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5.5 /6 Wonderful 21 Reviews

Lounge on the Green

Town Centre European, British £££ +100
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About Lounge on the Green

Located on the Green, at this charming Houghton restaurant you can sit back and unwind as you enjoy handcrafted cocktails paired with mouthwatering British cuisine. Owned by chef James Hill who previously worked under Gordon Ramsay’s supervision, Lounge on the Green is shaking up Carlisle’s foodie scene, attracting diners from all over the area to its location in the village of Houghton. To guarantee a table at Lounge on the Green, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed
Lounge on the Green, The Green, CA3 0NF Carlisle

Further Information

A haven for foodies, Lounge on the Green prides itself on creating each dish from scratch, using the best locally-sourced ingredients, with a menu that changes with the seasons in order to incorporate the freshest produce. From tasty bar snacks like mini sausages in honey mustard and a selection of hams and cheeses, best paired with a bottle of fine wine or some craft beer, to larger main courses, there’s something to suit all occasions on the menu here. Whether its for a romantic date, a leisurely lunch or a special family meal in Carlisle, Lounge on the Green provides the perfect backdrop with its stunning setting, complete with rustic wooden detailing and industrial-chic decor.

The menu changes at this charming Carlisle restaurant regularly, keeping diners coming back to its Houghton location for more and more, but expect to find creative takes on European classics, such as pan-fried scallops with black pudding, pea puree, crispy bacon, sauteed potatoes and a red wine juice, and panettone bread and butter pudding with mascarpone and custard for dessert. Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail shaken up by the expert baristas or a bottle of fine wine for the full experience, just remember to book in advance in order to guarantee a table at Lounge on the Green in Houghton.

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21 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 21 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
13.10.2017 09:27

The food was excellent, served promptly in a pleasant atmosphere by staff who were warm and welcoming. We could not have had a more pleasant dining experience. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
30.09.2017 08:37

Lovely food and service and great variety of meals to choose from More choice needed of French wine please Will definitely be back Well done

1 review so far 6
19.09.2017 08:31

The service was excellent and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the ambience of the place and enjoyed a drink afterwards in the small bar area. An enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
16.09.2017 08:35

1st time I had ever been, excellent will definitely go again great food, atmosphere & decor really modern funky dinner service, one miniscule complaint the background music was really muffled

1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 09:56

Faultless! We've lived in Carlisle 19 years and this is the first decent restaurant north of the river in all that time. Between the two of us, we had 6 courses and every one of them was delicious. Perfectly cooked and well presented by informally attentive staff. Can't speak highly enough of this new establishment. And as a further bonus, I was introduced to Shed Head, a beautiful Swedish beer. We'll be back.

1 review so far 6
04.09.2017 08:21

This was our first time and we're not sure what to expect, we were all very pleased with the apperence and the polite welcome. The staff were very attentive and looked after all our requests and needs. The food was of a high standard and we all enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be going again.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2017 20:35

Another lovely night at The Lounge on the Green...friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and great service....food is first class will be back again very Soon 💖💖💖

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 09:49

Lovely meal and good service, very helpful friendly staff. Menu choice good and food well presented only improvement would be a lighter choice of puddings as they were all very rich and heavy. Relaxed atmosphere, very tasteful decor. Would highly recommend

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 10:52

Excellent food in very smart restaurant, the bread and oils are a bit difficult to eat between four from the centre of the table, not in anyway a negative comment about the food, service or surroundings. 5*

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 22:22

We had a lovely evening at Lounge on the green, the staff were very friendly and helpful, our meal was beautiful the pork cheeks were so tender and tasty. We will most certainly be going back.

1 review so far 5
19.08.2017 09:24

The food was very good, subdued lighting and low levels of music. Service with a smile by the staff, limited street parking immediately outside but parking about the village green is only a 5 minute walk away. I would recommend

1 review so far 6
08.09.2017 20:37

Excellent meal, well presented, lovely surroundings and staff were really nice, it is well worth a visit you will not be disappointed. we will definitely be going back, thank you!

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 10:18

Small restaurant in convenient village location. Pleasant atmosphere. Food was excellent, recommend the smoked salmon starter and fillet steak main. Service was quick and staff attentive without being intrusive.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 09:17

Great little bistro/bar . Food is lovely with great staff !The desserts are huge so if you love puds leave plenty of room , love this place .

1 review so far 4
18.08.2017 17:55

Lovely food except Kale 'tough'. Need plates with 'bread & oil' entree to avoid drips on table & clothing! Pressure on arrival at 6pm when greeted with request to vacate table by 8pm. Great interior design / decoration. All staff very attentive.

1 review so far 5
29.08.2017 14:20

scallops were delicious although would prefer served a little Hotter . Steak was cooked perfect to liking , nice atmosphere , Lovely restaurant Would recommend to friends .

1 review so far 5
28.08.2017 22:19

lovely atmosphere , staff very efficient and friendly. The food was excellent and very nicely presented. Would be nice if this restaurant was open more than three night.

1 review so far 5
17.09.2017 10:21

At long last Carlisle has an alternative quality restaurant. Food presented and executed to perfection. Great helpful staff and excellent value for money. A must to visit.

1 review so far 5
01.09.2017 23:26

Food very good to excellent - menu limited - service a little slow - staff efficient and friendly - overall for the Carlisle area very good

1 review so far 5
23.09.2017 11:22

Great menu and food cooked well. Pork cheeks and Hake and lemon posset all delicious. Good service and nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Will visit again 🙂