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“A lovely meal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barge on the Brayford

The Barge on the Brayford
Ranked #74 of 445 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $62
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Soups, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Barge on the Brayford open all day, every day for meals or just a drink. Two floating barges in the heart of the city serving continental cuisine, fish, steak shellfish, chicken and vegetarian. BBQ, paella sangria and Pimms parties during summer months (weather permitting). Traditional Sunday lunches, wedding receptions, graduation, christenings, Christmas parties and private functions.
Billericay, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

If you like sea food then this is the place for you. Service here was very good and we were greeted with a warm welcome. Wine was recommended to us and it was a great choice. Had to wait 45mins for our mains to arrive. However when the food did arrive everyone was pleased with their choices. Have to say my cod was a bit over cooked. But my husbands mussels were 'perfect'. Prices were a little high for what you get but the bill all in all wasn't too bad.

If you're looking for something a little bit different from all the chains in the area then you can't go wrong with The Barge.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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chester
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

My colleague and I were looking for some food and stumbled across the Barge opposite a number of chain restaurants and thought we would take advantage of the two meals for £15 and were glad we did.
If you like seafood it is definitely worth a visit, we had the mussels and a dessert. Unusually there was no dessert menu as they are made fresh each day and change daily.

The table next door had ordered a selection of seafood which looked amazing. Ours was lovely and very tasty. The staff were friendly and the views and atmosphere really good. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChesterPinkpanther
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Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, bit pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is so cute! So twee!! .. the food is fabulous, however the prices for the meals are a bit high for what you get. The quality is fabulous! if a boat dinner on the river on a spring day is what you want, then i highly recommend!

Visited March 2013
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Thank Nicole H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Nice meal on the boat as always”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Have been for a meal on the barge a number of times now and have always really enjoyed it. The latest visit we had two starters for 5 pounds, and then two main meals for 15 pounds. The starters were both really tasty. Then for the main my partner had steak which was cooked to request and when it was brought to the table she was asked to cut into it to make sure she was happy with it. Then I had the steak and mushroom pie which was excellent with lots of meat in the pie. The only problem was the poor gravy with it. Overall we had a very enjoyable meal the only problem is a lot of the tables are crammed together.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bringonthetrumpets1
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“a lovely evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

after a few glasses of wine around the brayford, chris and i decided to try the barge as my son in law had highly reccommended it. we got a very warm welcome and it was very plush with a lovely view of the lake. the food we had was first class as was the house wine. it was reasonably priced especially for the location and we will certainly be returning

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank terrym3604
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