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SEASONAL MODERN BRITISH FOOD
Ingredients that change with the seasons inspire our menu choices

ABOUT

The Moon Highgate offers expertly prepared, high quality food in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Leon’s menu is carefully created to make the most of the finest of ingredients sourced from across Cumbria and the UK. Changing with the seasons, the dishes are designed to excite the palate, fusing tried and tested classical techniques with modern ingredients and the latest cooking innovations.

Along with his wife Helen, Leon is now the proud owner and head chef of The Moon Highgate. They look forward to welcoming you as you experience the amazing results of all they have learnt along the way!

THE CHEF

Head chef and owner, Leon Whitehead, first became interested in food and cooking as a small child, when he loved to watch his parents work in their restaurant.

A family move to Africa introduced him to an even wider range of tastes and textures. His fascination with the amazing things that could be achieved by mixing the right ingredients became ever stronger. Leon continued to travel widely in Africa, as well as in Spain and France. His journeys allowed him to sample classic dishes, visit the local markets and learn how different chefs all used local produce and traditional techniques to the best effect.

Moving back to the UK, the family eventually settled in South Lakeland. Here, Leon continued to build on his food knowledge, continually pushing himself to improve his understanding of food and further his skills in cooking.

Leon has studied and worked in a wide range of restaurants and hotels, most recently as Executive Chef for the prestigious Lake District Hotels group, based at Merewood Country House Hotel.

Instagram

  • WE ARE ONE! Celebrating our 1st anniversary in the restaurant today. Many thanks to all our wonderful customers, friends old and new, family, fantastic suppliers and our amazing hard working staff. Big thank you to Steve at @carneandco for designing our brand identity! #themoonhighgate #Kendal #thelakedistrict #foodforthought #weareone
  • Lovely view of Kendal Castle in the sunshine from the office today #themoonhighgate #Kendal #thelakedistrict
  • Our delicious new Summer menu launched this week, check out all the new dishes on our website #themoonhighgate #kendal #lakedistrict #summer #foodforthought #lakeland #carneandco
  • New on the Lunch and Early Supper menu, breaded Cumbrian pork escalope, fried hen's egg, leaf salad and a delicious salsa verde #themoonhighgate #foodforthought #Kendal #lakedistrict

OPENING TIMES

Tuesday – Friday

Lunch / 11.30 am -2.15pm

Dinner / 5.30pm – 9.15pm

Saturdays

Lunch / 11.30 am -2.15pm

Dinner / 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Sundays and Mondays

Closed

CONTACT

The Moon Highgate

129 Highgate

Kendal

Cumbria LA9 4EN

info@themoonhighgate.com

01539 729254

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