About The Pompeii Steakhouse

Pompeii Steakhouse is unlike any other in Carlisle. You may be asking yourself, why the name Pompeii? That’s because this Abbey Street restaurant cooks their steak on volcanic stones. Thankfully, it’s safe eating at The Pompeii Steakhouse, and it’s a whole lot less dangerous than scaling Vesuvius. The steaks and the other menu items here are legendary – this steakhouse utilises Lakeland Beef, seasonal produce and artisanal local products in their offerings. In addition to steaks, The Pompeii Steakhouse offers seafood, salads and desserts to complement your food. Head to the historic quarter in the centre of town for an amazing meal at this local favourite, which is the only restaurant in Carlisle with a view of the Castle, which perfectly tops off what is sure to be a wonderful dining experience.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Pompeii Steakhouse
1 Abbey Street, Town Centre
Carlisle CA1 8TX

Menu Highlights



King Prawns

Pan fried with garlic and lemon, served with salad

Beef Carpaccio

With aged balsamic, capers and parmesan.

Chicken Liver Pate with Port Jelly

Served with brown toast and pickled cucumber.

Homemade Soup

Served with freshly baked bread

For sharing - A beautiful baked Appleby organic brie topped with either chilli jam or beetroot relish and served with chunks of bread


Caprese salad

The classic Italian salad tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil (available as a side order)


Seafood Brochette

Swordfish, king prawn and scallop served with white wine sauce.

Aubergine and Mozzarela Parcels

Served with tomato, pesto and fresh basil.

Fillet Steak

Prime Cumbrian lakeland beef cooked on stone.


Strawberry Cheesecake

Spring/Summer it had to be strawberry! Served with either cream or vanilla ice-cream.

Homemade Profiteroles

With warm chocolate sauce.


Either espresso, lemon liqueur or toffee vodka poured over a scoop of luxury vanilla ice cream.


Rich, decadent and velvety German chocolate cake. Served with either cream or salted caramel ice-cream

Red berry fruit compote

Mixed berries, cherries and cranberry served with custard, shaved chocolate mint and pomegranate. Light and fresh finish for your meal. (gf)(df without custard and chocolate)

Main Menu

2018 Menu


27 The Pompeii Steakhouse Reviews

27 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
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Alison E.2 days ago · 1 review

Absolutely fabulous, great atmosphere, good wine, amazing food and very friendly staff. What a great experience cooking your own steak over a hot stone. First class cuts of meat, all cuts to cater for every steak requirement. Best Steak House in Carlisle by far. We'll definitely be back soon for a follow up visit.

Joanne M.3 months ago · 1 review

Beautiful food we will definitely be returning I love the idea of the hot plate you really get the meat for your money great stuff

Janette A.3 months ago · 1 review

great meal, friendly staff who would go the extra mile to make your evening enjoyable excellent choice of steaks that's cooking while you eat plus a good variety of wines and spirits, I'd rate this place 10/10

tazeem a.4 months ago · 1 review

We both enjoyed our food, salmon steak and stuffed sardines. No steak on this occassion. Service was good. And you can park next to restaurant.

Robert H.a year ago · 1 review

Really good experience. Staff were friendly and efficient and well motivated to provide great service. Food choice and quality was good. We weren't expecting the steaks to arrive on hot rocks though, which, whilst fun, made us wonder why we were asked how we'd like our steaks cooked. Within minutes of being served, all were well done as there was no space to put the meat to stop it being overcooked. I'd have preferred to receive the steak raw and on the side so I could cook it myself. Needs a bit more thought, maybe ... Overall, though, a great experience, well worth the money, and we'd happily return whenever we're back in the area.

Joyce B.5 months ago · 1 review

The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive. This together with a relaxed atmosphere made for a perfect dining experience. I would not hesitate to recommend The Pompeii Steakhouse to my friends,

Mark W.8 months ago · 2 reviews

The food was first rate. A unique dining experience for Carlisle where the steak comes on the hot stone allowing you to cook it to exactly how you like it. I have eaten steaks in a lot of other restaurants and paid more for an inferior meal. The waiting staff were very attentive and I didn't hesitate to tip them. Would definitely recommend!

Danny P.5 months ago · 1 review

Me and wife had a date night first one in a long time and we always try different places but this has to be the best place we have been to staff very happy and helpful you pay format you get we will definitely be back A*

Glen W.8 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service and food of a very high quality. Really enjoyed our night. The steak had hardly any fat on it and was perfect. Also enjoyed cooking it on the volcanic rock so I could cook it how I wanted it.

Ray W.a year ago · 1 review

Will definitely go back ,best steak I,v had in a long time ,very friendly staff,nice atmosphere was reasonably priced ,might try the steak you cook at the table next time ,looked lovely