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Jim's Yard

3 Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
01780 756 080
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Ranked #9 of 93 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stamford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This used to be our favourite restaurant (see my previous posts) but since it has changed hands all the charm, elegance, professionalism and quality that we had become used to have gone. On arriving we were ignored totally by two members of staff who were chatting by the till. Eventually one of them came over and asked if they could... More

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United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The staff didn't seem experienced enough to know what they were doing. Wrong choice of food came to our table. Plus we had to ask twice for the wine list. When the food eventually arrived it was very well presented and tasted delicious.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited as a party of four and ate in the upstairs restaurant. Plus points were the décor and ambience of the restaurant. I agree with a previous reviewer that the young staff seem stressed and nervous and they need time to relax into their jobs because some of this communicates to the customers. The range of drinks available is... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Jim has left and a name change is in the offing, and there have been changes to the menu etc.. However our meal last night was wonderful: the soup and the pork belly were particularly tasty. It's still French accented cuisine, mostly French wines, many dishes served on Welsh slate tiles, attentive and knowledgeable waiting. For three people 3 courses... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spend four nights in Stamford each September as we attend the Horse Trials. Left booking late this year , so our usual haunts for dinner on four nights were fully booked. Found Jim's Yard to be a lovely quirky restaurant with open beams and uneven floors, which were amazing. Attentive service from a young enthusiastic staff promised a great dinner... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I returned to Jim's Yard after a couple of great experiences earlier in the summer with visiting relatives. We were really looking forward to one of the starters and mains we'd had before. All good things come to an end, as they say.. with a change of ownership the menu has also changed, and some old favourites have disappeared (although... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We booked in advance as had a feeling it would be busy during Burghley Horse Trials weekend. The food was fabulous - home cooked chips and the steaks were cooked to perfection. The restaurant was not as busy as we had thought it would be and because of this it seemed 'quiet' with no atmosphere as there was no music,... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We heard about this restaurant by chance and thought we'd give it a try one lunchtime. Have to say our expectations were exceeded, and we had a delightful lunch in a really nice setting. The food is of excellent quality and is presented beautifully with classic white crockery and napkins starched to within an inch of their lives. My husband... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been there many times now and tried most of the menu. Really quality food and great chef's executions make the whole experiece top class. Salmon is special and so are the stakes. Staff is friendly and even more importantly helpful. Wine selection also good beer not so vast though. Highly reccomended.

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Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had been to The Yard (as it now seems to be called after being sold on) for evening meals a few times and decided to try it for Saturday lunch on a celebration day. There is a great lunchtime menu but they were also offering haddock and chips with wine for just £10 and we both decided to give... More

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