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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

) #2 of 93 Restaurants in Keswick $$ - $$$ Italian, , Pizza
20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (256 reviews)
“pizza” (328 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
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71 - 80 of 807 reviews

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After a day on the fells we were hungry so ordered six tapas dishes, every one was fantastic. Square Orange gets very busy and as they don't accept reservations it is pot luck if you can get a table. We were lucky, walking in as...More

Thank WirralTiger
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I love the Square Orange. It's massively popular these days so you have to be patient and keep trying to get in. Once you do, you will find a buzzing,friendly place stacked with excellent drinks and great tapas and pizza. Very hard to beat!

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Great little spot recommended by my B&B hosts. Went on my own, came out with 6 new friends. It's the kind of place where people hang out, chat and play games for hours and don't realise how much time has ticked away. Lots of laughter,...More

1  Thank Claire T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great little quirky cafe bar, fab atmosphere. Varied assortment of ales and wines. Food is tasty,homemade cakes amazing .Seating is cramped, but once you've got a pew it's difficult to leave. Friendly staff, called in twice on our visit to Keswick would have been more...More

Thank kazh0104
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to Square Orange many times, and passed it by even more due to its popularity and it been jam packed!! Fantastic little quirky bar with a great beer wine and cocktails menu! The food is limited to pizza, Tapas and the fantastic...More

Thank Graham O
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It's worth the wait for a table (no reservations) and the staff are very friendly. The chef works miracles from a tiny kitchen area and there's a good range of beers, wines and cocktails.

Thank navigator410
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We booked in advance and were able to pick our table. The waitress was very helpful and suggested how the Chateau Briand would best suit our steak cooking choices. The bar did not stock less than superior products, so some popular brands were not available...More

Thank pjandd300
squareorange, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello, Thank you for writing a review but I have a feeling that it was intended for "Inn on the Square" and not us. Although we would love to serve steaks I'm afraid that it is pizza all the way. I'm not sure if there...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I like the square orange and have eaten there before, a nice busy atmosphere, its always a must visit, especially with Erdinger on tap, nice. This visit we didn't get the chance to eat as they were very busy, which is a testament to the...More

Thank carlone_01
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good food (we had tapas and pizza) helpful staff,great selection of drinks, Informal setting. Price is good too. We had a really good night. We'll be back!!

Thank lovelythat
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just popped in for a cup of tea and a cake after a walk in the hills. Loved the busy atmosphere and the shabby chic look. We were quickly welcomed by the waiting on staff and service was quick with a touch of humour! The...More

Thank Nikki B
squareorange, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Nikki, Thank you for your lovely review and we're really pleased that you had an enjoyable experience with us. I just wanted to let you know that we have taken your comment about the school desks on board. They had become sticky through wear...More

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Questions & Answers
7 January 2017|
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Response from squareorange | Property representative |
Hi There, We absolutely do take well behaved dogs so bring them along. Unfortunately we do not take bookings due to our size but if you can come in early or don't mind waiting for a little while, it does not normally take... More
Marcia G
2 November 2016|
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Response from squareorange | Property representative |
Hi Marcia, We have the following dishes - Soup (Our soup is always GF and Veggie) Tapas - Mini Red Peppers stuffed with Feta Spanish Tortilla Patatas Bravas Padron Peppers Vine Leaves stuffed with Rice and Herbs Whole... More
26 September 2016|
Response from dandlbu | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and they have water and doggie snax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
  • E-mail
Please note that we do not take bookings.
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