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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Standards really good every time.

We went for lunch on the spur of the moment. It was very busy in the cafe and a short queue had developed. Despite this we were only waiting around 5mins to be seated. If you wished to dine in the restaurant you could get straight in. Ordered food at the counter, then served at the table. Nice to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mandi172015
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Thire, France
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Thire, France
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch on the spur of the moment. It was very busy in the cafe and a short queue had developed. Despite this we were only waiting around 5mins to be seated. If you wished to dine in the restaurant you could get straight in. Ordered food at the counter, then served at the table. Nice to be... More 

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Thank Mandi172015
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone must try Doddington Hall cafe and resturant it's a hidden gem just outside Lincoln that is well worth a trip to Delicious food and a fantastic farm shop

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2 Thank Hben0
Grimsby
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never knew this place was here to be honest until we drove past it while taking our car out on a Test Drive. We called in for a Snack in the On site cafe and what a surprise. Great sized meal for what we paid Really Clean and very friendly Staff. The farm shop was Just great with reasonable... More 

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Thank Darren S
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and had a lovely lunch. My husband had cod and chips and my daughter had the child's version, both cleared their plates! I had the vege curry and that was lovely. The cafe is always very busy and there is a very good reason for that.

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1 Thank Ayeisha K
Leicestershire
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just take a slight detour off Lincoln ring road to visit this cafe and farm shop. Lovely fresh cakes, snacks meals etc. Farm shop worth a look too. Lots of locally sourced products available.

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1 Thank Squiffy0318
Gringley on the Hill, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe service that we received was greate. We are vegetarians and the cheff had gone to exeptional lengths to prepair our food. Looking forward to our next visit.

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1 Thank markfallon2015
Lincoln
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76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is very good, the service is good (you order at the counter but they deliver to the table). It's an informal atmosphere in the cafe area and it can get busy at certain times so you may have to wait for a table and booking isn't possible. Overall a recommended place for a casual lunch or tea.

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1 Thank lincolnshire_hardys
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those not yet initiated into the Doddington experience, I hope this review acts as a magnet to draw you close. For those already familiar, I hope I do it justice. I've been to Doddington Hall three times now, visiting the coffee shop, the (gorgeous) homeware/clothing shop and also dining in their restaurant. The one constant I've experienced is truly... More 

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2 Thank chrissys531
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for lunch at the restaurant. Had pigeon for starters, excellent presentation on the plate. Wasn't keen on the taste or that it was rare (didn't really know what to expect but wanted to try something different). For mains I had Partridge - one of the best dishes I have ever had. Followed with the Belgian choc torte which finished... More 

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2 Thank nicjac2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There is a car park right outside the door and an overflow across the road. Local cakes,biscuits etc and good service. Lovely outdoor courtyard area for the the Summer months. May need to book for the restaurant

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1 Thank Diane M

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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 10 - 43
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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