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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 10
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  • 7
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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
Family meal

Having never eaten here before I went with family for a meal out. I couldn't fault my starter of garlic mushrooms or my main of lamb Henry. My only dislike was my pudding. I ordered 'homemade pavlova'. I make pavlova a lot and this was certainly not pavlova. It was two very sweet, hard, shop bought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Inthelakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Having never eaten here before I went with family for a meal out. I couldn't fault my starter of garlic mushrooms or my main of lamb Henry. My only dislike was my pudding. I ordered 'homemade pavlova'. I make pavlova a lot and this was certainly not pavlova. It was two very sweet, hard, shop bought style meringues with a... More 

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Thank Inthelakes
Mowsley
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat on a Monday night with Storm Abigail brewing we chanced upon Carlis's. The Bistro was as you might expect on a Monday night quite quiet and therefore lacked atmosphere but the food served was more than adequate and the choice wide.

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Thank LindaandTYJ
Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

As we had our first wedding Ann meal here, We thought we would try the place again. Well we both enjoyed it, but sorry to say i let myself down as on our first visit i got flowerd put on table for the meal on the night, but as we were in KESWICK I FORGOT, BUT WE STILL HAD LOVELY... More 

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Thank dennis g
Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Outstanding! We hadn't pre booked & although the restaurant was busy the waiter went out of his way to seat us. He was very apologetic that he had to ask us to choose our meal quickly so that the order would reach the kitchen before a large group arrived. This was only to ensure that we didn't have an excessive... More 

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Thank Flashrabbit2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Like this place alot. Its a hidden gem. Great food nice family place to go and treat all. Friendly service and would go there for any excuse

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Thank Lucky R
Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank hannah802015
Cheshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank 57morrisminor
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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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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43 reviews
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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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Thank Kazbah
cumbria
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360 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
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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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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