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Fantails Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
English
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The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
01228 560239
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Evening

Good food and lovely atmosphere. Decent menu including two vegetarian choices, but not so big that you suspect the freezer! Shoulder of lamb was enormous and delicious, the creme broulee delicately flavoured. Service was friendly and efficient. Lovely evening had by all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JML_Cumbria
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Cumbria, Uk
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very disappointed with my visit to Fantails. I praised the food here based on my last experience being of high standards and was to say the least worse than a large chain of pubs warmed up meals!! Lovely building and has a lovely table in front of a small window over looking the front. The bench was higher than the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

We were very sorry to read of your disappointment following your recent visit to Fantails perhaps if you had mentioned some of these points on the evening we would of been able to resolve some of the problems without it still leaving a bad taste a month later More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a wonderful find! Excellent service, fantastic food and very well priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails. I was very happy to read that your meal at Fantails lived up to your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is a number of years since I have eaten at Fantails, & to be honest it will be a while before I return, that is if I do so. I requested potatoes when i was given the choice of those or chips, my drink arrived & the soda was flat, i asked for it to be replaced, which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails.I assure you this is not standard procedure and we work hard with our team to ensure this does not happen, we have addressed the matters with our team which you have pointed out, and hope this will not stop you from returning in the near future More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I visited this restaurant at the beginning of the month (1st April) for the first time after being invited by some friends, i had heard a lot about it and was eager to try it out. When we arrived, it was rather busy and there were only three girls serving which seemed unnerving; however the building inside and out was... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I was very happy to read that you enjoyed your first visit to Fantails and everything lived up to your recommendation. I have passed your comments onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area More 

Brampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It has been some time since we last visited Fantails and we considered ourselves lucky getting a table without booking beforehand. The atmosphere is lovely and we were shown to a large table to the side with a lovely view onto the terrace. This is really what was positive about the evening. The service was slow and we had to... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments following your recent visit to Fantails, we do take these onboard and work hard with our team to ensure such problems do not occur, we assure you this was not standard procedure and hope this will not prevent you from visiting us again More 

Cumbria, Uk
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good food and lovely atmosphere. Decent menu including two vegetarian choices, but not so big that you suspect the freezer! Shoulder of lamb was enormous and delicious, the creme broulee delicately flavoured. Service was friendly and efficient. Lovely evening had by all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is always a pleasure to read positive comments to our team and rewarding for all their hard work We look forward to seeing you again at Fantails Soon More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A meal to remember, the service and menu was excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone, but booking is essential.

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I was very happy to read that you would highly recommend our restaurant, we look forward to welcoming you back to Fantails in the near future More 

Lockerbie
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have been to Fantails on many occasions and have not been disappointed yet, it is one of our favourite restaurants by far and the dining experience is excellent. We love the whole atmosphere and the food. The fillet steak, although pricey, has never failed to impress my husband hence why we continue to return. The restaurant has always accommodated... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I was very happy to read that you have enjoyed your experiences with us at Fantails. I have passed your comments onto our team who work hard to ensure everyone is looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. More 

Leicester
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took his mum here for lunch on Easter Sunday. There was a slight hick up with our booking which was resolved extremely quickly and efficiently. The food was outstanding. I had the breaded Goats cheese starter which was wonderful and my husband had the Black pudding. We both had the Roast Filet of Beef which was... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails We are pleased you enjoyed your Easter Sunday dining experience with us and that you all enjoyed your meal We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit from Leicester More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have just returned from one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I have had for some time. Meant as a midweek treat for my Wife and myself I was looking forward to good food and a comfortable atmosphere. This is not the first time I have visited Fantails so I thought I knew what to expect. But in this... More 

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fantails, Manager at Fantails Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Fantails We are pleased to read you enjoyed your experience with us, I will pass your comments on to the team as it is always rewarding to know all their hard work pays off We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Wetheral
  • Phone Number: 01228 560239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 46
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?