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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartiflette” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (15 reviews)
“cheese dishes” (10 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 2 weeks ago

Knew a bit about this place from a newspaper article and decided to check it out. My wife is a bit of a cheese addict so we visited for a spot of lunch. Certainly delivered in terms of quality and attention to detail. Although quite...More

Thank jedredy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable until the arrival of a noisy group who spoiled the ambience. Otherwise the experience was good and we will return. Great cheese selection.

Thank Blowit1666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to my visit here, after getting my monthly digest of 'cheese of the month' etc... sadly, there is only a tiny area to sit and eat in, all of the people were going nowhere anytime soon (despite finishing eating a...More

1  Thank aminxi
The_Cheese_Team, General Manager at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed by your recent visit. I'm not sure how to reply to your review of our eatery, as you did not stay to eat with us. As we say on our website, we are small, we don't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard great reviews of this place so decided to try it for ourselves. We weren't disappointed! It only seats 12 at the most so does get full quickly. There is choice on the menu but not vast, however, they also have special boards....More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

...this is the place. Lincoln is pretty disappointing from a culinary perspective. Too many dull chains. We were running out of patience and almost fainting from hunger when we stumbled upon this cheese shop and cafe. They don't have much space so squeezed us into...More

1  Thank Wharfgirl
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food and amazing service!! A good selection of different cheese dishes on the menu and covers all different tastes, and offers a full meal and also a snack size. Lovely setting and really helpful and friendly staff. A great place to visit and...More

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Called for lunch and had one of the best lunches that I have eaten. This is a small place that sits about 10 to 12 people. It has a different menu from the other places and as you would expect every savoury dish contains cheese....More

1  Thank purpletravelat
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had camembert in bread and it was just divine!! I love cheese anyway, so I was happy. My partner had macaroni cheese, as did my sister's partner, both with no complaints. My sister had rarebit and that looked amazing!! I was jealous, and I'm...More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

went out to the cheese society for lunch, I had lincolnshire rarebit which was lovely and y girlfriend had macaroni and cheese which was out of this world!! our only issue was the coffee being quite dear for a very small cup and also the...More

Thank dwparker24
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We accidentally stumbled across this on our way to Steep Hill, decided to stop and fortify ourselves first :-). We shared the cheese board - it was a fantastic selection! Along with some very nice bread, crackers, chutney, olives, nuts, along with a pot of...More

Thank susanQ8109VE
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Questions & Answers
2 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
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: +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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