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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

18 - 20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
1900 823654
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Ranked #31 of 55 restaurants in Cockermouth
Cuisines: British
Description: Part of Allerdale Court Hotel but I can't review the hotel only the restaurant which is one of the best in Cockermouth. Any chance of a listing under restaurants for this lovely restaurant?
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Description: Part of Allerdale Court Hotel but I can't review the hotel only the restaurant which is one of the best in Cockermouth. Any chance of a listing under restaurants for this lovely restaurant?
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English first
Buckland Monachorum, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Carlin's has a fantastic atmosphere; it is a warm, welcoming place where the staff are relaxed - not so much that they are asleep, but enough so that they will smile and engage with you naturally. The food was presented beautifully and I can honestly say that it was the best steak I have had; perfectly cooked. It really is... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Popped in to have a drink with my husband while the kids were at a party. They weren't very busy but we were made to feel very welcome. We decided to have some chips and onion rings to snack on, the chips were lovely as were the huge onion rings. We will be back for a proper meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

had a excellent dinner the food was good and the paella was excellent would go again some time.Is a good location in the town to watch people go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had our meal and was totally happy with what we got, homemade pate with toast which the bread was homemade, giant prawns on the prawn cocktail and again homemade bread, for mains the best paella and garlic focaccia I have ever had and my wife's steak was cooked a perfect med/rare, to top it of fantastic homemade chips and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great location in Cockermouth, very friendly staff and efficient service get top marks. Seats outside are a fantastic place to soak up the sun and people watch. The Friday night Prosecco deal is very good value. Food inside is not bad, but there are better eating out options available in town. Specifically, expected more from the lamb shanks, given the... More

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CUMBRIA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited with the family after reading the reviews, we usually visit mike in the Italian round the corner but thought we would have a change. All looks well but it ends there. The food for us was only average and a bit disappointing to be fair. The waitress was pleasant and the place looks. Biggest concern for me was that... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a late one but better late than never, we went here in january on our works xmas party, really couldt fault anything at all. Out of 12 different meals everyone commented on how nice food was.i work in another bar in town so I do know what to expect and this was just fab!! So keep up the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

1. Arrived shortly after eight pm without a booking and were asked to wait in the bar while they prepared a table. The restaurant was far from busy and tables were set and available so we felt this was a ploy to get us purchase drinks at the bar. 2. Although as previously stated the restaurant was not busy we... More

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have never had a bad meal in the last 4 years we frequent the chilled out atmosphere of Carlins. We tend to pop in mid week for tea and we are never disappointed. The fish the other night was cooked to perfection and the carlin special pizza was superb. We have often had the steak and have found it... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my good lady on Valentines night. The food was really good, we'll cooked, well presented and we were served by attentive staff. The restaurant was decorated for the night and although a little cramped we were in early and out early so no problem for us. The house red was more than acceptable and the... More

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