Royal Outpost

Thai & Malaysian Restaurant

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About us


The Royal Outpost opened its doors first in 2011, above an old pub in Carlisle’s busy town centre, with one thought in mind – serving wholesome, soul warming Asian fusion food, with love, passion and authenticity.

That philosophy is what keeps us here today, constantly innovating, boldly forging our own path in Cumbria’s ever evolving food scene.

Our food speaks a language that can only be understood after you’ve tried it, a language of love. Rich sauces and tender meat, spices that sing to your senses, the freshest fruit and vegetables, and aromas that can make your mouth water from down the street.

Part of our philosophy – along with serving our own brand of yummy food – is that when you sit down to eat a delicious meal with us, we owe it to you to deliver the best experience possible, always happy to cater to different wants and needs to deliver your own personal slice of culinary heaven. Too spicy? We got you. Not spicy enough? You too.

It’s now 2021 and we’re still here, the woks are still blazing, and as always, people are still smiling when they take that first mouth watering bite!

We hope to see you soon!

Table Booking

Experience High Class Professional Service

Our experienced team of chefs are capable of providing a wide variety of dishes, that caters to everyone’s needs. We host various events, parties and functions with a 70 seat area.


What Customers Say About Us

Delicious food Really enjoyed my meal with these guys. Obviously due to covid-19 Restrictions, it was takeaway but it was a smooth delivery, food was beautiful and reasonably priced reflecting the quality of the food. I would go as far as saying, it was the best Thai Curry I have had in Carlisle and I will definitely be returning. Delicious and professional - highly reccomend!
Gary B
Gary B
Take away Great food great service definitely return in near future. Cant wait for restaurant to open back up for a sit down meal. Meat combo starter is amazing
Sensational Absolutly love this place. Been a customer since it opened and cant fault it. Amazing food, wine and service. Any excuse to go and Im there.
gary w
gary w
Perfect Recently visited with a large group of family and all of us loved this dinner. There were options that appealed to everybody. Our server gave us good advice on which side dishes to order. Value for money, great.
Bob hamilton73
Bob hamilton73
Fantastic ambience, great food and friendly service This is a true gem of a restaurant, right near to the centre of the city (about 4-5 minutes walk from the marketplace. The restaurant has an arts and crafts feel to it, with beautiful wood panelling; it's obviously been a building that has had some local importance on the past, either as a civic building or a set of legal chambers (or similar). The food and service are outstanding, which coupled with the ambience, is a winning combination. It's a stylish and relaxed place, but it would also be great for a business lunch. Tables are well spaced so that you feel private and not 'on top' of other diners. We had a great massaman and a pad thai dish that were superb; to be fair, I thing everything would be. The food was beautiful prepared and well-presented by friendly staff, and the wine list was good and very reasonable. I can't recommend this place enough.
Christopher G
Christopher G
Thai food Great food , great service by all friendly staff members. Most definitely the best thai restaurant in Carlisle will be returning in near future & would highly recommend. 👌
Decided on this after reading Decided on this after reading the reviews. A little difficult to find as the entrance is a small door to the right of a lively pub. They managed a table for 2 without a booking early on a Saturday evening. They made us aware that the table was booked by another for 8:15 which suited us fine. The food was without a doubt the tastiest that I have ever had from a Thai restaurant. Great staff too
Marion T
Marion T
By far one of the best restaurants By far one of the best restaurants in Carlisle, been many times never a bad meal, all freshly cooked and nothing is any trouble, I always request my prawn tower starter which is no longer on the menu and it’s always made for me, staff are warm welcoming and attentive, decor is lovely and a must for couples, Thai red curry is beautiful and you have to have a portion of east west chips with any meal, would highly recommend
Highly Recommend Reasonable priced, tasty food with friendly service. My husband and I have been 3 times to the a Royal Outpost and have had a lovely meal each time.
18th Birthday meal We booked for 7 people to celebrate our sons 18th . The service and food was first class !! Spoilt for choice we will be back very soon


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Opening Hours


Tuesday to Thursday –  2:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday to Sunday –  12:00pm to 10:00pm

Contact Details

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