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Plato's

4.4
4.4
387 Reviews
£25 and under
British


We are so excited to launch our new menus and be the first wine bar in Kirkby Lonsdale to embrace the vibe of social dining. Whilst sitting in a relaxed atmosphere, Plato’s will be offering sharing boards and smaller plates, featuring the absolute best in locally sourced charcuterie, cheese, bread, vegetarian options, and desserts to die for! These will be served alongside fine wines, our famous cocktail menu, local draught, and craft beers, and an excellent selection of quality spirits.

You can choose to dine in Plato’s restaurant or the lively bar area where your canine friends are welcome to join you.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Dining Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    015242 74180

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Kirkby Lonsdale

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Nibbles and Small Plates

  • Salted Parsnip, Sweet Potato & Beetroot Chips£2.50

    • Honey Chilli Cashews£3.50

      • Gordal Olives£4.50

        • Grilled Artichoke Hearts & Stuffed Kabanaki Peppers£5.00

          Marinated in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic & Parsley

          • Homemade Bread£6.50

            (see blackboard for today's bread selection) With extra virgin olive oil & Balsamic or salted butter

            • Anchovies£4.00

              marinated in Extra virgin olive oil, parsley & lemon

              • Award Winning Pork Pie£5.50

                with either caramelised onion & ginger chutney, saffron, pear & apple chutney, or chilli Jam

                • Lemon & Garlic Hummus£6.00

                  with fresh crunchy vegetables & Homemade Bread

                  • Dressed Green Salad£3.50

                    Rocket, cucumber, peppers

                    Artisan Boards

                    • British Deli Board

                      Owd yonner, Chepyn Blue, Bath Soft, Fennel & annise salami, Cornish Coppa, Beech Smoked Air Dried Ham. Served With Pickled Vegetables, Balsamic Onions, Stuffed kabanaki Peppers, Chilli Jam, Saffron Pear & Apple Chutney / Caramelised Onion & Ginger Chutney, Rye Crackers

                      • Serves 2£27.00
                    • British Charcuterie Board

                      Bresola, Smoked paprika salami, Cornish Coppa, Fennel & anise salami, Beech Smoked Air Dried Ham, Our Own Homemade Potted Meat, Award Winning Pork Pie. Served With Pickled Vegetables, Balsamic Onions, Stuffed kabanaki Peppers, Chilli Jam, Saffron, Pear & Apple Chutney / Caramelised Onion & Ginger Chutney, Rye Crackers

                      • Serves 2£28.00
                    • British Cheese Board

                      Owd Yonner, Chepyn Blue, Highmore, Tovey, Bath Soft. Served With Pickled Vegetables, Balsamic Onions, Stuffed kabanaki Peppers, Chilli Jam, Saffron Pear & Apple Chutney / Caramelised Onion & Ginger Chutney, Rye Crackers

                      • Serves 2£27.00
                    • British Solo Board

                      Owd yonner, Chepyn Blue, Bath Soft, Fennel & annise salami, Cornish Coppa, Beech Smoked Air Dried Ham. Served With Pickled Vegetables, Balsamic Onions, Stuffed kabanaki Peppers, Chilli Jam, Saffron Pear & Apple Chutney / Caramelised Onion & Ginger Chutney, Rye Crackers

                      • Serves 1£17.00
                    • Vegan Board

                      Smoked Vegan Cheese, Chargrilled Artichokes, Lemon & Garlic Hummus, Pickled Vegetables, Marinated Olives, Balsamic Onions, Saffron, Pear & Apple Chutney, Chilli Jam, Rye Crackers

                      • Serves 1£15.00

                    Last updated: 17 May 2022

                    What 387 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.4
                    4.4 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.4Food
                    • 4.5Service
                    • 4.4Ambience
                    • 4.2Value

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                    1. MP

                      MichelleP

                      Cumbria

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 3 days ago

                      overall4food1service4ambience4

                      The staff were very polite and helpful. Lovely decor and ambience. We did find the menu very limited and therefore declined to eat.

                    2. CS

                      ChantelS

                      1 review

                      1.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall1food1service3ambience1

                      I’ve dinned at Plato’s many times over the years and always enjoyed the food. I visited the restaurant on 15/05/22, I was deeply disappointed, the menu has changed to grazing platters, which are nothing to write home about. My partner and I felt for the staff serving due the atmosphere in the restaurant being as dead as the current menu.

                    3. i

                      ianl

                      Manchester

                      5 reviews

                      1.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 14 May 2022

                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                      Poor menu and no atmosphere. Was seated in an empty room so moved back to the bar. Had a bottle of wine and left. Used to have a great menu and was fully of people. Going massively down hill. Get back to an al a carte menu and get people in!!!

                    4. DG

                      DavidG

                      1 review

                      2.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                      overall2food3service1ambience2

                      Took 20 minutes to order drinks and a further 15 minutes till we received them. Food overpriced for what you receive on the sharing platters. Once food arrived we had no plates or cutlery to eat it with had to prompt the waiter to receive these. Wrong bottle of wine was brought received no tap water that we had requested. Fairly poor experience for a high price paid won’t be returning anytime soon.

