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Fantails Restaurant

The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
01228 560239
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Ranked #2 of 3 restaurants in Wetheral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $50
Cuisines: English
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have been regular customers at Fantails for the last 19 years and must say that we have always enjoyed the excellent food from the large specials menu and the classic menu. Fantails has a warm and friendly atmosphere helped by the cosy open fire for those winter months. On our latest visit (to celebrate our wedding anniversary) my husband... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Three of us tried the early doors menu before 7pm and found it was really good quality food and the friendly service set us up perfectly for our night out.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mid week treat. We have visited many times mainly for lunch. This visit I had chicken and mango curry with rice. The flavours were outstanding,the best I have had yet. Hubby had the deluxe 'Hogg burger,the meat was of good quality. Staff were friendly and helpful.we will be back soon, only one thing watch the prices.

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Cumbria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday night so had a great buzz about it. They were hosting two large parties so service was quite slow but that didn't bother the four of us. The young waitresses are of mixed ability and experience all are very obliging. The food is excellent, my chilli king prawns and sea bass were very... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As a family we called here several weeks ago after we were advised they catered for Gluten free ! although they do actually do some dishes the young but enthusiastic staff were not very well educated on this and it became embarrassing having to keep asking what was and wasnt Gluten free only for them to rush off to the... More

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

We have been an established buisness with over 20 years experience, we are constantly trying to move with with the times and keep all our customers old and new happy. We appreciate your feed back but it is our policy for members of staff to double check with the chefs if your chosen dishes are gluten free, we find this... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We regularly visited this restaurant 6 or so years ago but found it went downhill about 2 -3 years ago so stopped last wkend decided to give it another go but as.actually got worse .The place is lovely with lots of character staff friendly but the food is a great let down I had a starter that was like something... More

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Manchester
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went here for dinner one evening while staying at Heads Nook Hall. It is quite a large restaurant but the service was efficient and friendly. The food was very good but possibly a little expensive. I had wild Sri Lankan tuna which was excellent but cost almost £20 and was not enormous. On the other hand my wife got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had an excellent meal here, having been recommened it by the hotel where we were staying. The food was extremely good, well prepared and good portions. Staff were charming but lacking a bit in service skills but that did not detract from an excellent evening.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food is excellent, the staff are very friendly and the restaurant interior is quirky, interesting and very welcoming.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having visited this restaurant regularly over the last ten years for special occasions and lunch, my familty and I decided it would be the perfect place to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary on 12th july 2014. To say we were disappointed is a bit of an understatement. The staff were not particularly helpful or friendly, the food average and the... More

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fantails, Owner at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

We were sorry to hear of your recent return visit not meeting your expectations, we all thought you had enjoyed your evening as you were singing along to the music and we did not see any problems. We have various menus available and obviously our lunch menu does differ from our evening a'la carte menu. We thank you for all... More

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