Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Lincolnshire
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Lincolnshire restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 44 restaurants in Lincolnshire and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Lincolnshire restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Lincolnshire Restaurants
1. Winteringham Fields French restaurant in Winteringham 1 Silver St - DN15
“The long-overdue Michelin star has finally been awarded”, say fans of Colin McGurran’s rural restaurant with rooms, near the banks of the Humber, which he continues to reestablish as the leading destination it was under its Annie & Germain Schwab. “Imaginative” cuisine is “prepared with flair”, you are “well looked after” and the overall package is “thoroughly enjoyable”, especially if you stay. Top Tip – “the cheese board is to die for”.
2. Harry’s Place French restaurant in Great Gonerby 17 High Street - NG31
Harry & Caroline Hallam were way ahead of their time when – over thirty years ago – they launched what’s effectively a pop-up supper club in their front room. A handwritten menu offers a limited choice of two dishes for starter, main and pud and Harry’s cooking is in fairly traditional style, but – if not exactly ‘fine dining’ – very highly accomplished. It’s not a big space, with only ten seats, so on a quiet night you need to bring your own atmosphere. But no-one commenting gives anything less than full marks: book ahead, or they won’t know to buy food for you.
3. Jew’s House Restaurant British, Modern restaurant in Lincoln 15 The Strait - LN2
A “wonderful setting in a medieval building” (a twelfth century house that’s one of the oldest in town, on ‘Steep Hill’ leading up to the Cathedral) contributes to the charms of this long-established fixture, which is “still going strong”. It’s modern British menu delivers “lovely delicate food, with fresh flavours from quality meat and fish”.
4. Lambert's British, Modern restaurant in Stamford 5 Cheyne Lane - PE9
2018 Review: “Ex-Hambleton Hall chef Stephen Conway’s deli-café” – soups and sandwiches by day, and fine dining on Thursday and Friday nights – wins praise for its “really good food and value”. (It’s named after celebrated fat man, Daniel Lambert, who ’exhibited himself for profit’ in the 1800s.)
5. The George Hotel British, Traditional restaurant in Stamford 71 St Martins - PE9
This “magnificent” and “wonderfully maintained” oak-panelled dining room, in a famous and splendidly “olde worlde” coaching inn, is one of the country’s archetypal traditional venues. An onslaught on the famous carvery trolley or the wider menu, while admittedly far too “expensive” (“the Dover sole itself would blush if it could see its price”), is nevertheless a “rare treat” and the “sirloin of beef on the bone, cooked and carved to perfection from the silver domed trolley” is particularly hard to beat (“if you can walk from the table you’ve not done it justice”).
6. The Old Bakery International restaurant in Lincoln 26-28 Burton Road - LN1
2019 Review: “The food is always cooked to perfection” at this cute city-centre restaurant-with-rooms. Chef-owner Ivano de Serio’s “menu changes frequently and it’s always interesting, with a nice little twist or different interpretation of the dish”.
7. The New Inn restaurant in Great Limber 2 High St - DN37
2018 Review: “The best steaks and the most delicious fish ’n’ chips” grace the “unusual menu” (with produce from the local Brocklesby Estate) of this “calm and delightful” three-year-old – a former village pub taken over by Ian Matfin (ex-of Gordon Ramsay etc.) and his wife.
8. Hope And Anchor British, Traditional restaurant in South Ferriby Sluice Road - DN18
Five minutes from the Humber Bridge, this bracingly-located estuary-side pub wins enthusiastic – if not quite universal – support for its high quality cooking from chef Slawomir Mikolajczyk.
9. Brownlow Arms British, Traditional restaurant in Hough On The Hill
Paul & Lorraine Willoughby’s old stone pub with rooms, north of Grantham near the A1, has been revitalised in recent years in tasteful country house style (linen tablecloths etc). Feedback is more limited than we would like, but all reports rate the experience highly, including the fairly traditional British cooking.
10. Markham Moor Inn British, Modern restaurant in Retford Old Great North Road - DN22
Just off the A1, this 300-year-old inn, run by Stephen & Laura Heath since 1999, “always delivers super food at a great price”, and errs on the finer side of pub grub with “good mid-week deals to look out for”.
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