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The Narrowbar Cafe

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13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
441768891417
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Delicious home cooked lunches using locally sourced quality ingredients,...
Delicious home cooked lunches using locally sourced quality ingredients, daily changing specials, all day breakfasts, fresh home-baked scones, cakes and teacakes, sweet treats, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and the very best Lavazza coffee.
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food, friendly and efficient service

Efficient and friendly service and delicious food - we chose from the specials menu and they had the quiche that was promised, even though we arrived shortly before closing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
NicolasPB
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficient and friendly service and delicious food - we chose from the specials menu and they had the quiche that was promised, even though we arrived shortly before closing.

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1 Thank NicolasPB
Penrith, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drink was lovely but the atmosphere wasn't very relaxing and I felt very claustrophobic as its so small. The service was very fast considering how busy it was.

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Thank Greatfoodseeker1202
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic little cafe, brilliant service - it was so quick even though it was busy, friendly waitresses and very welcoming. Food was lovely at reasonable prices, and very generous portions! Get the curly fries, you won't regret it! Will be returning swiftly!

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1 Thank Kenny I
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Popped in with some friends - wanted something for everyone, vegetarians included. After lunch the crowd thinned out, and place was enjoyable. Service was alright, prices were affordable and servings were a good value for the money. One of our party had a breakfast and was very pleased with the food.

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Thank SarahSRC
Penrith
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We visit this little cafe on a fairly regular basis,the staff are very efficient and friendly, the food is all home made and delicious, the lemon cake and chocolate brownies especially good, and the coffee best in the area, its is quite small but has seating outside in the summer which is very nice, well worth a visit.

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1 Thank LittleTerrier00
Strahilovo
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194 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Called in for lunch, had one of the daily specials which was excellent. Large portion, good value and served by some really nice staff. Very efficient as well

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1 Thank deukerens
UK
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Went here for a light lunch. I tried their homemade hummus, tazeki, salad with very nice home made bread. Green tea and a homemade tea cake with their homemade apple and ginger jam. It's a great little place on a couple of levels with staff going up and down with trays of great looking food. It is busy, but we... More 

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Thank Qixu
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Gorgeous lemon cake and lots of other treats to try. Well named for its ong alley downstairs with a lovely cosy seating area upstairs too.

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1 Thank Daskalaki16
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had lunch here with my husband. I ordered the healthy alternative and was very impressed. It was colourful,filling and looked amazing - a big "well done" for that. My husband was equally happy with his lunch. Sadly though he was let down by his coffee. He ordered a regular coffee and for a place professing to have the best coffee... More 

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Thank Sarah R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Visited after nearby cinema visit. It was very busy but we were lucky to get a table after a short wait. Kids loved the milkshakes and pork and apple burgers, adults loved the haloumi and mushroom baps. Good service, quick, efficient and friendly, would definately recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: 441768891417

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Delicious home cooked lunches using locally sourced quality ingredients, daily changing specials, all day breakfasts, fresh home-baked scones, cakes and teacakes, sweet treats, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and the very best Lavazza coffee.
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?