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The Narrowbar Cafe

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13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
+44 1768 891417
09:30 - 17:00
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went and there was a dead fly in my coffee and they would give me a new one. And the way the staff was treating us was disgraceful. Absolutely horrified with the level of service.

Thank emmagirgan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times....every time has been great. Quality ingredients and well cooked(in a good way not over cooked) comfortable and great for friends or family groups!

1 Thank Davidmorgan42
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered a soup and sandwich and a chicken salad from the special board. Both were lovely and the soup combo was a large portion, definitely filling! Service was great and it was nice to see (well behaved) dogs there too. We didn't have our dog with us but we did have a baby and she enjoyed the food! We... More 

1 Thank Bexd1987
Lagos, Portugal
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very comfortable cafe. Great food and drinks and friendly staff. The offering of the dog biscuits were a lovely touch.

1 Thank helengrant2017
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a lovely little coffee shop with a cosy little upstairs also. There is seating outside at the back in the paved area of the little shopping street. Plenty of choice on the menu also.

1 Thank Trish B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My Mam and I go most Saturdays from Carlisle as we find the food so tasty and good. If we visit other cafe's we always say nothing compares to the Narrow Bar Cafe. Really lovely staff and great food. We have been going for years. 5 stars!

2 Thank shazzyCarlisle
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Me and my partner stopped in what seemed far too early of a morning to be greeted with friendly attentive staff, and a truly great fry up for him, and a yummy eggs benedict for me! We were tight for time, explained this on arrival and were seen to quickly but never felt rushed.

1 Thank DemiHalman
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife & I have called here twice & found it very good on both occasions. The staff are very pleasant, the food (I think) must be freshly baked daily & is very good.

1 Thank albyCumbria
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We headed back to the Narrowbar for lunch when we were in Penrith. Once again a really good experience - the menu is extensive and varied and the specials board is always a good option. The staff are busy but unfailingly polite and helpful. We really enjoy eating here.

1 Thank LowHall1540
Penrith, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Reasonable selection of light meals, scones and cakes. Home-made food, cakes are delicious, good choice of refreshments although a little pricey

1 Thank Caloush

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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$6 - US$12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Devonshire Street, Penrith CA11 7SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 891417
Delicious home cooked lunches using locally sourced quality ingredients, daily changing specials, all day breakfasts, fresh home-baked scones, cakes and teacakes, sweet treats, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, and the very best Lavazza coffee.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?