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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartiflette” (20 reviews)
“rarebit” (18 reviews)
“fondue” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place with friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had the avocado sourdough with halloumi, best halloumi I have ever had! It was light, tasty and cooked to perfection. My boyfriend had the soufflé which he loved too. We would have spent lots on cheese but...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The standard of food here is exceptional. All based around cheese, the flavours and presentation are second to none. The cafe is small but has a wonderful atmosphere. And once you have eaten, you can visit the cheese counter to buy just the best cheeses...More

Thank kimbers10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my Mum, Grandma and sister and all our meals were superb. I had salmon and avocado on sourdough and the food was faultless. I can also recommend the goats cheese salad and creamy mac and cheese with chilli flakes. Friendly, prompt service...More

Thank Harriet W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a superb find, such a gorgeous lunch and staff were so helpful and friendly. We had the shared five cheese and meat board which was delicious.

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good cheese snacks and lunches to eat in and take away. Worth visiting just off the Main Street and a great on line society to order cheese and gifts.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This was nothing short of one of the best lunches I have ever had. The whole experience was lovely from start to end. The coffee we had whilst we decide on what to eat was fresh and the menu choice was fabulous. Not too much...More

Thank Manb0
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The café layout has changed since we were last in. There are now three tables of two and one long bench for 8. It feels calmer and less squashed. The menu has also changed and I am sorry to lose the wonderful fondue! All mains...More

Thank UKHec
The_Cheese_Team, Manager at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for your review, we keep the Fondue seasonal so it's only on over the colder months (although March has been ridiculously cold!!). We made the new layout change just over a month ago and we've had a brilliant response and we're pleased to...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our third attempt to eat at The Cheese Society, previously frustrated through lack of seats, was anything but a disappointment. All four of us enjoyed our selections from the limited menu and the attentive service was a real pleasure. We will return...

Thank George P
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We have been coming here for many years. Yesterday was my birthday and hubby said where would you like to go to lunch. My first choice and not disappointed. Service and food excellent. We thought the cafe part had shut and we were so pleased...More

Thank floLincoln
KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us - hope you had a very happy birthday!

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you trip advisor world for helping us find the place it was just right. My partner loves cheese so we had to he'd here for our lunch when we arrived in Lincoln. He and indeed I were not disappointed. So much to choose from...More

Thank Wendy P
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2 December 2016|
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Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't operate a booking system - just turn up, if you have to wait you can taste cheese!
25 June 2015|
Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Hi Evan - It really is plenty for 2 people - most have a struggle finishing the dish as it is pretty rich.You will love it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 511003
  • E-mail
Specialist cheese shop and cheese eatery, located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We stock a wide range of local, British & Continental cheeses and serve a select range of hot and cold cheeses dishes. Enjoy loose teas, fresh coffee, wines, beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks
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