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“Favorite place to eat in Carlisle!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Circle Cafe Bar

Circle Cafe Bar
5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
01228 599939
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Ranked #36 of 272 Restaurants in Carlisle
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Carlisle
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Favorite place to eat in Carlisle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Circle Cafe Bar has to be one of the best places to eat in Carlisle! Food is to a very high standard and plates are always filled with what you ordered and a big salad garnish. I enjoy the soup and sandwhich deal which is always very tasty. Staff are very friendly and are always making sure that you are ok. Desserts are always lovely too, especially the chef's special cheescake! They also have a great childrens menu deal where the get a drink, main meal and a piece of fruit. It is very well priced for how much you get on your plate. I would definatly reccomend this cafe/bar to anyone wanting a nice lunch or dinner!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Lovely bar great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Me and my partner eat here regular. It never fails to please. The starters and main meals are always of good quality especially the bruschetta and the fajitas!! The service is quick and the place is very hygenic the starter bowls plates etc are taken away pretty quick then your meal will shortly follow!! It also provides a very nice bar to sit talk and enjoy a drink or two after your meal!! It is also good value and reasonably priced..

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great little cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stay near Carlisle several times a year and wouldn't miss a visit to this cafe/bar. Usually there at lunchtime and think the food is great and so is value. Gorgeous pea and chili soup. Their cakes are excellent and don't give my hubby indigestion! So must use good ingredients. Good atmosphere. Determined to go at night when I think they have music in bar.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fantastic service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We booked lunch here as part of our trip on the Settle and Carlisle line which gave us 90 minutes in Carlisle before our return. We booked it primarily because they allow dogs in the bar part which is unusual for a place that isn't a pub.

It's a bit tucked away in an arcade which doesn't help trade but we were told the shop opposite is going to open up soon.

It was very quiet at noon on a Sunday. The welcome was warm and the dog got a bowl of water. Menu has a good range of food. We had garlic bread with cheese and a rare beef salad for starters. Main course was caesar salad and a steak burger.

The only complaint with the food was that the garlic bread should have had longer in the oven as the middle was cold and the cheese wasn't melted.

Good range of wine and, overall good value for money. The service was wonderful

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere & staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Have been to the Circle bar lots of times for lunch when visiting Carlisle & it is always brilliant. great food at great prices in a lovely atmosphere & the staff are always so nice in here. A definate place to go for lunch while in Carlisle.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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