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Fantails Restaurant

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The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
+44 1228 560239
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always choose Fantails for our special meals; it is expensive, but I have always argued that it is worth it. The lunchtime menu is good value, but the wine is overpriced. On this occasion we chose the Sunday evening meal and at £24.95 for a 3 course meal we felt this offered good value. My starter was beautiful, Breaded... More 

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Thank Sulkybumblebee
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in September for a birthday meal, there were 10 of us in total. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious.

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Thank Q5450VIsaraho
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic tapas night. Good food and great atmosphere. Can't recommend highly enough . We will definitely be back.

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Thank Andrea V
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Unfortunately prices for our dinner were very high - the sorts of prices you pay in London and in return get really good food. We definitely did not get good food. The staff were a combination of lacking in experience (one waitress snapped the cork when opening a very good bottle of wine) or a little arrogant in their responses... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Lovely location and attractive traditional interior. Very popular restaurant in the area, so busy and with a good atmosphere. Food was good, although the starter was only tepid. I would go back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Absolutely fabulous Friday night Tapas night! Obviously a big hit with locals and visitors alike! Service excellent and "mine host" Ken visible and friendly to everyone ! Atmosphere excellent, comfortable seating throughout the whole restaurant /bar areas! Plenty of staff so no long queues for service at bar! Very well done. When exploring the River Eden walks this is a... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was my first time at the Tapas night. It was brilliant; loads of different food; food was free all night, you just had to buy your drink. It was an amazing thing to do. You cannot book a table; it is first come first served. I will definitely go back again.

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Thank hazel040
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

My wife and I invited family and friends on a Sunday evening to celebrate my retirement. Prior to the evening we had a number of meetings with the owner Kenny to formulate the arrangements. Nothing was a trouble to him and his advise was invaluable. His staff decorated our area of the restaurant which made the evening special. In total... More 

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Eastriggs, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Visited on a sunday lunchtime with colleagues for a retirement party. The food, as always, was excellent. Very friendly service and all at a reasonable price. Could not fault it in any way.

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hexham
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Called in today for lunch. I only wanted one course as did my husband. I chose roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. He chose a nut roast. I asked the waitress if it was possible just to have one course and how much would that be. She told me the price would be in the a la carte menu. Well, actually,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $38
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle  >  Wetheral
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 560239

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?