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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 2013
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
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This used to be the best place to eat, the food was outstsnding and it had a great atmosphere but as the owner Kenny has less to do with the restaurant standards have dropped. I have been with frends and had to pre order to pre order and you could tell it had all been pre done they even pre... More

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we value the opinions of all our customers and apologise we did not meet your expectations after this visit. We can assure you that Kenny is still the driving force behind the business and is still here the majority of the time although perhaps not on your visit, in his... More

Cumbria
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I've been here several times over the last few years with family and can't say that I've ever been disappointed or had anything to complain about. The staff are always friendly and more than helpful even at very busy times. The decor is olde world and I guess the owner is well into his race horses judging by all the... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just had Sunday lunch at this restaurant and i have to say i'm not impressed, the staff are welcoming and very nice but the food was a let down. My husband and i both had the soup which was not seasoned and therefore tasteless, we then both had the fillet of beef, again nothing was seasoned, the veg, potatoes and... More

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant after your recent visit, We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations Providing our guests with the best possible food and service has always been our mission. We season our food to a healthy degree anyone wishing to increase their... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were booked in fantails for our end of season shoot diner, we were a party of 20 people wives and girlfriends treated for putting up with the men for shooting season, on arrival the staff were very pleasent and took us to the table which was set out so we all could see each other and talk, drinks were... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have visited Fantails many times in the past, but went most recently on Sunday for a special birthday lunch. To be honest the experience was extremely poor from start to finish. I have never written a trip advisor review before but just feel compelled to do so following our experience. Having been shown to our table we were left... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took my girlfriend to Fantails for the sunday supper and from start to finish we were not disappointed. From having our coats taken to the chat with Christina after paying the bill, we could not fault anything from the ambience to the food to the service

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went for lunch with my Mum and two year old son. We got Scampi with home made chips, cajun chicken breast with parma ham, mozzarela salad. My son had Home made chicken goujons which he polished off very quickly. The food was so tasty. I have now booked it for mothers day.

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went out with friends to the Burns Supper at Fantails, Service is exceptional! Kenny always welcomes you and during the evening always has time to chat with you. The food was excellent and I thought reasonable at £30 for a set menu per person. The restaurant is quirky and has a lovely atmosphere. The staff are so accommodating. Fantails... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is one of my favourite haunts. The restaurant is in the quaint village of Wetheral, and the atmosphere is lively, cozy and warm. The staff is helpful and friendly and the entire restaurant is filled with unusual antique oddities, paintings and memorabilia. It is interesting just to look around and try to identify the purpose of some of the... More

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Eastriggs, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Nice ambience, a good selection of very tasty food on the menu and attentive staff, all at a reasonable price. Well worth a return in the future.

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