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The Cheese Society

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1 St Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 (0)1522 511003
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • 231
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent bistro lunch

Vibrant and interesting menu, obviously cheese-inspired, but with a great choice plus a specials board. We had a great lunch here and it certainly gets busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
DrDarwin
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Newark
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Vibrant and interesting menu, obviously cheese-inspired, but with a great choice plus a specials board. We had a great lunch here and it certainly gets busy.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

called by chance for a lunch time treat, attentive staff and pleasant dining area. Delicious hot chocolate. I ordered the rarebit, yes it tasted lovely and was presented very well, but one slice for 7 pounds was very expensive. For that price i don't think it would be too much to ask to serve 3 half pieces of ciabatta.

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

We have been going to this restaurant for several years. We have never been disappointed, the standard is very high .The choice from the specials board is excellent as is the choice from main menu.finished off with a ver good cup of coffee

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We popped in for lunch on our way down the hill. The food was fantastic, the portion size amazing, and the value for money excellent. We shall certainly be venturing down for lunch more often!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My son had wanted to try this small restaurant for a while, we went for his birthday.. The starters were delicious, smoked salmon pate, followed by venison pie, with three veg... Beautifully cooked.... Whitebait and three cheese soufflé ... All the food beautifully presented... This small restaurant is at the top of our place to revisit very soon ...

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214 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

The 'Cheese' has become an institution in Lincoln and has become a food-lovers destination. There are three things to note: 1. No under 10's allowed 2. No reservations 3. Open lunchtimes only and selected Friday nights The cuisine is French bistro-like with classics like tartiflette and Raclette. We went here for my Birthday on a Friday night and it was... More 

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

Thank you and pleased you enjoyed your visit. Now that the cafe/bistro has more seating you can bring under 10's in to eat - just don't have space for prams and buggies. Hope to see you again! More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We have been going to go to this restaurant for a long time, but never got round to it. Well we actually went on the Friday before Christmas and was not disappointed!! Lots of our friends have been and said how lovely it was and we agree. The food was delicious, my husband had twice baked cheese soufflé, which came... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Went in today for our traditional Christmas ritual and were not disappointed. We had our usual cheese fondue and mulled wine and, as usual, it was excellent. We have been a number of times through the year and are always warmly greeted and looked after exceptionally. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If cheese is your thing, then this is the place to go! A great menu & lots of daily specials make it hard to choose just one dish! The staff are friendly & welcoming and it's not far from the High Street so very convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife is vegetarian - so the excellent choice here was a bonus - it can be a struggle to find places that give a good selection for both of us. could not fault the place. Excellent macaroni cheese!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1522 511003

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?