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Grants of CastleGate, Cafe Bar Bistro

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54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
+44 1768 895444
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19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have only been twice, but would like to visit more often as the food is excellent and the service is attentive and friendly. If you are in Penrith you really ought to give this a try. All the food that we had was most enjoyable and cooked superbly.We certainly intend to return.

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Thank Peter S
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food and great service although a little pricey it's definitely worth it , great for a quiet night ,

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1 Thank linzirutland
Penrith
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First time for me my wife had been before quite a some time ago with a large party said food and service was excellent . Don't be put off if it looks quite mid week gets very busy at weekends food and service still exalant. :-):-)

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1 Thank Laurie & June B
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We arrived here relying solely on Trip Advisor reviews, at the start of a weekend in Penrith. We were not disappointed! What a lovely atmosphere, what a lovely welcome, great drinks and a very very good meal indeed. Perfect. Many thanks to Alison and to the behind the scenes chef. Thanks too to Trip Advisor reviewers for suggesting Grants.

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1 Thank hstaniland
Llanymynech, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable meal. We took my mother as a late treat for her 78th birthday. Excellent service and attention in this small relaxed bistro. Menu is nicely short ( a good sign in my book) but a good range of choices. Food well presented and we'll prepared. Each dish had some unusual taste combinations but worked pretty well. Prices reasonable... More 

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2 Thank MaliG2013
newport news, va.
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I were searching for a restaurant in Penrith when she stopped two local women. My wife asked, "If you left for a year, where would you want to eat immediately upon return." Without hesitation, both agreed Grants would be the place. Such is the problem with Trip Advisor reviews. Grants is not rated number one, as it... More 

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2 Thank fhungolfer
Wigton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Attentive service and a very enjoyable evening , we visited in a small group and we all thought the food was lovely , great presentation and nothing was to much to ask , definitely return

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2 Thank gussams
Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I took my wife for an anniversary meal and I must say what an exceptional meal we had. Everything we had was top notch . I would recommend this bistro to anyone wanting a quality meal

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4 Thank Joseph R
Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to Grants for a few years (having kids and finding babysitters etc) and we always tended to save going for special occasions. We managed to get a table last Saturday and am pleased to say that the food, service and atmosphere are even better (if that is possible) than before. The starters were amazing - crispy pork... More 

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3 Thank babsfab1972
cumbria uk
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband try to eat here as much as possible. The food is always amazing, Allison and staff are friendly and look after you . Best restaurant in penrith.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 895444
Description
Family Run Wine Bar Bistro, Serving High Quality Fresh Food, Chef/Proprietor. Outstanding Reputation.

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