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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

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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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  • 33
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Not family friendly

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dolphin27_10
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Flintshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Gorgeous food and not too expensive. Staff can't do enough for you. There was nothing to dislike. Get a table in the window And watch the world go by. Love the flames outside the entrance makes the place look really welcoming

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middlesbrough
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Excellent choice of food both at breakfast and dinner. The full cooked breakfast was lovely and had continental options, plenty of choice for dinner too, also has a bar.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have stayed at the Allerdale Hotel for 2 weeks and the Carlin's Bar & Bistro is attached. I'm from Atlanta, Georgia, USA and this restaurant gives flexibility in dinners from great pasta to burgers to pizza. I'm staying at the Allerdale for another 7 weeks and I'll continue to have dinner at Carlin's Bar & Bistro because of the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I ate here as I was staying at the Hotel of which Carlin's is a part of (see separate review). Staff are great, helpful & friendly. Food very good and the prices are amazing (I live in the South...). Very good all round.

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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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