TT’s Diner and Take Out, which opened last year, claims to be Kendal’s first British Diner with promises of a ‘real diner experience’ - and after a quick lunch on a chilly day I can only agree.

With atmospheric music and cheery staff, there is a real feel of being transported back a couple of decades as you settle down for a bite.

The diner offers four different menus – a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, a gut-busting dinner and one for the children.

As I was on my hour away from the office, I was given the lunch time menu which offers two meals for £10 alongside a selection of appetising sandwiches, burgers and desserts.

After a quick scan of the fare, my eyes were drawn towards a great deal, offering a bowl of soup and sandwich for just £5.95.

I plumped for the soup of the day, which was a cream of chicken, and the tuna mayo sandwich on thick bloomer bread.

After around ten minutes waiting, the food arrived, delicately arranged on a large black slab of stone, which I thought was a nice touch.

The large bowl of soup was full to the brim, and crucially piping hot, which went a long way to warming me through on a cold day. With large chunks of chicken you could tell that it was home-made.

The sandwich was not shy on tuna and provided a lovely contrast to the soup.

Despite the diner being a bustling hub of activity and filled with tourists and locals, the staff were attentive but not needy and I was impressed with the whole experience.

Having paid the reasonable lunch time bill, I left the quaint diner knowing I would return.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10.30am to 4pm while happy hour runs from 5.30pm to 7pm on Friday and Saturday.

* The cost of the meal for one, excluding drinks, was £5.95.