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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, , Pizza
20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (347 reviews)
“pizza” (428 reviews)
“nachos” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stumbled on this café bistro whilst looking for somewhere decent and inviting for lunch in Keswick. Cosy bistro serving Pizzas and Tapas we opted for Tapas and the food was first class, fresh, tasty and delicious. Well done team the best Tapas we have had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank IanC981
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Ian for your review :) Really glad you found our tapas first class! The chef's will be pleased to hear this as they pride in making everything as tasty as humanly possible! We hope you come back if you visit Keswick again and try...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service ,great atmosphere . Refreshing change from pub grub and kids party pizza shops. Well worth waiting at the bar for a for a table.More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Chris T
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Chris for your review! Really happy you enjoyed your change of scenery from the usual! Glad you guys decided to wait around....some people see the business and turn away expecting it to be quite a long wait for a table but sometimes its only...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a brilliant place with loads of character. Coffee is awesome and the staff super friendly and professional. Good mix of locals and visitors gives it a laid back atomosphere. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Gillski_10
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for you lovely review! The boss will be delighted you enjoyed the coffee as he's very particular in the way we serve our coffee's & we pride in them being exceptional :) Thanks.....Hope to see you guys again! Genna

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Keswick regularly and have never stumbled upon this delightful place until now. Yes we waited 15 minutes at the bar for a table but wow was it worth the wait. Tapas here is delicious and customer service is first rate.More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank vickysZ9755LY
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your first visit to The Square Orange Vicky! We are quite hidden up the top end of town so if your not just wondering freely around Keswick you might not find us......were glad you did & hope you guys will be back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been coming to the Square Orange for years and love its lively atmosphere. It’s true that it’s very difficult to get a table especially when we were there for New Year week, but we were finally successful on our last night. We ordered eight...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Val T
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for this review Val! It does always depend on the business of the night how crazy the place looks but as you witnessed we handle ourselves quite well with the organised chaos :P & New Year's week was very busy! & The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, a fabulous meal. We had the manchego cheese, chorizo, Italian meats, potatas bravas, meatballs, piri piri prawns, pigs in blankets. All absolutely delicious. As ever, the only issue here is actually getting a table as it’s so popular the tables literally fill up...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank LizaDurham999
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review Liz :) Delighted you guys had a lovely time with us at The Square Orange! We thrive on our patrons comments on our little place, really glad you were satisfied with our tasty tapas and buzzing atmosphere so this ticks all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as we've passed by several times and seen how busy it is and were looking for some sharing dishes. We parked just up the road which is a maximum hour waiting time. After waiting 45 mins without food, only drinks, my boyfriends...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank charlotteA05
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Charlotte for your review, On days where it is this busy, hopefully staff will be taking into consideration the wait time before seating customers, so my apologies if you were not informed of this before ordering. We are a very chilled bar so were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the eve of Christmas Eve after finding it on TripAdvisor. We found a table, and ordered our food and drinks from the menu (daily specials also avaliable). We did move tables as there was a dreadful draft at the back if the room....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank BeasleyE
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review! Apologies about the draft, there are some vents by the back door to keep the place cool as due to the size of our pizza oven......it kicks out a lot of heat in such a small building! But if...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here as a possible option for food, but the place was far too crowded. The bar staff seemed content to only serve their friends, and should have turned people (including us) away as they clearly couldn't handle the numbers. Ordered our drinks and sat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank matty_wxm
squareorange, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Matty, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you had a negative experience with us. Customer service is something that we pride ourselves and one thing that our staff are trained to do is to welcome and acknowledge every person that walks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went here for lunch, as we’d been unable to even get through the door the previous evening, because it was packed. The premises were smaller than we expected, and we were surprised to see the food being prepared in such a tiny space...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SarkLover
squareorange, Assistant Manager at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review :) Really glad you guys ended up having a nice time at The Square Orange! You are right......We have very little space behind the bar which leads to things sometimes looking a little chaotic, organised chaos most days though i...More

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Sharon R
17 December 2017|
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Response from Combat-Cassie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as its not something I would look for on the menu. I am sure there will be choices for you though xxx
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kathjdyer
26 October 2017|
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Response from squareorange | Property representative |
Hi Kath, If you have posted the above regarding my responses to some customer reviews then I feel it is important to respond to you too. My intention is never to be deliberately rude but at the same time I think it is vital... More
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amberpop
6 August 2017|
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Response from Ridley66 | Reviewed this property |
Until they run out as everything was prepared fresh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
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