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Circle Cafe Bar

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5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
01228 599939
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Today
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
What a treat.

I visited Circle on Friday evening for a coffee and Saturday midday for lunch. Both times I had my dogs in tow, and we were made to feel so welcome. It's very hard to find anywhere dog-friendly these days, especially somewhere so funky, so I was chuffed to bits to find these guys would have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
HexhamDiner
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I visited Circle on Friday evening for a coffee and Saturday midday for lunch. Both times I had my dogs in tow, and we were made to feel so welcome. It's very hard to find anywhere dog-friendly these days, especially somewhere so funky, so I was chuffed to bits to find these guys would have us. Lovely decor and atmosphere,... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So good on a Sunday and they gave me three 20% discount vouchers so I went back midweek. The first time I had the Sunday roast....just a vegetarian version which the staff were very keen to accommodate. No veggie gravy but they did point this out so full marks for being honest. Second trip I had the vegetable tagine with... More 

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Carlisle
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Popped in with wife and one of our daughters for a quick bite, and to warm up before continuing the shop. As per usual welcomed by the friendly staff with a warm smile, and the menus. Ordered our food and drinks, and only had to wait 10-15 mins for the food to arrive. We ordered Moroccan Chicken Burger, Deli Burger... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here 8/2/15 for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We chose to go and eat here as we had our dog with us and they are dog friendly. I quite often visit the bar for a drink when out in town, but not often think about it for food! That might change though, as I got the deli... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Comfortable table with big cushions to make you feel relaxed. Soup was incredible but a wee bit much to get through as a starter. Had the braised beef which was delicious for main course. Had no desert on this occasion. Swolled it all down with a coconut and pineapple mojito which was very refreshing and finished with a mocha. Waitress... More 

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england,carlisle
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Fabulous place. Wonderful drinks. And always a great atmosphere. Staff are fantastic. Always return here when out in Carlise. Great.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful i like to visit this bar either with friends or by myself great atmosphere cracking food lovely staff and what a selection of beers wines and spirits a must for anyone cheers Circle Bar ....

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carlisle
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited here last night, 12th Dec. Lovely place but bar staff were miserable, not a single smile, thank you or anything resembling good customer service. All 4 bar staff never smiled the whole time we were there. Big spelling mistakes on the coffee board.

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carlisle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a great bar this is - 2 ladies enjoying an excellent pre Christmas meal. Pre ordered off the Christmas menu the Pollock on a spicy bed of bean casserole was delicious and the duo of chocolate cheesecake gorgeous all washed down with a great house red. Service as always was attentive but not intrusive with plenty of time between... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

good food and nice atmosphere, good selection of drinks.a pleasant change from the usual. worth a visit

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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: 01228 599939

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:30 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?