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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited as a large group of friends which the venue really lends itself to with several small rooms acting as private dining rooms. This was the first time any of us had visited but certainly won’t be the last. The food was excellent, not...one of the numerous courses disappointed (we had the taster menu) and the wine was really good too, although we would gladly have bought more. The staff are attentive and clearly passionate about what they do which is refreshing to see these days!! I did feel they undersold the wine (we are quite a keen wine drinking group!) so maybe missed a trick there but overall it was a great dining experience and so nice to see such a passionate team of people. We were even treated to a tour of the place where the history and ethos were explained to us which really enhanced the occasion. Well done Team Serendipity, we look forward to seeing you again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

We had a wonderful evening at Serendipity on Friday. Unpretentious, locally sourced soul food cooking and perfect, warm service from Tom and Daniel. The taster menu is great fun and unbelievable value! It was the highlight of our trip to Louth. If we are ever...back in the area we will return.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

70th birthday celebration family lunch for 10. Absolutely first class! The Priory enabled us to have our celebration curated to our specific requirements, making for a very meaningful and memorable experience. In particular, chef Lowan and Ben were instrumental in delivering a wonderful afternoon. Thank...youMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

OMG! First time we have ever used the restaurant and what a treat! We had the taster menu, which was such an extravaganza of different tastes to set your taste buds wanting more. Portions were perfect and the time between each dish was just right....It is advertised as 7 courses but Paul, the chef gave us 10 course? All the staff, Lowan, Tom, Ben and Daniel were such loverly people, friendly and just couldn’t do enough for us and this is just a small part of the Serendipity Charity (Brilliant Paul, such a worthwhile cause) well fantastic food, excellent service for a very special girl on her birthday Eleanor xMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

We are glad that you found our restaurant such a treat. Thank you for taking your time to leave such an epic review on here. Paul will be ecstatic that you found his taster menu to be such a taste extravaganza. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 21 August 2023

The Priory was excellent! The staff were very courteous and nothing was too much for them! We had an overnight stay in the four poster bed, room 12, for my wife’s 70th birthday! Although the building is in need of a little TLC, the the...ambience and decor more than make up for it! We had the Priory Taster Menu, advertised 5-7 course, but we had 10 courses! The food is not Michelin star, but the food served was local, fresh and cooked and presented well! We ate in the Captains room, just the two of us and had a great time! We were dining for over 2.5 hours! Paul, the chef came out and explained what ingredients were used etc and was very affable! Our only moan was breakfast was not to a very good standard! This did not spoil our stay and we fully intend to visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

We have just spent a wonderful evening at Serendipity it was a real taste delight. The food was to a very high standard. Service was good and everyone was really friendly. The ethos of the Priory hotel and Serendipity is amazing. They really help people...reach their full potential and support those in need within the community. Please please visit them you won’t regret it if you like fine food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2023

We are all really flattered that you had such a wonderful evening here at The Priory. Grateful too that you found our team to be really friendly. Thank you for taking your time to leave such an awesome review. Benjamin Smith The Priory Hotel

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

We were taken to this amazing place whilst staying with our friends who have moved to Louth. What a great night it was. Out 10 courses were all very different and really tasty. Our party were seated in a room on our own. We felt...like royalty. The staff were great. Knowing when to come in and take our orders, serve each dish and clear. The wine was very reasonably priced. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Thank you very much for such a nice review. It is so lovely that you had such a great night out here at The Priory Hotel. We are all pleased that you felt like royalty too. We love to make everyone here as welcome as...More

Reviewed 9 July 2023

Lovely food experience in a beautiful setting. The staff are helpful, polite and welcoming. I had the vegetarian taster menu and my friend who I went with, had the standard meaty menu. It was advertised as 7 courses, but the chef had made a few...extra and we were lucky enough to try 12. Really tasty options. Make sure you leave space for the desserts. The chocolate fondant was delicious. If you are in the area, you definitely need to go!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2023

We are grateful that you found our team to be helpful, polite and welcoming. Paul is certainly enthusiastic about feeding! Thank you for your kind words on here. Hopefully we will see you again. Benjamin Smith The Priory Hotel

Reviewed 1 July 2023

A truly fabulous night. The tasting menu was amazing - 10 different dishes offered, every plate returned empty, no mean feat for 7 individual tastes. we all especially like the miso and butternut tea, the pulled pork and the strawberry fool, but each course was...a favourite with at least one person round the table. The staff could not have been more welcoming or attentive and the ambience of the building lent itself to a truly wonderful evening. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2023

We are so happy that you thought that the tasting menu was amazing. Thank you for giving a shout out to the attentiveness of our team as well. We really appreciate it. Thank you also, for taking your time to leave us such a thoughtful...More

