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Royal Outpost

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22 Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1QS, England
+44 1228 818448
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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365 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here this evening. The room was obviously in keeping with the building which is listed. The service and the food were both excellent! I had a fish curry with noodles, both of which were excellent. There are extensive lists of Malaysian or Thai food, something for everyone. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Avril Q
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a good friend to this restaurant and we both enjoyed the meal which was delicious. Not knowing the cuisine that he preferred I booked this online because I liked it, as I had been with friends before. There was no worry as we were served with an excellent meal in lovely surroundings. There is a good choice on... More 

1 Thank 70Raffles70
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

12 of us were at this restaurant last night. Food and service were excellent. Could not fault anything. Will definitely be back. Compliments to all.

Thank 2lorna
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit to this restaurant after 5 years or so. It was good then & still is now! Definitely one to try out when you're in Carlisle, the standard of the food and the front of house service are both very good.

Thank kgb603
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a friend before a night out in Carlisle r restaurant is above a pub they have two parts a large room I'm guessing more suited for parties and a small room. The service was quick the food was good and I would definitely go back.

Thank scowy68
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to come here on bonfire night as all other restaurants were full! We had been here before and had a yummy meal. The food is very tasty! (Maybe loads of msg? - I don't know). Ice cream was good too! The service was also good. Can't really complain. The only thing I would suggest is... More 

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NamaSharon, Manager at Royal Outpost, responded to this review

Dear customer thank you for your review and thank you for liking our food but just to clarify that we don't use any artificial flavour (msg) or colours in our food all our food is fresh and prepared to order. I request you to please come out of that myth that all good food is corrupt. Especially good restaurants and... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times and the quality of the food is excel land and is always presented really well and is somewhere you would defiantly visit,the slight downside is it is quite pricey and the portions small but that does not take away from the fact it is very good

Thank david d
Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here yesterday evening. My wife had Sri Lankan fish curry and me the Singapore chicken. The former was not as hot as typical in Sri Lanka, but was very nicely flavoured with curry leaves (limri). Mine maybe not quite as good, but still very nice. Very friendly staff and owner. One criticism, £2 for... More 

Thank ChrisBrailey

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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$13 - US$31
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?