Monday - Sunday: 12pm - Till late
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
lovely food and cocktails
Very enjoyable meal in pleasant atmosphere with good service near centre of the city
We had an amazing time we added to our numbers and it wasn't a problem, the service staff and food could not have been better. /well done to you all and thank you.
had a lovely lunch with friends, great atmosphere and staff were very friendly and attentive. food good although would have liked larger piece of bread with pate, which was excellent anyway. Tapas selection was very good and presented well. Would certainly recommend
Excellent food and service. I will definitely book again.
Great as always, thank you.
I had my daughter’s baby shower at penny blue. And from start to finish the staff could not have been more helpful. The food was amazing and the staff very attentive. Thank you all very much.
What an amazing afternoon we had for my Mams birthday, no faults in anything! We will be back!
Thank you for a beautiful graduation celebration meal , it was a perfect finish to a wonderful day
Very busy the start of Christmas parties but the food and service was brilliant the staff even found us a table less packed area many thanks.
Ladies do lunch had a good time in Penny Blue on Saturday afternoon, food was lovely and the drinks went down very well. We will be back
All I can say is that once again the service was brilliant and the food was delicious ,we will definitely be back.
From the moment we walked in we could not fault anything, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the surroundings are lovely. We will definetly be back.
b Best english food in carlisle and in a great comfortable atmosphere
Really enjoyed our experience at penny blue , a special treat , for a special mum on her 88th birthday . Waitress was very friendly and wished my mam a happy birthday . Thanks to all .
4 of us had a joint 40th birthday party here on Saturday 3rd November. There were 18 in our party and we were very well attended to. Everything was perfect. Food was amazing, very tasty and served swiftly. Special thanks to everyone who looked after us directly and to the kitchen for our lovely cake, didn’t get a chance to thank them personally on the night. Looking forward to my next visit.
Fantastic venue, atmosphere and the staff really helpful and friendly. Highly recommend it.
Menu is limited
We had a lovely meal. Nice as a treat but drink is a little pricy to visit regularly.
My husband and I went for lunch at Penny Blue with my brother and his wife. We all really enjoyed our chosen meals and would definitely go back again. I had the Vegetarian Tapas Platter and would definitely recommend this to anyone - even non-vegetarians!
Food was fabulous, definitely be back
Really nice atmosphere, staff are friendly and helpful and the meal itself was very good.
Great sunday lunch. Was slightly let down by the lack of Yorkshire puds but I requested more and that was rectified. Overall the food could of been warmer but all in all it was a great meal and service was wonderful. I will be visiting again to try the rest of the menu
Thourouly enjoyed our meal . Our waitress very friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere.
Lovely afternoon for lunch nice friendly young lady who served us Well done