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Bijou Brasserie

34 Fisher Street, Carlisle CA3 8RY, England
01228 818583
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Ranked #12 of 259 restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $47
Cuisines: French, British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband surprised me with a meal at Bijou for my birthday and it was a real treat! We went for the midweek two course special for £18.95, I had the chicken and leek terrine which came with toasted brioche and was amazing, husband had the scallops for a £3 supplement and enjoyed his too. I had crumbed cod with... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My daughter, grand daughter and myself visited here on 17th July as a pre graduation celebration, we were not disappointed. The scallops were heaven, the steaks cooked to perfection and a lovely haggis bomb delighted the taste buds The service was attention but not obtrusive, the wine selection was good, although a medium priced champagne would not go amiss. It... More

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Cumbria, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Went for a birthday treat to Bijou and we were interested to try the "taster menu" which we'd heard about. We were not left disappointed! We were made welcome from the moment we entered the dining room by the very polite and attentive staff. The food was very tasty and well presented. We had course after course with enough time... More

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Carlisle
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

For a city of its size Carlisle has too few restaurants such as Bijou, where one can enjoy "fine dining" in pleasant surroundings with attentive service. The head waiter here is friendly and knowledgable about the menu and explains each dish as it is served. The chef uses locally sourced produce whenever he can......including an excellent Bombay Sapphire style gin,... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very high standard service, tasty food, well presented. just the right pace of courses calm, welcoming ambience The only minor criticism is that the tables were a little close to each other

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had friends comming up that we hadn't seen for a while and we couldn't decide where to go and eat. We decide to go back to bijou as we hadn't been for sometime and we had thoroughly enjoyed our previous visit. As soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly by very friendly, professional staff. We were shown to... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We hadn’t heard much about this restaurant, but we decided to give it a try. Upon entering we were led into the main room, which was pleasant, nicely lit and graced with some soft music by Air- a good start. However, we were quickly taken through and positioned in a smaller room which was apparently reserved for the less lucrative... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stopped off in Carlisle for the night recently on the way to Scotland and delighted to have discovered this gem. Excellent food and service, well worth the money.

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nottingham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited this restaurant in marchThe food was exceptional. The black pudding was the best I have ever tasted. The service was excellent. It was slightly pricey but not overpriced for the quality of the food. The only slight let down was the espresso which was not an espresso at all. It was a black coffee. All in all though would... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a fantastic romantic meal here.The service was impeccable. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Food was delicious right down to all the little extras they offer you. It felt very special and though pricey it was most certainly worth it. we will return for special occasions and would like to try it for lunch sometime. Bijou is the new king of... More

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