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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deliciously smooth coffee and very moreish cake at this friendly little cafe. Relaxed vibe with families, couples of all ages, and excellent service from Adam!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gave this place a try as it looked busy from the outside, which is always a good sign. We were given a cute little booth at the back of the restaurant which was perfect for us . The food was incredible, as was the service....Lovely young chap who spoke to us as if we were old friends. We’re local, so will definitely be returning, and hopefully you’ll have some scrummy alcohol free ciders on the menu.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our go-to place when we visit Keswick. It's always busy which tells you a lot. Good choice if pizza and tapas, highly recommend the garlic mushrooms and Chorizo tapas dishes. Good selection of beers (incl non-alcoholic)

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and drinks are superb. Limited selection but what there is, is top notch The miserable waiter brought the experience down. Maybe take a day off

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant serving Pizza and tapas. Great atmosphere and the food is cooked fresh and served well. You may have to wait fur a, table walk in only but it's worth the wait. The staff are friendly and create a very welcoming, busy but...relaxing as they seen to really enjoy serving great food in this little gemMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing pizza , sprinkle of rocket lump of mozzarella . Then a bbq pork !!! Maybe 3 bits if lucky. Without a doubt the worst pizza I have ever had. Wong bd back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Genna Forsyth, Owner at The Square Orange Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Could you please email us on info@thesquareorange.co.uk with more information about your experience at our restaurant. We do top our pizzas well for the price of them so I am very surprised you say there was only 3 bits of pulled pork because...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is 100% worth a visit, we’ve walked past it so many times over the years and always said we would try it but never got round to it. This time we eventually went inside and we will be making it a regular...on our places to eat out in keswick. We went in and it was very busy with a bustling atmosphere, we managed to get the last table of 2 in the back area. We had a drink first after being seated, which the staff were fine with, we never felt rushed the whole visit. We ordered everything to share, a pizza with nduja and buratta, garlic bread with mozzarella, and 3 tapas consisting of patata bravas, chorizo & spicy meatballs, which all came with crusty ciabatta. Every single dish was delicious. Staff were very friendly without being intrusive, great lively atmosphere & amazing food at reasonable prices!! Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is our favourite place in Keswick and we’ve been a few times, The staff are so friendly and welcoming, it makes a huge difference. We love the quirky interior and the choice of food is really good, quality ingredients and all homemade. We...will definitely return on our next visit to Keswick!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, hot and very tasty, nachos are best I have had, great music and atmosphere. Staff were brilliant. Second time visiting and highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

What a fantastic find. Everything was great from the ambiance to the food and service. We tried the tapas and the pizza and it was all really good.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely tasty food service quick and food red hot .great menu and good value for money. Maybe book 😉 as restaurant isn’t very big and fills up quickly at lunch time

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Gorgeous tapas and pizzas. We decided to eat a bit earlier at 4pm as we had been for a long walk, it’s a good job we did. Not long after we got the last table people were queuing to get sat down. The service was...good and the food came quickly, it was some of the nicest food I’ve had whilst in the Lakes. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Keswick.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

We came on a Friday night, around 7ish and it was heaving. The staff were honest and sai we'd have a 30 minute wait which meant we could go sit down and have a drink, so that worked for us. The staff check in with...us and fussed our dogs whilst we were waiting and came and got us when a table for free which was well before the 30 minute wait. The staff were nothing but lovely, and clearly under a lot of pressure so kudos to them for that. The food was out of this world and we even had dessert. We will definatley be coming back here, we absolutely loved it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

I think I was the first person ever to be served coffee here when I stumbled innocently in before it had officially opened – This must have been mid to late 90s. The owner was kind enough to make me a lovely espresso – one...of the best I’d ever tasted, and he told me the story of how he came to open it. I’ve been coming in whenever I’ve been in Keswick ever since then - and recommending it to everyone I could. What a surprise then to be treated so badly today. We came in for some lunch and there were no tables – fair enough. Came back later. A man caught our eye and said ‘we’re leaving.. you can have this table’. We thanked him and were about to sit down when the waitress said, rather curtly, ‘please wait at the bar… we need to clean the table first’. Ok .. a bit rude we thought but… we let that pass. As we looked at the menu at the bar, the nice man who gave us his table said as he passed ‘enjoy your meal ‘and we thanked him again. I then looked around only to see the table had been given to someone else who arrived after us!! I politely asked the waitress if there had been some mistake. She was extremely rude and then lied about how we must have been mistaken… that she was actually talking about another table at the back near the toilet. There were three in that party and only two of us, so I assume that’s why they gave the table away. I’d been looking forward to showing a good friend how lovely the place was. We’ll not be returning. If the owner is reading this.. ..train your staff properly in basic manners and fairness.. or employ people in the first place who uphold your idea of ‘the warm and welcoming atmosphere’ you boast about!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

A really lovely little place, great food, the pizzas were delicious and crispy. We had a few cocktails and they were great too. Will definitely go back when we're next visiting

Date of visit: January 2024
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Response from Jay3449 | Reviewed this property |
There were a couple of small tables outside (when I visited) but if you want 4 adults and 4 dogs I'd ring the Cafe and try to book them.
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Response from hootiejohn | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were there at the end of May and they did take-away then but I would suggest calling them.
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We took our dog in
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THE SQUARE ORANGE CAFE BAR, Keswick - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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The Square Orange Cafe Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5