Penny Blue

20-34 Warwick Road, Carlisle, United Kingdom, CA1 1AB
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday - Sunday: 12pm - Till late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Penny Blue

Our beautiful bar & restaurant is housed within Carlisle’s historic old Post Office building. Sympathetically restored with many original features giving wonderful character and atmosphere. The Penny Blue building contains the famous stained glass window from the old Lonsdale cinema which has been restored and can be seen in our more private area.
Penny Blue will be serving a modern tapas & grill menu from our open kitchen, using local ingredients where possible and 100% Cumbrian beef. We cater for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Our drinks list includes original and classic cocktails, an extensive spirit menu, gin bar and a handpicked wine list.


If the date or time you requested is not available, please contact the restaurant on 01228210241.

Cuisine: Tapas, British, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, Locally Sourced, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £

Availability

Available Offers
This offer has price variations on different days. View full details.
Description
Available Dates
This reservation cannot be modified online. Please contact the restaurant directly to update this reservation.
Edit / Cancel Reservation
Diners Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Sort By:
5 Stars:
287
4 Stars:
99
3 Stars:
25
2 Stars:
8
1 Star:
2
Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

We visited for Sunday lunch. Food was lovely. Only disappointment no roast chicken. Staff friendly and polite.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Lovely atmosphere in a gorgeous building. Service a bit haphazard and beef in afternoon tea sandwichs too rare for our party's taste

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

Excellent food and friendly attentive service, as always.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

My friends, two of whom had never been before, all enjoyed their lunch and said they would be back with their family

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Would highly recommend. We tried the ‘2 steaks 2 glasses wine £25 offer on a Wednesday & can honestly say it was delicious. Service & atmosphere perfect too. Extremely good value in a beautiful historic building.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Delicious food and drink as always.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

Better than expected afternoon tea. Will definelty be returning.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Lovely food cocktails and service. Restaurant was rather quiet though

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Excellent thanks

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Not a great selection on the evening menu. We sat in the bar as restaurant was expecting a large party. It was very noisy in the bar and we felt as if we were being watched by the people who weren’t eating. The food was really good as was the service considering it was really busy.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

Had afternoon tea which was really really good. The service was excellent and they even gave us boxes to take away the cakes we didn’t manage to eat! We are definitely going to book again and would highly recommend it.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Excellent evening out with friends.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Music was too loud which made conversation around the table difficult.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Went for Sunday lunch and were very impressed. The vegan burger is amazing and my other half loved the three meat Sunday dinner. There is a good choice for vegans and meat eaters for all courses. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend Penny Blue and we will definitely be back.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

We had a wonderful lunch with friends, excellent food and drinks. The service in the restaurant and the surroundings were fabulous. Our only point for improvement is that the online booking service had not been communicated to the front of house and she was not aware of our booking. Perhaps this could be reviewed. Other than that all was wonderful. Thank you.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Would definitely go back.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Service was slightly slow and one of my tapas dishes had been forgotten otherwise pleasant service with a smile and delicious food

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Excellent meal and service. Definitely recommend and will return.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Unfortunately none of our party enjoyed their food. The battered fish was undercooked, the batter was soggy rather than crispy. Chips were also undercooked. The bun the chicken burger came in was all soggy. This spoilt our dining experience immensely. It will be unlikely that we return.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Excellent service which was discreet & helpful. All the staff really made our visit enjoyable - from the cocktails through to the dessert. My colleague thoroughly enjoyed her retirement celebration. Thank you

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Visited on Tapas Tuesday - excellent food and value for money - having previously been for 'normal' meals and very good Sunday lunches which have been equally good. Pleasant young staff. Would be nice to have a couple of (bottled?) local ales in the bar to contrast with the usual rather generic draft and bottled beers. Carlisle State Bitter from Derwent Brewery and Spun gold from Carlisle Brewing Company, perhaps

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Food, venue and staff all first rate. Special mention to the two staff who waited on us, Fabricio and unfortunately did not get the name of the young girl.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Very helpful staff in booking the table as we had a very large group. Very welcoming and obviously the food was amazing!

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

The service could have been more attentive, not asked if we would like more drinks, we would have spent more money if we were.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money
Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Fantastic food, service great. My husband’s steak wasn’t cooked to his liking but it was changed immediately with no fuss. Staff very pleasant would certainly recommend. Food really really good.

Reviewed On
Please enter a reason for Reporting this Review:
How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?
Food & Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value for Money