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Grants of CastleGate, Cafe Bar Bistro

54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
+44 1768 895444
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited just the twoof us asa treat the food was presented to perfection and tasted lovely , service very attentive and served with a smile cant wait to return

Thank jillyjars
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We’ve been to Grants of Castle gate on numerous occasions as a couple and with friends. If you have a passion for fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere this is the place for you. Also a good selection of fine wines. We recently had a...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was another recommendation given to us during our stay in Penrith and because of this we went in, as the exterior needs a face lift and didn't look very inviting. Inside there is a chair lift up the stairs to the small restaurant enabling...More

1  Thank lin652015
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to Grants on numerous occasions, but my last visit I waited far to long for the meal to arrive , I think we booked for 7.30pm and didn't receive our main meal until gone 10pm! It was lovely but the wait was unacceptable....More

1  Thank lynneythis
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but don't be fooled. The food is to a very high standard and they cater for vegetarians. They didn't have a veggie starter that I liked so they make me a special avocado salad which wasn't...More

1  Thank lisajane07
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service, heartily recommend the monkfish, but all dishes in our group were superb. Good value too. Wonderful find.

3  Thank andy0870
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Two of us ate dinner here in mid-June. The restaurant was quiet, with a limited but interesting menu. The food was clearly prepared with care, and the tastes were superb. Service was at a relaxed pace, but we were in no rush and appreciated the...More

3  Thank KDstamford
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Local to Penrith and been for food here on a number of occasions and I can tell you now.. Every time I have been the food has been outstanding! From start to finish all 3 courses were excellent and all cooked to perfection. Plates were...More

5  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

we arrived on speck on a beautiful Saturday evening and were very lucky to get in. Lovely attentive staff and owner, wonderful freshly cooked meal, very tasty. Couldn't resist the deserts which were to die for, sure it's the best meal in Penrith

5  Thank Joan D
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in last minute mid week and we had the place to ourselves so we had excellent service and food. Highly recommended and a shame they did not have more business as they seem to deserve it. Good wine list, interesting cocktails. Fantastic food. Well...More

5  Thank Tonybillingford
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Questions & Answers
Richard W
14 February 2017|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Richard, We are very sorry we are fully booked for Saturday 18th February and we have been for some time. We hope to be able to accommodate you some time in the future, and yes we do cater for gluten free. Thank you for... More
Michael F
11 January 2016|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Michael F, With regard to reservation with us, Mid Week through January will be fine, but weekends will be two weeks in advance. Valentine limited spaces. Thank you for your interest. Regards Allison Davidson... More
Charlotte H
29 October 2015|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Charlotte, Can you please contact me on 01768 895444, we are not able to send email address on trip! Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$37
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 895444
Family Run Wine Bar Bistro, Serving High Quality Fresh Food, Chef/Proprietor. Outstanding Reputation.
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