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Royal Outpost

22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rendang” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food. Service reasonable. I have been visiting over the last 3 years and it has been improving steadily. Delicious

Thank Chhavi S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wanting to explore a bit of the history that can be found in Carlisle we were surprised to find a bustling town full of restaurants. With a name like the Royal Outpost we just had to explore more and were pleasantly surprised. An elegant sophisticated...More

Thank bandbhappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for twelve it started rather topsy-turvy service was poor having to ask for menu then when the order was placed she stood at the top of the table to take our order would have been better if she walked down instead...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here last night and wouldn`t hesitate to recommend it . The landlady of our B&B recommended it and we weren`t disappointed. The soup and slider starters were both very tasty and the main courses of stir fry and penang curry were just as...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner recently came to the restaurant and were really impressed. The atmosphere was lovely and as we were some of the first customers in on a weekday evening without a booking, we did not feel awkward or rushed at any point. The...More

Thank louise l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came in quite early for dinner. We waited 45 min after ordering to get our food even though the restaurant was empty. Food was good, quite tasty but small portions and far too spicy, contrary to what was listed on the...More

Thank Ron_Temmerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 7 well catered for with good food at reasonable prices Disappointed that they would not put two tables together for us downstairs, so we had to eat upstairs

Thank John T
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We went here as 3 couples the restaurant is set above a pub which is in the very lively botchergate area of Carlisle on a Saturday evening I was a little sceptical about the setting,however I was wrong the restaurant is well lit and busy...More

Thank Barry801
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Nice (Edwardian like?) setting upstairs above a pub. We focused on the Malaysian food, lettuce pork belly wraps, chicken rendang, and a prawn laksa. All spicy and authentic sauces. Washed down with Cobra and good white wine. Service was friendly and they corrected/discounted around a...More

Thank SpanishTinto
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Travelling through Carlisle we trusted reviews on here and we weren’t disappointed; a Thai/Malay fusion of delicious dishes. So good we made an excuse to call in our way back south to experience this fine and friendly establishment again. Highly recommended.

Thank alisterbetts
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23 May 2015|
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Response from Eden G |
My Mother and I went last week, I am a vegetarian and she is vegan. There were a few options available to me and a couple to my Mother, but all could have been adapted if required. They had 2 vegan starters and sorbets too... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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
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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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