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The Cheese Society

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1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
441522511003
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This cheese cafe is so tiny you are very lucky to get a table. But if you love cheese you have to try it. We enquired about a table then had to wait half an hour. (Walked up and down Steep Hill to work up an appetite) but it was worth it. I had the cheese soufflé which was delicious... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place! Multitude of cheese dishes, all of which sounded fabulous. I had a delicious tartiflette that was super creamy, with the contrast of sweet caramelised onions and the tartness of the cheese. Absolutely heavenly on a day when it was snowing outside! A select offering of local beers/ciders, and super service. Great value too. Simple idea, but... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only intending to have a look in the window as we strolled past..popped in just to buy some cheese, and ended up staying for lunch. So pleased we did! Freshly baked cheese scones with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dressed salad at £8 was just delicious and incredible value. Fancied everything on the menu, really - and all... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a customer at the Cheese Society for years and always delight in bringing friends here who haven't been before as I know they will come away as Cheese Society converts. The food here is fabulous and a place you can come as a single and feel comfortable or with friends. I usually have the twice-baked soufflé, but have... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended this place by friends who visit Lincoln regularly. Friendly staff greeted us and found us a table for three. It isn't a large dining area so some people were turned away whilst we were there. Obviously a popular place. Plenty of cheese options on the menu . We had Cheese Scones with Cheese and Butter, Goat's Cheese with Caramelised... More 

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Ipswich
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cheese cheese and more cheese, best lunch I've had in ages. Had the cheese and meat board which although was £16 it was well worth it (and it beat me!!) my wife is not a cheese lover but they accommodated her with some smoked salmon on sourdough with crushed avocado.....again very nice (apparently)

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Thank stuart72
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband is a fan of cheese and I knew this place was a must try. We didn't make an reservations since it was a let's try it since we are in the area. ( would recommend to book since the dining are is very small. Food was absolutely amazing I got the cheese scone and smoked salmon for my... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Food : probably the best cheese board I have ever had. Delicious and unusual selection. Service: Polite, courteous, and helpful, and friendly. Value: Not cheap, but good value as it is such high quality. Ambiance: The ambiance lets the place down. You sit on benches or old wooden school chairs - neither of which offer much comfort. The eating area... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

There is a large and varied choice of cheese from all over the world. Lively friendly staff. Mail order is available, you can also buy crackers, cheese boards and knifes etc, take away or eat in. I love visiting this place.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We have visited the shop on a number of occasions and are always impressed with the cheese on offer and the knowledge/ helpfulness of the staff. The Poacher is a must have.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 441522511003
Description
Specialist cheese shop and cheese eatery, located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We stock a wide range of local, British & Continental cheeses and serve a select range of hot and cold cheeses dishes. Enjoy loose teas, fresh coffee, wines, beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks

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