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The Rathskeller

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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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 - $37
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 October 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited Sunday lunch and had the roast and a vegan rissoto..we were both very impressed ..very helpful staff delicious food in a lovely setting ..relaxed atmosphere ..reasonably priced w..will Definately be retirning

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulieP4039
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I visited Kings Lynn recently with some friends who were visiting me from Germany. We were walking along South Quay and found The Rathskeller. What a find, the place is in a lovely setting made all the better by the fact the sun was shining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank littleone4492
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The monthly quiz nights on the 3rd Wednesday of each month are very popular. The number of teams varies between 8 and 18. Entry £1 per person. Quiz is well run.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fenlandier
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I used to frequent the Ratskellar on a regular basis often eating the amazing Lamb shank they used to serve but things have changed drastically . It pains me to say it but the restaurant has maintained its awesome staff but the food is dire...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 374gusg
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Gus G, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit to our restaurant did not live up to expectations. It is a shame that during any of your previous visits that you have enjoyed you did not give us a positive review. It...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Sadly the portion sizes are tiny compared to how much it cost, I had a chicken salad and had to check I wasn’t given a starter portion, not worth £14... which is expensive for a Caesar salad anyway. However on the up side the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank etty13
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a few drinks mid wedding and the venue was clean. Reasonable drinks but Nora great cider choice. Would visit again

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sarahandnickh
Reviewed July 27, 2018

We called in a couple of times whilst in Kings Lynn for drinks. The first time the bar staff took their time making the gin & tonics but the second visit we were disapointed with the service. They were not busy but just poured the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Richard B
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Richard B, Thank you for bringing the service issue to my attention. I hope you visit us again soon! Kind Regards

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

After years of excellent service we have been severely let down by the afternoon tea today. The bread was starting to dry out irrespective of it being a hot day but it was the scones that was a major disappointment. They were burnt and dry...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ginge880
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Dear ginge880, I am sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at The Rathskeller this week when previous visits have been enjoyed. I have spoken to the member of staff on duty that day and she has explained to me the problems regarding the afternoon...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Monster portion, excellent service and fab value 👌would definitely recommend... Ooo and a brilliant Moscow mule 🍸

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Justina S
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We arrived before 7:00pm on a balmy July evening to a restaurant in a prime location in an historic part of the town overlooking the river. We were expecting a crowd. The place was surprisingly empty. Apart from a receptionist/waitress/barmaid (and presumably a chef), we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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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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