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The Bustard Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 83 Restaurants in Sleaford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £9 - £40
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 31 March 2024

We were looking for a new restaurant to try out with some friends and guided by the Great Food Club Guide, we settled on the Bustard Inn.

However, as we had a young child with us, we wanted somewhere friendly and convivial to cater for all of us and this restaurant certainly offered this.

The dinning experience was overall really lovely as the staff made us very welcome and the food offered freshly cooked choices for everyone so it definitely lived up to our expectations.

We would highly recommend them and are planning to return soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank AWelham
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

A wonderful family friendly restaurant where nothing is too much trouble and all the staff made us feel welcome and tended to our needs before and during the visit. I booked the gorgeous Tower area for 13 people across 4 generations of family to celebrate a big birthday. Lesley, Charlotte and Sarah supported all the information we needed and our requirements before the big day and the table was tastefully set and balloons and cake all seamlessly arranged. The food was of the highest quality with the best chocolate fondant for dessert I have ever tasted! The atmosphere was relaxed in beautiful surroundings and I couldn’t recommend enough the Bustard as a superb restaurant venue for a celebration or any occasion.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank kathybN4571VK
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

The food is to my liking full of flavour.

We recently went there for a birthday treat.
The Parma ham starter was excellent full of flavour and nicely plated up.

The main course was fillet of beef cooked to perfection and the sauce was 10/10 for me.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank fsvcrx
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing food, coupled with great service. Beef underdone imo and not hot. Rest was brilliant. Starter not needed. Expensive but you get what you pay for.

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank JustFine7
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Every course out of this world. Steaks cooked exactly how we like it and other courses surpassed everything we’ve ever had locally.

The service was its usual high standard and the entertainment provided by CH Hatt
was exceptional and gave everyone the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s Day!

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank nigelp215
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