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“excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oily's

Oily's
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Workington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef patron Warwick Muir opened Oily's in June 2008 since then it has carved out a reputation as one of Cumbria's premier eateries. The food is classic British with a few Mediterranean elements.
Workington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Oilys is situated on the outskirts of Workington .It is well worth a visit .Great food ...good beer ..and excellent service .We will definitely be going back .

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Workington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Christmas Lunch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went for my Christmas lunch with my work colleagues, we had to sit with our coats on because it was freezing cold, we asked if the heating was on they replied "Yes" but when we felt the radiator it was stone cold. The meal was average & i found a piece of paper with a postcode on & part of a phone number in my meal, My other colleague had fish which seemed to be very bland and very watery. my other colleagues had the beef in red wine gravy which was tasteless. Overall we were very disappointed with the lunch, Their goodwill gesture for finding the paper in the meal was the price of a glass of Rose wine that i had with my lunch.

  • Visited December 2013
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5 Thank loz2265
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Whitehaven. Lowca
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“Best mixed grill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Visited Oilys last week, best mixed brill in Cumbria. Excellent service, beautiful interior, staff very friendly and informative. all our meals were fantastic. Will be returning very soon.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank shareeny123
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Workington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went for a Sunday evening meal. Initially the table that was selected for us was in an odd place (in a fairly empty restaurant), and right next to a really busy table but the staff were more than accommodating at our request to swap. The food was good value, with generous portion sizes. The menu is what you'd expect from any half decent pub/restaurant. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive service. Would go again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Carly D
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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Below average Christmas lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went for Christmas lunch with some friends in the run up to Christmas We had pre-ordered from the Christmas menu. Very disappointing. Reminded me of school meals.... lumpy/cold mashed potatoes and cold veg. Roasts were all exactly the same so guessing Aunt Bessies?? Really wished we had just ordered from the al a carte menu. The turkey was adequate but nothing special and the pulled beef was tough with a huge chunk of fat running through it.

Makes you wonder if restaurants that offer these Christmas lunches do it as cheaply as they can but charge as much as they can.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Anne G
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