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Rafiks

141 - 145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
01228 599889
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Ranked #21 of 265 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
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

It took a bit of a debate prior to booking a table for us seven over-nighting football fans. But I'm SO pleased that we chose Rafik's. The food was a special treat. An array of different dishes that we took great joy in sharing, tasting, enjoying. The waiting staff were so pleasant, willing to take time to listen, smile and... More

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swindon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited with a group of football friends up from Wimbledon and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Great ambience, really tasty food and friendly staff. What a marvellous place.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited Rafik's whilst overnighting at the Hallmark. Well worth visiting, good fusion style cuisine and great service. Highly recommended. thanks

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We tried this because of the positive Trip Advisor reviews and are delighted we did. The menu is creative and reasonably priced - and the food is delicious. The service is friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. Strongly recommended.

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Shrewsbury
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 33 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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