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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

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Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm...
Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a beautiful Cafe and Restaurant. Cafe has order at counter service open daily from breakfast, lunch and tea. Waitress service restaurant open daily for lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both showcase home-grown produce including beef, game, vegetables and fruit from the Doddington Estate and walled Kitchen Garden. Reservations recommended in the restaurant. Access through Doddington Farm shop
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little spot for Sunday lunch

Some tasty dishes on offer with prompt service and friendly waiting staff. We are regular visitors and can recommend most dishes from the (huge) fish and chips to the very filling ploughman's. If you still have room, the home made cakes are huge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had the day off and went to the lovely Doddington Hall for some breakfast. Not cheap but good quality! Gets busy very quickly so have to be there early! Very tasty sausage bap with a nice granary roll and proper Lincolnshire sausages which you can also purchase from the farm shop. Well worth going! Thank you Doddington Hall.

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Lincoln
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28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Called in for excellent coffee and cake when in the Doddington shop and the coffee was great as was the home made products, we will be returning for a full meal one weekend, but I would recommend the cafe which does beautiful lunches at reasonable prices

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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Some tasty dishes on offer with prompt service and friendly waiting staff. We are regular visitors and can recommend most dishes from the (huge) fish and chips to the very filling ploughman's. If you still have room, the home made cakes are huge!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Busy but efficient. Our visit was very pleasant, but we did not have time to do justice to the extensive farm shop.

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Missouri
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We ate a late lunch in the cafe at Doddington Hall. The staff was attentive and the menu had a good selection of healthy and appetizing choices. We recommend the Ploughman's Lunch! The tea came out quickly. If you are visiting Lincoln, come here early in your trip, so you can shop in the attached market.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great food, with a lot of locally sourced items available. The restaurant / eatery adjoins the farm shop outlet, which features a deli and a butcher along with some high end luxury food stuffs, as well as the usual fruit and veg. Nothing to dislike - this is a great place for a casual lunch, not pretentious - some self... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended Doddington Hall as a great place to have breakfast, so we ventured out one morning. There has obviously been a lot of investment at Doddington Hall, it's all done up very nicely and could be amazing. We went up to the counter and ordered our breakfast, coffee and orange juice. It all arrived very quickly, a bit... More 

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ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

We have always cooked all our food (including our breakfasts) to order and we have had many complaints over the years about how long it takes and I am endlessly nagging the kitchen to speed things up. So you can imagine that my heart sank when I read your review and the words 'you can't win' formed on my lips!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Last Friday we went to Doddington Halls Fish Supper evening to celebrate my sister in laws birthday. All meals where very well presented and tasted great. All girls working in the restaurant where very helpful and friendly. Over all we had a lovely meal with great food. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great evening out.

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Lincoln
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This Farm Shop & Cafe is well worth a visit if you are in the Lincoln area. The Farm Shop is well stocked with high quality and a large range of produce. The cafe itself is very pleasant, providing a variety of options including a fine array Tof cakes. The staff are friendly and efficient. This Farm Shop is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

See my review on the Doddington Hall and Gardens section. In summary - I doubt you'll be disappointed whether going for lunch or dinner. Service can be a little tardy, but given they serve freshly cooked items and can get busy, stick with it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 812505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 46

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a beautiful Cafe and Restaurant. Cafe has order at counter service open daily from breakfast, lunch and tea. Waitress service restaurant open daily for lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both showcase home-grown produce including beef, game, vegetables and fruit from the Doddington Estate and walled Kitchen Garden. Reservations recommended in the restaurant. Access through Doddington Farm shop

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