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Carlton Restaurant, Washington Central Hotel - CLOSED

Washington Street, Workington CA14 3AY, England
+44 (0)1900 65772
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Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: European, British, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The fully refurbished Central Bistro & Bar retains all the elements of quality and style set in a relaxed, contemporary and modern surroundings. The finest Locally sourced foods, prepared with imagination and flair. Allow all our guests to choose from a selection of small plates, classics & grills, seasonal specials, home-made desserts and Cumbrian cheeses.

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English first
Cumbria
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have visited here many times, usually with my husband over lunchtime but have never reviewed it on trip advisor. It has always generally been consistent but we took a break after it started to go downhill ever so slightly but thought we would give it another try as it advertised a new menu. We both ate a small lunch... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nothing startling about our meal last wkend. Also sick of hearing the staff shouting out instructions too eachother!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited the Washington last night, a decade after our last visit, for a rare child free outing. Impressed from start to finish. Food was flavoursome, well prepared and nicely presented. We had the set menu's from the restaurant and I was particularly pleased with the generous portion sizes (Seriously, I have never been serves so much venison on one plate).... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Having never had a meal in the Carlton, myself and a friend decided one day that we would. I was beyond impressed! Great choice, great value, lovely friendly staff and overall happiness with it! I wish I'd tried it sooner. I was beyond impressed and would highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Staff are really nice and helpful. Food is very nice indeed and the service is excellent. The ambience overall is very pleasant and there is no café-type atmosphere. Would like the Gaelic coffee to be a bit less expensive.

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Chalabre, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Beautifully presented, freshly prepared cordon bleu style food but without the stingy portions. Very good value for money considering the quality.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant last night. The fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the attentive staff were friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back soon!

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11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food was excellent, steak cooked perfectly. Good choice on menu. Relaxed environment with brilliant service. Lounge area have comfortable seats to sink into once meal is finished. Lovely wines. We make an effort to return here as and when the opportunity arises.

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monaghan
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

i was told by a local this was a 4 star hotel that was the best in the town.... over rated expensive dump.... food was terrible and lacked imagaination, well over price... hotel is no more than a 3 star... staff are very nice but the food is not four star choice or quality..

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Workington, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Nice surroundings and attentive staff. hotel busy but food arrived quickly. was excellent quality and tasted great.

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