Restaurant reviews

Lunch in Kendal: Brew Brothers brews up a storm in heart of the Lakes

A couple of weeks ago, we were in Kendal in the Lake District for a late lunch. We didn’t want anything too heavy since we were going to make a pasta bake (gourmet dining, I know!) that evening in our little cottage nearby.

After some brief research on TripAdvisor, we decided to try Brew Brothers, a coffee shop on the main high street in Kendal that also sells a range of homemade sweet treats and an impressive selection of savoury dishes for a light lunch.


After a quick look at the menu, I settled on a potato rosti with pancetta and a poached egg. Kyle, meanwhile, opted for a panini with pastrami, cheese, and gherkins.

Tempted by the coffees on offer, I went for a mocha, and Kyle went for a white hot chocolate.

Brew Brothers has plenty of seating inside and it offers a really comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, with plenty of quirky touches like mock coffee sacks and interesting paintings on the walls. It really is a very nice place to while away a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon in the Lake District (and sadly, beautiful as the place is, there are plenty of those all year round!).


When the food arrived, we knew that we were in for a treat. My egg was poached to perfection, the pancetta was grilled perfectly, and the rosti somehow tasted light but indulgent. The dish came with some homemade chilli relish on the side, which was full of flavour without being overbearing in terms of the spice kick.

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Kyle’s panini also looked fantastic, with huge slices of meaty pastrami complemented nicely by the melted cheese and generous portion of gherkins.

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The coffee was really good quality and the white hot chocolate an indulgent treat. We were a bit disappointed not to have room for one of the sweet treats on the counter; the brownies in particular looked worth a try.


If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a quick but tasty and nutritious lunch in Kendal, or just somewhere to get your caffeine fix before a hike in the Lake District, look no further than Brew Brothers.

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