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“You can't go wrong here”
Review of Lantern

Lantern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $56
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong here”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have been visiting this restaurant on and off for as many years as I can remember and it just gets better and better.
The décor leaves a little to be desired but then you don't eat the wallpaper.
It is clean and fresh with service with a smile, very good food, a drink to excite the pallet before hand with an excellent meal to follow, what more do you want?
It is not the most expensive place by any stretch of the imagination but you do leave saying 'I will definitely come back again' and actually mean it.
If you fancy a treat one night that will not break the bank give 'The Lantern' a try I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Marmaduke1948
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hessle
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Absolutely awful!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is probably one of the worst overpriced restaurants in the country it was like going to a berni inn in 1976! Dustbin at the top of the stairs on entry!!! Some diners in hull are either incredibly easily pleased or are just stuck in the lantern time warp

Visited December 2011
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4 Thank HessleTravellingbird
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beyond excellent.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have visited the Lantern Restaurant for many years and can summarise all of my visits with just one word – EXCELLENT. There are not many venues anywhere where you can visit time after time after time and consistently receive such excellent quality and excellent service. The quality of the food, the freshness of the food and the taste of the food are all unsurpassed. The food portions are generous (but not over-facing) and the presentation of the food is of the highest standard. There is a wide selection of quality wines and drinks available – always served just to your taste by friendly attentive staff. The welcoming decor and the ambiance have always complimented an excellent meal for both my wife and I. The Lantern Restaurant is not simply a restaurant down Whitefriargate it is a time-served credit to Kingston upon Hull offering the highest quality food and excellent value for money. So the next time you are walking down Whitefriargate look up, see the sign and make your booking – We have always enjoyed an excellent meal at the Lantern and you will too.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Andy-1232
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East Yorkshire.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have used this restaurant on & off for many years. A lovely place for a special meal, softly lit small & intimate & it never fails to please. Can really recommend the fish dishes- they are cooked to perfection. The steaks are also cooked perfect along with the vegetables. Staff are very pleasant & you are not "rushed". Really can 100% recommend.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank SES-PITT
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Lovely food, friendly staff”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Lantern has been run by the same family for nearly 50 years! You have to know where it is or you won't actually see it in passing. The entrance is very tiny and you could easily pass it without noticing it is even there. The food is delicious so it is very much word of mouth why this place is full every weekend. There is only 1 vegetarian choice of main course but im happy with that one choice because we dont eat here often enough for me to get bored of it. The owner of the restaurant cooks the food by himself and you can see him cooking it. Sometimes there is a wait for food but the quality is worth the wait. We came here to treat our parents as it is their favourite restaurant and they have been coming here when they can for as long as they can remember. The only different thing I would like to see available is home made chips, rather than french fries. Really lovely restaurant and lovely people :0)

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank MaznPhil
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