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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great friendly staff and great well priced food.

Had booked a table for 8 over a month ago (as it was hard to book due to it's popularity). Was shown to the table,our drinks order was taken. Then the waitress then took our order. Well what could I say the sharing plates were demolished with in minutes, then came out the mains, we all had a couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Deano2222
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had booked a table for 8 over a month ago (as it was hard to book due to it's popularity). Was shown to the table,our drinks order was taken. Then the waitress then took our order. Well what could I say the sharing plates were demolished with in minutes, then came out the mains, we all had a couple of... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I met a friend here, having booked a table for 2 via their online booking request form. I had accidentally booked for the wrong day (completely my fault) but despite being full, the hosts were friendly, had a joke about it, and squeezed us in. Over the evening we had wine, and far too much tapas (the menu was so... More 

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oxon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

must be our third or fourth visit and always plenty of tasty and a bit different food . Great having chorizo and haslet on the same plate ! The two of us had a mixed sharing platter and 4 dishes . Probably a bit much as the portions , especially of the patatas bravas ( sp?) are generous . Hope... More 

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent service and atmosphere, well worth a visit. This was our first visit and we were really impressed, the food was very tasty, service was excellent and the cost was very very reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Bowl Full is a beautiful Tapas Restaurant tucked away in Lincoln's residential West End. During the busy Christmas Market weekend we booked an early table at 6pm for our party of 8 and taking advice at the time of booking arranged for taxis to Lincoln's Bailgate area for 7.45pm (only £5). The timing was perfect. Unsure of what to... More 

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Lincoln, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely night with great food, only at about 9ish the restaurant began to get colder and by 10 we could all feel the cold draught coming from the kitchen area. Apart from that it was an excellent night.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I think we may have found a new favorite. An unassuming little place but boy is the food good and it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Really good tapas but using local Lincolnshire produce, the Lincoln sausage meatballs are great. It was just my wife and I that visited on a Friday night but we'll be taking the kids next... More 

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I didn't even know this cosy restaurant existed until some friends suggested that we eat here. A hidden gem. Easy to get to - not having to battle with the crowds in the city centre. Simple decor and rustic charm prevails. Spanish tapas the order of the day and plenty to choose from. We had a starter platter to share... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wife and I serious foodies; this restaurant was brilliant! Takes some finding (10 mins + walk from city centre) and glad we did a recce to find it in the afternoon before evening booking. Loved the chilled ambience with minimalist (but entirely relevant given it is a tapas bar!) décor. Starter platter (combination of the three sharing platter on offer)... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Superb evening with friends here. Food was superbly presented and taste matched the presentation. Delightful hosts maximise the lovely atmosphere at this intimate venue.

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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 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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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