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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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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 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 August 20, 2016 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

1 Thank martinrendall
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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.

1 Thank sarah-1975

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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
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, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, 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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