce and the value for money we're brilliant. The staff were friendly and helpful and dealt with any question that i had at the time. I would definitely reccomend to everyone and i will be returning.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing little place, food was absolutely gorgeous we had the sharing tomahawk steak and was superbly served alongside the extremely tasty sides. The dessert was just lush also. The place is a hidden gem that excites the taste and the eye from the design of the restaurant to the details of the crockery it is a truly amazing experience. Staff was extremely helpful and nice and we had the head chef even coming to the table to have a nice friendly chat. Highly recommended.

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  21. EMW70

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our experience. Friendly, helpful staff, relaxing ambiance and lovely food. My steak was perfectly cooked and the Parmesan fries were a tasty accompaniment and my partner raved about his burger. Will definitely be booking again.

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  22. AndrewJ

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Evening out with my 'chef' wife. We both thoroughly appreciated the well presented quality produce.

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  23. PaulH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the scallops and beetroot salad to start and Salmon fish of the day and vegan skewers as a main and they were all interesting, enjoyable and much better than I could ever produce!

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  24. ChristineM

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food and little hiccup with the wine pouring but staff lovely will definitely return

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  25. MadelineW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic place! Delicious food, helpful staff, beautiful set up, this is a great new addition to Kendal’s restaurants. I had the brisket burger and it was delicious.

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  26. MikeO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Walton’s on New Year’s Eve with friends We were welcomed with a cocktail which was a nice touch Had 3 courses Which I could not fault especially the rib eye which was cooked perfectly and had a good selection of sides Overall a really great night and would recommend to anyone wanting a quality meal and good service Mike O

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, service etc. We went at a very quiet time, so the ambience wasn’t what it could be. Steaks are pricey, but then I did have the Tomahawk (40oz, £70) and fairly average taste, but I’m a steak fan so even average has me happy. Will come again.

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  28. CassieE

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit to the restaurant. Lovely place. Great food, great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and welcoming! Definitely a place to visit and we will be back soon xxxx

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  29. MelB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and 4 friends had dinner here at Walton's last night, we had a wonderful evening - honestly couldn't fault it. Beautiful surroundings especially the xmas decor. Food was great, definitely recommend the artisan cocktails, great wine list and craft beers, try the tea menu - some really interesting ones. Service was relaxed, friendly and really helpful. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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  30. JuliaW

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening booked for 6 of us and we had the scallops to start cooked to perfection and then 3 of us had the 3 breed burger 2 had steak and 1 chicken skewers we all had side dishes and we will definitely be back. Decor is fantastic. Thank you

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  31. ThomasS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Cod loin fish course well.cooked but on.small side. Dessert chocolate course OK. but the French custard in.the Canale not there and crust overcooked.

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  32. SteveC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu choice was somewhat limited. The starters were good but the Plaice fish main, which was a special, was extremely small. It wouldn't have made an adequate starter let alone a main course. As we were with new friends we didn't like to complain but frankly these special mains were a complete rip off and outrageously small - we feel entitled to a refund!

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  33. ChrisG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We both had steaks which were both good cuts of meat my only concern was they were not hot enough and served on cold plates

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  34. MimiJB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Anniversary meal. We chose the red snapper special with noodles and the vegan steak (mushroom, beetroot and chickpeas) with coleslaw and sweet potato fries. Excellent food, really tasty ( only downside the coleslaw needed chopping smaller). The White Zinfandel rose was lovely! For dessert Eton mess and Dutch baby with coconut and lime gelato. Totally picked the right food . Definitely recommend and the staff were really pleasant too... Can't wait to go back.....

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  35. PaulW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great food and we were given a little birthday desert!
    Walton's Bar & GrillResponded on November 18, 2019
    Thank you very much for dining with us for your special occasion, we're glad we could provide everything you needed.

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  36. KiahS

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Me and my boyfriend came here the other night for the first time after hearing so many good reviews! We both ordered a steak and mine was okay and the chips wear delicious however my boyfriends steak was really poor there was 90% fat in his steak and wasn’t cooked properly... however the service was amazing and the restaurant inside was beautiful just disappointed in the steak! :)
    Walton's Bar & GrillResponded on November 18, 2019
    I must deeply apologise for the quality of the steak, I can definitively confirm that the appropriate measures are now being implemented to make sure all of our steaks are cooked to perfection and are of the highest quality beforehand. If you would like to visit again, we will be more than happy to show you how we changed what we do taking your feedback into consideration.

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  37. Andy

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall it was a forgetful evening. Lovely room but felt cold and Ambience was off for sure as it was too quiet. I understand it's newly reopened but the service was slow and the food too too long to arrive. We were 4 people and sat 2.5 hours for 2 courses and it wasn't busy. When food did arrive it was good but one prawn dish overcooked. Hopefully teething problems but I won't rush back.

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  38. date

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a loverly meal out on sat evening with my husband, had garlic dip , goats cheese salad, maccoroni cheese , & husband had burger all loverly , Only thing was I really wanted the eten mess but it was £12 & for two people & they would’ve do it for 1 , apart from that look forward to coming again

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  39. JadeScreen1223

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing room and staff highly recommended!!!

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Walton's Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01539 736342.

Walton's Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Walton's Bar & Grill

54 Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BD

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kendal
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Evening Drinks Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Steakhouse, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The nearest public car park is situated just around the corner, Blackhall Car Park, LA9 4BT, just opposite Kendal Bus Station, which is free after 6pm daily. If you pay £1, you are able to leave your car there overnight and have parking paid for the following day as well.
  • Public Transit
    Kendal Bus Station is a 3 minutes walk (0.1 miles) from our front door.Kendal Train Station is situated on the other side of the River Kent, only a 5 minute walk (0.2 miles) away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Elliot Bibby
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01539 736342
  • Catering
    We are currently not able to cater for events outside of the Walton's Bar and Grill premises, however our team is looking to do this in the near future.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to cater for private events for up to 10 people (these numbers are now heavily reduced due to the nature of the pandemic), booking is required prior to the event. Sample group menus will be provided which will include a price plan, a pre-order is necessary and all allergen information is required prior to the event as well. This allows time to prepare special dishes and to take the appropriate steps required to ensure a perfect dining experience - if allergens are mentioned on the night of dining.
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