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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great self catering unit with every possible thing you called imagine needing. Fantastic shower, well equipped kitchen with good quality radio and a good bottle of wine for guests was a lovely surprise. Comfortable beds and very pleasant decor throughout. Perfect place to stay in central Lincoln.

Thank Jacky T
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was only our second time here last night after coming earlier this year (which was me and my wifes first time in trying tapas and really enjoyed it on the first occasion). This time we visited as part of a friends 40th birthday celebration so we had the full place to ourselves. It was absolutely brilliant - the food... More 

1 Thank NeilABuck
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?!! Booked the restaurant out completely, 30 people, we enjoyed sangria on arrival, the staff did not stop smiling, could not have been anymore helpful, 5 star service. The food was out of this world, the chicken in particular was just amazing, i have enjoyed tapas in many countries and I can honestly say nowhere is as... More 

Thank borntotravelLincoln
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this tapas bar because it was near to our apartment really. We had a lovely evening eating good food and drinking sangria. The choice was really good. We both shared bread olives balsamic to start and then had 6 tapas dishes( cheesey leeks were our favourite). And finished with a dessert each. The prices were quite reasonable but... More 

Thank onionbags
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just been to Madrid and searched for a great place for tapas, we were so impressed to find this fantastic place in Lincoln. Went out with friends and had the wonderful sharing platter to start, lovely touch by the chef to explain what was on the platter and there was plenty for us to share with great variety of... More 

Thank MarkandLisa T
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on recommendation and found the place easily, although parking in the residential area was not quite so simple. The description on the menu is very fair in that it offers Tapas but with a local twist. Some of the twists worked better than others for us. The meat and cheese sharing platter we had as a starter... More 

Thank Johnnyh591
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never had tapas before, but my friend really wanted it so we found the bowl full. Its not too far from where we lived, but its nicely out of the way of the city. A nice little building, plenty if seating and decorated to reflect the Spanish theme. I booked my table over twitter, which was rather convenient and... More 

Thank Leanne C
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We always enjoy visiting this place. The food is tasty and there are lots of options on the menu. The people who own the restaurant(and the staff) are friendly and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere!

Thank time2fly1
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

On Friday, a party of six of us enjoyed an excellent Tapas banquet at The Bowl Full. Fine food and great service. If you spend any time in Lincoln, ring up and book a table.

Thank Haydn W
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank Sharon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Mediterranean, Spanish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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