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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

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Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having eaten in the cafe and always been impressed, I booked the restaurant for Sunday lunch. We arrived and were seated straight away by a very attentive waitress. We were offered water for the table and given our menus. So far so good. The decor and setting is lovely and the restaurant is quite small so it has a cosy... More 

Thank BethanyH381
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The worst afternoon tea I've had anywhere and I've tried a lot! No choice of fillings for the sandwiches which were cut very randomly in size and not always without the crust completely gone some filling almost undetectable although a nice young man brought replacements when this was pointed out. Beef chewy and not very pleasant. The tea consisted of... More 

Thank angelaScunthorpe
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been twice for breakfast this month and on both occasions was left disappointed. The mushrooms on toast are very dry - you need to add a lot of butter. Also, my mother's bacon should never have been served as it was two tiny pieces, both overcooked and barely edible. The toast was very dry with barely any butter... More 

Thank Joannajones12
Selby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited the restaurant many time and have found the food staff and service really good however today 17th August the restaurant was not busy and we had to wait 25 mins for our dessert which in the end we cancelled and then they managed to charge us twice for our main course !!!The café was busy and the... More 

Thank LordsofYorkshire
Leeds, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We call at the excellent café many times when travelling down to Lincoln or further south, either for a coffee break or snack lunch, Always a nice experience. The gardens are well worth a visit too, at present there are masses of interesting sculptures to see.

Thank rjcjtraveller
milton keynes
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited Doddington hall for dinner with my daughter and was delighted with the quality of the food and the service. I had fish cakes to start with and my daughter had the prawns. She said although there were only 3 prawns they were excellent. My fish cake was gorgeous served on a bed of spinach with katsu curry sauce (thats... More 

Thank csosseh
Alpharetta, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the variety available on the menu; favorites are the Quiche and Salad, and Chicken Caesar Salad. Staff is very mindful to your needs, courteous and professional.

2 Thank CFanaian
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not been impressed with the restaurant lately. Thought I'd try the cafe. Sadly not much better. Table was sticky. They call your number when your drinks are ready! Transport cafe style and to add insult the ceiling is very high and you can't hear them shouting if you are seated near the door. The food is ok but a better... More 

Thank trsfr
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely excellent. Good quality Food. Waiter Service. Friendly Staff. Can be pricy depends what you want. Attached to it is an excellent Farm Shop. Excellent Butchery, Bread, Fruit and Vegetables, Delhi. Well worth a visit.

Thank Bigwoodbessinger
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10:30 before the hall opened and even then the cafe was fairly full. We managed to get a table and had drinks. We intended to some back for lunch after going around the house but at 3pm there was still a queue for tables. Woefully under-catered for a tourist attraction. We bought food in the adjacent shop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $39
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 812505
Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a beautiful Cafe and Restaurant. Cafe has order at counter service open daily from breakfast, lunch and tea. Waitress service restaurant open daily for lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both showcase home-grown produce including beef, game, vegetables and fruit from the Doddington Estate and walled Kitchen Garden. Reservations recommended in the restaurant. Access through Doddington Farm shop

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?