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


Yard 2. 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

“Fabulous Food”

The food was delicious and lovely and hot, the spring rolls were the best I’ve ever had and not greasy at all and the mains had just the right mix of fresh veg and herbs and spice.Joanne R

“Amazing Every Time!”

“We have been here often and have yet to be disappointed with either food or service. Friendly and very efficient. Highly recommend and thank you for making our experiences of eating the meals you prepare, memorable every time we visit😋 ” RugbyNutt

“Excellent food again from Thai kitchen – beautiful flavours Tom yum soup and chicken satay great starters! Will be back again- thank you​” Aimee

“Best Thai”

“This is one of the best Thais I’ve ever had. The thought and care that went into the cooking of these dishes showed through ever dish. A slice of Thailand in Kendal. Will be coming back again and again. The corn fritters were just something else!” Kirsty

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

Yard 2, Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria. LA9 4ND

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