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“A perfect mid-week treat”
Review of Catch 23 Restaurant - CLOSED

Catch 23 Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Diner, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Catch23 Restaurant, Cake House and Coffee Shop overlooks the fishing lakes by Kellet Lane Borwick, just off Junction 35 on the M6 at the Carnforth interchange. Built on the site of a redundant gravel pit,the views across the water and the tranquillity of the scenery compliment the surroundings of the building beautifully, and there are many interesting things to spot in the naturalised landscape. The dining room and coffee shop are open every day from 9.00 In the morning (except Christmas and New year) with a warm and friendly greeting to welcome guests all year round. Our menu is carefully selected using produce from local suppliers to bring some of the best value, quality dining in the locality. There is always a selection of Daily Specials which are in addition to the regular menus and these tend to be made up from seasonal ingredients brought in specially for the day. Their availability is limited and so it is worthwhile booking early to avoid disappointment at busy times. Reservations are not essential but recommended. There is a good range of choices and very often live music when we have our wine inclusive menus on special occasions. Private functions can be arranged for family and business entertaining and we are always happy to create individual menus to suit the event. As a very happy customer recently commented :- " A Little Hidden Gem " !
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We joined 4 friends for the thursday night dining.
What a treat it turned out to be from the first mouthful of the stater to the tro of desserts,It delivered magnificent flavour and ultra proffesional service.
Thamkyou for a lovely evening again,

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Thank Louise W
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

After several visits I have to say this venue exceeded all expectations. The views over the lake are lovely and on a sunny day a table on the decking is superb.
We have been here for morning coffee, afternoon tea with delicious homemade cakes and on the last visit we had lunch. The fish and chips were a delight and the pulled pork brioche with salad trimmings was tasty and substantial. On each visit the staff have been friendly and helpful. When 5 of us arrived with a double twin buggy one afternoon the girls were so helpful in finding a table with room for the buggy. I would recommend this venue to anyone

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Thank Susan J
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Having heard good reports of Catch 23 my husband, two daughters and granddaughter visited today for lunch. We had not booked going on the off-chance after shopping. There were several free tables on arrival but there seemed to be a problem regarding where they would seat us which was rather awkward. Having been seated we waited for some time before our order was taken. Nothing too difficult for the chef in our order. Our drinks arrived and the glass I was given was filthy. An excuse was made regarding the fact that sometimes dishwashers don't always clean them properly. We waited again. In the meantime, at least two other tables arrived, were served and were eating their meals before our meals were delivered. There was nothing spectacular about the food. And to be honest my salad bowl contained very little for the price. One of our daughter's had offered to pay for the lunch but when the bill arrived I was not prepared to let her spend her hard-earned money on the rest of us.

I am sorry to say that on that experience it is unlikely any of us will be returning again.

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Catch23Borwick, Owner at Catch 23 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

We are sorry that you feel you had a less than adequate experience with us. We are constantly striving to ensure that our standards are high and are always happy to receive constructive feedback. We do have a number of new staff training in the restaurant at the moment and can only surmise this is where there has perhaps been a failure in our normal service levels. We shall ensure your comments are noted with the front of house staff.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Great location, food great, staff friendly, had lunch with wife, daughter and lab really enjoyed the afternoon! Take no notice of the poor reviews, you have to pay a little more for quality, poor reviewers please stick to Asda Cafe!

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1  Thank Bobout
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Normally my wife and I just pop in for a coffee and cake as we walk the country lanes from Carnforth.Good Friday,popped in about 2 o,clock,sat down at a table for two and when we ordered were told 'meals only' go to the coffee shop.(part of the building)Rather embarrasing.Of course we didn't and we will not be popping in again.

1  Thank Robert M
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Catch23Borwick, Owner at Catch 23 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2014

We're sorry you felt embarrassed about being asked to relocate to our cake house/coffee shop when you called for coffee recently. Easter Weekend is a busy period for us and during these busy times we make it a strict policy of keeping food orders in the restaurant and coffee and cake orders in the cake house. This not only helps the smooth running of our operation with dedicated staff in each area but also ensures customers are not waiting unnecessarily for their orders to be taken and delivered in a timely fashion. We do hope you can understand the reasons for this.

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