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The Square Orange Cafe Bar

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20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
+44 17687 73888
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are very good reasons why the main window in this cafe / bar / restaurant is perpetually steamed up. In all my 18 months of living in Keswick I don't think I've ever seen it less than half full. You sit at old style, almost public school-esque writing desks and the very nature of the physical small size of... More 

Thank tim f
Mexborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely Saturdsy late lunch here. We've been to Keswick at least 3 times a year for 10 years and never tried this. A limited selection at first sight but we had 9 different dishes and all were delicious. Great atmosphere and friendly staff but you can't book so need to wait until s table is free. We had... More 

Thank Lynne Marie B
Durham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this charming little place on News Years Day, to meet up with friends during our New Year visit to Keswick. We were very lucky and managed to get a table (Chest) for the 4 of us. Staff very friendly and service very good. Good choice of alcoholic drinks as well as teas and coffees. We tried the Tapas... More 

Thank DebandDean
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my four niece's for lunch who all like different thing,s, something on the menu for all of us,nice friedly atmosphere,fabulous food

Thank Sandratara
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in on recommendation from a local and be warned you need to be in by 3 for the pizzas ( we missed it) . Lovely little bar like something you would see in Paris. Local beers on tap and excellent tapas. There were board games which we were good fun. Relaxed atmosphere. Great spot and they allow dawgs... More 

Thank YummymummyCarlisle
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Yorkshire Colin, Mark, Jenny and the other fella. We were well fed and watered with gastronomic delights as homemade Tuscan Bean soup....Nachos, homemade pizza, wine, beers and a coffee selection to die for. Just what was needed after a long hike. Its popular with locals and tourists alike, so please be patient when its busy. Its tiny and... More 

Thank Biztraveller76
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night. Really busy but not long before we managed to grab a table. Really fun quirky place with old school tables as part of the decor. We had cheese and biscuits to start as food was going to be a little while but we were in no hurry. The cheese was presented well with toasted bread and... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The appearance of this small quirky place reminds me of many bars I have visited in Brussels. The food is so tasty because of the fresh ingredients used and the magic performed by the staff who are very helpful and friendly. There is always a lovely atmosphere here and it is an ideal place for drinks and/or food.

Thank Jan2111
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to sneak onto the last table on NYD on spec. Lovely friendly staff and nice ambience. We ordered pizza's which were delicious, not a massive range of toppings but we certainly enjoyed those on offer. Great presentation and very tasty. Great service and reasonably priced. Will likely return.

Thank Donna_M_Allison
Halifax, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, I think the staff are fabulous, extremely attentive. The food in my opinion is amazing but it's the overall ambience that steals the show. I always always feel comfortable in the place. Oh and the beer......perfect. Please don't alter one thing .

Thank Charlidoggy1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St. Johns Street, Keswick CA12 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 73888
Please note that we do not take bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?