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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All 12 of us had a wonderful evening at no5 for my daughters 30th The food was absolutely fantastic,it all arrived hot, beautifully served and tasted amazing. The staff were very accommodating as we had a baby and small child with us, plus balloons and...cake,they were very polite and helpful and the service was great. We will most definitely return here and would recommend this restaurant to others. 10/10 for no5More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments. We are thrilled that you all had an enjoyable experience with us, celebrating your daughter's birthday and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 22 April 2024

My last review reflects that No. 5 is not what it was. We only went back since invited for a family birthday dinner. It states seasonal menus but same old tired starters, mains and sweets. No specials. My duck breast was overcooked. I said nothing...as it was the other couples invite. We will not be back of our own volition. Better places without the inflated prices.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2024

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at No 5. This month, we added new dishes to the menu, along with keeping our customers' favourites and we're sorry that you didn't manage to try them. Our goal is to offer exceptional service...More

Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Went there for the first time the other day. Food was beautiful and the wait for the food wasn’t long at all staff was so kind a welcoming the restaurant has such a cozy and homely atmosphere highly recommend. Thankyou for a great evening no....5More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

Absolutely wonderful. Great food, ambience and service. Surprisingly quiet night. People in Retford and area need to support this gem. Wish there was something like this near Lincoln.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2024

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at No 5.

Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

Returned for the 2nd time to No5 and decided on the 2 courses for £15 menu, it was lovely, mushrooms were great as a starter and the shepherds pie was exceptional as well. My friend had the chicken as a main and again loved it!...Definitely a great local restaurant, the ladies were very friendly and attentive, couldn’t do enough for youMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Returned for a second visit having sampled the 2 courses for 2 people for £30 in February. Once again the food was great and exceptional value. Staff are lovely too. Would definitely recommend. We will certainly be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

We had high hopes of this restaurant and this was in large part due to reviews we had seen here so when my son and husband told me that I was being taken for Mother’s Day I was quite happy. My son and I arrived...first while my husband parked which we explained he would b joining us in a moment or two, we were then shown to our table. We were given menus as we sat and told that someone would come to take orders in a moment, my husband had literally just sat down when a waitress arrived to take our order, having not had a chance to even look at the drinks menu it was lucky that my husband only wanted a tonic water and we ordered soft drinks while we looked at the food menu before deciding which wine to order. We did have to request that they not take the wine menu away and it was clear that they would have preferred we ordered all drinks at the same time, they did allow us to keep a wine menu. Shortly after this someone else arrived to take food orders, again, barely a moment to look at menus but not wanting to be a problem we all tried to pick something on the spot. Our drinks arrived promptly and although were not what we ordered, it wasn’t a big problem. We ordered Coke Zero and were served Diet Coke, it’s not worth a fuss and although I don’t actually like Diet Coke on its own (too sweet for me) we were ordering wine so I figured I’d just drink that and my husband could have the Diet Coke as he was driving. Our starters arrived very quickly and although I must admit that it wasn’t quite what I was expecting based on the menu description - Baked feta with honey, cherry tomatoes & sesame, served with toasted bread - the toasted bread had been substituted with half a warm cob and it was all a bit, well, soggy. It looked ok though and was perfectly edible, nothing special but certainly not worth a complaint. We did find it a little disconcerting that our plates were whipped out from under us the second we had placed cutlery down but again, not worth complaining. Our main meals arrived moments later. Two roast sirloin and one lamb. I have to say I was rather taken aback that the vegetables consisted of a cereal bowl with some carrots, green beans, one small floret of cauliflower and 2 of broccoli between 3 people. Thankfully the waitress offered to bring another serving of veg. Just as well really because apart from carrots there was only a single serving of the other veg. This is where things took a definite downturn. We sat waiting for quite a while for the vegetables to arrive, which were literally dropped on the table and the waitress dashed off before we had a chance to request condiments. This is by the by though as the bigger problem was the food. The ‘Yorkshire puddings’ were tiny masses of soggy, stodgy, batter that were somehow brown in colour. The roast potatoes, well, in truth I honestly thought that they were some sort of confit potato for a start, the shape and size certain resembled those more than roast potatoes. They were also quite soggy, nothing like roast potatoes. There was a shrivelled soggy parsnip, at least I think it was, it’s hard to be sure as it was so tiny. All of this was served on a strange long thin rectangular plate with a tiny pot of gravy that was a near solid mass. The fare from the cereal bowls of “seasonal veg” was not without fault, the carrots were a little undercooked but ok for me, the cauliflower was raw, broccoli similar, beans were ok, al dente. The biggest issue was the beef. I’ve had beef cooked to perfection, I’ve had beef cooked badly. What I have never encountered is what I can only describe as powdery beef, it was somehow devoid of beef flavour, had a texture of powder and was at the same time soggy. I mean it looked ok, it was just inedible. We tried to get the attention of a waitress for a long time, it was really beyond a joke especially considering how rushed we were when we first arrived. We were now being completely ignored. My son commented a few times that if they hadn’t taken his coat he would have just walked out. We eventually managed to get the attention of a waitress, not because they were paying attention but because by this point my son was threatening to get up and go and fetch his coat himself and just walk out so I raised my voice quite firmly. Even then, despite agreeing to bring coat and bill we still ended up sitting there with two uneaten meals in front of us and empty glasses for an unreasonably long time before it became so very annoying that I just said that I’d wait outside. If I had remained in there I would have not been able to keep my calm and with so many other families in there I really didn’t want to spoil anyone else’s day. I’m still astounded that any restaurant could completely ignore diners like that and serve such poor food. There really was nothing positive about our visit and despite the many good views from other people I can not recommend anywhere that would act in this way, there is no excuse at all. No apologies, not even an enquiry about virtually uneaten meals.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2024

