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.
Great evening @ Penny Blue. Hosting a group of 30 following a business workshop. Private dining area provided with great service and great food. Excellent atmosphere and a really modern and well designed and maintained restaurant.
Its been a while since were have been but still absolutely fantastic. Food was amazing and service first class. We wont wait as long before returning this time! One of our favourite places! Thank you Penny Blue!
Warm welcoming staff and delicious food
Fantastic place. Food and service second to none. Thank you
Good food. First visit. Will return.
Hi we were a party of 20 on Saturday 6th July, the food was fantastic the atmosphere was great, just the only complaint was the food order(we had pre ordered) 3 forgotten dishes(Main) and we had a very long wait for food. apart for that minor hic up it was a fantastic night thank you xx
Amazing food with great service but I do think the food is slightly over priced
Gorgeous food and fabulous service the girl who showed us to the table and waited on us was brilliant, a credit to the company. Will be back soon.
Service was a bit lacking
Fabricio was a brilliant host for the afternoon tea. He was a delight to have serve us. The rum butter was a fantastic addition that is rarely seen these days and so brilliantly smooth. We visited on a Tuesday and were the only ones in so it slightly retracted from the atmosphere however it was a brilliant experience for me and my wife.
An excellent meal in nice surroundings on our wedding anniversary
Front of house was very friendly and helpful but the waiters were not.
Rather disappointed with my main course. Mushroom tagliatelle with chicken as an extra. The tagliatelle was bland and under seasoned. The chicken was just sliced chicken breast dumped on top!
We were a party of 8 celebrating my sons 18th birthday, the staff were extremely accommodating, seating us in the ‘quieter’ side as 2 of the party wore hearing aids. The service, food and drinks were excellent, we’ll definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Fantastic Sunday lunch with excellent service! Definitely the best Sunday roast in Cumbria
Had an absolute perfect meal on Saturday night the food was amazing and so was the service
Great food & service in a lovely setting. Highly recommend a visit to Penny Blue.
I’d heard really good things about Penny Blue, but was disappointed by the food and the service. The quality of the food was poor and watery. The service was very slow. Hence why I didn’t rate value for money great either. The atmosphere was good, the food and service really needed improvement.
Party of four, we all enjoyed tapas. Excellent food and service. Myself being coeliac, good selection to choose from. Thank you
We came for afternoon tea on Saturday as a group of 5 and enjoyed every second from when we walked in the building! All of the staff were very welcoming and the food was AMAZING!
A very nice meal and attentive staff
Had tapas on Tapas Tuesday deal. Very good value. All dishes were very tasty. Good variety of dishes available. Portions were generous.
Quality of food was excellent. Service was good...but we waited a little too long for food.