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The Apron

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Gamston Airport, Retford, England
01777 838521
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As unlikely as it sounds every time we eat here at this small cafe attached to Gamston private airport in Retford, we have the best meal out comparable to far more expensive and well known restaurants in London , Leeds, Liverpool and Cambridge. Well sourced and well cooked food, well presented , generous portions, well priced with excellent service. The... More 

Thank Sheree A
York, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place a lot of times over the past years and it is always the same great quality of food. Would definitely recommend if you want tasty food for both breakfast or lunch.

Thank megan0livia
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most delicious meal today.. It was all cooked fresh.. Staff where very friendly and attentive... What a little gem this place is... We will definitely be back.. 😊

Thank Cherrypie2016
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Having been married abroad, my wife and I had our 'UK' reception for 50 family and friends at The Apron. Some months ago our original choice for the do closed down so we had to find somewhere else. We are now so pleased that it did because we don't think we would have had half the night we did at... More 

1 Thank CarpeDiemCouple
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Been to the Apron regularly since opened and have only ever found the food to be of the highest quality cooked by some one who is passionate about food and served by people who pride themselves on quality service ! Without any advertising whatsoever it has quickly built up a big pool of regular customers. The best advert is "word... More 

Thank Michael P
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited for my daughters birthday breakfast this morning, awesome as always!!! We don't celebrate birthdays anywhere else!!!

Thank MrandMrsHallam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Just called in for a coffee but the bakery products looked too good to pass on, the bread was the best I have ever tasted and the sausage rolls were equally as beautiful. I will definitely be calling again for more exciting pastries and bread.

Thank jordan c
Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very nice restaurant with lovely views of the small planes. Ordered sirloin steak which was a tad tough but nicely presented. Chips and bread were great though, so were the very different ice creams. Friendly service but rather pricey for a lunch menu.

1 Thank Dalmation15
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The Apron is consistently excellent. Always fabulous food beautifully presented with most excellent service. Love it. 5*

Thank aigrayson
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Three friends and I regularly go out for lunches and have always enjoyed our meals at The Apron. So no hesitation what-so-ever in going back there a week ago, booked in advance as normally hard to get a table. When we arrived we were surprised to see a few tables empty but thought that maybe the place would fill up.....it... More 

3 Thank Rowy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamston Airport, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: 01777 838521

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