Dear Kesira, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're sorry to hear that your recent visit didn't meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously, both positive and negative and we appreciate your honest feedback. We apologise for the inconvenience and...More

Reviewed 4 March 2024

Our 3rd trip here in as many months - and it never disappoints! This week we took advantage of the new '2 courses for 15quid' menu. Wonderful. Fabulous value, the portion size was perfect, and the food was (as always) beautiful. Thanks once again to...No.5 for a great night out with good food and excellent service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thank you very much for your review. We value your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 20 February 2024

Wonderful meal and ambience. My first visit and it won’t be the last. Food delicious. Pork belly superb. Great value. The lamb burger also delish as tasted from my dining companion. Good luck and keep up the great work.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Easily the best restaurant in Retford. From the friendly and personal welcome to the excellent service we couldn’t fault our visit. The extensive menu and the superb cuisine never fail to impress, so pleased that the change of ownership hasn’t spoiled the experience. Would recommend...this little gem to anyone. P.S. just come back from France and the coquille St Jacques was better than any we found there.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

We went on Tuesday night as we'd heard of the new menu that offered two course for two people for £30. The food was delicious, the service was attentive. Added on 3 drinks one of which was alcoholic and the price barely scratched £40. Comfy...surroundings added to this and definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

WOW!! My partner and I went for an anniversary meal here, and ‘perfection’ is an understatement. Service 10/10 Food 10/10 Atmosphere 10/10 We are vegetarians and have never been somewhere to eat that has a menu specifically for vegetarians. It was a lovely surprise and...the choice certainly was not limited. We had lots to choose from, and what we did choose was incredible! The staff were amazing, attentive, very polite, pleasant and welcoming. To top off all of the above, the atmosphere was traditional and cosy. We will be returning!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2024

Thank you so much for your review We are thrilled that you had a lovely evening and look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

The staff were amazing, the food was amazing, The atmosphere was amazing and cannot recommend enough for anyone wanting quality and a great atmosphere I will be booking again, thanks to all the staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed No 5 and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 17 December 2023

Lovely ambience and great food, we came out to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The staff were lovely, the food tasty and very reasonably priced. We both ate from the market menu, £32 for three courses. My husband is a vegetarian and they had a...good selection of options, a great place to have a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2023

Thank you for your generous words and review. I'm thrilled that No 5 was chosen for your special celebration and that you had a great experience.

Reviewed 13 December 2023

Absolutely fantastic, highly recommended. I Came in this evening for mine & my partner’s anniversary and from the entrance we were greeted with jolly, attentive staff asking to take our coats, excited to seat us. The food was absolutely exceptional and the atmosphere was very...romantic and festive. We will definitely be coming again and would like to thank the staff for a great evening.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Claire Durant, Owner at No 5 Restaurant And Wine Bar Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2023

Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening celebrating with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.

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you can park on the road outside no 5, if no room, car parks are about two or three minutes away.
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