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The Rathskeller

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Rathskeller wine bar and bistro is located on the South Quay in King's Lynn. We're a family run business catering for everyone from anniversary's to birthday parties! We serve afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. We host regular live music nights! For all information please visit our website.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The door was spattered with Tripadvisor signs hopelessly misleading. We Were a prebooked party of 30 or so. We had even pre -chosen the menu. The place was empty bar the staff of 2 youngsters -who tried their best but could not cope First course:...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Saqqajja
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Saqqajja, I am extremely disappointed to read your review. We are aware of the problem that occurred last week and it is a shame that more than one of your party has taken to TripAdvisor. I spoke with your party organiser on the day...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were part of a group for lunch, the restaurant had been given advance knowledge of all of our mains choices. Service was exceedingly slow, the soup was bland and lukewarm as was the pasta mains dish. We were so fed up waiting between courses...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robertlZ6127RA
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Robert L, Once again we can only apologise for your disappointing experience at The Rathskeller last week. This is not a reflection on our usual level of service. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu but tasty food. Nice wine list. But I was very disappointed that my pornstar martini came out of a pouch. Really didn't taste as good as I'd hoped. The place was popular and they were kind to fit is in. There was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X4936XLsusans
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear X4936XLsusans, Thank you for your nice comments regarding our food. I would just like to assure you our cocktails are definitely not out of a pouch, however, our passionfruit purée that we use to make our Pornstar Martinis does come out of a pouch....More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went to The Rathskeller for an evening meal and it was brilliant. The quality of the food was excellent and the service faultless. A very enjoyable evening out.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Food was very nice and service was very friendly and welcoming. Very relaxing place thank you very much

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rjstar1976
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

came here twice in one day. first time we stopped off for a coffee. was really good coffee with great service. came back in the evening to the bar. had a soul night on which was good.was bit quiet at first but soon filled up....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 810davyt
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Sunday lunch and had the roast and a vegan rissoto..we were both very impressed ..very helpful staff delicious food in a lovely setting ..relaxed atmosphere ..reasonably priced w..will Definately be retirning

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulieP4039
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I visited Kings Lynn recently with some friends who were visiting me from Germany. We were walking along South Quay and found The Rathskeller. What a find, the place is in a lovely setting made all the better by the fact the sun was shining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank littleone4492
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The monthly quiz nights on the 3rd Wednesday of each month are very popular. The number of teams varies between 8 and 18. Entry £1 per person. Quiz is well run.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fenlandier
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I used to frequent the Ratskellar on a regular basis often eating the amazing Lamb shank they used to serve but things have changed drastically . It pains me to say it but the restaurant has maintained its awesome staff but the food is dire...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 374gusg
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Gus G, I am sorry to hear that your recent visit to our restaurant did not live up to expectations. It is a shame that during any of your previous visits that you have enjoyed you did not give us a positive review. It...More

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22 June 2015|
Response from RathskellerKL | Property representative |
Hi We only add a discretionary service charge on tables of 8 or more persons. However, if you feel your service was not up to standard our Wait Staff will remove it. With kind regards.
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