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The Apron

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gaston Airport

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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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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6 reviews
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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visited the Apron for Sunday lunch on this occasion, and as with every visit I've made, gets 5 stars again from me. Beautifully designed layout with excellent views out onto the airfield so you can watch the aircraft movements. Polite, friendly, efficient staff who cater for your every need. Food presentation and quality of the highest order at a price... More 

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Retford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We thought this would be an interesting little cafe, and so have visited a few times for coffee & cake, but noticed the food menu was getting more and more interesting. We have had a "light bite" before and it was just right, but today we had a a full main course each. There was just a small choice (about... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

After seeing all the good reviews we decided to eat here on a Sunday lunch 3 of us. The eatery is open and spacious overlooking the airfield unfortunately no activity as it was a very windy day. We ordered our food starters smoked salmon tartlet, ham hock terrine and then mains roast leg of lamb, butternut squash ravioli and a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a Sunday roast at The Apron today and we thoroughly enjoyed it. When we ordered we were advised that the beef was served pink and we were really thrilled because it makes such a change from the overcooked beef you get in so many establishments. In fact when it was served the beef was so tender and succulent... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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