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Carleton Road, Carlisle CA1 3DP, England
+44 1228 524433
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“peas” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Carleton Road, Carlisle CA1 3DP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven past this restaurant over the years and never called in.We had Sunday lunch there today on the way to Carlisle and we were very impressed.The food was great value.The beef stew was a huge portion and very tasty. We will definitely eat...More

Thank truereviewCumbria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good starters (5 of them); steak & ale pie (although with puff pastry!). However the service and management need a review. The website had a great menu, and I selected from that in advance. However the menu given on arrival has several pages missing,...More

Thank izziebon
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely clean well presented venue. Food was tasty and fresh good portions. Although the children's mash potatoes were really over seasoned with pepper so we're spicy. We all enjoyed

Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

8th.July 2017, booked table for 2 for 6pm. Delighted to find roast dinners (beef, gammon or chicken) on weekday menu. Made a mistake and ordered a plate of soup as well. A large bowl of delicious home-made lentil soup. Roll with it had been warmed...More

Thank lydavis2017
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful meal in very attractive surroundings - staff very attentive - will definitely be back!

Thank ebrownbingo
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were a large group and we weren't paying so felt like we couldn't complain without upsetting our group but we will not return and can't recommend to our friends. I'm writing this review in the hope that these things could be improved for other...More

1  Thank Tamarco
ShellMuir, Owner at Bluerare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi there, in response to your review we are sorry you were disappointed with items which are no longer on the menu, however this changed some time ago. We do not have a website and haven't run one for several years - we are unable...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

I have been to Blue Rare before. It's always been fairly ok, standard food, the type you would get in a nice pub. On previous occasions the dish which lifted it out of the ordinary for me was the utterly delicious chocolate torte. It is...More

Thank Scottie69
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went here for sunday lunch ... I had roast chicken dinner which was lovely ..my other half had carbonara which he said was very bland not much flavour to it .. staff was lovely but kept hovering around it wasn't busy there was just two...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We were here for a belated birthday meal for my partner and myself and as usual everything was excellent from start to finish

Thank she61
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were at the Blue Rare on Saturday night for my son's 40th birthday. Lovely atmosphere, very helpful staff, nothing seemed to be a problem to them. Delicious food, and good value for money.

Thank hazel040
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3 February 2015|
Response from Lydia M |
It is not open on Christmas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carleton Road, Carlisle CA1 3DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +44 1228 524433
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