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Grants of CastleGate, Cafe Bar Bistro

54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
+44 1768 895444
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (3 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
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All hours
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived on speck on a beautiful Saturday evening and were very lucky to get in. Lovely attentive staff and owner, wonderful freshly cooked meal, very tasty. Couldn't resist the deserts which were to die for, sure it's the best meal in Penrith

1  Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in last minute mid week and we had the place to ourselves so we had excellent service and food. Highly recommended and a shame they did not have more business as they seem to deserve it. Good wine list, interesting cocktails. Fantastic food. Well...More

1  Thank Tonybillingford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived just after 7pm and were shown to the garden to have our drink and choose from the menu. Alison was delightful as front of house.Our meal was great from start to finish i had chicken and my husband had sea bass.For dessert we both...More

2  Thank polly2462013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

four of us for celebration dinner and once again grants came up tops fantastic food and service excellent all round

1  Thank Nick O
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I visited this place to celebrate my mum's birthday on Thursday 20th April 2017, I choose the warm Philo pastry basket filled with stirfried king prawns to start with and the Baked red pepper risotto with asparagus and peashoots and roasted cheese topping as my...More

2  Thank Kwan Ming
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Food is always superb and the staff are fantastic. Value for money always , always a great evening when ever we visit

3  Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Cooked to perfection !! Attentive service and a relaxing environment , good fresh tasty and hot food can't wait to go again

1  Thank nickysaul
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Grants (or should it be Grants' ?) is a small restaurant run by a husband and wife team. He chefs (very well) and she runs front of house. Both roles having some local help. We have been many times over the years as we are...More

2  Thank JohnatPales
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were picking someone up from Penrith station and stopped off for a quick bite to eat. Luckily for us the train was delayed so we managed a 2 course fixed price meal. The food was cooked to order and of a high standard. The...More

1  Thank elkan31
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We often visit here and enjoy a lovely meal each time , lovely quiet restaurant , food served hot and attention to detail

2  Thank p0llyprice
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Richard W
Hi. We're looking to book a table for this Saturday, and we're wondering if you're able to cater for gluten free? Thanks
14 February 2017|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Richard, We are very sorry we are fully booked for Saturday 18th February and we have been for some time. We hope to be able to accommodate you some time in the future, and yes we do cater for gluten free. Thank you for... More
Michael F
How far in advance should I make a booking?
11 January 2016|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Michael F, With regard to reservation with us, Mid Week through January will be fine, but weekends will be two weeks in advance. Valentine limited spaces. Thank you for your interest. Regards Allison Davidson... More
Charlotte H
Hi, Do you have a website or email address? Thanks, Charlotte
29 October 2015|
Response from davidson103 | Property representative |
Hi Charlotte, Can you please contact me on 01768 895444, we are not able to send email address on trip! Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 36
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 895444
Family Run Wine Bar Bistro, Serving High Quality Fresh Food, Chef/Proprietor. Outstanding Reputation.
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