                    5. SD

                      SusanD

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      Wonderful food, pub seems short of staff, took a while to get some drinks, but the staff were lovely

                    6. TA

                      TomA

                      1 review

                      2.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                      We were really disappointed. Plato’s used to be a really lovely restaurant, with delicious food and a great atmosphere, a place to go out for a meal when you wanted something special. Yes, it is our fault for not checking it was still the same after COVID but it is now a wine bar selling food that, though tasty, is really just plates of cold meat and cheese and snacks. Even despite this we would not have had a terrible evening if the service had been good. We could have enjoyed drinks and the atmosphere with the food to pick over. But the service was terrible. Our first drinks took 20 minutes to arrive, and our second drinks never even arrived. After half an hour waiting for them we gave up, paid and left. Our dirty plates were left on the table and not collected; other couples nearby had to ask for plates and cutlery as they had not been given them. All in all a very disappointing evening in a place that used to be our favourite, and sadly we won’t be returning.

                    7. W

                      Wheatleyfan

                      Oxford

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 2 May 2022

                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                      Great concept - smart decor, good service, quality local food with the informality of sharing boards and finger food. Standard of food was lovely but maybe slightly overpriced for what you get. The chef skill behind the food feels more about selection of ingredients and artful display on the board, rather than actually cooking anything. Would be a great place to go with a crowd where everyone dips in together.

                    8. JR

                      JulieR

                      Cumbria

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 5 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food, service and ambiance were all terrific. The quality of the food far exceeded my expectations and all my friends agreed. I felt so sorry for the waiting staff who seemed very busy but still kept smiling

                    9. JS

                      JackieS

                      Cumbria

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 5 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing as always! Great food and staff! Plus awesome cocktails!

                    10. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 2 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A Week later - Mother’s Day family celebration - it was a lovely evening. The waiter was welcoming, helpful and attentive and the food was good. Thank you for making it a nice experience.

                    11. DG

                      DebsG

                      Cumbria

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 1 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely restaurant, delicious fresh food. So friendly, highly recommended

                    12. JG

                      JaneG

                      London

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 1 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Such a great restaurant.. food and service fabulous. I stayed the night too and room and bed very comfortable

                    13. BH

                      BrendaH

                      Herefordshire

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                      Only 3 stars for smbience because of bar 'muzak',.

                    14. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 March 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Next level Sunday lunch. So tasty, cooked to perfection and hot. The desserts were incredible.

                    15. AG

                      AnnaG

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 24 March 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely place and great service. Food was delicious. And dog friendly! Couldn’t ask for more

                    16. JM

                      JML57

                      Cumbria

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 March 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Disappointed to be seated in the bar area when the restaurant dining area was empty but closed off.

                    17. IS

                      IanS

                      Manchester

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 12 March 2022

                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                      The service was OK, the food was OK, however we both ordered Lamb, we were not offered steak knives, the meat was not easy to cut with the table knives. Took us ages to get the bill. I felt the experience was ok but was underwhelmed by the experience. The setting is nice, food presentation was very good, execution was average.

                    18. N

                      Nana

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      4.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 11 March 2022

                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                      Nice place, nice people, one lovely course, one ok course and one meh. Pleasant evening though.

                    19. DS

                      DeborahS

                      Cumbria

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 6 March 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent service and food. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning

                    20. c

                      chrism

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 2 March 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food was perfect - 3 course dinner all excellent and a fantastic breakfast. Highly recommended. Very comfortable room and cheerful and attentive service.

                    21. JF

                      JimF

                      Edinburgh

                      3 reviews

                      4.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      During a recent stay to Kirkby Lonsdale, we chose to have dinner at Plato’s. Our table was tucked in a corner, which unfortunately didn’t allow us to view the open plan kitchen. We chose the Appetizers of olives and sourdough bread instead of any Starters. This, for us, was a wise decision because the main courses are very ample portions and were sufficient for us not to even request a view of the Desserts menu. Our main courses of belly pork and the chicken were excellent quality and well presented. My wife requested to swap out the pearl barley for colcannon instead and this was done with no issues. Unfortunately our first choice of wine was not available but an adequate alternative was offered and provided. Service provided by the barman and waitress was courteous and exemplary adding to the experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Plato’s as an excellent dining venue in Kirkby Lonsdale.

                    22. LC

                      LeanneC

                      Norfolk

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 21 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      A really great place to eat. The service was good, food was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely return. One thing to note - walked in and asked for a table but they said they had none. Came back out and booked on their website, plenty of times available, so booked a table and went back in again! Very odd, but worth knowing as they clearly did have availability.

