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Prior's Kitchen

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7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
+44 1228 548151
09:45 - 15:30
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did'nt enjoy the food and by the time the food actually arrived my tea was frozen. was not impressed at all and very expensive for what we got. Service was very poor they did say it had been a very busy day. Staff were nice and obviously run off there feet.

Thank sandramackenzie
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place in May 2017, And orded the Chorizo and chicken pannili sandwich which came with a green salad I also choose a diet coke. I have never been disapointed with the levels of service and the quality of the food when ever I visit. I would highly recommend this cafe to anyone who is in Carslile and... More 

Thank Kwan Ming
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We stopped in for a cup of coffee whilst doing a walking tour. I asked for decaffeinated coffee with milk, I got a glass of lukewarm milk with a hint of coffee. I got the distinct impression that the lady who served me wasn't paying attention and wasn't very interested. The surroundings were nice and it is obviously a popular... More 

1 Thank Ruth C
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch in this super cafe! I had a chorizo and goats cheese panini and my husband had a homemade broccoli and Stilton quiche with salad and new potatoes! We ordered a sticky toffee pudding with cream to share and it was an enormous portion. Lovely friendly staff and delicious food in serene surroundings. Very popular with... More 

Thank victoria k
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In the Cathedral grounds opposite the Cathedral itself is Prior's Kitchen. Using all fair trade supplies it is a popular cafe for shoppers and visitors to the Cathedral alike. The food is simple but tasty and prepared to order. Neither the breakfast nor lunch menu is extensive; instead they concentrate on good wholesome food. Things such a porridge and breakfast... More 

Thank Hezekiah312
Darlington, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It was such a pity that we had eaten a large breakfast. The menu was really appealing and very reasonable. We settled for an excellent cup of coffee, but next time we will have lunch. The Staff were friendly and welcoming. We look forward to returning.

Thank margaret148
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've become a regular visitor to the Prior's Kitchen. It's a lovely vaulted building, close to the city centre and right outside the cathedral. The menu is varied, with a few specials of the day. I can recommend the soup...great value for money and always tasty. Service is generally pleasant, and a recent decor upgrade has improved the general appearance.

Thank Paul S
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful home cooked food in a beautiful setting. The soup and bread were delicious, venison stew appetising and the ginger cake outstanding!

Thank ItalianophileYarm
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Popped in for a quick midweek luncj. Sandwiches, a soup and drinks. "A Tuna mayo on brown....." "Anything else?" "a ham and piccalilli on brown..." "Have we got enough ham?" ".. one left...' "a ham, what bread?" "Brown and a soup please" "Is that all from the back?" "Yes. Two teas and a hot chocolate please" "There's your teas milk... More 

Thank G C
Perth, Australia
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200 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Opposite the Cathedral is the Prior's Kitchen Cafe. Down some steps and you are led into the medieval settings of the cafe. We only had a tea/coffee and cake here, so cannot comment on the food. Good selection of tea, even though you felt the tea tray was thrown at you to make a choice. I'm not sure if the... More 

Thank Nigel H

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
09:45 - 15:30
09:45 - 15:30
09:45 - 15:30
09:45 - 15:30
09:45 - 15:30
09:45 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 548151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?