On high recommendation, and keen foodies, We rolled up at the old bakery last Saturday at 12.10 for lunch, were seated, offered menus to peruse, to be told only 10 minutes later that a cookery demonstartion was going on and food ordered in the restaurant would be at least a 30 minutes wait!!!
So we left, but duly returned (?) 30 minutes later to accompany about 8 other diners - already seated. The starters - fish cake and risotto patty were still slow in coming - - and along with the mains - a blade of beef - were somewhat disappointing and did not live up to our expectations. The chef was was busy entertaining his flock of trainee cooks with stories - clearly his eye was off the ball.
No bread was served to us - so we had to ask for some?
This is 2012 - with hard earned money to spend, don't turn diners away and tell them come back later and dont forget the attention to detail.
We won't be giving the old bakery a second stab, but if you are considering giving this place a try - make sure the chef is in the kitchen!!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Old Bakery Hotel Lincoln