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The Apron

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Gamston Airport, Retford, England
01777 838521
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply lovely

What a lovely restaurant to go to midweek, weekends, whenever. Good food. excellent service, lovely fresh surroundings, every changing menu with puddings to sell your soul for.... Bliss!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Rowy B
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a lovely restaurant to go to midweek, weekends, whenever. Good food. excellent service, lovely fresh surroundings, every changing menu with puddings to sell your soul for.... Bliss!

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Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A superb "cafe" that's serves excellent food to very high standards and better than most restaurants. Well done and will be back :-)

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I have been to The Apron several times now and every time the menu is fresh and different. All the food is excellent and prepared daily in the kitchen here. The staff are always helpful and very cheerful. This restaurant is so popular you really need to book. We have only been able to get in once one the spur... More 

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Sth Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here today on the recommendation of a friend. Its a lovely little place nicely decorated with views of the airfield. You wait a little while for your food....we always think this is a good sign as you know its freshly cooked . The menu is limited but you can see why, its a small... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So my son had a flying lesson and as we arrived early thought a bite to eat and a drink would be nice, so first time visit to The Apron' First impressions were good, nice 'Unexpected' facility at a small airport, looks welcoming, very nice clean establishment with outside eating / drinking patio area. Menu is very limited, as other... More 

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Tickhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited The Apron for lunch, pleasant surroundings, food nice enough, but quite a limited menu. Not so much as a 'hello' or smile at any point from the staff. Having just got back from the USA, you do see the difference......

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Tucked away but not to be missed. Breakfast to die for. Smart, clean and plenty of choice. Food quality first class

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Heard about this café/restaurant from a friend and thought they were over-egging the quality of the food. Well, I have to say they weren't. Fresh, vibrant and well cooked dishes, winning full marks from all six of our party. A splendid find and well worth a trip out for breakfast or lunch/dinner; they stop serving food at 3.30pm and close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My partner found The Apron on Trip Advisor. We had a lovely lunch I had pate for starters, cheese, sage & onion quiche with new potatoes & salad. Initially I was disappointed when we read the menu as it is limited & quiche is not what I would normally choose however the quiche was delicious & I am so glad... More 

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Tickhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

we were took for a Sunday lunch & wow what a fabulous little place , the staff were attentive but not over bearing which reflex in a pleasent laid back atmosphere. The food was very good indeed, the beef was cooked to perfection ( a tad on the rare side) & the pork by all accounts too . This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gamston Airport, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: 01777 838521

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  • Cuisine: British

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