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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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 British breakfast!

Well worth a visit. The cafe was very busy and the food took a little while but it was worth the short wait. All cooked to perfection and obviously good bacon and sausage used. The toast came with jam and marmalade which I was not anticipating but really enjoyed this additional extra. It is busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. The cafe was very busy and the food took a little while but it was worth the short wait. All cooked to perfection and obviously good bacon and sausage used. The toast came with jam and marmalade which I was not anticipating but really enjoyed this additional extra. It is busy and a little noisy so... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to Doddington Hall and eaten in the restaurant many times and this was by far the most disappointing. We went on Friday evening for fish & chips with a couple of friends, so we didn't complain as much as we should have........... Our friends has fish & chips which were fine, but we choose for a change... More 

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Altea, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Extremely busy and so noisy. Over £15 for two soggy baguettes, which were very doughy supermarket sub rolls and hand cut chips, one decent tea and a cold weak coffee. One of the 'baguettes' was so soggy it actually fell apart, the waiter replaced it with a hastily and very messily made baguette, and actual baguette! So badly made it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Always prefer to give positive reviews but lunch here was a debacle. Initially arrived at 11.05 to be told Sunday breakfast sitting was finished and that only cake was available until 12.00. Ok, so took my two children who were hungry to look around the shops until 12. At 12 still no menus out, chalk bards not updated and staff... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although the menu is relatively limited, any meal you choose is always delicious! Last time we went we had the fish chips and mushy peas (a light pea puree in actual fact). The fish was so tasy and the batter crisp and fresh - better than we get when we go to local seaside resort, Skegness. Our relatives from Scotland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tonight was the 2nd time we have been to Doddington Hall restaurant for the Saturday 7 taster menu. This time we took another couple with us and it lived up to our high recommendation. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all 7 courses. Even if you don't like the sound of something on the menu, it all tastes absolutely fantastic. This is by... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was fascinated to hear what was going on in the lives of the young ladies working in the cafe this afternoon, they were clearly making the most of a quiet period! Also lovely to see them making sure their hair was just-so in the mirrored back of the counter....hmmmmm! Meanwhile my iced latte was the worst I have ever... More 

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Holt, norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had the saturday seven again, Fantastic. Service was as always excellent.Nothing was to much trouble.Thankyou for o most enjoyable evening.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited with our daughter and granddaughter, sadly the hall was not open, but the lovely lunch we had, sat outside in the courtyard, was great compensation. We all chose separate dishes and all were excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Just love this place! Generous portions - lovely food.i sometimes visit with my son for coffee and cake, always delicious, staff always friendly. If you're seated near the door to the garden it's a pain when people don't shut it properly, but that's a tiny detail. Does get busy and tables are packed in - but it won't stop us... More 

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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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