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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
01507527004
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Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Horncastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: English, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday
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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This place is a small but lovely restaurant, we went with friends for the first time. The food is amazing lots of choice and expertly cooked. Would definately return.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can't believe this little gem is on our doorstep. The food was excellent, I have eaten at numerous high end restaurants and the food definitely is on a par with the majority. Is it 'Heston' style liquid nitrogen infused cuisine, no it isn't but it certainly is superb, beautifully presented, modern stylish food served in a lovely setting by... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Excellent evening. Food superb. Lots of variety and interesting flavours. Wines matched each course. Price very reasonable £95 per head including wines and champagne. An average restaurant on New Years Eve would be £55 to £65 a head plus alcohol so at £95 a head for excellence has to be very good value. I have been fortunate to eat at... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Upmarket restaurant with varied menu. Excellent service and ambience. I would not hesitate to recommend this establishment.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My birthday treat from the family was a Sunday lunch. The service was superb and the food delicious with mouth watering morsels. Really enjoyed the 4 hours there.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely food, well cooked and tasty. All the bread is homemade and they also make the petit fours. We had a tasting menu which was superb.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took a friend to Magpies today for lunch, all the food was amazing as usual, menu was varied. Andrew and Caroline make an excellent team. Diners who say the portions are small it is quality not quantity with the Magpies food locally sourced of course. My son can eat very well but never leaves the restaurant hungry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

After hearing very good things about the restaurant we decided to go and have a try. From the moment we entered the place, we didn't feel very welcomed, the atmosphere is simply not there and the service was poor with regards to the communication. The food was all right, but way too expensive and very small portions... I wouldn't go... More 

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Hagworthingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I have been dining at Magpies for eight years now, and the thing that stands out the most is the consistency of standards. The service, atmosphere,comfort and value is always up there with the best. As for the food, well, surely a Michelin star cannot be far away. To have such a restaurant as this in a... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have traveled through Horncastle on many occasions and seen this restaurant then one night the other week i decided to research it on the net. I liked what i saw and my husband and i decided to go and we are really pleased we did. On a Saturday night it is a three course dinner menu. On our arrival... More 

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Additional Information about Magpies

Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
Phone Number: 01507527004
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: English, French

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