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.
If the date or time you requested is not available, please contact the restaurant on 01228210241.
We booked online and there was confusion over the time as it was a Sunday bank holiday evening, the manager was excellent as were the waiting staff and nothing was too much trouble and overall excellent service and food
Lovely birthday lunch, goodfood, cocktails and service.
Everything was excellent from arriving at Penny Blue. Thank you
Although what we had was delicious. I was a little disappointed in the lunch time menu as not so much to choose from. Also had hoped like my last visit to get Tapas which wasn’t on the menu as there on a Monday
Fabulous as alway!
Beautiful venue, lovely staff and scrumptious food all at a reasonable price in a handy central location
The food was lovely. The waitress was pleasant. Unfortunately we had to chase our order, we were one of only 3 tables in and waited 35 minutes for our order (cajun chicken burger and chicken cobb salad). This was acknowledged as unacceptable by the waitress and an apology and a discount given.
Hadn’t been before. Went with family for Mother’s Day meal at 6pm. Not a good idea, seated in bar area and very noisy, having a normal conversation impossible. Food and service was ok, but went mainly for Tapas which not served on Sundays.
Had a superb meal on Mother’s Day, fantastic all round. THANKYOU.
Unfortunately my mushroom tagliatelle was cold. I gave up trying to attract the attention of staff as they were thin on the ground. The bar staff were friendly and the atmosphere was good
Great food & service from staff.
Excellent food and service, looks great too.
Booked to have a meal with friends for a much needed catch up. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was beautiful and the cocktails were amazing. We will definitely be back.
It was lovely food but I thought it was a bit expensive. Excellent service would go back
it was our first 'meal' experience but it certainly wont be our last it was my birthday and it was an awesome way to spend it thank you
Food was lovely; the only thing I would mention is the limited vegetarian Main Course options; this could be improved. Apart from that, thiroughly enjoyable :)
Beautiful food, warm & friendly atmosphere and super helpful staff. I look forward to visiting again! Lovely choices for vegetarians like me!
Food was fantastic but portions could be slightly bigger, given the prices. Quick and friendly service throughout. Lovely setting and good atmosphere. Will be back!
Although we had a lovely meal, it was rather disappointing that there was some mix up with the orders (something to do with the ticket not reaching the kitchen) and one of the meals was delayed. Mistakes do happen but we felt it would be preferable if all the meals had arrived at the same time even if it meant our service was delayed as when the final meal was served everyone else was well through with their meals and the person who had waited had felt rushed. But the food was delicious and we will be back
Excellent food and service fantastic tapas.
The restaurant was very noisy and not to my liking - we would rather have been in the quieter section as we kept getting bumped by people with drinks who were also standing over us quite often. The food and staff were great - in particular the girl who served us, we really liked her.
Had a lovely meal ,couldn't fault anything wrong with anything ,then decided we will book afternoon tea next as its such a relaxing place to be .
Had a really lovely catch up with the girls at Penny Blue for breakfast this Sunday gone. Always feels like a proper treat when visiting any of the Halston Establishments! I need gf and veggie food and this was easy and very enjoyable as the menu had options for me plus I made sure to mention it to staff on arrival also.Big thank you for a fab breakfast, will be back xxx