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Rafiks - CLOSED

141-145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
+44 1228 599889
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Aug 7, 2016
“Very Good Food”
Jun 17, 2016
“Super Indian!!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
141-145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere very clean. Menu very good a lot to choose from and some different dishes to other Indian restaurants. Food excellent and well presented. Staff very friendly and helpful . Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Deborah N
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Went here with 9 other people so was a big group. The quality of the food was superb, hot, tasty and we all got served at the same time. Very reasonably priced. Nice surroundings and very comfortable, definitely would go again.

Thank Maccydoodling
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Rafiks was a gamble and, for the most part, it paid off. The starter was amazing, fresh and tasty. Main course, following a recommendation, was amazing to start with until I got three-quarters through and the rest of chicken was badly undercooked. Not pink...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Pleasant service, good food, though some of the restaurant speciality dishes have had to be dropped. Try asking for something that used to be on the Rafiks menu; if not busy and they have the ingredients, they will sometimes make their previous dish.

Thank mavis g
Reviewed January 30, 2016

I thought this was an excellent venue for Indian food 2 years ago when I first visited it. It seems even better now. Used to be known as Rafik's but now seems to be using Botchergate Tandoori as it's title which I hope people won't...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I know it was the week after new year but it seems more of a take away pick up than a restaurant.The surroundings were lovely the room was cold prob due to the lack of bodies. ..only our party of four in although the takeaway...More

Thank cazbar64
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Dropped in here late one evening, when their only trade seemed to be take away. Very friendly and professional service, and excellent food, clearly all freshly cooked. Bhajis are always a good test of a curry house and theirs were good.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place not long ago absolutely disgusting never tasted such awful food in my life!!!!! Service was great can't complain however the food was veil!!!!!

1  Thank ukzz
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Visit this restaurant on a regular basis, excellent food and service, always made welcome. Try the Madras,

Thank Ian H
Reviewed September 14, 2015

First time at Rafiks, loved all of it, food was good service was good and really nice people. Will be back !

Thank Julie W
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-145 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 599889
  • E-mail
Originally openend in 1976 by Rafique Uddin and Cumbria's very first Indian restaurant, has now been reopened 35 years later by his sons Shaha and Koish. For true flavours from the Indian Sub-Continent come visit RAFIKS.
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