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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, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, 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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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Taste of Doddington

Enjoyed a delicious meal on last Saturday evening. The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere with attentive staff. Would definitely recommend the taste of Doddington menu however we found that having to share the main course from one plate that was covered in gravy a bit odd. Surely a jug of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Lincoln
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were not overly impressed to be honest. we had a sandwich which was beautifully presented and in a stunning location but found the bread to be dry. we had two sandwiches with a small helping of salad garnish and crisps, a pot of tea and a cake between us which came to just over 21.00. We would go again... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a delicious meal on last Saturday evening. The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere with attentive staff. Would definitely recommend the taste of Doddington menu however we found that having to share the main course from one plate that was covered in gravy a bit odd. Surely a jug of gravy would be more appropriate. Nonetheless a very enjoyable... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A birthday treat lunch. Excellent staff, lovely seasonal menu choices with many ingredients sourced from the Doddington estate and local suppliers. A wander around the extensive farm shop beforehand adds to the treats to take home. Lovely.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place goes from strength to strength and the only downside is that it can get busy at peak times. We called in for a light lunch and enjoyed a Lincolnshire Ploughman's and a Quiche Salad. Both arrived quickly and the freshness/quality of the ingredients was evident. Highly recommended

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Gloucester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant to meet up with a friend. Having been severely tempted by the cheeses on offer in the farm shop, I was delighted to see that the cheese board offered many of the same cheeses, so it was no contest. Never have I been served such a feast! The service was immaculate & even though the place... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We really like Doddington Hall. The Farm Shop is great. The cafe does very good coffee and cakes. The hall is fantastic and well worth visiting. We decided to try the Saturday night tasting menu which gets good reviews. The restaurant is very pleasant with a good atmosphere. It feels a bit special so we waited in eager anticipation for... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a fantastic meal the other night to celebrate our wedding anniversary-"Saturday sevens"set tasting menu.Not the cheapest place too eat,but you get what you pay for in this world,which this establishment offers, great cuisine & drink with excellent service.When i paid the bill,I was bolded over by the waitress,libby,who said"have the bottle of pressecco on us for your anniversary"We both... More 

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Hampshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had Sunday lunch in the restaurant as a celebration for a 90 year old. The staff were very helpful and made us all feel at home. We all had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding which was enjoyed by all. For dessert one of us had a very generous portion of cheese on a cheese platter and the others had... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Even though the restaurant was very busy, our meals were served promptly. The food was attractively presented and delicious with sensibly sized portions leaving room for pudding. In addition, the staff were really helpful in finding an accessible table for our disabled friend as well as providing a more comfortable chair for him. Excellent service although we would ask the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Additional Information about Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

Address: Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 812505
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
Average Prices: USD 11 - 47

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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 - 47

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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