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Doddington Cafe and Restaurant

Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
+44 1522 812505
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Doddington Hall | Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was recommended to try this place by fellow road bikers & was not disappointed. Park your bike up in the racks outside & choose from indoor or outside seating. Service is excellent, polite & very helpful. Food wise is a little disappointing it's either a...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent lunch in the restaurant. Trout on a bed of saffron rice with asparagus and cooked radish was delicious and the panna cotta I had for dessert was also very good. My family who were with me had roast beef which they said...More

Thank Joyki
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the restaurant. I am so pleased you enjoyed your lunch with us. The sea trout is my favourite dish on the menu at the moment too! Delicious!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was busy for lunch but very nice! A good selection of dishes but it could have used more of the lovely vegetables that were for sale in the shop. Flat bread was lovely but the salad on top disappointing- too little. Worth a visit.

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This café and restaurant is part of the Doddington Country house estate with a very well stocked farm shop in the grounds. All the food looked well prepared and a lot of it is sourced from the estates own gardens.

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I phoned beforehand to make sure that vegan food was available on the lunchtime menu and was told that, yes it was, and to ask for the vegan menu when we arrived. In actual fact, there was no vegan menu as such and my choice...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food in cafe and then plenty to see around the House and gardens. Good small portions (and not just usual childrens food)

Thank 47helenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a coffee and cake whilst meeting some friends - good service and great atmosphere in the cafe

Thank 947TerryN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the quietest I have seen the restaurant. The young waitress was very good. I was disappointed with the overall tea. the sandwiches were very very good, the scone was too large, two small ones would have been better. The cakes were very disappointing,...More

Thank hernextdoor190791
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your service on the day. The general consensus from our customers over the years is that they enjoy larger fruit and cheese scones, all of which are fresh each day...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant and had the most delicious fish and chips, the best I have ever had. The fish was so soft and fresh, we were very impressed also with the hake which was huge and thick. Definitely a return visit is called for....More

Thank Edna080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Doddington hall for lunch, but went for a meal on Saturday night and was very disappointed. The restaurant had a large party and 2 tables of 4 and we were sat on a tiny round table in the middle , when all the...More

1  Thank bjs899
ClaireBirch, Owner at Doddington Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are so sorry that your experience on the evening wasn’t a positive one. The booth tables had been booked out earlier in the evening but had we known you were unhappy we could have...More

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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?
12 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$39
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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