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Dempsey's

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11 Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1DH, England
01228 818666
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant service and lovely food

We hadn't booked , it was Saturday night, Carlisle was heaving with drunk 'hens.' Upon walking in we were greeted by a very pleasant professional manager and given a widow table upstairs where we could watch the drunken festivities (this is a party town like Newcastle methinks!!). A very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
ApprenticeHighlander
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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English first
Banknock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was spotlessly clean, well furnished and very comfortable. The service was excellent. The food amazing- and very reasonably priced. We would definitely go back. Brilliant!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Dempsey's has been a popular choice for us for family meals for a few years now. (Local.) This was our first visit for a while. 5 in all pre booked days before. Décor re vamped, slightly sterile. Menu seemed to have less choice for mains particularly. As usual seated downstairs for group to assemble and check menus. Fri 8pm nice... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We hadn't booked , it was Saturday night, Carlisle was heaving with drunk 'hens.' Upon walking in we were greeted by a very pleasant professional manager and given a widow table upstairs where we could watch the drunken festivities (this is a party town like Newcastle methinks!!). A very friendly waitress brought us some lovely wine and then we had... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Have eaten at Dempseys a few times and we cannot fault the food, a good range to choose from and delicious. I would say though that we booked an early table on a weekend on our last visit and yet were informed that a choice we made from the menu was not available - some kitchen communication/stocking issues to address... More 

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Cannes, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The main drag of Carlisle is a depressing wasteland of fast-food joints with dubious comestibles, so it was a delight to find Dempsey’s where real food is on offer at reasonable prices. I came mid-week and took advantage of the early-bird menu which was not only delicious but, at only £19 for three courses, excellent value for money. The waiter... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night early evening so we benefited from the 'early bird' menu at £19.00 for three courses and we were not disappointed. Starters were Crab Linguini and Belly Pork with Black Pudding, I had the latter which was lovely and my partner also enjoyed the crab. Main course was Chicken with Asparagus and Bistro Rump Steak... More 

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Oldham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just spent two nights in Carlisle and after a disappointing meal on the Thursday, I ventured into Dempsey's hoping for a better night. Thankfully, all was well. This is a smart restaurant sitting on Warwick Road, close to the city centre. The staff were very attentive and professional and the decor is smart and appealing. I had the spiced lamb... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Came here recently for an evening meal with my boyfriend - service was fantastic and food delicious. We had 2 courses off the early evening menu which was reasonably priced, could have had more dessert options though as they were all a little too unhealthy for me. I had chicken with asparagus and fondant potatoes as my main - portions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came here before we went out for tea and had a few drinks which were really good! My favs are the strawberry rossini or the peach bellini! We didn't realise my boyfriend had left his wallet and my mum had left his gloves, so whilst we were at the andulusian across the road eating, one of the staff from dempseys... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited dempseys quite a lot over the years and the food is always brilliant, I visited again on Saturday and had a set 3 course menu for £25.00 for valentines day which included a starter, main & pudding which I thought was very reasonable and the main included a steak which was cooked to perfection as always! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: 01228 818666
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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