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The Cheese Society

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1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just perfect , super place , amazing staff and spectacular food a cheese lovers paradise . We had the rarebit and the soufflé with the beautiful white wine and had the delicious chocolate salted caramel brownie for dessert all superb. We love this place and will be back every time we visit Lincoln .

Thank Vale46goat
Telford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This little (and I mean 'tiny') restaurant attached to a cheese deli serves amazingly delicious food! I had the macaroni cheese, with chilli, which was so good! My daughter had the double cheese soufflé which she has each time she visits so it must be good - it looked amazing. My husband had the baked camembert which also went... More 

1 Thank Vikki H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before talking about taste, excellent and extremely knowledgeable service! Made the whole experience enjoyable. The cheese selection is amazing, and we're fully looking forward too our delivery if ( lots of) cheese. Outside of wedding planning. Also well worth popping in to peruse their selection p, and grab some random off-cuts for a good price!

Thank SamCatPickle
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Independent Cafe is absolutely superb. The Grilled Sourdough with well seasoned Crushed Avocado and Chill, and Grilled Halloumi and a lovely salad is fabulous, my partner's Fish platter with Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps and lots of other lovely fish dishes is again fabulous. The star though was the Almond and Orange cake with Grand Marnier Syrup and Ice Cream,... More 

1 Thank robert b
New Haven, Connecticut
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306 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to kill some time before checking in....So we walked here for a bite. Very nice place,good food and service....Ya gotta love cheese.

1 Thank bartpic
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful lunchtime meal at the Cheese Society. Partner had the Special of the Day which was vegetable lasagne with garlic bread and I had the toasted Rye Bread with Avocado and Halloumi cheese (£9 per head) . Excellent value and good size portions

2 Thank Sue C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute treasure. I was simply blown away by the quality of food and service at The Cheese Society when I visited for a late lunch on Saturday. We were taken to our seats and served by our lovely host, Judy, who was so friendly and knowledgeable about the cheeses and how the food is made. My partner had... More 

2 Thank petrichor90
York, United Kingdom
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761 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little place with just 12 seats & a no bookings policy, we had to walk around the block a couple of times until spotting a free table to pounce on. The menu is based on cheese plus some charcuterie & a handful of puds. Expect dishes such as soufflé, tartiflette & raclette in addition to cheese & meat boards.... More 

2 Thank mrstraveller1
East Midlands
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Went for lunch, the food was delicious and the service was friendly and informative. Rarebit was amazing and the choice of cheeses to buy was huge. Took nearly as long to decide as it did to eat lunch.

1 Thank haggiz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Visited The Cheese Society for a spot of lunch, and certainly wasn't disappointed. We opted for the cheese and meat board and it was delicious! Apart from being brilliantly tasty, it was also good value for money, especially when all the produce is of such a good quality, and there was no shortage of some fabulous cheeses too! Staff were... More 

1 Thank Rachel G

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 441522511003
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?