About Dempseys Bar and Restaurant

No matter if it is for a quick bite to eat or an elegant three-course meal, Dempsey’s Bar & Restaurant is a fail-safe favourite among the people of Carlisle, with sophisticated modern furniture and chic chandeliers creating a stylish setting to dine in and a menu of modern European and British cuisine. Begin with a bowl of homemade soup, some crab spaghetti or the goats cheese tartlet before tucking into the harissa roasted lamb rump, some sea bass served with a warm potato salad, grilled asparagus and a lemon & dill sauce or pan-fried chicken with sun-dried tomato mash, green beans and a creamy basil sauce.You’ll find Dempsey’s Bar & Restaurant on Warwick Road in Carlisle’s centre, book a table and head on over!

Opening Times

Closed now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Dempseys Bar and Restaurant
11 Warwick Road, Town Centre
Carlisle CA11DH

Menu Highlights



Homemade soup of the evening

Warm bread and salted butter

Garlic sardines on toast

Sweet pickled red onion, roasted cherry tomatoes, mustard and chive mayo

Crab spaghetti

Chilli, lime, garlic, shallot and whine wine cream sauce.


Roast vegetable and spinach risotto

Buffalo mozzarella, salsa rosso


Warm potato salad, grilled asparagus, lemon and dill butter sauce

Harissa roasted lamb rump

Minted couscous, tomato, olive and chickpea ragu


Lemon and raspberry posset

Homemade shortbread, raspberry sorbet

Warm sticky toffee pudding

Honeycomb ice cream

Dempsey's chesseboard

Grapes, celery, biscuits, caramelised onion chutney

31 Dempseys Bar and Restaurant Reviews

31 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Lynda S.2 days ago · 2 reviews

Excellent meal and service. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good choice of Friday night offer which wasn’t expected. Could have spent most of the night after the meal just enjoy8ng the wine

Debra B.11 days ago · 2 reviews

We had Great service and excellent food at very reasonable cost. Fabulous. Would very much recommend. All our meals were delicious and inventive menu too.

Tracey A.a month ago · 5 reviews

We had steak that was lovely and very well cooked. It was £30 for two steaks and two large glasses of wine. Amazing value.

Amy T.2 months ago · 1 review

Food was amazing as was the service. We all had steaks which couldn’t be faulted.

Lisa H.9 months ago · 1 review

I had a brilliant time at Dempseys. The bar staff where friendly, we had time to enjoy a drink and chat in a relax atmosphere before going to the restaurant. The staff offered outstanding & brilliant service. Food was delicious. Look forward to returning.

stevie s.a year ago · 1 review

One of the nicest meals we've ever had! Food, presentation l, service, drinks all faultless. Quick delivery on food and between courses, and the man who served us was very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend and will defiantly be back.

Derek C.3 months ago · 1 review

Meal was fabulous,staff lovely ,well worth a visit ,Will definitely be returning ,Just sorry we wern t able to try one of the desserts which sounded mouth watering - unfortunately we just couldn't fit it in xx

David C.a year ago · 2 reviews

great restaurant food excellent as always staff very attentive and courteous . would like to recommend this great little establishment to any one wanting a quality good and service on a visit to Carlisle . DaveC

Lynda S.10 months ago · 2 reviews

Top class food and great menu choice. We were even offered the happy hour menu as we arrived 5 minutes ahead of our booking, which a lot of places would not offer

Sheila B.2 months ago · 1 review

Nice ambience, excellent service, food was good apart from the button mushrooms they weren't get appetizing at all a bowl of what tasted like boiled mushrooms in a a garlic oil, we are them as we were hungry.