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Circle Cafe Bar

5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
+44 1228 599939
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Bar, Cafe, International, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu has a great choice, we went as a large group and they catered well to us. They also do their very best to fit you in even when they are busy and I've always had fantastic service over the phone when booking. Picked...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chosen because one of our part was vegetarian and we were not disappointed. Excellent food with a wonderful selection, friendly professional service and reasonably priced. We all really enjoyed our lunch, thank you

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to Carlisle and we went to the circle bar on both Friday and Saturday night. Friday we had drinks-the cocktail menu is really good and such a fun and quirky atmosphere!! Saturday we are and then vegan options here are...More

Thank Vegan1759
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Excellent food reasonably priced. Good choice of drinks. Super service and great night out. Highly recommended.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We often, visit the circle bar on a Sunday and it delivers every time Dog friendly- 3 tables and outside, your best to book Gluten free available on a range of menus staff always accommodating and friendly Sunday roast priced £9.50 well worth the price,...More

Thank Gaz1892
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, great food, good value for money. Staff very friendly and attentive. Free cocktail, on Thursday nights.

Thank hazel040
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were passing through Carlisle and stopped here for lunch. The menu was varied, and we had no trouble getting vegetarian food.The staff were friendly, and the service was prompt. If I were in the area again, I'd come back. The atmosphere was nice, and...More

Thank Erin188569
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Carlisle is not a dog friendly town. So when we had family visiting for one night on their way through with the dog we thought we'd have to squash everyone in our tiny living room and try and actually cook for them. I was quite...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Yet again I had a great night out in Circle bar with my good wife. As it was her birthday she was spoilt for choice with the cocktail menu. I just took it easy with jägermeister and fiery ginger beer. Bar felt busy but relaxed...More

Thank Lucifer2310
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to this venue a few times now and have always received great service from the front of house staff and the food has been tasty and good value! Cocktails are always on point. I have recommended to my friends.

Thank slim57_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-10 Lowther Arcade, Carlisle CA3 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 599939
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