                    23. BD

                      BryonyD

                      Cumbria

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 20 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Fabulous and efficient service. A relaxing environment and we chose to go on a quiet evening so the atmosphere was fine but a tad quiet. The music playing was great and not too loud. Food and drinks were excellent and all staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend and will return soon. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                    24. S

                      Suki001

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 20 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely Sunday lunch tasty food and good value. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere would definitely recommend this and dine here again.

                    25. AW

                      AnneW

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 19 February 2022

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Been here on a few occasions - lovely restaurant and excellent food We did have a small problem with one of the meals on this occasion but maitre d ALEX was amazing and took control ,sorted everything out with a very pleasant attitude- saved the evening THANK YOU ALEX

                    26. RM

                      RobertM

                      London

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 19 February 2022

                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                      The food and service were both excellent. Unfortunately, for us, the group sitting on the next table to us was very loud and noisy; we found it difficult to have a conversation with each other. Once the group had left things became much more pleasant.

                    27. NH

                      NicolaH

                      London

                      11 reviews

                      4.0

                      11 reviews

                      Dined on 19 February 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      Really lovely meal last night. The food was faultless. If i had to criticise a tiny bit I would say it just all came out a tiny bit quickly as we were hoping for a more leisurely pace. But when we wanted to order a cocktail at the table and get the bill we couldn’t get anyones attention and in the end ordered drinks at the bar. But overall a lovely meal, well worth the money and the chef is very talented. Would definitely come back.

                    28. LB

                      LuB17

                      Edinburgh

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 18 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Visited Platos twice in our week's holiday to Kirkby Lonsdale. Both visits were excellent. Delicious Sunday roast and a lovely meal on our last night. Excellent service, food, cocktails and atmosphere. Also great for kids (our 6 year old loved it both times 🤩) Highly recommend.

                    29. JS

                      JackieS

                      Cumbria

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 14 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food and service! We’ll definitely be back!

                    30. VP

                      VivienneP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 12 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Having not been to Plato’s for a while we were pleased to find that the service and food were still as good as ever . Can definitely recommend the puddings!!! Thank you Alex and Tash for faultless evening 😊

                    31. MR

                      MariolaR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 11 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Fantastic Food Excellent Service We are definitely coming back ! If anyone looking for nice dinner That the right place

                    32. B

                      Billy97

                      Manchester

                      3 reviews

                      4.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 7 February 2022

                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                      What a shame...! Let down by the belly pork. Having specifically asked if the skin would be crispy it was not. So disappointing as I love my belly pork. Spicy puy lentils and colcannon excellent.

                    33. AD

                      AndrewD

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 6 February 2022

                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                      Can't fault the food or service. The wine that my wife had was also good. When it comes to beer however, I don't think Plato's is great at managing its stock. I sent my first (cask) pint back because it had that classic "damp cardboard" taste of oxidised beer. By way of a replacement, I had another beer on tap, which wasn't much better. Perhaps Plato's should just focus on a couple of beers on tap, that they know they can turn over quickly and do the rest in bottles. My drinks didn't spoil my meal, but they certainly didn't enhance it.

                    34. AC

                      AllisonC

                      Cumbria

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 5 February 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      Another fantastic meal at Plato’s Can’t wait to go again

                    35. CM

                      ChristineM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 5 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely food good service recommended can’t wait to eat there again

                    36. NH

                      NikiH

                      Cumbria

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 4 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Plato's is a warm and welcoming bar restaurant. We have enjoyed eating there on previous occasions when visiting Kirkby Lonsdale and were certainly not disappointed this time either. The food, drinks and service were all exceptional. Very good value for money considering the quality of the food. Attentive staff and faultless ambiance.

                    37. LC

                      LornaC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 2 February 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Stunning menu with locally sourced ingredients. Lovingly prepared and presented. Absolutely delicious. Great variety to chose from. Really friendly staff. Will be back.

                    38. DG

                      DavidG

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 30 January 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Our first time here, and for a Sunday beef lunch. The quality of food was superb and not just mounted a foot high, they know quality requires a sensible portion size. As a certain Terminator is famous for saying... I'll be back :D

                    39. R

                      Redhead

                      Manchester

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 20 January 2022

                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                      Lovely food, great service but the ambience was spoilt from the clattering from the kitchen unfortunately.

                    40. JB

                      JeanB

                      Norfolk

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 17 January 2022

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Relaxed comforting food. Staff friendly and helpful

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitising

                      • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                      • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                      • Contactless payment available
                    • Physical distancing

                      • Limited number of seated diners
                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                      • Extra space between tables
                    • Protective equipment

                      • Waiting staff wear masks
                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                      • Staff temperature check required
                      • Contact tracing information collected

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                    Plato's is rated 4.4 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

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                    Google Map for Plato's

                    2 Mill Brow Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 2AT

                    Additional information

                    • Area

                      Kirkby Lonsdale

                    • Hours of Operation

                      Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

                    • Cuisines

                      British, Dining Bar, Cocktail Bar

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Elegant

                    • Dress Code

                      Smart Casual

                    • Parking Details

                      Street Parking

                    • Payment Options

                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Additional

                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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