About Lounge on the Green

Located on the Green, at this charming Houghton restaurant you can sit back and unwind as you enjoy handcrafted cocktails paired with mouthwatering British cuisine. Owned by chef James Hill who previously worked under Gordon Ramsay’s supervision, Lounge on the Green is shaking up Carlisle’s foodie scene, attracting diners from all over the area to its location in the village of Houghton. To guarantee a table at Lounge on the Green, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Closed now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Lounge on the Green
The Green, Town Centre
Carlisle CA3 0NF

Menu Highlights



Beef and blue cheese ravioli with sage butter, and parmesan


Chicken livers pan fried with chorizo onions and pedro Ximenez Sherry



Open vegetable lasagne with tomato compote and fresh basil


Pan fried Scallops with black pudding, pea puree, crispy bacon, saute potatoes and asparagus



Jam Jar cheese cake with vanilla and strawberries


Chocolate delice with chocolate soil, and raspberry textures


Main Menu

Sample menu


More about Lounge on the Green, Carlisle

A haven for foodies, Lounge on the Green prides itself on creating each dish from scratch, using the best locally-sourced ingredients, with a menu that changes with the seasons in order to incorporate the freshest produce. From tasty bar snacks like mini sausages in honey mustard and a selection of hams and cheeses, best paired with a bottle of fine wine or some craft beer, to larger main courses, there’s something to suit all occasions on the menu here. Whether its for a romantic date, a leisurely lunch or a special family meal in Carlisle, Lounge on the Green provides the perfect backdrop with its stunning setting, complete with rustic wooden detailing and industrial-chic decor.

The menu changes at this charming Carlisle restaurant regularly, keeping diners coming back to its Houghton location for more and more, but expect to find creative takes on European classics, such as pan-fried scallops with black pudding, pea puree, crispy bacon, sauteed potatoes and a red wine juice, and panettone bread and butter pudding with mascarpone and custard for dessert. Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail shaken up by the expert baristas or a bottle of fine wine for the full experience, just remember to book in advance in order to guarantee a table at Lounge on the Green in Houghton.

66 Lounge on the Green Reviews

66 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Gillian H.16 days ago · 1 review

A great dining experience . Attentive staff without the feeling that there crowding you . Very nice all round. Thankyou

Karen B.17 days ago · 2 reviews

As always excellent food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Well done James and the team your hard work has paid off, we can’t fault you. 🥂

Mari P.a month ago · 2 reviews

Second visit to the Lounge on the Green and again another fabulous meal. Excellent customer service from attentive staff. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Great atmosphere too!

Eva S.a month ago · 1 review

The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere, nice music in the background. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and it was no issue having a slight change in the menu.

Daniel F.4 months ago · 1 review

Fabulous experience from entering to leaving. My wife’s birthday, James and his team made it very special. Cocktails on arrival, champagne, great wine all served with a smile and amazing food. Special thanks to Hannah who sorted out the fliowers on the table. Lounge on the Green.....is a must go wee gem. Thanks again guys for a wonderful night.

Maureen W.6 months ago · 1 review

First visit to Lounge on the Green and won't be last. Could not fault anything from ambience to staff and service and the food was delicious. Five in our party we all had turkey dinner and Christmas pudding and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Jackie R.2 months ago · 1 review

Lovely food, surroundings and service, which was attentive without being overbearing. We have been meaning to come here for a while, and weren't disappointed. The menu was well thought out, and the food was cooked beautifully. I booked online with Quandoo, and appreciated the call from the restaurant on the morning of our meal, to enquire whether I still wanted the table, confirm the booking, and ask whether there were any special dietary requirements.

Stuart B.a year ago · 1 review

Faultless! We've lived in Carlisle 19 years and this is the first decent restaurant north of the river in all that time. Between the two of us, we had 6 courses and every one of them was delicious. Perfectly cooked and well presented by informally attentive staff. Can't speak highly enough of this new establishment. And as a further bonus, I was introduced to Shed Head, a beautiful Swedish beer. We'll be back.

David R.5 months ago · 1 review

Outstanding, really, Carlisle had been crying out for decent food for ages and this place fills the void. My only criticism is that the beer selection leaves a lot to be desired, the shed head IPA was especially bland. If I;'m looking to pick fault, then a bit more sauce would have been nice with the steak but I'm sure if I asked they would've given me some, and the risotto could've been seasoned more but that could be down to personal taste.

Stephen H.3 months ago · 1 review

An enticing menu with lots of interesting ideas to choose from. We were offered sourdough bread and then a seared salmon pre-starter. I had scallops followed by chicken with black pudding, then blackberry baked alaska. My wife had pork cheek with lobster tail, then duck with spinach and dauphinoise potatoes. Just a pity that the restaurant was cold - we both had to keep our jackets on throughout. But not to take away from a very enjoyable meal.