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18 - 20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
1900 823654
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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
Great place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Karen F
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Cumbria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I had a meal here on the 9th feb. The starter of Pate was lovely (but the toast was burned) and the tigerprawn cocktail was ok. The mains were disappointing! Presented very well but my hubby had welldone Sirloin (to within an inch of its life). He left the meal as he was unable to chew the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Me and my partner were very very disappointed with this bistro especially as we are not at all in the slightest food snobs, but the food was clearly microwaved, I ate less than half of my pizza before I gave up as it was awful, tasted like plastic, whilst my partner had three bites of his carbonara before he gave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I recently came to carlins for my friends birthday, we had all planned to have a meal (and booked for it!) but when we arrived we were told nibbles had already been ordered and we couldn't have a meal. Seeing that the restaurant was quiet that evening we asked if we could have a table and they said no! The... More 

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Carlisle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Dinner with colleagues was disappointing. seafood starter was a small bit of smoked salmon tiny bit of poached salmon and a few prawns. Not very inspiring. Main was your standard roast turkey dinner which was OK. Sticky toffee pudding was served but on it own, no sauce, cream or icecream. Service was poor an very rushed, had to ask for... More 

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woodford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful quality food and service, spacious restaurant, good lighting and pleasant atmosphere, staff are very friendly and knowledgable, and good timings between courses

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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

Price and Cuisine

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