Penny Blue

20-34 Warwick Road, Carlisle, United Kingdom, CA1 1AB
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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.


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Cuisine: Tapas, British, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, Locally Sourced, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Lovely menu. Compliments to the chef! I'll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

On Saturday we were a last minute booking.. the staff were very accommodating & the service and food was excellent. We were also staying the night at The Halston and that also was superb with breakfast in Penny Blue the following morning also first class!.. highly recommend both!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Another lovely evening at Penny Blue

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

The background music was quite annoying with booming repetitive base blasting during the meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Gorgeous food friendly staff highly recommended

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Was disappointed with the service, thought trip advisor reviews were possibly exaggerated but they are not. On arrival we were seated straight away even though we were early which was good, staff were nice but were very slow at taking our orders and serving drinks. It took 25 minutes after taking our main dishes away and asking for dessert menu and drinks, and me getting up to ask again for menu and drinks, for a waitress to come and get our orders. Dining area was very noisy, it was full of people standing having drinks..tables reserved nearby were left empty for 2 hours or more when they could have been used. Dessert of apple and pear crumble and custard was lovely, but 1/2 an inch of custard in an already small jug was not enough. We spent £80 whilst there, we would have probably had another couple of drinks had the staff been more attentive. Very disappointed with spending all that money on what was a special occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Great evening. Would definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Great food, nice people and atmosphere but because it was busy our drinks were forgotten about a few times.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Fabulous food plus great service in a warm cozy space, what more could you ask for?

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Excellent again. Thanks for our usual table 😃. Will be returning soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Nice surroundings. Just the right amount for afternoon tea. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Fantastic service and great food! There were 16 of us and all food arrived on time at the same time-impressive! Thank you !

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Visited On Thursday, 16 January 2020

Really loved the ‘new style’ Chicken Katsu curry, it was good before but now terrific. Thank you for giving us our requested table.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

The beef in the sandwich was to rare for me and apparently was a bit chewy

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Second time here, this time for Husbands birthday and was lovely. Food was perfectly cooked and really tasty. Penny Blue has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere with lovely staff and a brilliant drinks menu I loved my Mocktail will defiant be visiting again.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Enjoyable eveni ng staff were attentive but not over the top Food was excellent atmosphere enjoyable

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Not too impressed with the choice of starters (but that's just me). The food I had was all fine and I will be returning :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Our group on Saturday really enjoyed our starters but were all disappointed with our main courses. It was a shame as my cousins were visiting from Malaga and Manchester and are big foodies, they’d picked your menu over others when deciding where to book and the main was definitely a let down. The pulled chicken burger was not pulled chicken, the lamb and Katsu curry chicken were over cooked and the fish dish was quite bland

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Food menu limited as New Years Day,but nicely cooked and presented. Always a nice atmosphere in bar and restaurant.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Cosy restaurant with attentive staff. Food was very good, would return again.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Couldn’t fault anything. Excellent

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Lovely evening with good food. My glass had a chip in it but was rectified immediately with sincere apologies. Staff were very pleasant.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Great meal and service. We were not rushed for the table back and had an excellent day.

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

Wait staff ruin it every time. Food is always great but the service is lacking. I saw one waitress spill another guest's drink all over the table and not bother to mop it up, the guest had to do that herself with her napkin. Our waiter had an attitude and then dropped a glass bottle on my shoulder. It's put me off coming back again. That just shouldn't happen.

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