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Royal Outpost

22 Botcher Gate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
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Ranked #7 of 260 restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Malaysian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Royal Outpost One of the first restaurants in Carlisle of its kind if not Cumbria, introducing Malaysian and Thai cuisine .Sit on one flight for two exotic journeys – the most exciting, colourful and vibrant cuisines of Asia.Royal Outpost is an ideal place to experience the depth and variety of Malaysian and Thai cuisine which draws influences from it’s multicultural heritage, with hints of Chinese, Indian and European cuisines. The restaurant makes an excellent venue for fine dining with 1930 Tudor Gothic style interior oak panels making your overall dining experience a memorable one.The Royal Outpost team are delighted to present a careful selection of authentic dishes made from fresh ingredients to tantalise your taste buds. Our menu not only combines the best traditional dishes from family kitchens but has also incorporated some Western influences to bring a fresh & balanced feel to our food.
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Never tried Thai food before & wasn't sure they'd be able to accommodate my gluten free diet, as we'd just went in on the off chance. Everything about the place was lovely. Very good service, food, drinks & very relaxing. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was passing through Carlisle recently and revisited the Royal Outpost for an evening meal (my husband had noticed some positive reviews on Tripadvisor) and I was pleasantly surprised as what a positive experience we had. The setting is unusual for a Thai/Malaysian restaurant - a very old street frontage and wood panels inside and I'm always a bit suspect... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food at this restaurant was absolutely delicious and fairly priced. We were a family of 7 who travelled from Penrith to Carisle which took about 20 minutes - definitely well worth the travel. Between us we had the sizzling steaks, sea bass fish, and prawns which were all cooked to perfection. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Thai... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Visit this restaurant on a regular basis, for some reason hadn't been for a few months. Went Saturday 12th July a lovely welcome as always, food to die for, forgot how good it is. So good in fact we went back the following Saturday with friends.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we hadn't booked a restaurant but we needed to eat on Friday night in Carlisle. So we checked tripadvisor and found Royal Outpost so we gave it a try. we were early at eating and got a table for two. The prawn crackers and vegetable tampura were really tasty. the green curry and red curry were again tasty and the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family dined here one Saturday night for my mam's birthday. We ordered the mixed platter for everyone to start and some prawn crackers. The food was delicious but I think one small basket of prawn crackers between six people is not enough and especially when it costs £2 so that was a bit disappointing. It should be a basket... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is our favourite restaurant in Carlisle. The food is always good especially the chicken chetinad, it is just delicious. The staff are very attentive and aim to make your visit a happy one. There is a good choice of food and the cocktails are very good too. If you like Thai/Malaysian food then try this restaurant, I can honestly... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband chose Royal Outpost for dinner when we passed through Carlisle and what a good choice it was! We like Thai but Royal Outpost is a bit different with Malaysian influences as well, and we found it really very tasty. Everything on the menu has a chilli heat rating next to it but don't let that put you off!... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We had the most amazing 3 course birthday meal with cocktails at The Royal Outpost on Saturday night. The food for 40 + guests was exceptional (every dish was made using the freshest highest quality ingredients), the cocktails were delicious and the service totally professional. I can honestly say it was one of the most delicious meals I've ever had.... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We wouldn't normally go to this type of restaurant as my husband isn't really keen on thai food, but we liked the look of the menu. The food was really tasty and like nothing I have ever had before. The staff were friendly and helpful. They accidentally served us the wrong bread but were quick to change it and couldn't... More

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