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Costas Tapas Bar

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9 Queen Street, Penrith CA11 7X , England
01768 895550
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food but a bit pricey

The Tapas portions are big so don't order too many! The bruschetta's were very tasty, five between 4 of us. We ordered two of the specials and two other from the main menu. We were told that the Barbeque Chicken would come on a big dish and it certainly was, but it was a small whole chicken split... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Macjohn51
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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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 NEW

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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The food at Costas is amazing. We ordered 7 dishes a mixture of everything and it easily fed 5 people. The food is sensational and the service is fantastic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have visited this restaurant on several occasions now and always found it to be just as good as the last visit. The food is delicious, authentic and plentiful; my advice is don't go overboard on ordering dishes, as you are more likely to be leaving food or taking 'doggy' bags home. The staff are very friendly and guide you... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I was introduced to costas by my partner seven years ago and in that time have went multiple times every year even though the restaurant is 11/2 HR round trip from my home. I don't normally write on trip advisor but having seen the false reviews regarding this place I felt I had to set the record straight! I went... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We had heard great things about Costas and had been keen to go for a while however we were left tonight feeling be ry disappointed. The food was far to salty, so much so that we had to stop eating, we ordered scallops and scraped the salty sauce off and felt that the food was way overpriced for what it... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Tapas portions are big so don't order too many! The bruschetta's were very tasty, five between 4 of us. We ordered two of the specials and two other from the main menu. We were told that the Barbeque Chicken would come on a big dish and it certainly was, but it was a small whole chicken split into 4... More 

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England (Washington)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This food is amazing bear in mind when ordering the portions are quite large, approx two each is enough

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went here for a meal while visiting Penrith for a weekend break and having been to a couple of tapas places before we thought we knew what to expect. When we got there it wasn't too busy and we were sat at our table for the night by Karen which consisted of 2 bar stools in... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

While staying nearby my my girlfriend and I came into Penrith for dinner and fancied a change from your standard pub food so went here instead. First impressions were that the place is utterly festooned with all sorts of Spanish gewgaws and the tapas menu didn't have any prices which we thought was a bit odd. The Spanish music was... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I love it here. The food is amazing, the staff are great and the atmosphere is good. You will pay a bit extra here, but the portions are massive and taste lovely. Karen who takes the orders is the owner, she helps you pick great dishes, while her husband, the other owner is the head chef. He is called Jesus.... More 

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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, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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