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The Apron

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Gamston Airport, Retford, England
+44 1777 838521
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With no passing traffic this place needs to be good to attract customers. It is very good. We all had the braised cheeks and we all thought the food was excellent. The service was good and the place was busy on a very windy day in January. We had the added bonus of watching an RAF helicopter take off in... More 

Thank Griff1954
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friends recommended TheApron some years ago, never disappoints . The menu changes regularly . We had crab starter followed by pheasant . Beautifully presented by attentive staff . The homemade bread is so good bought a roast potatoe flavoured loaf for home. Excellent value including the wine. Note it is a breakfast and lunchtime menu not evening. Good idea to... More 

Thank boblDoncaster
Tuxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Got in at the last minute for a Sunday lunch my partner and i both had turkey dinner it was quite a long wait but well worth it. Best to book in advance or at least ring first to avoid disappointment. The staff were all nice and friendly the facilities are clean. There is ample parking and the tea and... More 

Thank 7juliet7
Retford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been visiting The Apron for several years now and it never disappoints. The quality of the food is exquisite, presentation delightful and surroundings modern and chic. Great staff who have been there from the start and so have a passion about the place, not just workers earning a wage. Home made bread to begin with salted butter -... More 

Thank Julie O
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this place on a few occasions but never for Sunday lunch. We had heard that it was good from friends so though we would give it a try. The food and service were excellent. The weather was not great so not much activity on the airfield but we enjoyed our visit and will certainly be back.

Thank Fretters2011
Retford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten here a number of times now and the food and service is always excellent. As an addition they now have an in house baker who makes the most amazing bread, pastries and cakes. The taster evenings are a treat not to be missed, be sure to ask when you visit. Open Wednesday to Sunday with an amazing Sunday lunch... More 

Thank Cowleyc
Retford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, although service was a little slow, pleasant surroundings watching planes land and take off. Worth a visit

Thank Diane B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Clean and crisp food, served by lovely staff. Same for toilets. Good recommendation You must try the sausage rolls. Watching the planes take off and land.

Thank andy61-28-50
Rushden, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband sourced this place for 4 of us to breakfast on route for the Lakes, mainly because he's mad on planes and we always like to try different places. We booked a table for 9am and were the only customers for a while. Then all of a sudden the restaurant filled up, and by 9.30am it was buzzing. Two... More 

Thank jfjackson
Retford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The apron is a fantastic little cafe/ restaurant. I go there all the time and work really hard to avoid eye contact with the pastries!!! They are utterly incredible and definitely worth breaking a diet for! There are always little biscuits served on the saucer of a cup of tea or coffee and still it surprises me every time just... More 

Thank cordren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gamston Airport, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: +44 1777 838521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?