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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

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20 St. John's Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved this place, a random discovery.....

What I loved? the clientele. Within about 10minutes I'd become friends with 3 or 4 people. A lovely posh woman, a tall bloke with dreadlocks, his partner and a hairy fella who seemed to know everything about coffee. Good food, alcohol or teas and coffees, it reminded me of places i've visited on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
David C
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

What I loved? the clientele. Within about 10minutes I'd become friends with 3 or 4 people. A lovely posh woman, a tall bloke with dreadlocks, his partner and a hairy fella who seemed to know everything about coffee. Good food, alcohol or teas and coffees, it reminded me of places i've visited on the continent :)

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Leeds
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate at The Square Orange on our first night in Keswick after reading the great reviews and being recommended to go by our B&B owners. We were not disappointed! The staff were really friendly and welcoming and there were plenty of free tables (we were worried we wouldn't get a table!) but it seemed a popular... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is one of our fave places to chill out and have a few drinks. It's got such a great vibe and atmosphere about the place and the staff are lovely! We tried the tapas and pizza for the very first time and it was really nice and quite reasonably priced. Def worth a trip if you're looking for something... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Called in to give them two knitted square oranges and a orange wine bottle jumper, the staff were very attentive. Though it was quite busy the staff were very attentive. It remains my favourite café bar in Keswick. It is very atmospheric

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here on Tuesday lunchtime, quite early as we were going home later in the afternoon. We ordered 6 tapas for 3 people and were told there would be a wait for food. There were two tables before us but we didn't expect to have to wait an hour. Some of the tapas were very spicy, too spicy for... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Struggled between 4 and 5. I chose five because I am patient and don't mind crowded spaces. Food is worth it. Neat place with good staff.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Square Orange Cafe Bar is a small Cafe/Bar near the middle of Keswick. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. They make great efforts to ensure everyone is served promptly while catering for a wide range of different requirements. Some people seemed to have come for a drink, others for a snack and others for a full meal. We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I found this little gem in Keswick. It was busy but we managed to grab a table after 10-15 minutes. Be prepared to share tables with others. The place is very quirkly with reclaimed furniture and lots of character. The staff are very friendly and the music was great (think Hendrix, Bob Marley, Deep purple etc) We... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited this little gem with friends for food, drinks and a catch up. It's a small place so if you don't mind waiting for a table it's well worth the wait! Drinks were reasonably priced, beer selection was good and food (pizza and tapas) was rustic but really well done. Pizza bases were really thin and crispy,just how they should... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Have holidayed in Keswick for many years,never eaten here before! Fantastic service from lads behind bar,,,even saved me table. Kids shared a pizza which the chef made specially . We had tapas ...sooo good.great atmosphere Will Defo return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 St. John's Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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