We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
+ Add cuisine
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Doddington Cafe and Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
read more
Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 207 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great for Lunch or Dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
RandRI
,
LONDON
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
LONDON
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant is such a fun place to come and eat. Excellent food in a lovely light airy space. The cakes are amazing too. Something for everyone on the menu,and a great atmosphere. If you want to eat a la carte make sure you book! The farm shop is also lovely and the produce is good making wandering around the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Living in the area I come to Doddington quite often, at least 3 times a month and not once have they failed to do their duty, except on this particular occasion 12/4/15. I came into the cafe with my mum and my grandparents after having been to pennells to explore their new food court, and after having decided that doddington... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that your most recent visit was below the standards that you have come to know and enjoy with us over the years. Our kitchen do indeed stop serving hot food at 3pm and the cafe board is normally removed so as not to disappoint. However, the restaurant, cafe & courtyard was so busy on... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I plumped for the Saturday Seven tasting menu last weekend. It was an amazing experience as the variety, imagination and presentation of the food are excellent throughout.. From the trout through to a deconstituted Eton mess, it was all very good - and excellent value too at only £4.50 per course. We thoroughly recommend this experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went here with my parents and partner for a tasting menu on a Saturday night. It was excellent. Each course was unique and fairly well executed (except for a roasted radish - minor point). The setting and service was good. Beer and wine selection was also good. And phenomenal value too. I'd recommend this to anyone (and have). Go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
lincolnshire
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My friend took me out for a Birthday lunch and had booked a table (advisable as they are busy every lunchtime). They do a special 2 or 3 course lunch + some a la carte, all fairly reasonably priced because you are getting top quality food, beautifully prepared, and an exciting menu. Although they were busy that day, service was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just stopped here for lunch in the farm shop cafe while visiting the gardens, was surprised there was a queue and had to wait about 20mins but it was a sunny Sunday and the menu looked nice so we decided to give it a go. The cafe is very attractive and looking through into the restaurant the individual touches were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First visit to Doddington Hall restaurant, found all the staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent choose of drinks and bottle real ales, different and exciting choice of starters not the boring usual, good selection of fresh main meals, we had to wait 20 Min's for these what is always a good sign , and they brought us warm delicious fresh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ate here the at lunch time and had the fish and chips which were excellent. The staff, especially the waitress were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Doddington Cafe and Restaurant also viewed

 
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
 

Been to Doddington Cafe and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 - 45

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Doddington Cafe and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?