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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
18:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here for a number of years and have never have a bad meal or service. Great menu, friendly service, reasonably priced and great location.

Thank InsomniacR
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat here quite often. Inexpensive food prepared with care and attention. Staff knowledgable about what combinations of courses work and lovely wines to complement the dishes. Some of the Tapas has a local twist with Lincolnshire ingredients complimenting the traditional staples. Front of house team are cheerful and professional, able to guide the diner to a balanced outcome. Unhurried and... More 

Thank howylincs
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a cracking place to eat. Cosy lay out so best to book in advance. The food was outstanding and just kept on coming! We had platters to share so was spoilt by tasty breads, cheeses and meats, with all the usual tapas bits to go with them. Service was excellent and the staff helpful. They listened to what we... More 

Thank Thenuttyboy
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great little restaurant, very relaxed atmosphere, good, simple food. Non-pretentious tapas, great sharing platter with lots of different cheeses, good tapas dishes.

Thank PercivalPete
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went with friends (6 of us)for a birthday meal. We started with the mixed platters to share. Lovely and fresh. We then ordered a meal each again so we could mix and match and a couple of extras. Again food was hot freshly cooked and very tasty. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and they were very friendly.

Thank HnJon
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Warm comfortable inviting with a to die selection of tapas and sweet treats . Atmosphere wonderful felt like a family party . Go . Eat. Enjoy

Thank 120johnnybgud
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a large group. Food was excellent, as per usual. Great selection of tapas with a Lincolnshire twist. Not to be missed

Thank bizilizi5
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to the bowl full many times and we are always impressed by the quality food and warm welcome. Great tasty authentic albondigas, tortilla, lamb aubergine and mixed platter 👌 estupendo

Thank Tony K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellent food & wine prepared & served by the owners, with friendly welcoming staff where nothing is too much trouble. The menu is marked clearly to indicate Vegetarian & Gluten Free choices. Just about everything is Gluten free an absolute delight to Coeliacs! Having said that, taste & quality is not compromised and is equally delicious to non Coeliacs too!... More 

Thank dfox2017
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I went here for the first time recently along with my husband and two friends and will definitely be going again. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in. There was a warm friendly atmosphere. We were shown to our table, given menus and then left for a few minutes to peruse the menus before our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 545577
small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?