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Sun Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, England
+44 15242 71965
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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299 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This afternoon we walked through the quant village of Kirkby Lonsdale's narrow streets noticing all the interior design shops and picturesque alley ways, until we happened upon the Sun Inn restaurant. The quaintness of the outside of the building was enough to get us looking through the window and the log fire topped the scales and we entered a beautiful... More 

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Thank JohnTripAdviser
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your review. The description of the town and ourselves certainly makes me want to pop inside for a warming drink! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Hannah More 

Royton
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176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked in for Sunday evening in the little snug inbetween the bar area and the main restaurant where we could sit with our dog. We ordered BBQ pork cheek & Hake for starter, duck for main, rhubarb brûlée and cheese for dessert. Pre-dinner nibble, bread and a 3 course meal was £34 each, worth every single penny, the food... More 

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Thank Kathryn B
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review, thank you so much! The chefs work so hard on our menu so its always lovely to hear people enjoy the food so much. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Hannah More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Kirkby Lonsdale for a girls weekend and visited the sun inn on a couple of occasions, one of those was for an evening meal. The bar area was lovely and warm and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Food is served in both the bar or restaurant, we ate in the restaurant at the back.....the food... More 

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Thank Sally N
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is lovely to hear that you visited us on a number of occasions during your stay in Kirkby Lonsdale and we tempted you to dine with us. We hope to see you the next time you spend a girlie weekend in the town. Kind regards, Hannah More 

Cumbria
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to treat ouselves, whilst visiting kirkby lonsdale for the weekend, to sunday lunch. At £16.25 for 1 course of roast beef, we had high expectations!! The beef was tasteless, the roast lamb was pot roasted, deconstructed and then assembled in a circle the size of a very small tuna tin (mushy but tasty). The veg was shocking, overcooked... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food amazing, best I've ever had! Really cheap drinks also. I am gluten and dairy free and the chefs catered to my needs amazingly! I can't wait to come back!!

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Thank beccielou96
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we understand how people have different dietary requirements so we really do try to cater to these as much as we possibly can. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Hannah More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to dine here during a day trip to Kirkby Lonsdale. We hadn't booked a table and were seated during their Friday lunch service. The food and atmosphere was really lovely - it was snowing outside and the room we were in had a wood burning stove. Very cosy! It did get busy as the afternoon progressed. We couldn't... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding, wow,wow,wow was all I can say. The flavours were just unbelievable. I told the chef he should enter Masterchef , the meal was so good.

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Thank 500jane
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! I will have to see what Sam said to entering Masterchef! We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Hannah More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and myself fell upon the Sun Inn on our way to Bowness on Friday and was very impressed. Fabulous, friendly cosy atmosphere and fabulous food to make the visit very worthwhile. We would recommend anyone to visit the Sun Inn and next time we go to Bowness we will make this our stop off. Definitely worthy of a... More 

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Thank Stephanie P
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We are so happy that you stumbled across us and enjoyed your visit so much. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your way to Bowness. Kind regards, Hannah More 

Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have been customers of The Sun Inn for over ten years, and dine every now and then. Our most recent meal was so good, that it prompted a review at last! The menu is so "simple"... quite short for around 6 starters and six mains. However each dish is so well thought through that its really hard to chose.... More 

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1 Thank Graeme16
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow what a fantastic review! I will certainly pass on your comments to the entire team, both kitchen and front of house. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Hannah More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

ALreqady rated the accommodation and realised can rate the restaurant as well. Truly lovely food. An exceptional range of taste and texture.

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Thank Gareth M
SunInnKirkbyLonsdale, Guest Relations Manager at Sun Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write both of your reviews. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again Kind regards, Hannah More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Contemporary, Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Phone Number: +44 15242 71965
Description
The Sun Inn's AA two rosette rated restaurant is called 'Carter at the Sun Inn', after Head Chef Sam Carter, an experienced chef with a passion for local produce, using top regional ingredients in modern British dishes that are finessed with cool cheffy flourishes, such as hay smoked roe deer with caramelised chicory and braised red cabbage gel.

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