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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN11QS, England
+44 1522 545577
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Description: small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas....
small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Night Out.

Visited with 5 others. Great choice of home made food. Was there from 7:30 till 11 and felt no pressure to order or eat up and leave. Really friendly, amazing number of great dishes ( many of which were Gluten free which was great for one our party who is coeliac) & wine! Will definitely be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
snakenewton
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very intimate with a friendly authentic atmosphere. Good Spanish tapas! Knowledgeable staff and reasonable price.

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Thank Helen K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten here on a few occasions and have always had a good meal. They use local produce i.e. for the meat balls tapas they use Lincolnshire sausage meat and they taste great. There is no pressure to vacate the table it is yours for the evening. Staff were attentive but not in your face or pushy all in all... More 

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Thank RJB591
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here once before and it was a better experience the first time round. We ordered diff food to our previous visit and although the food was nice it wasn't amazing. The sharing platter is very good but the tapas left us a little disappointed this time round, not enough to complain it was still nice just not... More 

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Thank bio-vet30
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 5 others. Great choice of home made food. Was there from 7:30 till 11 and felt no pressure to order or eat up and leave. Really friendly, amazing number of great dishes ( many of which were Gluten free which was great for one our party who is coeliac) & wine! Will definitely be going back

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Thank snakenewton
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arranged a work leaving do for 22 of us and had a fantastic evening in this neighbourhood gem in west parade. Lovely owners and staff who gave us great food and service and a wonderful ambience in this cosy restaurant. Great tapas which just kept coming and super red wine and all at great value prices. Well done and thanks... More 

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Thank Proc6
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us dined at The Bowl Full this evening to celebrate a colleague's promotion / leaving.......lovely quirky little place. I've lived in Lincoln over 7 years and had no idea this place was here. The place has a nice atmosphere and a well-stocked bar. The sharing-platters for starters were full of different cheeses, meats, olives, delicious breads &... More 

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1 Thank Debooooorah77
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner for my birthday meal. Food was excellent, very tasty. Good size portions too. A lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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Thank Koc83
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth time as a couple to The Bowl Full and once again it did not disappoint. One of the main things that makes us love this place is the friendliness of the staff especially the owners who not only recognised us from our first date there over a year ago but also bought us a glass of... More 

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Thank Lucy S
Woking
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food was wonderfully prepared and choosing a mixed sharer starter plus 6 dishes was just manageable. There is nothing quite like variation and this is it. Also the atmosphere is perfect if you love quaint little restaurants.

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1 Thank Nate T
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I booked to have my birthday meal at the Bowl Full in December. Karl was very helpful when taking the booking and flexible when the numbers kept changing. The food was delicious and extremely good value. Thanks a lot for everything.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 West Parade, Lincoln LN11QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 545577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

Description

small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.
Open Hours
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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