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“Fabulous ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Outpost

Royal Outpost
Ranked #8 of 334 Restaurants in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: 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.
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service, had to go back for a carry out the night after we enjoyed it so much. Will gladly make this a regular thing.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Literally just left and do not have a single negative comment to make the food is just beautiful the perfect amount of heat without being too hot it becomes inedible you can taste all the different flavours in the food. The meat is incredibly tender and the service is just amazing! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone we will definitely be back again! Don't be put off by the location you really don't realise you're on Botchergate at all. Bravo.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Food was fantastic, service brilliant. Excellent selection of courses, prices very reasonable. Would definately recommend. I'll be back. Thank you

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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“Really nice food....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Having never tasted Malaysian cuisine we were keen to go here. The sizzling meat/seafood starter was outstanding and served my smiley, knowledgable staff. We had Thai mains which were as good as the starter. The netted bread was amazing and their ginger & lemongrass martini has to be tasted! We will be back :)

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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“Great Place to Eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

The Royal Outpost
Without the comments posted on this site, I doubt whether I would have found, let alone gone to the Royal Outpost; and if I hadn’t gone, I would have missed a treat!
The Outpost is located in a charming building on the rather underwhelming Botchergate, in Carlisle. Please note that there is quite a steep staircase to climb before entering the restaurant. (I apologise now – I did not check to see if there was a lift for wheelchair users, but a quick call to the establishment will answer that one!)
We were warmly greeted by the manager and the waiting on staff, before being invited to choose our own table. The dining area is very pleasant and comfortable, with plenty of space between the tables.
We ordered drinks and sat back to study the menu.
I found the menu offered plenty of choice and settled on the sharing meat combo to start with, Lamb Rendang and a sirloin steak for mains with side dishes of egg fried rice, noodles and roti.
The combo starter was great!
The main courses were fantastic. The Lamb was extremely tender and the sauce was packed with flavour. My partner’s steak was delicious, again, very tender and nicely presented on a sizzling plate.
We had coffee to finish with as we were as full as eggs after toughing through the starter and main course.
All in all, a great meal. Value for money? Yes! Without a doubt – If I could afford one night out at this place or two nights out at a place that was half as good for half the price, I’d take this place every time!
Big thumbs up from me!

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