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“Brilliant Food, wonderfully relaxing meal, extremely quaint hotel!”

Serendipity at The Priory
Ranked #5 of 97 Restaurants in Louth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a tiny and quirky restaurant offering a relaxed mystery local tasting experience to twenty guests Monday to Saturday starting at 7 p.m. with canapes and winding down around 10.30 p.m. Our passion is very much in celebrating the ingredients and seasons of Lincolnshire through a humble menu of several small tasting courses in a relaxed,welcoming and definitely unpretentious atmosphere.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant Food, wonderfully relaxing meal, extremely quaint hotel!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I have traveled to many many hotels around the world and also in the UK and had the pleasure of eating in many top class restaurants usually decorated with various awards, so we are usually a little fussy and critical when we eat out! We decided to go to Serendipity to enjoy the 7 course tasting experience and we are both extremely glad that we did. We arrive to a lovely warm welcome, had gorgeous canapes and a glass of wine in the bar lounge area and then we were seated in the small and very intimate restaurant which provided lovely views of the gardens and lawns. The food just kept coming, course after course! Every dish was a complete surprise and nothing short of a creative masterpiece. Now neither my husband and I are guru's in food but this is irrelevant because the Chef here is, so if you decide to go for a meal here you will experience food that has clearly been sourced with a great deal of thought and dishes that you simply will not find on the menu anyway locally. I live and work in Louth and I can definately say without any hesitation that this restaurant is the best for miles and miles. I also couldn't believe how reasonable it was when we got our bill and given the effort that clearly goes into the menu planning each and every night, as I believe every evening the menu is individually created around the likes and dislikes of those that have booked tables, we both thought this was exceptional value for money and the owners could charge a lot more as the restaurant is truly unique! Can't wait to go back again!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank tckiddieslouth
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The Priory Hote... a, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review!
Paul and I are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Serendipity - we loved welcoming you back again and hope to have many more opportunities to welcome you in the future
Very best wishes
Shelley and Paul
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting from Australia to visit relatives our son is a top chef in melbourne so we have extremely high standards but this exceeded our expectations all the staff were fantastic couldn't have been more helpful the food was absolutely superb we couldn't recommend this highly enough thankyou so so much for a wonderful evening

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Louise J
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The Priory Hote... a, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you so very much for your very kind review
We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your family reunion (and birthday) and were especially touched as your son is an accomplished chef himself!
We hope to welcome you back to The Priory again in the future
Very best wishes
Shelley & Paul
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Louth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“cannot wait to go back!!!!!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We have never stayed at the Priory Hotel as a resident, so cannot comment on the rooms. However by sheer luck we came across their restaurant (Serendipity) .
It is fair to say that eating a meal there is a experience not to be missed by anybody.
We are fortunate enough to have been able to eat out at restaurants on a regular basis
but never have enjoyed ourselves as much as we do when we visit Serendipity.
Eating at Serendipity is not just a meal it is a nights entertainment. The entertainment starts from the moment they welcome you at the door to the minute they finally take the plates away after the last of many fantastic dishes.
The staff are all customer focused and interact extremely well with " us " customers as much, or as little as the customer wishes.
Bottom line - We are glad that we found this restaurant , we have been there for a meal on many occassions, each one diffrent and as enjoyable as the first.
We are there again early in May with yet another couple of our friends that we wish to share the experience with and cannot wait.

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The Priory Hote... a, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review
We are so glad that you have enjoyed the "Serendipity" experience on the several occasions that you have dined with us - the staff and ourselves enjoy welcoming you immensely!
We hope to have many more occasions to welcome you back in the future
Very best wishes
Shelley and Paul (and Jodie!)
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cleethorpes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“FORGET ABOUT THE BAD REVIEWS- THIS PLACE IS CLASS”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

As a proper gastronomist and cook myself, I have had the privilege of eating at the priory on 4 occasions and stayed overnight twice with the missus. The staff are gracious polite and very friendly. The food is always top class and the service impeccable even on busy evenings . My son has also taken his lady friend there as well. Daniel, the young man with learning difficulties is a very funny and well mannered chap who loves what he does. Paul and Shelley are keen to provide a memorable evening, We have never had any issues with the food and would be visiting the priory again. The rare bad reviews reflect the reviewers! They may well give bad reports wherever they go. Don't let these rare opinions put you off.. its worth a punt!
from dr sudip bhaduri Cleethorpes

  • Visited January 2013
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The Priory Hote... a, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you so very much for your very kind review and honest comments.
We so enjoy welcoming yourself and your family back to The Priory and hope to have many more occasions to do so.
Very best wishes
Shelley and Paul
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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One Year Anniversary Meal”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We went to the Priory for our Wedding Breakfast and Reception one year ago and had an experience that we wished to undertake every year to celebrate our marriage. We had an exceptional Wedding Breakfast and all of our guest still rave about the food, which was wonderful and we considered this our fairytale meal which was only for our special day, but I'm overjoyed that the care and consideration of the experience at Serendipity did not let us down and in our mind never could. The staff remembered our Fool and Pyjama reception and it was like being around old friends, the new member of staff that we hadn't met before was very engaging and talkative making our pre-meal drinks a pleasure. Unfortunately there were not many guests for a meal, but at times there was cross-party conversation and a sing song of Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl that evening. The meal, what can I say: each course was expertly crafted in texture, colour, taste and quantity. The staff were courteous and knowledgable of each complex course, Becky who was front of house was preempting our every need, but not overbaring Thirteen courses or so later and numerous palet cleansers (which complimented each course expertly) we were both full and happy, struggling to eat chocolates at the end of the meal. We have now booked for the next year to enjoy our Cotton Anniversary. It is an experience of a lifetime that everyone should experience, just remember that there is no fixed menu and that's the fun of it, and who knows it might become the lifelong tradition like it has for us. Paul, the chef, is the up and coming Heston Blumenthal of Louth if not better.

  • Visited April 2013
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The Priory Hote... a, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review
We were so thrilled that you chose to celebrate your first anniversary with us and that it lived up to your expectations.
We look forward to welcoming you back again on many more occasions
Very best wishes
Shelley and Paul
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