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The Rathskeller

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Wed, 6/26
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact

The Rathskeller wine bar and bistro is located on the South Quay in King's Lynn. We're a family run business catering for everyone from anniversary's to birthday parties! We serve afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. We host regular live music nights! For all information please visit our website.
$9 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch after grabbing a quick tea and cake here the previous day. Great fish and (chunky!) chips and a beautiful lemon brulee with shortbread for me, while my husband enjoyed scampi with (skinny) fries and sticky toffee pudding. All immaculately cooked and presented....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Amethystmum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly attend their monthly quiz nights on Wednesday. Good fun and inexpensive. Bar isn’t cheap. Staff friendly. Unfortunately someone thought it would be a ‘Good idea’ to have an entire round of GOT (Game of Thrones) questions. 🙁 Someone having a laugh?More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Fenlandier
RathskellerKL, Owner at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Fenlander Glad you find our monthly quiz - Fun and inexpensive and our staff friendly! Once we did a round on Harry Potter - probably got the same reaction as GoT but, as we need to mix the Quiz up and not make it...More

Reviewed May 3, 2019

Not knowing Kings Lynn at all, we were recommended this place and it didn’t disappoint. Situated on the riverside and part of an extremely old building, Rathskeller offers food all day from sandwiches, light bites or full meals. We ordered nachos (home made) whitebait and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank inishrath
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Lovely place, lovely staff, main course was enjoyed by all. Booked via open table who got the time wrong but very quickly sorted .

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed April 21, 2019

Select menu but beautifully cooked and the service is fantastic. Wine sensibly priced and good selection.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dezappointed
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a very nice evening here. Our only criticism is that the bread served with the starter was VERY stale, we assume leftover from the weekend. From looking at other reviews it seems this is not an isolated incident. Not something you’d expect from...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank lal1971
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Came here for the first time looking forward to a nice meal as I had only heard good things! Service was good very polite! The menus was handed out specific menu for Mother’s Day to only see 4 mains nothing terrible but nothing to say...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank wesley_bond29
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Perfect, in every way. Food excellent Waitress service excellent Location excellent And the weather was perfect too Thank you we will be returning 😊

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank karan m
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Tuesday night dinner date with friends. Restaurant very quiet, we were the only customers. Excellent service (not surprising) the waiter was very attentive, cheerful and thorough. Our friends had been their for lunch last year so we thought we would try the dinner menu. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank rjtasker2017
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

We chose the Rathskeller as it was recommended to us by a local and we wasn’t disappointed. The staff were friendly and although rushed of their feet nothing was to much trouble. Food was amazing. After dinner we had a drink in the bar where...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicktiredandfull
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June 22, 2015|
Response from RathskellerKL | Property representative |
Hi We only add a discretionary service charge on tables of 8 or more persons. However, if you feel your service was not up to standard our Wait Staff will remove it. With kind regards.
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