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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (94 reviews)
“meatballs” (27 reviews)
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have driven past a few times and finally managed to get round to giving the place a go. How glad we were that we did. The food was fantastic. A selection of meats, cheeses and breads to start followed by some wonderful pork cheeks,...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the bowl full many times, as ever another successful visit. The meat balls and lamb aubergine are amazing but good to see new dishes with black pudding and egg ...

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect little restaurant for some good quality tapas - we loved the olives stuffed with gherkins and the pork cheeks!

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here because the food in such high quality & tasty. I always feels so relaxed as well. Great atmosphere & the service is very friendly.i always get really excited ordering the food because it is all so tasty. My favourite is the...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

I went for a quiet evening meal with two friends. As it was a Friday we booked it in advance and hadn’t been here for tapas before. It was quiet when we arrived but heaving by the time we left. The staff were welcoming, chatty,...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Lots to love about this place. Front of house is chatty and helps you out. Food is fresh and made to order, lots to choose even for vegetarians. We had three dishes each, which looked quite small but were filling. Would recommend, very nice place...More

Thank David C
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

I have to admit I was a little sceptical about this place...but what a gem! I cannot abide the overly commercial versions of tapas restaurants where it’s an in, eat and out culture. This place is superb, the attention to detail, the explanations of the...More

Thank Fussysauce
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited here for the first time last week to celebrate my husband’s birthday. 2 couples and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food was wonderful, managers very friendly and the whole atmosphere perfect! It’s taken us nearly 4 years to finally get...More

Thank Jthompson2407
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Our whole department booked the Tapas Bar for our Christmas Meal 22 of us in total. Karl the owner prepared a selection of Tapas which I can only describe as exquisite. The whole party enjoyed the evening, food wine and service all excellent. I really...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant over several years and it never lets you down. The food is great. Social tapas with some Lincolnshire tweaks that's always served by staff and owners with smile. We had our works Xmas party last week and from making...More

Thank TBeattie33
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Elaine E
May 30, 2017|
Response from robinwatch | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about vegan but one of our party is vegetarian and was very well catered for. Just give them a ring and ask, the owner was very helpful with my vegetarian friend.
daniel m
September 14, 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I would say so, only small but if you booked well in advance there would be room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $28
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 545577
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small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.
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