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Costas Tapas Bar

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9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
01768 895550
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Tapas

Went on 17th Dec, as we were staying in Centre Parcs, but wanted to go somewhere different and support the local traders too! One word delicious. We went as a family, my husband and myself, with three children aged (14, 11 & 9). We were a little anxious as our nine year is a very fussy eater and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
gillfs123
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited here on friends recommendations and was not disappointed . Food was very good , choice was varied and staff were very helpful too. The setting was very cosy and even my picky 11 yr old enjoyed his visit. I will be back !!!

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Thank toptash1
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Went on 17th Dec, as we were staying in Centre Parcs, but wanted to go somewhere different and support the local traders too! One word delicious. We went as a family, my husband and myself, with three children aged (14, 11 & 9). We were a little anxious as our nine year is a very fussy eater and only eats... More 

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Thank gillfs123
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Been there twice now and ordered a number of dishes. Couldn't recommend any of them particularly and would definitely warn against the 'seafood' platter - flavourless and coated in a sickening oily batter. Chorizo wasn't bad but can't really go wrong with that. Vegetarian dishes weren't great. Service wasn't fantastic but the Sangria rocks.. Maybe pop in there for a... More 

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Thank Kevin K
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

As a large group we had tapas. Veggie options included bread and potato dishes as well as cheese stuffed chilies and omelette. There was meat meat and more meat as well as sea food. Drink orders took a long time and became confused with no apology and no desert was offered so I have no idea if they do them.... More 

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1 Thank Linette H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited on a Tuesday evening, so not busy. The food was pretty poor - good garlic bread, but a fish and seafood platter where everything (mussels, sardines, prawns, squid) had been chucked in the deep fryer, tasteless meatballs, chorizo in red wine left as whole sausages.

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1 Thank Mike N
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Went there on a Sunday evening when many eating places were closed. Good quality, good value food. Helpful staff advised on size of portions and explained dishes and their contents. House red wine was certainly worth trying. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank UncleBulgaria71
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

With no prices visible on the menu, beware, as they will fleece you at the end as we found out! The Food is of poor quality and was just bland to say the least; if this really represented Spanish cuisine, then I would not be visiting Spain for sure; everything we ordered appeared to come out with sweet chilli sauce... More 

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5 Thank travelmania666
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife ate here as a rare treat as I am a chef so rarely get time off...... Was amazing..... Service was excellent and the food was as good as any I have ever eaten.... Exceptional.... Well done Costas.... 10/10!!!

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Thank gazsow88
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The food sounded great on the menu, shame that can't actually be said about the food itself. The "Tomato bread" was actually bread, garnished with tomato. 5 slices, for £6. The food is expensive and not as described - the potato wedges in tomato sauce, actually turned out to be bits of barely cooked potato, in sweet chilli sauce. The... More 

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5 Thank Andrew A
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

second time I have eaten here...slightly disappointed this time. 14 at one table and 2 separate bills requested but couldn't do it...???? Didn't think it was that hard to take 2 separate orders from one table. Food was fine but felt crammed into a corner..would consider an alternative next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 01768 895550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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