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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dined here for dinner on Thursday. Ambience and surroundings are lovely and quaint, service was attentive without being overbearing. Was a little disappointed with the food, while it was ok I was expecting more from the reviews that have been left for the restaurant on here. Had the meatballs which were ok, cod was bland, chorizo and chickpea disappointing, cheese... More 

Thank Sharon W
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for a meal on Saturday night after reading the good reviews on trip advisor. We would never have found this restaurant otherwise as a little away from the centre, but well worth the taxi fare. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, there was a lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We especially... More 

Thank parnic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little restaurant, we went last night for my daughters birthday. It was busy and really buzzing. We had two children with us and they were made very welcome. The staff can't do enough for you, very friendly. The food was great we will definitely return

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly restaurant with fantastic food and atmosphere. Excellent value. We booked for 8.30pm but unfortunately arrived 15 minutes late. Waiting staff managed a perfect balance of attentiveness versus leaving space to enjoy each other's company. Great blend of Tapas and locally sourced ingredients. Good wine list and reasonably priced too. We shall make a return visit soon.

Thank martinrendall
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful place to eat great Spanish tapas. The food was delicious, service very friendly. Would recommend the lamb chops and the creme brûlée is to die for. A great night.

Thank bahama999
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here a few times now and has always been amazing. Brilliant service from staff and lovely food. It's like eating in someones front room and a lot more personal than other places! Definately better than other Tapas in Lincoln! Highly recommend.

Thank sarah-1975
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

What a great find tucked away but well worth seeking out. Superb food, service and ambience.mWill be back and will use their accommodation next time ! Just missing some gluten free crackers/tortillas on the sharing platter would have been the icing on the cake

Thank SheenaK2013
Atlanta USA
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477 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is like ding in someone's living room which affords it a wonderful atmosphere. Parking on the street is ok after 6pm. The two owners are husband and wife and run the small Spanish style restaurant and even the son helps out in the kitchen. All the beers and wines are Spanish and of course sangria by the jug is... More 

Thank Expattraveler100
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Anne-Marie and Karl the owners kindly hosted our daughters 21st Birthday celebrations 40 people attended a Tapas Buffet on Saturday night. This was for family and very close friends, and we were not disappointed, it was simply "PERFECT". We arrived drinks were served quickly and professionally the music the ambience and Food spectacular, we had loads of family and friends... More 

Thank Erica M
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, fantastic food, lovely wine. Perfect for my 50th - spent with 34 guests who all said it was a fabulous evening. Highly recommended . You won't be disappointed.

Thank Julie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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