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Fantails Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The Green, Wetheral, Carlisle CA4 8ET, England
+44 1228 560239
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

My family and I celebrated my Dad's 71st birthday at Fantails Restaurant and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent: breaded brie starter, succulent rack of lamb and Bailey's cheesecake for dessert. Everyone's food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service was fantastic throughout the evening - the staff were attentive and polite and everything came quickly. It was... More 

Thank Sorcha D
Warks, England
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bit of an impromptu stop on the way to Scotland. What a fanstastic evening with endless amazing tapas, great music, terrific wines and gins and a really fun atmosphere. Definitely worth the stop if your passing

Thank faradaywarks
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

visited here as a large group and was slightly disappointed as i have visited fantails before and been very impressed. i had the duck leg starter which i thought was under cooked as the meat did not come off the bone easily and the skin was not crisp. next i had the beef sporran which for me personally was overcooked... More 

Thank 123eml
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the owner and staff for saving the evening of a dreadful experience in a newly opened restaurant not to far away,well done to all and many thanks.

Thank Mrhungry711
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 3 course Sunday lunch served by friendly staff who although very busy were very efficient. But the food was fairly bland - not much taste from the roast beef or the veg - maybe overcooked?

Thank snappy6
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have visited Fantails twice lately when visiting the area, it really is a gorgeous chocolate box of a place. The staff are great, really relaxed and friendly making you feel well looked after. Lots of nice touches, table set ups, candles, chocolates with bill, etc. The food is good but the surroundings slightly beat the food.... More 

Thank rachael b
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Don't like complaining however.... Poor slow service, food very expensive for what it was, if I pay £19.95 for a steak I would expect mushrooms and onion rings to come with it, this costs pence, should not be extra, the Duck did not taste like any Duck I have tasted before, it tasted more like tasteless kidney. Kids meals came... More 

4 Thank Phil R
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

My wife and I joined ex-colleagues for a Christmas party on Friday (16.12.16). The owner greeted us on arrival and showed us to our table. With the restaurant being so busy with Christmas parties it was quite late before we received our food, but it was certainly worth waiting for, the food was out of this world and we couldn't... More 

Thank ALAN J
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The six of us booked in on a Sunday evening and once again we were not disappointed. Service good, food incredible and the Wainwright delightful.

Thank silverfox08
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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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
$12 - $37
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?