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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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Julie O
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Fretters2011
Retford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cowleyc
Retford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

Thank Diane B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Clean and crisp food, served by lovely staff. Same for toilets. Good recommendation You must try the sausage rolls. Watching the planes take off and land.

Thank andy61-28-50
Rushden, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband sourced this place for 4 of us to breakfast on route for the Lakes, mainly because he's mad on planes and we always like to try different places. We booked a table for 9am and were the only customers for a while. Then all of a sudden the restaurant filled up, and by 9.30am it was buzzing. Two... More 

Thank jfjackson
Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The apron is a fantastic little cafe/ restaurant. I go there all the time and work really hard to avoid eye contact with the pastries!!! They are utterly incredible and definitely worth breaking a diet for! There are always little biscuits served on the saucer of a cup of tea or coffee and still it surprises me every time just... More 

Thank cordren
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Apron was highly recommended to me and I was not disappointed. The food was good and the price very reasonable. I must admit I was a little unsure if a restaurant at an airport would live up to the hype, but it does.

Thank Roger T
Blyth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As unlikely as it sounds every time we eat here at this small cafe attached to Gamston private airport in Retford, we have the best meal out comparable to far more expensive and well known restaurants in London , Leeds, Liverpool and Cambridge. Well sourced and well cooked food, well presented , generous portions, well priced with excellent service. The... More 

Thank Sheree A
York, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this place a lot of times over the past years and it is always the same great quality of food. Would definitely recommend if you want tasty food for both breakfast or lunch.

Thank megan0livia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
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?