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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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from an uninspired lunch in the main Restaurant. To begin we chose not to have starters and we were served with a wooden platter of "dry" chunky bread, after complaining, the waitress returned and told us that there was no more chunky bread but we could have "ordinary" sliced bread! This we accepted and served with poor quality... More 

Thank boyd2017
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is great next to a very attractive old house and the various new buildings with the farm shop cafe etc blending in very well. The produce used for the breakfasts is great, well cooked and served by an efficient team of friendly girls.

1 Thank Ashfield531
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really disappointed to discover that the brunch here is accompanied by sliced bread and butter and jam served on a plate straight out of the dishwasher which melted the butter. The impression was that the staff know how to wait tables but done know much about food. This is all the more annoying when the farm shop bakery... More 

1 Thank Katrina K
East Midlands
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been eating in the restaurant at Doddington since it opened and I have previously written very favourable reviews as this has been one of our favourite eating places. I don't know whether there has been a change of chef since our last visit, but when we ate there recently (after an absence of several months) we found the... More 

1 Thank voyager57
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only serving coffee and cake until 14.30. Staff were Turning people away. Staff seem to be all teenagers,I wish the owner would employ mature staff so they could bring some experience ,almost felt like we were sitting in a uni cafe. One even had pink hair! The staff in the clothes shop were rude,they were mopping the floor at 14.50... More 

Thank Gemma S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking a walk around the grounds we found the café a welcome warm. The staff were really friendly. Baileys was the order of the day with a coffee on the side, perfect!!!

Thank Sarah H
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal very enjoyable very busy,staff very friendly a really nice start to Christmas. Well done to staff and management hope you had a more restful Christmas. After meal we visited the barn and then the house,first visit to the house and it's Christmas decorations with themed rooms really worth the visit. Happy Christmas Doddington Hall.

Thank mavis32
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came here for a morning coffee and cake nice place with lots of space however it will get busy and when we left there was a waiting line to get in. the staff were a happy and helpful bunch, the prices and quality were all good and its a nice place to sit and have a chat

Thank royce2015
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344 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on the Wednesday after Christmas at around 2pm so as we expected we had to wait for a table. I have to say the meeting and greeting or 'seating and greeting' as they call it was virtually non existent- may be they don't have to try too hard as it always seems to be busy. However to us,... More 

Thank Andrew B
Willerby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What kind and lovely staff. Well done!! Had a full breakfast was all cooked just the way I like it. ........................................................................

Thank TheRambler2014

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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$8 - US$36
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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?