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18 - 20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
1900 823654
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Part of Allerdale Court Hotel but I can't review the hotel only the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delish food

Had a share of 3 course and found them all delicious. Have to mention the sticky toffee pudding which was divine. Big portions, would have struggled to have 3 to myself. Would deffo go back. Service unobtrusive but very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Kazbah
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely delightful evening, perfect setting cosy and intimate, with wonderful food, lovely wine at very honest prices. Carlins is definitely the gem of cockermouth eateries with excellent service too. Thank you

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Carlin's is part of the Allerdale Court Hotel which I stay in every month on business. Despite the presence of other eateries in Cockermouth I always eat at Carlins. The fish pie is a winner, the house 'Carlins' pizza is great and every Wednesday is Steak Night, which at fifteen quid can't be beaten.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

sharing platter starter ok but nothing fantastic. however my girlfriend and I both ordered a rib eye steak off the specials board. when our steaks arrived they definitely were not rib eye but a cheap piece of rump. the staff tried to convince us that it is not possible as they do not sell rump steak only ribeye and fillet.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had a share of 3 course and found them all delicious. Have to mention the sticky toffee pudding which was divine. Big portions, would have struggled to have 3 to myself. Would deffo go back. Service unobtrusive but very pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We came here as we were given a voucher for Christmas. The staff were friendly and the prices were reasonable. I had a pasta dish which tasted nice but the beef in it was very fatty. My boyfriend has a burger and he enjoyed that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Been numerous times never had a bad meal would def recommend this place although id stay away from pizzas not really their forte

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had a fantastic meal here at the weekend the meals we had were well presented and cooked to perfection ,the staff were very helpful , friendly and busy but cared for us attentively .Keep up the great work would highly recommend and will be back again !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had steak and chips - what could go wrong with that??? Apparently quite a lot! Stringy tasteless meat which as rare and not blue, cold onion rings and to top it all different sized chips some of which were cooked and some of which were not. The Prosecco was half price which was the Friday night offer - but... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Ate here the other night.Food and service good but expensive.Over £10 for a lasagne!.House wine over £15 per bottle.Would visit again but on for a special meal not a Monday supper.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We went here looking for dinner but when we asked about a table for us and our young children we were told they had no space when they clearly did. I said we only wanted a quick bite. They could have easily sat us near the bar instead we had to go back out into the rain with our young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 - 20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: 1900 823654

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  • Cuisine: 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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