Circle Café Bar serves fresh, interesting and affordable food in a comfortable, informal atmosphere. Our food is homemade and created by our enthusiastic and talented team. We always use fresh locally sourced and sustainable ingredients wherever possible.
We also make delicious handmade cocktails using the best ingredients, made in front of you by our experienced bar tenders. For more information or some inspirational ideas take a peek at our drinks menu which is crammed full of tipples from around the globe.
The Circle Café Bar first opened its doors back in December 2002. It's conception came about from an idea that we got whilst on holiday in the South of France.
Here the cosy atmospheric bars/restaurants are a hive for family get togethers and friends meeting up for a drink and to socialise.
Location was the key to try and recreate this effect in Carlisle. The 18th century glass covered Lowther Arcade, which is sited in the historic old courts area of Carlisle's city centre was the perfect place for the Circle Café Bar to evolve into what it has become today.
Bare brick walls adorned with art by local artists, combine this with a Mediterranean colour scheme together creates a warm welcoming feel; add to this comfortable low, spacious seating makes you feel relaxed and at home.