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TJ’S, Penrith, Cumbria

TJ’S

4.1
4.1
369 Reviews
£26 to £40
Home cooking
Welcome to TJ's Bar and Restaurant.

We are located at Parkfoot Holiday Park by the shore of Ullswater Lake, a short walk from Pooley Bridge.
We serve fresh home cooked food, burgers and steak from the grill and also have a busy takeaway service serving homemade pizzas and other tasty alternatives.

We operate on a card only basis, cash will not be accepted. Food and drink from the Restaurant is ordered separately.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Home cooking, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    017684 86309

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Penrith

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 369 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cumbria

    Healthy

  • Cumbria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cumbria

    Most Booked

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  1. AS

    AngelaS

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    When we arrived we were seated promptly, however it took quite a while to get served in fact we had to shout over a waitress and when we asked if we could order pizzas from the takeaway for the kids it was a clear no, and quite rude. So we ordered our food and the kids pizzas were burnt, no cheese on them and quite rubbery however we hadn’t eaten all day so I made the kids eat them. The burgers came which were fine however a bit rare in the middle which I didn’t mind but my husband wasn’t impressed and the mayonnaise side looked like it had been stood there all day so didn’t touch it. During our meal I noticed 3 other tables ordered from the takeaway menu pizzas and my kids went berserk crying. I don’t understand why you don’t have the pizzas on the menu any more or don’t offer them when customers ask - and the staff are quite young and learning but need to be more friendly.
  2. JR

    JenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and great value and service! Will be back!
  3. TJ

    TimJ

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Staff pleasant, table cleaned before we sat, ordering explained, bar a little slow but big restaurant and bar looked too small. Steaks looked, smelt and tasted excellent. Bar will struggle on hot busy days, space to expand.
  4. KG

    KazGB

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant staff, good food, nice surroundings but very noisy during our visit!
  5. j

    joannew

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, at very reasonable prices compared to other establishments in the area. Felt like you were getting something a little more special for the money.
  6. GH

    GaryH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in TJs sit in. Take aways been good. First impressions very positive. Friendly welcome. Liked the glass walled partition between bar area and restaurant, otherwise might have been too noisy. Booth was clean and spacious. Server explained 15 min wait to take order. Queue at bar didnt take long. Selection of drinks good. Ordered Katsu Chicken. In total it took about 30 mins between sitting and eating. Food was delicious. It was nice vibe with mix of families and lots of dogs that were all well behaved. Overall great visit, service and value.
  7. MB

    MandiBonnieBoopwhittaker

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family meal with our dog Bonnie. The staff are fantastic and work very hard. Our waitress was Jackie and she couldn’t do enough for us all and the dog. The ambiance and decor is of a really high standard. We loved it
  8. CE

    CatherineE

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booking was very quick and easy to do. The best onion rings ever. Nice to have dogs in a restaurant. I thought the service was very welcoming. Wide variety of meals.
  9. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Busy weekend, good food and gluten free options available.
  10. AW

    AlexW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We ordered our food that took over an hour to come. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Atmosphere was good. Must need help on the kitchen.
  11. r

    richardf

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Food was average at best when served, but the service level was very poor, waiting staff to busy talking to each other to notice paying customers. We had one meal totally missed so one of the party had to wait for it to be serves after the rest of the party had finished theirs. It was a shame as the decor was very nice, clean and modern. It was a real let down compared to the rest of the park which was excellent.
  12. NC

    NicholasC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fast service, food very nice ,staff very helpful.
  13. p

    philip

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience3
    We booked the restaurant after looking at the online menu which looked good. However, when we arrived there were juberlee menus on the table that were restricted in choice. The waiter told us that the normal menu was off and what was on the restricted juberlee menu was all there was. I chose the beef pie and when it arrived it tasted like the chef had slipped with the salt and added too much. The childrens menus leaves a lot to be desired. The waiter confirmed that the pizza was frozen so we opted for fish and chips assuming it would be home made like the adult version. How wrong we were. That too appeared frozen and warmed in an oven. All in all a disappointing meal!
  14. TC

    TanyaC

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good quality food. Fish & chips portion was great, batter lovely. Chicken pancetta was bland unfortunately. No complaints re bar options. Food service was a bit slow considering how quiet the place was. Dog friendly which suits our requirements. Would return thank you.
  15. AM

    AnthonyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Don’t bother eating here, overpriced amd not properly cooked!! The children’s Pizza had no tomato on it amd the chips weren’t cooked. Go to the takeaway instead, was much better it they use the same kitchen which is strange why they was such a gulf in class
  16. AH

    AlisonH

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good service , staff were friendly and attentive. The food was reasonable and good atmosphere with the bonus of live music . Very spacious and modern seating area. I would have given it a 4 but the toilets weren't very clean
  17. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Restaurant was nice but very busy and we kept having to ask for table items such as cutlery, salt and pepper, napkins etc. Food was fair.
  18. SW

    SoniaW

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food overall. Good selection. Booking online was easy. Staff were great, helpful & polite. Had to pre order main meals due to large group of us. This was no issue at all, though disappointed we couldn’t order starters with being a large group. You could order drinks at the bar or through the staff. Had to pay separately though if bill was over £100, so families need to know what they have ordered and cost of meals. Will recommend to others & will definitely eat here again next year.
  19. S

    Sinky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Relaxing atmosphere, great range to choose from. Food was forst class and very filling. Cheesecake was amazing, huge and very very tasty.
  20. B

    Bobby

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eaten here before food and service always very good.
  21. LN

    LynneN

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again gorgeous meals from TJs
  22. LN

    LynneN

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, helpful and friendly staff, lo Ed it.
  23. AC

    AmyC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Lovely building warm and comfortable ,high quality food with plenty of options. Staff kind and helpful.
  24. M

    Marshaleen

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we have been to TJs and was not dissapointed, the place was lovely and spacious and the food was really nice very good quality and so tasty. I would definitely recommend eating there.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey meal Today and good service
  26. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Two waitresses took our order that then took 45 mins to arrive and the food came wrong my wife orded a vegetarian meal and the meal she got was chicken breast in white sauce good job she is not a vegy .the food was nice but the service poor
  27. JC

    JuneC

    Cumbria

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Flat iron steak very good as usual but salmon and salsa tasteless. Staff as usual very good and cheerful considering how busy it was.
  28. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 4 of us thought the food was fantastic and the service was brilliant
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and good value for money. Very nice wine too!
  30. SB

    SteBrad

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good atmosphere, food was lovely and staff were really friendly
  31. C

    Camper

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We came here on two consecutive nights. The first night was fine. The second night the service was shocking. Had to constantly try and get a waiter/waitress attention. It took an hour for them to take our order. However for a very brief spell a very good male waiter came on shift and tried to make things better. He was very good and efficient. I tried to see a name badge but couldn’t. Unfortunately he disappeared quickly. You have to buy your drinks at the bar when considering the price of the meals I think this should be table service.
  32. JC

    JuneC

    Cumbria

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The steak pie was as good as usual but the belly pork needed some crisping up. We felt a bit rushed as the main meal was ready straight after the starter although it was kept warm until we were ready. We prefer ordering the food when we're ready to eat rather than table service and making it more of an experience. The waitress was lovely.
  33. JB

    JasonB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Had to listen to screaming football fans Not the quiet family meal we were hoping for. Table service for food but not drinks which is disappointing, Steak and ale pie was nice, So was the Burger which was quality meat cooked perfect. Not the home made chips though they were under cooker very white and possibly frozen so they let the meal down, But the deserts were good, Overall for the price we expected it to be of a high standard which it could be if a few changes were made which might explain why it wasn’t very busy on a Saturday. Staff were very helpful and polite made us feel welcome.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As normal good service and lovely food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, quick service and nice atmosphere
  36. s

    sam1973

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The lady who served us think it may have been jodie was lovely and very friendly drinks were quite reasonable - think your starters were a little over priced. lovely and spacious and enjoyed a nice evening
  37. SE

    ScarlettE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Even though it was relatively quiet we were left for over 30 minutes until I actually walked over to ask someone to take my order. Food was not good quality, I ordered steak and ale pie, and the meat was extremely tough, the child's pasta had no flavour. If you can be bothered to go out for food I would recommend doing so.
  38. MS

    MarkS

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Clean tidy organised efficient and handy for the campsite.
  39. MB

    MarkB

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brilliant staff and lovely food, very happy over all
  40. FH

    FraserH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable Meal with family. Convenient on campsite, good quality and good size portions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

TJ’S is rated 4.1 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for TJ’S

Howtown Pooley Bridge Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2NA

Additional information

  • Area

    Penrith

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Home cooking, Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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