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Gilded Lily - CLOSED

Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DA, England
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Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

203 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely place part of a group of three in Carlisle all amazing decor,great furnishings,lovely staff and very professionally run

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Having been a fan of the Gilded Lily since it opened. Eating there at least once a week and taking all our visitors there for a treat, we awaited it`s reopening with eager anticipation. Oh, what a shock and disappointment! No longer a place for us! It was empty at 12 noon,usually already filling up, and still empty at 1.45... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just like one of the recent reviews, my issue is with the attitude and decision making of the owner plus the dreadful attitude of a staff member! I have always been an avid supporter of this restaurant so coming up to my son's Graduation (several months in advance) I booked a table for us to celebrate on Graduation day. It... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

OMG! The owner has made the best decision of his life to shut that door forever. I met business colleagues after work for a quiet drink, but unfortunately the peace did not last long. When ordering our first round of drinks I was appalled at the language of a small guy behind the bar shouting and swearing at the staff.... More 

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We came here on a Saturday lunch time for a girls day out. The cocktails were the best we had that day (will definately be back for a Passion Drop). It was very busy, but the staff were very accommodating and the atmosphere is good, so we didn't mind waiting for a table. The food very good, perhaps a tad... More 

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Carlisle
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've always liked the GL. I was surprised about the write up regarding their rating on "scores on doors" as the food has never been a cause for concern when served - always tasty and looks and smells great. Wine really good. Good choice.

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London, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Gilded Lily was an extremely pleasant surprise, well worth the detour into Carlisle on a long drive North. The service was excellent and the food was better. The venison pie (a special of the day) was perhaps the best we'd ever tried, not the usual bowl of stew with a pastry 'hat' but rather a generous slice of a... More 

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Carlisle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

For a bar come bistro in the centre of Carlisle the food is really very good, if not excellent, exceeding any other eatery in its category in the city. Metro style mood with a good sound system its relaxed and upmarket feel is precisely what traditional Carlisle needs to broaden its taste buds.

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CARLISLE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I pop in to the GILDED LILY from time to time ...in fact I do not go elsewhere in Carlisle. Always likely to see others I know there and so adds spice to the evening. I find service and food good(food invariably excellent) but staff know me as a regular. I see many items of the furniture contents have price... More 

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northern england
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

In times past I always prefered the service in the Thin White Duke, but in recent times the Lily has really picked up service wise, friendly, helpful & effective. I have always found the food to be good and the menu at the moment is excellent. My only snipe is the old glamour brigade that think they have a right... More 

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Address: Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DA, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
Cuisine: Pub

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