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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

18 - 20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
1900 823654
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Ranked #30 of 56 Restaurants in Cockermouth
Cuisines: British
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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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Many of the recommended restaurants in Cockermouth are closed on Monday nights and, to find an alternative to (though decent yet repetitive) pub food, we chose this place as it offered salads as large and small portions. The ingredients were lovely yet the presentation was sparse: the small/starter-sized salads weren't more than a side dish and served in even smaller... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had dinner here. Cumberland sausages, chive mash and glazed carrots. Very poor - mash looked and tasted like smash, sausages were decidedly average. On the positive side the staff are good. Overall and for the price there are better places in Cockermouth !

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had friends up for the weekend so went here on Friday night. We just had the olives and focaccia bread for starters (2 portions) which was enough. I had the crab salad (one of the specials) with a portion of chips, Margaret had the fish pie, Janet had the lamb henry and Dennis had Cajun beef. We all had... More

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Fife Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Looking for lunch, we went into Carlin's which was empty. Eventually caught the attention of a lady and placed our order for food and drink, explaining that two of our party had food allergies. The order was taken and we awaited the outcome. What a pleasant surprise we received when the dishes were presented. Every one commented on the excellent... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've been here well over ten times, for my birthday, with friends and with my partner. I can never fault it, the food is always delicious and well sourced. The staff and pleasant and willing I explain some dishes to you. I would highly recommend and definitely will be back!

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Buckland Monachorum, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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