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ARRIGHI's

67 Market Place | CA28, Whitehaven CA287JG, England (Formerly ARRIGHTS)
1946 590057
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Ranked #20 of 44 restaurants in Whitehaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Bistro, Oyster Bar, Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a character listed property of over 400 year old that has recently undergone a major re-furbishment. With a new commercial kitchen, contemporary style furniture, restored original wooden flooring from the deck of a ship and hand painted murals, this is a family business of over 105 years old that is one, if not the oldest, in the Lake District. During the day, downstairs we are a fully licensed bistro style restaurant with traditional Italian style take away fish & chips. In the evening, by prior arrangement, we open to offer a private dining experience. We are not like the other restaurants in the area with a large busy bar. Our ambition is to remain very small and exclusive. We can cater for between 2 and 12 people each evening with the facility becoming yours. For larger parties, you have your own chief and waitress. We offer a standard menu but prefer to design a menu of seafood and steaks as you prefer. We offer a fine wine list, some beers and a selection of fine Scottish malt whiskey.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a character listed property of over 400 year old that has recently undergone a major re-furbishment. With a new commercial kitchen, contemporary style furniture, restored original wooden flooring from the deck of a ship and hand painted murals, this is a family business of over 105 years old that is one, if not the oldest, in the Lake District. During the day, downstairs we are a fully licensed bistro style restaurant with traditional Italian style take away fish & chips. In the evening, by prior arrangement, we open to offer a private dining experience. We are not like the other restaurants in the area with a large busy bar. Our ambition is to remain very small and exclusive. We can cater for between 2 and 12 people each evening with the facility becoming yours. For larger parties, you have your own chief and waitress. We offer a standard menu but prefer to design a menu of seafood and steaks as you prefer. We offer a fine wine list, some beers and a selection of fine Scottish malt whiskey.
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English first
Cumbria, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After dining at Carla Arrighi's restaurant I found the food and service excellent. So i wounder if the people who have put the derogatory remarks about the restaurant on line have actually dined there, or is this just a dirty tricks campaign by disgruntled council supporters who havn't the courage to put their names to them.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Working in Whitehaven and stopped here for a take away as not much time. Looked in the window and saw the TripAdvisor award so thought it must be ok even though my gut instinct was to walk straight back out when I entered. Wish I followed my gut!!! Frankly the worst fish and chips I've ever had. Yesterday's chips not... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm a regular visitor to Arrighis. The food is perfect. The shop has been on the go for 100 years, so that in itself should tell the customer what to expect. Downstairs, there is a traditional chippy, upstairs you are waited on, just like at any top notch restaurant. The staff are down to earth, and really good fun. Well... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tried this chippy today, firstly I waited in the queue for 15 minutes for two portions of chips! Got served by a lady with blonde hair which should have been in a hairnet or AT LEAST tied up but was hanging freely as she was cooking and wrapping my food! When I eventually got my chips I opened them to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I were visiting the Whitehaven area for a couple of days and were looking for somewhere to eat in the evening. We noticed the signs on the outside of Arrighi’s were advertising fresh fish. The menu in the window looked good so we booked a table for that night. Back at the B&B we looked at the... More

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Lake district England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Terrible , over priced and food was rubbish ! paid over £100 for 4 people (2 course ) . The so called fresh fish was either frozen or tinned ! The meal was tasteless , would never recommended and never visit again . To be honest they need to give up advertising that they are a seafood restaurant,

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Called into Arrighi's on the off chance of a breakfast ( I was a bit early). I was met by a nice lady who was very helpful. The place had not opened at that point but she was very nice about it and made me a breakfast of Bacon, Egg, Beans, Sausage and toast. It was good value and I... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

someone told me not to get chips as there always soft on the outside and hard in the middle,but i did anyway asked for large fish and chips. well i wouldnt like to see the small fish as the one i got was half the size of a ropers medium, they were right about the chips soft on outside hard... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Large breakfast lovely but not enough £5.50 1 small sausage 1 Bacon wouldn't like to have seen the small breakfast! Owners dog was sat under our table scratching away at its self room was full of smoke poor ventilation ( only small window) looked like everywhere needed a good dusting! Looks nice from outside!

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a relatively new and yet to be established restaurant that epitomises the often clichéd phrase, ‘It has potential’. Even though there are a number of ‘hoops-to-jumpy’ through – it is tucked away in the corner of a market area, it has a history as a reputed ‘fish-and-chippy’, with a transition route through the establishment that alludes to a... More

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