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Royal Outpost

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$$$
Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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22 Botcher Gate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups
Description: Welcome to Royal Outpost One of the first restaurants in Carlisle of its...
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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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Fresh and tasty

We thoroughly enjoyed this meal. We tried the tapas offer which was good value for money 3 for £12. The staff were very flexible with doing a veggie rather than meat dish (not on the menu). The service was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lhkbr1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this meal. We tried the tapas offer which was good value for money 3 for £12. The staff were very flexible with doing a veggie rather than meat dish (not on the menu). The service was very good.

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Thank lhkbr1
Cumbria
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a quiet Wednesday, had very nice friendly service . Food very average, salt and pepper squid ok, some sort of steamed pancake not good. Sticky and cloying, coconut rice very good, other mains very unmemorable. Would I return. Probably not.relatively inexpensive though

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Thank Tracy R
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night, to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed our meal, and the service was polite and attentive. We visited the Royal Outpost based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, it has the best Thai restaurant ratings in Carlisle. This is where our problem lies. There are 2 other Thai restaurants in Carlisle, both are more authentic and... More 

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Thank Panhead-rider
Carlisle
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in we had a fantastic welcome by the server and also the owner which made us immediately feel at home. We visited midweek on an evening Cuisine and the table service by the helpful server were absolutely first class and the food contained all the fresh zingy/ spicy mouth watering flavours you could imagine. This... More 

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Thank OohGeorgeOghani
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited during the week with some work colleagues. The restaurant is based in a lovely old building which I think was formerly a pub. The menu offers Malaysian dishes also, we ordered various starters and I had a beef rendang for my main , it was extremely fresh nicely spiced and very fragrant. I have had a portion of... More 

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Thank simon w
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. This is our second time and we'll definitely be back again :) I would recommend the Panang or Jungle curries!

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Thank ClaireBert86
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Midweek visit with my sister. Amazing food. Yummy shrimp and chicken dumplings and chicken satay. Beautifully presented sea bass wrapped in banana leaf and Singapore curry with sides of rice and noodles. Attentive and helpful staff too. Will def go back.

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Thank Sarah M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Spicy soup & ribs amazing!!! Came back many times and so tasty and recommended with the service from staff 🍜🍴🍺

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Thank Lawrence M
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Carlisle after several years was happy to find this hidden gem.The experience was amazing.From the two very pleasent and smiling waitresses, the decor and of course the food was all exceptional. I ordered for the fish cakes which proved to be a explosion of flavours.My wife ordered the Malaysian Butter prawns which proved to be a gastronomical delight with... More 

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Thank Navin P
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My partner and I had a lovely meal at the Royal Outpost on 18th November. Wonderful, fresh flavours, good choice of vegetarian options on the Thai menu (unable to choose Malaysian dishes as they traditionally use fish/shrimp paste, explained the waiter). Attentive, friendly service and the lemongrass and ginger Martini brightened up a very damp Wednesday evening in Carlisle.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Botcher Gate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 818448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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