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.
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
A delicious Sunday lunch menu, served in beautiful surrounding.
Lovely spread of food. All our party really enjoyed their food, including gluten free option. Only let down was we didn’t receive drinks until at least 20 minutes after the food was served. We were all rather parched, but once received all was well.
Good food and a good night
Couple of the staff were very helpful and friendly we had to send a couple of our steak back, not value for money and didn’t like the changed menu, also expensive for what there was....
We had a lovely lunch let down by the service.
Penny Blue is a lovely setting - good menu choice and reasonable prices - However, our meal order got mixed up, which I was disappointed with. Also as we waited for another meal to arrive, 1 element of my tapas dish was cold. Did not expect this level of service, as the Penny Blue was very quiet on the evening of our visit.
Tapas night with friends was fantastic good value and dietary requirements were met without any problems we’ll be back
Fantastic atmosphere, brilliant food, great staff - will be back, thank you.
Great food, drinks & service. Only complaint would be the noise, as eating & bar areas are together
Couldn't fault anything it was a fabulous day.
Went for champagne afternoon tea for 2 and had an amazing time. Food couldn’t be faulted - savoury items were delicious and there were cakes galore. Eton Mess was divine! We had the bonus of using an offer of 2 for 1 drinks. Rumba has to be my favourite cocktail at the moment. We love dining out at Penny Blue and cannot wait to return :0)
Brilliant food and service yet again! Magda and Annie are fantastic, thank you.
Lovely place enjoyed a fabloys meal with great service family of 4
If your putting a special offer on Facebook you need to inform all your staff. Your 2for 1 offer for emergency services I was asking for and both times I went to bar the staff knew nothing about it. I have to say that was the best roast beef dinner I have ever had
Everything perfect for our 5th visit since march food and service unbeatable .
the decor was lovely and the food was fantastic.
Really good food although a bit pricey and a little noisy
Lovely food, excellent service.