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Prior's Kitchen

7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
+44 1228 548151
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“quiche” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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9:45 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RIP Prior's Kitchen. We enjoyed many a lunch and snack there in the wonderful vaulted undercroft. The new place won't be quite the same, but, with better disabled access, it's bound to have a wider appeal. So we will look forward to the new one...More

Thank Val_from_Cumbria
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful little place, the architecture is stunning. So much so that even our twelve year old was taking photos. The homemade cakes were excellent but the coffee was utterly tasteless, nothing more than sweet milk. If they were to change their coffee...More

Thank Jaysee1980
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a very simple place. Simple, food and simple, quality service. I was in early for breakfast - scrambled eggs on malted bread with two thick slices of back bacon served with a touch of panache by a very friendly cook. The walls had...More

Thank DavidTitley
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great place for lunch under an amazing vaulted ceiling in the undercroft. A good satisfying lunch, quick service, and licensed too!

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Located in a building beside Carlisle Cathedral. Four of us enjoyed a very tasty lunch. Soup and sandwiches were all very good. Staff were friendly. This is a very popular place and I can see why. If in Carlisle give it a try.

Thank travelmoose_13
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We visited the kitchen whilst exploring Carlisle Pros: Good quality tea and coffee Delicious cakes Friendly staff Clean and tidy Lovely atmosphere Cons: A bit expensive for a tea and coffee, compare to other cafes.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased to find this attractive cafe on site after visiting Carlisle Cathedral. There was an interesting varied menu and the food was well cooked and delicious. It made a very pleasant and relaxing break on our journey north.

Thank Helenix134
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The Prior's Kitchen at Carlisle Cathedral is set in a historic setting but serves quality lunch, brunch or just a drink or cake. This cafe has vaulted roof and ancient tiled floor yet is presented in a bright and clean way. The food is fresh...More

Thank Bobbledog
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Looking for great coffee in Carlisle? Forget the stuff served by the big coffee chains in the high street and take yourself down to the Priory cellar where you can get excellent tea and coffee, as well as cakes, scones and light meals. Amazingly, all...More

Thank Outbackpete
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Priors Kitchen is built into the lower ground floor of medieval outbuildings in the grounds of Carlisle Cathedral, thus giving a nice ambience. The hot food is freshly cooked to order. Cold food is also always available throughout the day.

Thank Ruth5757
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 548151
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