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“Great food and great service. truly fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lantern

Lantern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$56
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Cottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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“Great food and great service. truly fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Had another great meal in the Lantern after spending the day at the Hull Freedom festival. My wife had Avocado and prawns, with me having the superb garlic mushrooms with us both having probably the largest halibut we have ever eaten!

The food is authentic, great portions, cooked to perfection by the owner who knows his way around the kitchen. The serving staff continually ensure your food is to your satisfaction, topping up wine and water as if by ESP!

Some reviewers may wish for 'foam' and a 'tasting menu', but I cannot recall having found any other restaurant that continues to provide food of quality and quantity like this one.

It may not be chic but its friendly, comfortable and well priced. It is also immaculately clean.

Newcomers need to ask for advice and they will get it from Nikki who is incredibly friendly !

Will be back soon. 49 years young!

Visited September 2013
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Hessle, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

The service was excellent, within 10 minutes of arrival we had ordered our meal and was sat down tucking in to a very ample starter. The steaks were both cooked to perfection and the portion sizes were very good and was excellent value for money. Although their was an issue with the meal it was re-cooked within 10 minutes and the staff were more than apologetic. Overall the staff were very polite and welcoming, the service was brilliant, you won't find a better steak for miles.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Great Steaks, Great Service & Well Worth The Money!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We arrived without a reservation and was greeted to a busy, small bar where a few families were mingling together so we decided to stand at the bar as we were all men and although it was cramped we didn't really notice as we was always getting our beers topped whenever the emptied and was taken to our table in a rather short time, of course when there is 4 men to be catered for the orders going to be rather large but within been seated we was greeted with our starters! The Red Snapper looked absolutely great whilst I had the Spaghetti Bolognaise which was large enough to be served as a main was lovely and tasteful, rich and tomatoey! If you are to attend this place be aware it is only a small kitchen so waiting may be a issue if full but being aware of this I didnt even notice or check the time because our 4 Steaks ( 3porterhouse, 1 sirloin) was probally the best steak I have ever eaten, staff always checking our drinks and enquiring about sauces and everything ! It was Great Night ! And Credit to the Staff !

  • Visited August 2013
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Hessle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

The food was ok but quite expensive but the service was horrific. Slow, rude waitress who didn't care.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Paul R
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best fish and steak for miles and miles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

I took my wife and a friend to this unassuming 'Greek-owned' restaurant in the most central location in Hull. We we're celebrating the beginning of the change from winter weather and it was still light outside at 7.30 pm

What a revelation! The wines were fairly priced and lower than almost anywhere with a Chateuaneuf diu Pape Grande Reserve at £20.50, Absolutely delicious.

Mike had steak. My wife and I had a huge, whole plaice each. The food was accompanied by lovely fresh vegetables that we ordered individually, including cauliflower-cheese.

It was the best meal out we'd all had in ages.

Service from 'Blessing', Nicky and others was top class and attentive as well as super-friendly.

Don't bother going elsewhere. This is the tops!!

  • Visited May 2013
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