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Rafiks

141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
01228 599889
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Ranked #22 of 264 restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Originally openend in 1976 by Rafique Uddin and Cumbria's very first Indian restaurant, has now been reopened 35 years later by his sons Shaha and Koish. For true flavours from the Indian Sub-Continent come visit RAFIKS.
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Originally openend in 1976 by Rafique Uddin and Cumbria's very first Indian restaurant, has now been reopened 35 years later by his sons Shaha and Koish. For true flavours from the Indian Sub-Continent come visit RAFIKS.
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Shrewsbury
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had a weekend in and around Carlisle and chose Rafiks based on Trip Advisor reviews. Great choice as food was excellent and the service couldn't have been more friendly. We had the Sunday Supper Menu which was really good value and unlike set menus elsewhere, the food was both tasty and plentiful. Definitely deserves the good reviews and rating.

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Peterborough
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went here after a bad experience at another Indian in the area and well what can I say it was a great meal and atmosphere. The staff where so accommodating to every need and could not do enough for us. The food was absolutely lovely and would highly recommend to anyone. We will return when next in the area. Many... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I arrived at our hotel. After checking in we asked where we could go dine. Immediately, the young lady on reception asked if we liked Indian food and suggested Rafiks. We had a selection starter to share and then had chicken bhuna with chapattis and chicken korma with keen a naan. Absolutely delicious. It was faultless. The... More

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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten in many Indian restaurants and Rafiks is by far the best. The menu isn't the usual unimaginative offerings. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is exceptional. We went as a party of 6, a mixture of veggies and meat eaters, everyone was highly impressed!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Another great meal , subtle flavours, smart presentation, knowledgeable and friendly staff.. Had the monkfish main which was cooked perfectly with a hint of chilling but not overpowering The reccomendation of lemon rice and roshiti ( a kind of spicy warm salsa) was just perfect.

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blyth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On a golfing trip we decided to try here. Food was very nice, pleasant, friendly service.7of us had starters and main course with two pints of lager each.all of the food was very nice, small portions and my prawn tikka starter was cold.thought the drinks were expensive, however we all enjoyed the meal and said we would go back.plus we... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

After a staff meeting we all went here we got a deal on starters and mains a sort of banqueting thing. It is also good for parties so you hsvr to try rafiks

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carlisle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Only been here a couple of times but the service is always fast efficient and friendly. The food is a little different to your traditional Indian and beware portions are a bit smaller than you would expect but good value nonetheless.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Always been a curry lover Rafiks has to be the best Indian restaurant in Cumbria always a friendly welcome and the service and food quality is first class visiting again soon with group from work would highly recommend to anyone who likes the finest Indian food

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North England
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We dine at this restaurant regularly, and it never fails to please! The quality of everything, from the table napkins to the toilets is excellent, and most importantly - the food in-between - is consistently delicious! It is a short walk from the big Vue cinema & the city centre but sufficiently far enough from the Botchergate bars & takeaways.....

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