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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

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British, Bar, Pub
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18-20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
+44 1900 823654
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Carlin's is one of many very good places to eat in Cockermouth. The food is good quality home cooked food - with a good range of the usual fayre and local specialities.

Thank KowaIski
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There were 6 in our party. The food was OK when it eventually arrived. We waited about an hour for anything to eat at all. We were of course well supplied with wine! When will places that contain the word Bistro in their name realise that a few nibbles/bread would be much appreciated. Have the owners never been to Europe?... More 

Thank InvernessOakwoods
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We went in as they said they allowed dogs but were ushered through to a back room as dogs were not allowed in the bistro-ok. We ordered belly pork and grilled chicken but then waited an hour with no sign of food, we heard other people being served their meals but ours never appeared. We left just paying for our... More 

2 Thank dippydoodle
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A nice local in the center of Cockermouth, with pleasant furniture and good food. Just a remark: we had to wait a really long time before being served ...

1 Thank Italian68
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A group of 4 of us visited quite late on a Saturday night without a reservation. We received a pleasant welcome and service was very efficient and friendly. The food was tasty and served in good time - definitely recommended.

1 Thank Maxjaws
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Called in last Thursday eve but told they were fully booked even though lots of places available, so went to Tarrantellas - perfect as usual. Booked Carlins for the Friday night and walked straight in to our table - lots of waitresses and overall good service from them but misadvised about drinks offers - hey ho - pizzas and burger... More 

1 Thank yorkshireincumbria
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Everything in this place is totally delicious, just make sure you try it. My favourite dish was the sea bass, it's Jamie Oliver meets Gordon Ramsey, perfect blend of lemon and herbs.

2 Thank GoodFoodAfficianado
Dearham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Popped in on a Monday evening when could not be bothered to go home and cook. Noticed a few people in, always a good sign on a Monday in april, and we were not disappointed. will go again.

Thank sailorman2
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Having never eaten here before I went with family for a meal out. I couldn't fault my starter of garlic mushrooms or my main of lamb Henry. My only dislike was my pudding. I ordered 'homemade pavlova'. I make pavlova a lot and this was certainly not pavlova. It was two very sweet, hard, shop bought style meringues with a... More 

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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat on a Monday night with Storm Abigail brewing we chanced upon Carlis's. The Bistro was as you might expect on a Monday night quite quiet and therefore lacked atmosphere but the food served was more than adequate and the choice wide.

Thank LindaandTYJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-20 Market Place, Cockermouth CA13 9NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Cockermouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1900 823654
Part of Allerdale Court Hotel but I can't review the hotel only the restaurant which is one of the best in Cockermouth. Any chance of a listing under restaurants for this lovely restaurant?

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