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141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
01228 599889
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Ranked #15 of 272 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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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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English first
England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

enjoyed a lovely meal here with friends the staff were very friendly and polite the price was very reasonable and i am going back soon with my partner looking forward to it

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a great meal here with friends. Food was excellent, staff were polite and the bill was very reasonable. My favourite Indian restaurant in Carlisle to which I will definitely be returning.

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Leicester UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A very quiet Monday evening (I was the only customer) so a great welcome and service. The pickle tray was a bit different from the usual and the Phili Phili chicken was one of the best curries I have had. Congratulations guys

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Took my mam out for our dinner, she fancied indian, so theres only 1 place we will go to! Walked in and we were lucky to get a table as they were really full up (will ring before hand next time!) The staff politely took us to our table and took our drinks order. Even though they were busy our... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I came here once again with friends from Reading. My friends are vegetarian so we decided to have a fully veggie meal and i wasn't let down. We had a yummy sweet corn relish with poppodoms which was new in the chutney tray. My starter of paneer tikka was soft, not rubbery and decorated on a slate plate. My friend... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We booked this place based on its Tripadvisor rating, we are 6 friends visiting Carlisle for a weekend away. We decided it was a curry night on Saturday so booked Rafiks. The décor is very nice and modern but is does lack a bit of atmosphere. We were shown to our table straight away and a drinks order taken and... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Decided to give the restaurant another try after visiting when we first opened.again the service was very slow .It almost 2hours for our main meal..The food wasnt exceptionally hot,quite bland and very salty.Such a shame but at least we gave them a 2nd chance.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Been to Rafiks twice in 2 weeks, quality tasty food, fantastic service and great value for money. Would recommend to anyone.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On a weekend visit to Carlisle, for a football match, I checked out tripadvisor for a good Indian restaurant local to our hotel. I loved the food in this unpretentious restaurant. The food was served promptly by friendly and efficient staff. I have to say that this was the best Indian meal I have ever had, and trust me, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend Rafik's to everyone i know. As always great food and a great team of staff!!!! Well done guys me and my partner are big fans!!!!

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Address: 141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
Phone Number: 01228 599889
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
Cuisine: Indian

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