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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

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Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being winged at by the mrs to take her out I couldn't of had chosen a better place to take her, we both had the doddington herd steak followed by sticky toffee pudding, but this was the best steak I've had, it's easily one of the best meals I've come out happily paying £30 for two steaks and who... More 

Thank Peter P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sandwiches were very nice. We had one cheese scone and one fruit. The cheese one had a nice piece of cheese served with it. Would have preferred jam and cream on the side to make you own. Tea and coffee in plentiful supply although we didn't get a choice of which tea we would like despite there being a tea... More 

Thank DBloodnok
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was tasty, well cooked and prepared and middle of the road prices. Great staff and a nice ambience.

Thank Carole K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Donnington Cafe provides excellent choice in meals. It is popular and can be very busy, but it is worth waiting around, you can have a walk around the grounds if busy.

Thank Samuel G
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for morning coffee or afternoon tea, great fresh baked scones with jam and cream Full meals also served in the separate restaurant.

Thank ianandjenny
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a number of times to the Restaurant with my wife and family and have to say it just gets better with every visit. The meals are beautifully presented and together with a relaxed setting all makes for an enjoyable evening. Never tried the Cullen Skink starter before but knowing that we always have good food decided to try it... More 

1 Thank Dale L
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Dale, we were very excited when we did our tasting for the new menu this month so it is great to get your confirmation that we are hitting the spot! More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we recently called in for lunch, the food was very good indeed and quite generous portions especially the bread pudding, which was very tasty both tangy and sweet. the main course I tried was the very tasty burger this included bacon and all the normal additions and hand cut fries and a tasty coleslaw, my wife had a goats cheese... More 

1 Thank richard c
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food quality and flavours as all of our produce is locally sourced or grown here on our estate. Our food is cooked fresh to order, the Doddington Lincoln Red burgers take a little while to cook as they are cooked right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to visit the cafe on a whim and found it to be very worth the trip. Although not the cheapest place for food the drinks and food were quality and from ordering to being brought to the table was extremely fast! Would recommend.

Thank Jack T
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a Christmas present from our grandson but we were disappointed. There was plenty of food but the cakes were all the same - very sweet and sickly - except the scones which were very dry. It would have been nice if sponge cake or pastry had been included.

Thank margaret485
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a while since we've eaten here, so back to try it again. Menu has changed so you can choose either starter or main sized portions on most dishes. We had no difficultly making our selections. I had Aloo Gobi, a salad of cauliflower, chickpea & potato, curry dressing to start, while my partner has the smoked haddock, potato &... More 

Thank Natasha W
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Doddington. The Turbot proved to be extremely popular on our January menu and the melt in the mouth beef you describe, is our very own grass-fed Lincoln Red which we are very proud of. All of our produce is from our estate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 812505
Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a beautiful Cafe and Restaurant. Cafe has order at counter service open daily from breakfast, lunch and tea. Waitress service restaurant open daily for lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both showcase home-grown produce including beef, game, vegetables and fruit from the Doddington Estate and walled Kitchen Garden. Reservations recommended in the restaurant. Access through Doddington Farm shop

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