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Circle Cafe Bar

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Mediterranean, British, International
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5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
+44 1228 599939
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10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service and tasty cocktails!

Me and a friend came here last week for food and some drinks, hadn't been before so wanted to try something new. We were not disappointed! Straight away we were greeted by smiling staff and seated. Our food came quick and tasted amazing (portions were big too!). We tried a few different cocktails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Elliep91
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Me and a friend came here last week for food and some drinks, hadn't been before so wanted to try something new. We were not disappointed! Straight away we were greeted by smiling staff and seated. Our food came quick and tasted amazing (portions were big too!). We tried a few different cocktails as well which were all great. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was in Carlise with my Mum, and we had our dinner here. I had ordered a Five Bean Chilli which was excellent and extremely tasty. For dessert, I had Sticky Toffee Pudding, which was also very tasty. I found the service very good, considering how busy it was at the time and our Waiter Tod was very effiecient and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good place for lunch. I have never tried it for dinner. Excellent food, and plenty of it. Lovely atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Tue 11th Aug Amazing staff , amazing Food . The best food ive had in adges . Tasty full of flavour .we had spring roll and bruschetta starter . Amazing presentation and dressings just the correct balance of flavours. I had Chicken mexican wrap cant spell it lol . Glen had the circle Burger . Flavours again amazing and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I decided to have dinner here one evening last week . The bar staff were friendly and welcoming. A new menu with a great variety for everyone, and some new cocktail recipies to try out. We both decided to try Tapas, and took them up on the offer of all 10 meals for just £35... and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and l ate and drank here for the first time, and l have to say that the food that we ordered came quickly, was piping hot, and quite tasty. Our glass of Shiraz was served at just the right temperature and was therefore, very pleasant, the staff were helpful, so what was there to complain about, allow me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good sized portions and very tasty food. Service was good and the cocktail menu looked interesting. I had the halloumi burger with fries and I was impressed on how tasty it was. My daughter had the standard burger and fries and again it was tasty and a large portion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a meal Saturday before going to Carlisle races the waiter was great got us a table hadn't booked and it was busy great menu and the food was beautiful and very filling had pulled pork burritos great service of the waiter who was very busy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food is amazing and really nice had enchilada which was nice but had other things in the past which were also gorgeous. My favourite bar in the city! Staff are very friendly and caring and the atmosphere very relaxed. Would recommend to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On visiting Carlisle I visited the circle for my Sunday lunch, it was superb .I have sampled lots of other bars and restaurants in Carlisle and I must say the circle comes up tops.keep it up circle as I will be back .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 599939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?