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Royal Outpost

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22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited quite a few times, don't go so often now as the menus has changed and no longer serve our fav dishes but always pleasant service and enjoyable food.

Thank carolsugden
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently in Carlisle for work and wanted to find somewhere to eat. The Royal Outpost was a short walk from my hotel, and as well as being conveniently located, the restaurant boasted a number of very positive reviews. I ordered a vegetarian green curry and a side of Thai noodles. The curry was delicious, with just enough of... More 

Thank Jono T
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife decided to surprise me with a meal on my birthday. She booked the Royal Outpost in Carlisle. I had heard about this restaurant, but had never visited. I am now kicking myself, for having never sampled the delights it has to offer. The Tempura prawns were fantastic, the Panang curry was fabulous. The service was excellent. Admittedly there... More 

Thank John Thomas H
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

East meets West, food very fresh and bright, great vegetarian, noodle dishes. Lovely architecture in the building so lots to look at

Thank vjqueenbee
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we ordered the tapas here and it was amazing as everything we ordered was very fresh and tasted lovely. we were full from sharing 6 dishes and some crackers and rice between the two of us and for £28 for the food it was amazing value. we also ordered the tropical sorbet which was really refreshing. service was also friendly... More 

Thank 123eml
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us dined here and all found it absolutely stunning. The Ikan Bakar was one of the nicest fish dishes i've ever had. Can't wait to visit again!

Thank oliver12-01
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here s few times and food is always good served by nice staff, we had the set meal and if your in a big group it'd a good option. Nice to sit and have s few beers and there's s very lively pub down stairs which is very busy.

Thank Judith R
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We love the ambience of this place. The dining room to the left is wood paneled and has lots of character. please remove the tat from the walls that tries to give you a taste of Thailand, it isn't needed . Good food will suffice. We ordered the meat combo and it didn't disappoint. We both had a Rendang curry... More 

Thank the_clerk
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387 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were traveling home to Aberdeen from the south of England and decided to break our journey with an overnight stay in Carlisle. After consulting tripadvisor (we always do), and being lovers of Thai food, we decided to reserve a table at The Royal Outpost. It happened to be a Saturday night and we walked into town from our hotel.... More 

Thank ScfamilyAberdeen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a (somewhat) hidden gem!. The food is top quality, rivalled only by the historic interior of this listed building. My partner and I shared a main with rice and dumplings, the dumplings are so good I wanted to order more to take home (back to leeds) they were so good!!!

Thank richles123

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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
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 818448
Welcome to Royal Outpost One of the first restaurants in Carlisle of its kind if not Cumbria, introducing Malaysian and Thai cuisine .Sit on one flight for two exotic journeys – the most exciting, colourful and vibrant cuisines of Asia.Royal Outpost is an ideal place to experience the depth and variety of Malaysian and Thai cuisine which draws influences from it’s multicultural heritage, with hints of Chinese, Indian and European cuisines. The restaurant makes an excellent venue for fine dining with 1930 Tudor Gothic style interior oak panels making your overall dining experience a memorable one.The Royal Outpost team are delighted to present a careful selection of authentic dishes made from fresh ingredients to tantalise your taste buds. Our menu not only combines the best traditional dishes from family kitchens but has also incorporated some Western influences to bring a fresh & balanced feel to our food.

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