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The Drawing Room


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


British, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

Called for lunch yesterday - we both had chicken breast in a creamy pepper sauce (from the specials board) - it was very good and, at less than £20 for two, excellent value. the service was efficient and friendly

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for my Saturday morning breakfast for the last few weeks. The Drawing Room is set in a Georgian Building on Retford Market Square. The room itself has a homely feel. Dining room tables are used which suit the name. The breakfast...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Popped into the Drawing Room for lunch. We had eaten here many years ago and hoped the meal would be as good as we remembered. Happy to tell you it was better....... Service was very good, staff are polite and attentive. Food offers very good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dominicmoxon
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The Drawing Room is above a jewellers shop in the market place in Retford, North Notts. Two flights of stairs takes you into what looks like the drawing room of some large Victorian house, with about 40 covers. It's bright yet hangs onto the old...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cyril B
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Disappointed today. No soup, no jacket potatoes and when I asked to take the remainder of my sandwiches and salad home, on opening, no salad.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank maggiepaylor
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We noticed the menu board in the market square and I'm very glad that we decided to try The Drawing Room for lunch. The meal was excellent. I mentioned to the waiter that I was coeliac and the chef came to our table and showed...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank iana893
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A lovely tearoom with the most delicious cakes. Moist, light and so yummy. Not to be missed! They also do nice lunches, if you are not just wanting cake (is that a thing?!).

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed March 24, 2018

The staff are very friendly and the range of teas available is very good. We had the scones and they were delicious. The surroundings are quaint and characterful and the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mampaone
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I have been to the Drawing Room on several occassions, having taken my Sister in Law for lunch recently. The standard never changes the meals are well prepared and well presented, The staff are well presented and friendly, The prices are a little on the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Robert B
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Having been told about this Restaurant we decided on Lunch to round off a shopping trip.We were not disappointed as my wife had the cottage pie which would have been enough for the 2 of us(she had to apologise for leaving some pie),and I had...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Rod L
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