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“Another Outstanding Meal!!”

The Bustard Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Sleaford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £9 - £40
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set in the peaceful Lincolnshire village of South Rauceby, just a couple of miles from Sleaford, The Bustard Inn is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building offering a warm, safe, friendly environment in which to enjoy fine dining in the spacious, well-ventilated restaurant or simply relaxing with a beer & sandwich in the bar or garden. A family-run business, we boast exceptional chefs who creatively offer up standout dishes across lunch, evening and Sunday services, as well as bespoke menus for our weddings & events. We cater for all appetites and dietary restrictions and source our food from local suppliers and flavours from our very own herb garden. Award-winning, we hold an AA Rosette and won Lincolnshire Restaurant of the Year 2021, voted for by the readers of Lincolnshire Pride. However you choose to spend your time with us – individually, with family, friends or as a party – our approachable front-of-house team will make you feel relaxed and very welcome.
Reviewed 9 October 2020

Another outstanding meal at The Bustard Inn. Lesley and all the staff are always friendly and welcoming and we cannot recommend this place enough. Food is amazing and even although we eat there fairly regularly, there is always something new to try. This restaurant is definitely deserving of a Michelin Star! Can't wait to come back soon.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Our first trip out to eat inside for many months. The Bustard Inn has never disappointed and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was very friendly and the whole ambience was just beautifully done. All Covid precautions were thoughtfully managed and we felt very safe and well looked after.

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank karen_el_howard
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Our first restaurant excursion since lockdown. Very well
organised one way system, both inside and outside and
careful social distancing. Very reassuring.

Ordered a pint of Peroni, served at a perfect temperature,
and a bottle of Harrogate Spa water.

Two crab and cucumber roulades as starters - delicious!

My wife chose " Catch of the Day" hake on a risotto. Very
good, though the portion of fish was rather small for the price.
I unfortunately ordered the Beef Short Rib, with chips, rather
than the menu trimmings. It consisted of one large bone, with
virtually no meat, and a second chunk of predominently fat.
even the chips were overcooked. Happily, the glass of Malbec
was most enjoyable.

Finished with dark chocolate nut delice, which was very good,
whilst my wife chose the Isles Flottantes - excellent - better than
we ever had in France!

Service was fast and efficient, by two very friendly young ladies.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Visited for Sunday Lunch with a friend yesterday and we were extremely impressed on every level, as despite all the Covid regulations, we had a wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable meal. The food was excellent, beginning to end it was all extremely good, my pressed Pork Cheek starter was delicious and the roast beef we both had was as good as you’ll get anywhere. The staff were fantastic too, charming, chatty, nothing too much bother and the atmosphere was great - in fact I can pay it no higher compliment than say it was a much welcomed return to a former time, as once we were sat down and had taken our masks off, we could have forgotten we were in the midst of this wretched Pandemic. This place may be a bit off the beaten track, but it really is well worth a visit and we will definitely be back another time.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank Honest_Joe2014
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

A great meal at the Bustard, superb service and a great atmosphere. The steak (not greasy) and the mushroom (not greasy) were amazing and possibly the best steak I’ve had for a while. We had a lovely evening, thanks to the great food and the wonderful staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
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