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Circle Cafe Bar

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5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
+44 1228 599939
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10:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 10:30 - 17:30
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can not recommend enough - staff were super helpful and the food was lovely. Also not that expensive!

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Thank Dan M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in here for cocktails (well, he had beer) on our way for a meal. As I was trying to decide which one to have, the woman behind the bar told me about a special they had on which was some sort of vodka with lime and kiwi - sounded good to me so I went with that. It was... More 

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Thank Rai S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little bar has a wide selection of spirits, yummy cocktails (quite a few off the usual beaten tracks) and consistantly good food, between the two, I cant find a fault!

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Thank alexas17
Maryport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cocktails, main meal and service were all excellent was disapointed with the dessert ! Had lovely afternoon, great place to visit would recommend

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Thank Sussie2015
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Just dropped in on the off chance , friendly staff tasty food , trendy burgers and the like , would recomend it.....

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Thank Clarko68
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Often visit here with friends for cocktails and lunch. Have to say, always find the staff really helpful. Food for lunch is good, and reasonably priced. Always have a selection of specials. Good selection of drinks too. Nice atmosphere also.

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Thank debsy42_10
Penrith, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been about 3times now. Last time was friday13th for lunch. Bit disappointing. Had stir fry beef was soooo tough really not good I did mention this to member of staff but he kinda made a joke about it. Had a non alcoholic cocktail well glass of crushed ice in a tall glass with a bit of red water in it.... More 

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Thank Ellen H
Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We decided to go to Circle Bar for lunch because I heard it was dog friendly. I called before coming to confirm, and the staff kindly reserved a table for us in a dog-friendly section of the bar. When we ordered we tried to make a slight change to a veggie option to make it Vegan, but the staff went... More 

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Thank CaptainTeemo
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Been here twice in the past couple of months. First time we booked and second time we hadn't but we just about managed to get a table (both on Sundays). The staff are all cheerful and helpful and we're very attentive despite the place being pretty busy. Across our group we had a range of foods and no one had... More 

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Thank Susie_Soo78
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Poppped in for lunch with a friend. Work was being done on the building at the time but we were given a table away from the noise. Food was gorgeous as always - sausage and apple casserole with garlic potatoes. Staff are always attentive and friendly. Will be back again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Cuisine
British, Bar, Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:30
Thursday
10:30 - 00:30
Friday
10:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 599939

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?