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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

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Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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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
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Excellent Lunch!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
redheadLincolnshire
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lincolnshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A very popular café in an attractive setting. Their coffee was tasty and the teacakes fruity, accompanied by flavoursome jam. Unfortunately the teacakes arrived ages before the coffee and it was obvious that many other customers were looking around quizzically wondering where their drinks had got to. Enquiries at the counter elicited the response "it's on its way". It can't... More 

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

Your comments were very timely as we were having an important staff meeting that night. This has been a problem that haunts us occasionally when it is busy and we all get frustrated by it. Normally it happens when our most experienced barristas are on holiday or sick, so the hot drinks get behind. We think/hope that we have now... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

two of us ate in the resteraunt for lunch. we had a very nice soup as a starter followed by fish and chips. Thestaff were very friendly and helpful. The service was good and the food was excelent and there was plenty of it. we wll definately eat there again. It is best to make a reservation as it does... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent meal and service, although I wasn't able to do justice to my meal due to having laryngitis - also unable to join in the conversation, actually no bad thing, as good to listen to others. The complementary bread had a spicy kick which gently livened the taste buds, the wild mushroom tart was wonderful and the side portion of... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was so disappointed A birthday treat was spoilt The food was not up to the usual standard Two meals barely warm and a third should never have been allowed to leave the kitchen I think it had been reheated or stood for too long and the vegetables looked as though they had died We did complain and our puddings and... More 

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

We are so sorry that you had a bad experience with us while having a birthday treat. We were very short staffed that day and we think that two of your main courses got left on the pass for too long which is why they were not hot. This is obviously not good enough and we are really sorry although... More 

Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Lovely place to visit for a couple of hours, especially at Xmas time. The food and the service was great and I tried one of their own beers. We also spent a fortune in the farm shop so beware :)

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited Doddington Hall Restaurant last Saturday evening for The tastes of a Doddington Hall Menu. It is a Set 5 course meal, giving you only a choice for the main course, the rest are decided for you! What an excellent way to try food that you may not normally choose or Infact might not even know what the dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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

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