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The Crypt, Lancaster, Cumbria

The Crypt

4.4
4.4
8 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar

Hidden away beneath the luxurious halls of the Royal Kings Arms Hotel lies The Crypt. There have been many lives – disco, nightclub and a punk-rock hotspot to name but a few. Now this historic venue, in the heart of Lancaster, has been completely transformed. Reopening its doors as a revolutionary cocktail lounge and eaterie. The speciality cocktail menu is an exciting combination of experimental new drinks and classic favorites whilst the range of wines is carefully curated - whatever your taste, you'll find the perfect drink for you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am
    Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    01524 32451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lancaster

  • Cross street

    Castle Hill and Market Street

  • Parking details

    There is parking at the back of the hotel. The entrance of which is off king street, look out for a sign on the left hand side of the road before Waterstones.

  • Public transit

    1 minute walk from Lancaster Train Station.

  • Entertainment

    Funky Blues, Soul, Jazz and Motown music.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

To Begin

  • Raspberry and Violet Sour£6.00

    Tastes just like Parma Violets. Base spirit: Gin

    • Outcast£6.00

      A Perfect crisp and light drink to sit and appreciate. Base spirit: Bourbon

      • Breakfast Martini£6.00

        Smooth and refreshing with a tang of lemon and sweetness of marmalade. Base spirit: Gin

        • Peach Daiquiri£6.00

          Perfect for a sunny day as it is sweet and simple. Base spirit: Rum

          The Main Event

          • Mojito£6.00

            A classic cocktail. Let us know what flavour you would like in your Mojito, and also if you would like it sweet or not. Base spirit: Rum

            • Passion Fruit Martini£10.00

              Fancy something abit classier and elegant then look no further. Enjoy with a shot of sparkling on the side. Base Spirit: Vodka

              • Ginger and Chilli Margarita£7.00

                The classic margarita with a mixture of tequila, chilli and ginger that is not overpowering. Base Spirit: Tequila

                • French Martini£6.00

                  Do you enjoy an elegant, light and simple then this cocktail is for you? We can make it sweet or unsweet. Base Spirit: Vodka

                  The Encore

                  • Lemon Meringue Martini£6.00

                    Fancy something rich and creamy? Made with our own homemade Limonchello. Base Spirit: Vodka

                    • Key Lime Pie£6.00

                      Do you prefer to taste of lime to lemon? Then we have you covered with this creamy cocktail made with our homemade Limechello. Base Spirit: Vodka

                      • Caramelised Espresso Martini£8.00

                        A nice alternative to chocolate that you are bound to enjoy. Base Spirit: Vodka

                        • Chocolate Mai Tai£6.00

                          A Mai Tai with a chocolate twist giving a new element to a classic. Base spirit: Rum

                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                          What 8 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 all time ratings
                          • 4.1Food
                          • 4.5Service
                          • 4.4Ambience
                          • 4.3Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. AS

                            AngelaS

                            Liverpool

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 17, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food and great service will definitely be going back. Afternoon tea was plentiful

                          2. PA

                            PeterA

                            Lancashire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on September 13, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent service and very friendly staff, lovely place and food.

                          3. MS

                            MichelleS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 26, 2019

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            We had a great evening in the Crypt Fri 26Jul 19. The service was excellent, polite very friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. The cocktails were absolutely delicious! The food was very good, my only criticism was that 2 dishes we wanted were not available and this was early doors and would have understood if we were dining later. Would definitely recommend this place.

                          4. J

                            Jessica

                            Lancashire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 7, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I had my 40th Birthday Party here, the staff, the room & the food were all excellent ! im so pleased we booked here and would recommend it to anyone x

                          5. E

                            Eatoutalot26

                            Newcastle

                            22 reviews

                            1.0

                            22 reviews

                            Dined on May 10, 2019

                            overall1food2service2ambience1

                            We booked this venue thinking it would be a smart wine bar, with small plates of food and a good ambiance. At least the website and reviews appeared to suggest that. However, there were only 2 other customers there when we arrived, half the candles on the tables were lit and the music too loud for an empty bar. The service was just OK and the food had been reheated in the microwave. Being virtually empty on a Friday night says it all. A friend had warned us against it saying it was dingy and unpopular . Disappointing!!!

                          6. TB

                            TomB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 20, 2019

                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                            Went with friends just as a nice place to sit down and have some drinks after a birthday meal for my fiancée. Booked it easy enough, drinks are pricey but worth it, but best of all the staff were really accommodating and friendly. We brought a small cake to have and they took it into the back, lit the candles and brought it out singing and were really sound and cool about it, even though it was a spur of the moment thing. Definitely worth every penny and the staff just made our night.

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Lancashire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on January 19, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Just a fabulous place. Felt special, had amazing food and cocktails, service was excellent. Just superb from start to finish.

                          8. K

                            Kezza0858

                            Lancashire

                            3 reviews

                            3.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 19, 2018

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            The food was average and pricey. The staff were friendly and attentive but didn't tell us that we were entitled to a free bottle of wine with the three small plates as it was a mid week night so it cost us approx £15 extra. We were the only people in and had to ask them to turn the music down as it was very loud.

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

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

                            • Waitstaff 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

                          FAQs

                          The Crypt is rated 4.4 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.

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

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                          Google Map for The Crypt

                          75 Market Street Lancaster, Cumbria LA1 1JG

                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            Castle Hill and Market Street

                          • Neighborhood

                            Lancaster

                          • Hours of operation

                            Fri 5:00 pm–1:00 am
                            Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am

                          • Cuisines

                            Cocktail Bar, Lounge

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Elegant

                          • Dress code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking details

                            There is parking at the back of the hotel. The entrance of which is off king street, look out for a sign on the left hand side of the road before Waterstones.

                          • Public transit

                            1 minute walk from Lancaster Train Station.

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Entertainment

                            Funky Blues, Soul, Jazz and Motown music.

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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