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“Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere.”
Review of Reform restaurant

Reform restaurant
Ranked #80 of 467 Restaurants in Lincoln
Price range: $41 - $52
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Visited here as part of a Groupon deal, so tremendous value. However for that special evening, to feel very exclusive I would heartily recommend Reform Restaurant at The Castle Hotel. We will certainly be returning in the future. The restaurant is not enormous and so feels nicely intimate, tastefully decorated in muted shades and the ambience added to by candles on the tables and soft lighting. It was full when we sat down - a testament no doubt to it's popularity and the standard of the food. Everything that came out appeared to be beautifully presented, artistic but not pretentious.
Waiting staff are impeccably trained, discreet yet suitably attentive and knowledgeable about the dishes. For starter I had the Assiette of Crab - a delicious trio of crab based delights all served in a lidded bamboo basket. My husband had the pigs cheeks with black pudding and potato croquette - again delicious. The main course has to be one of the best I have had the pleasure to eat. We both opted for the Turbot with Oxtail Rissole, steamed asparagus and watercress puree. The rissole was incredible! Made to look like a genuine oxtail, the centre was a cylinder of potato surrounded by incredibly moist, shredded oxtail surrounded by a wafer thin crispy crumbed shell - a dish in itself. Superb presentation throughout added to the enjoyment.
The house wine was reasonably priced and after dinner coffee the perfect way to end a wonderful dining experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Thank Amy L
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Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Took a chance dining here on a short visit to Lincoln and very glad we did. We turned up late on a Monday evening (never going to be ideal for the staff) but we felt completely welcome. Service was excellent (working in the industry myself I can be quite picky) waited on by a young man who was extremely polite and friendly. Food was delicious. Carpaccio to start followed by the lamb which was divine, and my partner enjoyed his seabass. Can't fault any of it and haven't stopped thinking about it since! Will definitely return next time we are in the city.

Thank Leigh-Anne W
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Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited mid week to redeem a groupon and was pleasantly pleased. Food was of a very high standard and everyone liked whatever they ordered even the coffee was great thank you everyone at the Reform for making a great evening

Thank DavidB22
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Following a massive renovation the new hotel restaurant has a very luxurious atmosphere. The food is excellent and there is a good selection of well matched wines. Overall, a wonderful experience, thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited Thurs lunchtime for the set menu at £19.95. We have been staying in Lincoln for a couple of nights and visited on spec whilst out shopping. Everything about this visit was impressive. The greeting was warm and friendly, we were the first arrivals for lunch but didn't, feel out of place in the dining room, whilst it filled up. The food blew us away, I would have happily paid 4x the price for what we ate. The standard was very high, each course matching the last in quality. We had a bottle of the house Sauvignon which was also great and waitress was a complete pro. Will be recommending to anyone that asks.

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1  Thank Rokelalt
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