We attended this Restaurant with great expectations. We were quite a large group and were sat in the conservatory, nice, although a few stained cushions on chairs (not too bad). I would not like to do an injustice to the restaurant but did wonder if the high numbers influenced the disappointing service we received. We paid £28.50 for a 3 course xmas lunch with coffee and mince pie (shop bought!!!). The starter was nice (Turkey and mushrooms), although nothing "special", could have done with being a little warmer! I then had turkey for mains, and was disappointed. I had two slices of turkey with mash on top, a sausage and bacon, covered in gravy. We were then handed out veg (somewhat sporadically and for the number involved very few) the carrots were hard, as were the sprouts. There were no roasties etc and we were not offered any sauces. Again this could have done with being warmer. Pud was Xmas pud which was service with a very basic custard, nice but there was something lacking. We coffee and mince pies and as mentioned above I thought that these would at the very least be made on site, but were clearly shop bought. Sorry this sounds so negative but for the cost of the menu there are many other establishments that cater to this level at a fraction of the cost and would on the face of it expect a little more in the way of "individuality"! Would like to visit again to see if it was the sheer number that detracted from the previously excellent reports! One last thing - the skirting board in the ladies toliet needs cleaning! One thing I always look for in a good restaurant is the standard of the toliet facilities.... it says alot.
- 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