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Circle Cafe Bar

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5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
+44 1228 599939
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate in the restaurant part of the bar on a Friday night. We booked but the restaurant was not overly busy. There was an 'open mike' event taking place in the far end of the bar but it was not noisy in the restaurant. There was a family of 4 and we all had starters and main meal. The... More 

Thank Macjohn51
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so good. The food is fantastic, and the service is brilliant. I usually go for lunch with a friend. Everything is top notch.

Thank hazel040
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a pot of tea while shopping good brew and Service. Toilet facilities very good nice and clean

Thank blondyEngland
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my family and there is a good range of food, one person is vegan and had plenty of choice. Atmosphere is good and the cafe is decorated nicely. Service was a bit slow, we were told it would be a 30 minute wait but it turned out to be over an hour, other than that we would... More 

Thank Vivjoluke
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We had excellent meals, imaginative ingredients and freshly cooked. Staff were friendly and helpful and happy to doctor some of the dishes to accommodate our taste buds. Menu changes daily mean you could eat happily there for a week and have a different experience each time. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for. We enjoyed the music too. Don't... More 

Thank Linda U
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

New menu fresh tasty home cooked food nice to see a childrens menu which was a new adition. Will definatly be back. Good vegi choice

Thank Emma H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with our 2 labradors. Food was great and staff super friendly and fussed over our 2 labs who were brought a bowl of water before our drinks order was even taken! Would recommend!

Thank AnnieBegg
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Went here last month with uni and had a lovely meal; burger and sweet potato fries (only issue I had that time was the cheese is just not meant for burgers). This time however has really disheartened me. I had decided instantly on what I wanted - something that never happens, I decided on the Moroccan burger. To my dismay... More 

Thank Nicola A
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place have visited it a few times great food service always quick and attentive menu very good sandwiches big enough to share you should all try .

Thank antigua28
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Went here for drinks while waiting on the train, had been recommended by some of my son's friends. No problem finding a seat in the bar area. There were people being served drinks at their tables but nobody came to us so had to order at the bar, maybe there should be a sign saying if it's table service or... More 

Thank janicejanroxy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $21
British, Bar, Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 599939

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