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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: Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a...
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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    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
a very nice place to eat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
stevehilary
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
20 helpful votes 20 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
2 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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

have eaten there often, food always good but is very pricey, the shop is well packed with a terrific selection of produce but none of this is value for money, for example today i bought just 1 small cauliflower and 1 sweet potato...costing £2.64!!! Will never buy there again.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding the food in our Cafe/Restaurant plus the great selection we do have on offer in our Farm Shop.I’m sorry that you found our fruit and veg expensive. We regularly check our prices against the large supermarkets in the area and have a price comparison board outside the Farm Shop, in addition we sell... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've used this place numerous times as a cyclist for coffee and cakes as well as stopping off for artisan bread and delightful nibbles as well as every type of veg, meat, cheese and savoury snack. I've also never been let down by the outstanding quality and variety of their main meals and delightful snacks. Their pigeon burger was to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

New Year celebrations deserve a classic venue and Doddington Hall provided this. Good location and beautiful setting. However the service was slow, some staff rude and plates were cleared too swiftly - after waiting ages for food to come. Starters were acceptable but not as tasty as expected. Main courses were fine but the desserts were also disappointing in taste.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a busy establishment and on both occasions visited in December there was await at the counter when ordering food but w head no problem finding a table. The food is excellent. The menu is varied and the ingredients are largely locally source. A very pleasurable experience.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Seems if you work here you don't need to have eye contact or potentially require a personality. I often spend a lot of money as the produce is amazing... Come on staff... step up and be friendly! When I said I had been waiting to be served for some time I was curtly reminded that I should have rang the... 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 11 - 46

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?