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No.3 The Yard Restaurant

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Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
+44 1780 756080
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: No.3 The Yard sits in a quiet courtyard just off Ironmonger Street in the...
No.3 The Yard sits in a quiet courtyard just off Ironmonger Street in the centre of Stamford's magnificent town centre. Under the ownership of Simon McEnery and Chef Tim Luff, the restaurant offers lunchtime and evening services Tuesday through to Saturday and now a Sunday lunchtime service too. Choose from our set menus or a la carte option and dine in our lovely conservatory, first floor dining rooms or weather permitting, our secluded courtyard.
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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Yard

Amazing court yard restaurant. Excellent customer service, excellent food served beautifully presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Jenette B
,
Leicestershire
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicestershire
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing court yard restaurant. Excellent customer service, excellent food served beautifully presented.

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive and concise review of our restaurant, delighted to read you enjoyed your visit so much. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had lunch at No.3 The Yard, Stamford on 27th March 2015 with my brother and his wife. We all enjoyed the food.

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing No.3 The Yard, we're very pleased you and your party enjoyed your lunch. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat on Thursday evening and it was perfect. I chose off the Evening Set Menu as I fancied trying something different and I was pleasantly surprised and it was very good value for money too. My wife chose off the normal menu and equally enjoyed her meal as much as I did. Been before... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant, it's nice to see that you enjoyed our set menu and your wife our a la carte. We hope you will be back soon. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was good to try this restaurant, having changed ownership and having good reviews on tripadvisor. We were welcomed into the restaurant and the service was really good throughout the evening. The menu was OK but nothing really stood out - there were no details of the sourcing of the ingredients. The smoked haddock chowder was delicious - would be... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and we are pleased you commended the service. You are correct in saying that the fair in Stamford encourages some visitors to Stamford town centre and discourages others. We have noted your constructive feedback and hope we can entice you back in the near future. More 

Whittlesey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had lunch in a party of 10 earlier this week and couldn't fault the food or service. Decided to return for Saturday lunch with my partner and again the welcome, food and service were impeccable. The smoked haddock chowder with queen scallops was particularly good. All round a very pleasant relaxed lunch.

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this review and we hope you will continue to visit us frequently. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Had high hopes but felt as if we were being chucked out. There was little atmosphere even for a Saturday night, good arrived really fast (five minutes after ordering) and waiting staff were pushy. Food was 'brown' that's all I can say. Nothing special, so disappointed. Not a convivial atmosphere, almost given someone else's meal twice. Waiting staff who speak... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit to our restaurant failed to live up to expectations and you felt our staff were pushy. We have checked with front of house and understand that they were endeavouring to ensure you did not feel neglected, leaving a twenty minute gap between asking if you wanted to order your dessert. We sincerely hope you will... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It did not get off to a good start as the restaurant got our reservation for 7 mixed up with a booking for 2. We were seated on a round table upstairs which was perfect until they asked us to move as another group were supposed to be sitting there. So we were moved onto 2 tables in the adjoining... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and apologies over the table mix up, but we're pleased you enjoyed our food and would recommend. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food, knowledgable and attentive staff. Looking forward to warmer weather when we can sit outside again. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Pamela for your review, we're genuinely pleased you enjoy coming to our restaurant. Plans are afoot for the outside area to make it even more enjoyable for our guests, watch this space! More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went back to the Yard for the 2nd time since it has been taken over, the 1st visit was a large family meal, the food was great, no complaints at all with the food, we all thought the service was a bit strange though, as in one of the lads was quite abrubt, over familiar and didn't really make... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we are pleased to read you enjoyed the food on both occasions. As one of just a few restaurants to respond to all reviews, we naturally take each and every one of these reports very seriously. We have a fresh-faced waiting team who are very keen, hard-working and friendly, unfortunately... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very well cooked food with eye for presentation. However, the ambience of the restaurant is rather flat. Outdated wooden chairs and tables provide a dull appearance. Table clothes and change of carpet to lighten the environment would benefit the place. If full, the chatter of groups would mask the rather uninteresting decor. When quiet the experience would be disappointing. So,... More 

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simon m, Owner at No.3 The Yard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant; we are pleased you enjoyed our cooking and presentation. As mentioned in a previous response, we have exciting plans for No.3 The Yard. Taking over the business last year we acquired an existing structure and layout which benefited from a very minor refurbishment in January. However, it makes good sense to hold... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +44 1780 756080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Description

No.3 The Yard sits in a quiet courtyard just off Ironmonger Street in the centre of Stamford's magnificent town centre. Under the ownership of Simon McEnery and Chef Tim Luff, the restaurant offers lunchtime and evening services Tuesday through to Saturday and now a Sunday lunchtime service too. Choose from our set menus or a la carte option and dine in our lovely conservatory, first floor dining rooms or weather permitting, our secluded courtyard.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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