Reviewed 18 June 2023

Amazing tasting menu, lovingly prepared in their no-waste kitchen, using fresh, local produce. Everything was beautifully presented, and the staff were really passionate about their work, and went the extra mile to make our evening special. Our party had multiple dietary requirements which the chefs...took careful note of, and managed to give everyone a wonderful experience. Thank you all so very much, we cannot recommend highly enough and look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2023

Thank you for leaving us such an awesome review on here. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the presentation of the food. Thank you also, for giving such a lovely shout out to the entire team. Hopefully we'll see you again some time. Benjamin...More

Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

Where do I start! We went for the taster menu dinner last night, the biggest welcome hug from Daniel! Looked after by Ben and Tom very well. We relaxed in the garden first so peaceful and pretty, then seated ready for the main event! We...certainly were in for a treat, in fact 10 courses!!…. Course after course of tasty treats that certainly got the tastebuds flowing. Rowen popped out from time to time to make sure all was well and talk about the ingredients. A very pleasant young man with big ambitions, watch this space!! Daniel popped in from time to time for a chin wag, telling us of his latest happens and movie talk. It’s always lovely to chat away with the staff, so very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Paul also checking how things were and taking the time to say hello. We really love The Priory, and absolutely love the ethos of the place giving amazing people the chance to shine, whilst been a hub of the community. Roll on the next visit, thanks again we really enjoyed it. Best wishes Heidi & Bjørn xMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Thank you for your kind words on here. It is great that you enjoyed the peacefulness of the garden before enjoying the main event. Paul and Lowan will both be ecstatic that you had such a great time with the entire ten courses. Thank you...More

Reviewed 11 May 2023

Absolutely amazing experience! As a group of friends we often visit Michelin starred restaurants as fine dining is a group hobby of ours. This restaurant is better than a lot of the Michelin star restaurants we have visited. Staff were very attentive, food was amazing,...friendly atmosphere, small details such as the music complimented the whole experience. Especially enjoyed the company of the staff and the chefs taking the time to come out and explain the delightful courses. A fabulous experience experience all round and cannot recommend enough. Best kept secret of Louth.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2023

Thank you for your lovely review. We are extremely happy that you found our staff to be attentive and friendly. I'm also really glad you enjoyed the blues music we played too. I'll let Paul know also that you enjoyed his food so much as...More

Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

We so looked forward to our seven course taster meal but we were so dissatisfied from the the beer that smelt horrible to the ridiculous courses that started with an egg cup and a tea pot with what tasted like an oxo cube and hot...water and then a small round tart which was overcooked and then asparagus which was raw followed by a bowl with ham hock enough to fill a teaspoon followed by something swirled in a bowl that was possibly potato and something vegetable , at that point we asked for the bill we were charged £87 and we went home and ate a cheese sandwich. I know it is a charity but something is seriously wrong and clearly people are scared to leave an honest review , for me a terrible embarrassing experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2023

I have waited for a while to respond to ensure that I do so in a balanced , toned down and respectful manner. We are incredibly fortunate to generally welcome guests who it is nothing but a joy to welcome and look after and for...More

Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Really amazing atmosphere at this place. Kind of magical. Or maybe it was the wine and the beautiful ambience of this place. We throughly enjoyed our night. The best chef I’ve ever eaten from. Delicious taster menu full of fresh locally sourced inventive seasonal dishes....We had about 11 different courses at a reasonable price. We love it here and will keep coming so long as it is there. They have a great policy with their staff. The waiters and cooks are part of a second chance scheme and some have learning difficulties, they get the opportunity to work there and gain valuable life and social skills. Do yourself a favour and book a meal here. You won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2023

We are really pleased that you enjoyed the atmosphere and found our hotel to be kind of magical. We are also glad that you enjoy and support Pauls Ethos of being an ethical employer, I will let him know. Thank you for taking time to...More

Reviewed 26 March 2023

We went for the burger and music experience on a Sunday afternoon, wow what an amazing place, food and venue! This is an absolute gem of a placeMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Paul Hugill MBE, Owner at Serendipity Restaurant at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2023

We're really happy that you had such a good time with us! It sounds like you enjoyed the entire experience. A huge thank you from the entire team for taking the time to leave us all such an amazing review on here. Benjamin Smith The...More

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Hi Sarah and thanks for your interest, at the moment we are developing a light menu from Sunday - Wednesday and then the tasting menu on Thursday, Fridays and Saturday. WOuld you like me to contact you when its done? All the... More
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Hi Sadie, while what we offer is really special it has a very relaxed, kick your shoes off kind of feel so we allow guests to dress as they feel most special and relaxed. This can vary from finery to smart casual but you... More
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