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“Disappointing for those on a Gluten Free diet.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pimento Tearooms

Pimento Tearooms
Ranked #4 of 31 Coffee & Tea in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Disappointing for those on a Gluten Free diet.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

On the sign outside the door Pimento states that it is a Vegetarian tearoom with a wide range of Gluten Free options. As I am vegetarian and my partner is on a GF diet it seemed ideal. On arrival the options for mains of two curries, veggie chilli and a warm salad seemed promising. When we asked the waitress which were gluten free she confidently told us that none of their food was GF except they had some GF bread so my partner could have a sandwich. It seems rediculous that somewhere advertising themselves as catering for GF diets would add gluten to dishes that are easily (and usually) gluten free. The only other explanation is that they employ staff who do not know what gluten is. Either way not very impressive.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Higgledy piggledy tea rooms with a warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We went in for a bite of lunch and all really enjoyed it. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food fresh made and well presented. Highly recommended!

Visited April 2014
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Sheffield
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445 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Great Little Vegetarian Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

We ate here twice on a recent visit to Lincoln. It's pretty much at the top of the Steep Hill, so we had lunch on the way down and coffee and cake on the way back. We both had tasty vegetarian soups, served with walnut bread for lunch and we had to stop for a coffee and delicious homemade cheesecake after the long journey up the hill! It has a small open kitchen and the girl who served us was so efficient and pleasant - she was cooking, serving and washing up and also had time to chat - obviously we didn't have the same member of staff as the previous two new TA contributors!

We couldn't believe how many cafes, restaurants and pubs there were in Lincoln, so I guess everyone has to work hard for custom and Pimento seem to be doing that. Would certainly return when visiting Lincoln.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank SheffieldPip
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Warm goats cheese salad - cheese was not warm, sent back three times and still came cold and crumbled. Two dishes that should have been hot, vegetable casserole, was served an hour after ordering and was cold, clearly no probe had been used to ensure safe serving temperature. Just as well we had not invited our environmental health officer friend!! Sorry Pimento, will not be returning.

Visited March 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Badly done Pimento, badly done"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

I am not really sure how a restaurant could get so much all wrong. Service was bad, orders all mixed up, meals badly done, not even as they were described, worst presentation, bad hygiene, rude servers and clearly a kitchen worker, as I hate to use the word chef, that had no idea how to even cook. Our meals were cold when they should have been hot. All around a very disappointing Mother's Day. We left after 5 attempts to ask for what we wanted.

  • Visited March 2014
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