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The Cheese Society

1 St Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 (0)1522 511003
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Ranked #20 of 354 restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Hertfordshire
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Seems the old adage is true. The lunchtime specials looked amazing but it was too early for that sadly. We both got "cheesy scrambled eggs" which was extremely expensive and took a while to come. The menu said it came with a coffee although our dopey waitress only gave the coffee to us after the food came so we were... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Being a bit of a sucker for anything cheese and bread related we ended up in this little shop for a quick view. Lovely cheese and artisan bread collections. would make a great picnic if here for the day. Ended up buying some gorgeous small plates for cheese and a quick chat to the extremely friendly staff. Had we been... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lovely little place tucked away which is lovely this time of year. The service was great and the food tasted amazing. Will definatley be returning. :)

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Lincoln
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love visiting here, the food is always really delicious no matter what I choose, but the one thing I cannot say no to is the chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce. So light! The restaurant fills up quickly so come early on or come prepared to wait! It is worth it though, I promise.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lucky to have won a lunch for two here as part of the "visit lincoln" promotion. Beautiful clean and welcoming dining room, immediate attentive service. Varied food choices, even for my cheeses dodging husband! Starters of Lincolnshire rarebit with the best lincolnshire sausages I've ever tasted, which are Boston sausages I was kindly informed, which they also sold in the... More

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KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your VisitLincoln prize lunch! Hope to see you again soon More

Frome, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A wonderful way to taste Lincolnshire in cheese - names I have never heard of - even Cheddar with elderflower. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. A great idea of 3 pieces of cheese for £5 in order to sample - makes a good lunch.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As an absolute cheese lover, I have been to The Cheese Society 5 times in total. Every single time I have been, the food has been outstanding and the service was amazing. Every member of staff is so friendly and helpful. The desserts are out of the world too; which I feel most places fall down on. My favourite was... More

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Lincoln
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As regular patrons of The Cheese Society and a local of Lincoln, I have to share with you that this is possibly the best place in town to have lunch, especially if you like Cheese. My firm favourite is the Baked Soufflé- alway perfect. Today I had soup and half a sandwich, I don't think I have noticed it on... More

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greasby
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

took us a while to find, but well worth the walk, we had the cheese platter with 5 different cheeses, really enjoyed it, love to try different cheeses, the lady that served us was very helpful, explained what we could have, and what they were all like, apologised for the wait as she had had to go to their shop... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We called in recently for lunch, I was with my 2 young children and my parents. The cafe only had 2 people in, so was not at all busy on a Tuesday at 11.30 am. When I enquired whether they had a high chair, i was abruptly told "no we don't, and we don't have a child's menu" (my children... More

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KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have spoken to the member of staff concerned and she was horrified to think you felt that she had been abrupt, as it certainly was not her intention. We usually get very good comments about the care and friendliness of the service that our staff offer. Many apologies, we want all of our customers... More

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