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Fantails Restaurant

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The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
+44 1228 560239
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Open now
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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 

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.

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.

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 

4 Thank Jane S
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.

1 Thank Kath R
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 

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.

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.

Thank huntygowk
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9 reviews
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
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $38
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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?