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The Apron

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Gamston Airport, Retford, England
+44 1777 838521
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Retford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had lunch twice there recently, once on a Friday and once on a Sunday. We found the service excellent and the food great. Friday lunchtime was quite quiet and Sunday was busy. The service remained good, and the choice excellent. The Sunday lunch plates were well filled, so much so that I had to leave half of it.... More 

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144 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new management and staff have done well to preserve the level of service consistently delivered by the previous incumbents. The quality of food and selection available was very good. Just a shame there is insufficient seating to accommodate none booked guests.

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Thank WKT02
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably our 7th visit and the food has always been very good. Today was no exception, not a vast menu but all today's choices were presented and cooked perfectly - Yum. I can really recommend this place for lunch, but would advise that a reservation is made. Enjoy.

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Griff
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

With no passing traffic this place needs to be good to attract customers. It is very good. We all had the braised cheeks and we all thought the food was excellent. The service was good and the place was busy on a very windy day in January. We had the added bonus of watching an RAF helicopter take off in... More 

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Thank Griff1954
doncaster
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Friends recommended TheApron some years ago, never disappoints . The menu changes regularly . We had crab starter followed by pheasant . Beautifully presented by attentive staff . The homemade bread is so good bought a roast potatoe flavoured loaf for home. Excellent value including the wine. Note it is a breakfast and lunchtime menu not evening. Good idea to... More 

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Tuxford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Got in at the last minute for a Sunday lunch my partner and i both had turkey dinner it was quite a long wait but well worth it. Best to book in advance or at least ring first to avoid disappointment. The staff were all nice and friendly the facilities are clean. There is ample parking and the tea and... More 

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Thank 7juliet7
Retford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been visiting The Apron for several years now and it never disappoints. The quality of the food is exquisite, presentation delightful and surroundings modern and chic. Great staff who have been there from the start and so have a passion about the place, not just workers earning a wage. Home made bread to begin with salted butter -... More 

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Thank Julie O
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this place on a few occasions but never for Sunday lunch. We had heard that it was good from friends so though we would give it a try. The food and service were excellent. The weather was not great so not much activity on the airfield but we enjoyed our visit and will certainly be back.

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Thank Fretters2011
Retford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten here a number of times now and the food and service is always excellent. As an addition they now have an in house baker who makes the most amazing bread, pastries and cakes. The taster evenings are a treat not to be missed, be sure to ask when you visit. Open Wednesday to Sunday with an amazing Sunday lunch... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, although service was a little slow, pleasant surroundings watching planes land and take off. Worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamston Airport, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 838521

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