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Circle Cafe Bar

) #62 of 275 Restaurants in Carlisle $$ - $$$ British, , Cafe
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 1 week ago

Went for dinner last night with friends. The service was good to begin with. After we ordered, the waitress came back to say they had no falafel, as 3 of us had ordered dishes with this, that was a little disappointing. We all changed our...More

Thank Sh0rtShirt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place. Great bar. Great staff. Best and cleanest loos I have been to in a long time - these things matter! Dog friendly too - my dog Lady chilled out to Paul Weller and some 70s funk. I'll definitely back as one...More

Thank shanners67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came back in march with one of my friends and we were shown in and to a table by a man who asked if we were having food, to which i confirmed. We were then told to be taken care of by a waitress who...More

Thank reveiw123
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Lovely cocktails, fantastic choice and very nice staff , Will certainly be returning especially since it is a dog friendly bar also !

Thank roxy10103
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Good selection on menu and food was gorgeous. Wanted to try the chocolate bread and butter pudding and the salted caramel martini but just too full. Next time. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Fab, friendly staff, great cocktails! Always one of our first bars to call in on a night out in Carlisle!

Thank Ellieshabba
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife and I recently had a going away party at the circle bar. The staff were absolutely wonderful. Manager Kat and her team made us feel welcome and the cocktails were excellent.

Thank chrisbuchanan1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Excellent friendly bar with a great selection of interesting food. Very dog friendly, welcoming staff who made us and the dogs feel a home. We will definately go back next time we're in Carlisle.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Can not recommend enough - staff were super helpful and the food was lovely. Also not that expensive!

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went in here for cocktails (well, he had beer) on our way for a meal. As I was trying to decide which one to have, the woman behind the bar told me about a special they had on which was some sort of vodka with...More

Thank Rai S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 17:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
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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