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“Superlative lunch and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Old Bakery

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The Old Bakery
Ranked #13 of 53 Lincoln B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scunthorpe
2 reviews
“Superlative lunch and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We had the pleasure of visiting The Old Bakery, Lincoln for the first time just over a week ago, and have been recommending it ever-since based on our experience. We enjoyed a superb, imaginative, tasty and very reasonably priced 3-course lunchtime meal accompanied by a refreshing wine. The staff were appropriately attentive and friendly. A thoroughly enjoyable experience, that we followed up with a stroll through the historic City and its art galleries. A perfect start to our Valentine weekend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pete625
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Well, what can I say? No parking at the Old Bakery, and my 'Catch of the Day' fish choice in the restaurant had flown half-way across the world (instead of being caught off Grimsby as I'd hoped), but never mind. There are snug little bedrooms, and wonderful breakfasts! Make sure you ask for the home-made hash-browns, Alan will serve them with a smile, and believe me, they are almost as good as the ones available at the Ffive star Pan Pacific hotel in Singapore!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KlaraZ
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Kirton in Lindsey, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I love the food - interesting and well put together flavour combinations and beautifully presented. I don't see the problem with portion size (see previous reviews) - this is about good tasty food and you can indulge in 3 courses without feeling overfaced. I also think it's great value. Service, apart from the time of booking, was excellent.

It was just a bit of a shame that I rang to make sure there was a bottle of champagne and glasses on the table ready on arrival as it was a special occasion. The response was we always have champagne chilled and sorry but we are really busy as it's lunchtime service, however it was there as requested when we arrived.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LoveLuxury2
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Having just read the review for this restaurant in the Sunday Telegraph, I felt I had to write about our experience, starter good, main course very poor, cod over cooked, pushed it to one side, we did point this out.....waitress said she would speak to the chef, heard no more about it. Service poor and arrogant......all in all a bad experience. I would not recommend The Old Bakery.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank elizabeth a
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

We decided to pop in here for lunch today after reading the menu that was outside. It read very well, and we thought that a two course lunch for £12.50 was reasonable. We were shown to the conservatory at the back of the restaurant by a lovely waitress, and it was full with other diners chatting away. There was a really smashing atmosphere, and we were made very welcome by the owner of the business. The food was incredibly well presented, and was a real feast for the eyes! We will most definitely be eating here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Clare R
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Lincoln UK
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91 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

We attended here for a Xmas function. Delicious food but 1 mushroom for a starter (2inches across), blade of beef was small portion with one small scoop of potatoe, 3 sliced carrots!!!
Cost £28. Appalling!!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Donnaa5dcp
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

We have been to the old bakery several times a year for the last six years or so. We would always recommend, and thoroughly enjoyed a very varied menu. We are nor sure what has happened, we ate there yesterday with some of our family expecting the usual good service and menu. It was a very pretentious menu, not much choice, not great quality, very underwhelming, very over priced. we would not recommend again, indeed on last nights meal we have cancelled out New years eve booking. The wine list has changed a lot and drinks were very expensive. Service was very slow. This is truly a great shame. What has happened. Is there a new chef? Has the owner given up?

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank dawnsmith106
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Additional Information about The Old Bakery

Property: The Old Bakery
Address: 26-28 Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Lincoln
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Lincoln
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Bakery 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Bakery rooms which belong to the sister company of The Old Bakery Restaurant have been awarded 4 star AA and 4 star Silver Award Quality in Tourism assessment ratings. The Old Bakery was listed in the September 2007 edition of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine as one of the Top 100 Finest Places to stay in England. We also had a full page feature during March 2009 in The Independent as one of the finest restaurant establishments achieving 5 stars. ... more   less 
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