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Rafiks

141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
01228 599889
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Ranked #23 of 259 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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English first
Carlisle
1 review
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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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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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at Rafiks. They had great service and we felt well looked after. Food was very tasty although we weren't sure their butter chicken tasted like it should. Their Tandoor kebab plater was delicious. They atmosphere was great and it was easy to get a booking to.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

16 of us from work decided on Rafiks for a night out............we pre-booked our table and also pre-booked our meals!! service wasnt amazingly fast but because of the size of our group the time past quite quick with the banter that was going on!! Food was well worth the wait though and not one of the group had any complaints... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went in on Saturday after the North Lakes Tattoo convention (which was amazing btw!) The place was rammed all night! We waited a little bit, but it was sooooooooooo worth it! The staff were friendly and that menu is just massive! Im sure it gets bigger everytime I go! Me and my partner got poppadoms, starters and mains. I was... More

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