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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“partridge” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (53 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant is only open on a Friday and Saturday evening with the menu changing every month. The food is outstanding, beautifully presented and tastes delicious - the majority of the ingredients are from the estate or sourced locally. The chefs here really know how...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous evening! An excellent way to celebrate my daughters 17th birthday. This was made very enjoyable due to the attention paid by Luke and Olivia. As a gluten free customer, I was treated with the up most care; nothing was too much trouble....More

1  Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table at lunch time in the restaurant and yes to get to the restaurant you do have to walk through the cafe. However i was very surprised by the appearance and ambience. The restaurant was spacious and beautiful decorated. The staff were polite,...More

1  Thank cazash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice lunch of ham sandwiches, shame no brown bread but very nicely presented and very swift service considering it was very busy. Lovely ice cream Gooseberry and Elderflower - delightful combination.

1  Thank Callybal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a group of friends got together for a recent birthday and the food was amazing. It is expensive but it's worth it for a classy place to eat. The restaurant section is our favourite but we do love the cafe side too. We...More

1  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fought our way through busy cafe to restaurant for lunch. Food was ok, surroundings are ok but, for the price, I didn't think that I must come again. Great play made of local produce but new potatoes would almost have been better mashed.

Thank Steveh242424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went over bank holiday weekend to try the new menu. All had the miso salmon and the steak which were both excellent, the salmon in particular. Good selection of wine. Very good choice for a night out.

1  Thank Will M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting doddington hall for about 10 years on regular basis, enjoying the 40 mile drive to get there, looking forward to a meal and a look round when we arrive . Over the years we have seen big changes there in the shops...More

3  Thank Pete C
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are very sorry to hear you no longer enjoy the Doddington experience. We have a very strong philosophy of using as much home-grown produce as possible and preparing everything from scratch. Our Kitchen...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a bit confusing! There is a large cafe serving plated meals attached to the food shop, plus a small cafe in the bike shop selling snacks and sandwiches, which we used. It was worth the visit when we sorted it all out.

Thank v50driver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh My! This place is run so well. Such a joy to enjoy food in a dream setting being served by an exemplary staff who's sole aim is to make one's visit a pleasure. Really exceptional food, with something to suit most pockets.

Thank Flossie F
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such lovely feedback. Our customer service is one of our top priorities and we are pleased that this was obvious. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it possible to book a table for afternoon tea on a Sunday?
27 May 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from ClaireBirch | Property representative |
Hi there, at the moment this isn't possible BUT we think it is a great idea and hope to start offering pre-booked afternoon teas between 3 & 5pm in our restaurant on open days within the next few weeks. Please can you send... More
Terry B
Hi, anyone been for afternoon tea recently? If so how was it and how much did it cost?
13 February 2016|
Response from SWRabbits | Reviewed this property |
I haven't had the tea but saw a sign today which said you can pre-book and it's £25 for 2 people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 812505
  • E-mail
Awarded UK's Best On Farm Restaurant & cafe 2015 by FARMA. Converted farm buildings in the shadow of Doddingoton Hall house a beautiful Cafe and Restaurant. Cafe has order at counter service open daily from breakfast, lunch and tea. Waitress service restaurant open daily for lunch and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both showcase home-grown produce including beef, game, vegetables and fruit from the Doddington Estate and walled Kitchen Garden. Reservations recommended in the restaurant. Access through Doddington Farm shop
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