a Thai tapas, luk chin ping, chicken meatballs on skewers with tamarind sauce

Traditional Thai Food

Thai Cafe

‘Thai Kitchen in Kendal’

‘Food the Thai Way’.

Inspired by grass-roots Thai cuisine.

Authentic Thai food made with love.


Wed – Sat: 10am – 3pm Wednesday: 6pm and 8pm


(44) 01539 756845
Thai Cafe in Kendal
(44) 07768 808249


Smokehouse Yard. Stricklandgate. Kendal. Cumbria. LA9 4ND

Since 2020

Thai Kitchen in Kendal//

Inspired by our background in street food, and the desire to bring authentic grass-roots Thai cuisine to Kendal, ‘Thai Kitchen in Kendal’ opened in August, 2020.

The cafe – part of Thai Kitchen in Lakeland – is open Wednesday to Saturday from  10am – 3pm, then on Wednesday evenings we cater with two sittings at 6pm and 8pm.

Our other cafe on Dockray will continue to provide ‘drive-thru’ Thai takeaways on Thursday to Saturday evenings from 5pm – 9pm .

We are not yet licenced so please feel free to bring your own drinks.

A bowl of Khao Soi, Thai noodle dish from northern Thailand on our menu at Thai Cafe in Kendal
The interior of the Thai Kitchen in Kendal cafe, Cumbria
The interior of the Thai Kitchen in Kendal cafe, Cumbria
The interior of the Thai Kitchen in Kendal cafe, Cumbria

The interior design of the cafe at Thai Kitchen in Kendal contains two themes: the sun, sea and sand of Thailand reflected in the colours of the decor and menus, and the mountains and lakes of the Lake District with their legacy of photography and mountaineering. The ambience is both calm, peaceful and yet vibrant.

A dish of Thai tapas from Thai Kitchen in Kendal, chicken satay on skewers

We’re bringing our street food, indoors

Food Cooked The Thai Way //

After many years catering at events and festivals in Cumbria, we aim to bring you food inspired by traditional grass-roots Thai cuisine and our background in Thai street food.

Thai food is meant for sharing and we have created, in the heart of Kendal, a place to meet up and share a meal with friends and family in a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

Our popular Thai tapas meals are great for either a takeaway lunchtime snack, or to spend time inside with friends.

Above all, it is our intention have fun and create great Thai food for you.

Make a Reservation

Enjoy our Thai food every Wednesday evening.
We have two sittings at 6pm and 8pm.
For your safety we have limited places, so early booking is essential.


We Love to Create //



A spicy dish from northern Thailand of minced pork, chicken or beef seasoned with onions, ground rice, lime, coriander and mint, served cold.

A dish of Laap, a spicy Thai salad with minced pork, ground rice, mint and cucumber
A bowl of Khao Soi, a northern Thailand noodle dish

Khao Soi

A mild, creamy, noodle dish from northern Thailand, with coconut milk and chicken thighs, topped with pickled shallots and crispy noodles


Guay Tiew

Guay Tiew (boat noodles). Basically, boil noodles, add meat of your choice and vegetables, put them in a bowl, add broth, ready to eat.

A bowl of Guay Tiew, Thai noodles with chicken

“As loyal customers to the Thai Kitchen takeaway we were super excited to try out the new cafe! Its a lovely little spot, brightly decorated and welcoming. Eric greeted us and seated us at our table, with social distancing in mind! The menu was varied and well priced and the food was incredibly tasty! The papaya salad was so deliciously fresh and my kids loved the box to go starter. Really looking forward to going again, thanks Amporn and Eric! Really wonderful job all round x​” Beth.

“Had the Khao Soi, King Prawn Blankets and Pork and Sesame Toast – absolutely stunning, would definitely recommend!!” Ollie

“Had a fantastic lunch here today. Amazing flavours and so fresh. Lovely atmosphere too. Would recommend 100%!​” Rachel

“Tasty Thai food served in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Family run restaurant with a great range of dishes cooked fresh to order and priced very reasonably. Not yet licensed but they are happy for you to Bring Your Own with no corkage charge. No pretence, just superb authentic Thai cooking.” Chris

Thai Kitchen in Kendal

Food Cooked the Thai Way

Wednesday to Saturday


10am – 3pm

6pm and 8pm

Call Us

01539 756845 / 07768 808249

Visit Us

Smokehouse Yard, Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 4ND

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