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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

) #37 of 48 Restaurants in Cockermouth $$ - $$$ British, ,
18-20 Market Place | Allerdo Couth Hotel, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 823654
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“sea bass” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
18-20 Market Place | Allerdo Couth Hotel, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Carlin's is one of many very good places to eat in Cockermouth. The food is good quality home cooked food - with a good range of the usual fayre and local specialities.

Thank KowaIski
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There were 6 in our party. The food was OK when it eventually arrived. We waited about an hour for anything to eat at all. We were of course well supplied with wine! When will places that contain the word Bistro in their name realise...More

Thank InvernessOakwoods
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went in as they said they allowed dogs but were ushered through to a back room as dogs were not allowed in the bistro-ok. We ordered belly pork and grilled chicken but then waited an hour with no sign of food, we heard other...More

3  Thank dippydoodle
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Pretty average restaurant food, with decent service. May have got another star in a different town but there are much better options in Cockermouth.

Thank Freddy_Fruitbat
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A nice local in the center of Cockermouth, with pleasant furniture and good food. Just a remark: we had to wait a really long time before being served ...

1  Thank Italian68
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A group of 4 of us visited quite late on a Saturday night without a reservation. We received a pleasant welcome and service was very efficient and friendly. The food was tasty and served in good time - definitely recommended.

1  Thank Maxjaws
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Dropped in and discovered it was their Steak Night. Decided on the steak which was not good. Flies around the table did not do anything to attract us back to this place.

Thank MaureenW00dhead
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Called in last Thursday eve but told they were fully booked even though lots of places available, so went to Tarrantellas - perfect as usual. Booked Carlins for the Friday night and walked straight in to our table - lots of waitresses and overall good...More

1  Thank yorkshireincumbria
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The service at Carlins was good - the waitresses were friendly and welcoming. The menu is a mix of British food - lamb, Cumberland sausage and burger, fish, chicken and steak etc., as well as pasta, pizza and paella. I thought the food was rather...More

Thank Rowan48
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Everything in this place is totally delicious, just make sure you try it. My favourite dish was the sea bass, it's Jamie Oliver meets Gordon Ramsey, perfect blend of lemon and herbs.

2  Thank GoodFoodAfficianado
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Market Place | Allerdo Couth Hotel, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 823654
Part of Allerdale Court Hotel but I can't review the hotel only the restaurant which is one of the best in Cockermouth. Any chance of a listing under restaurants for this lovely restaurant?
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