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The Rathskeller

Hanse House, South Quay, King's Lynn PE30 5GN, England
+44 1553 773713
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (24 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
10:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hanse House, South Quay, King's Lynn PE30 5GN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose the Rathskeller as it was recommended to us by a local and we wasn’t disappointed. The staff were friendly and although rushed of their feet nothing was to much trouble. Food was amazing. After dinner we had a drink in the bar where...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicktiredandfull
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been coming to The Rathskeller for many years, and the food honestly continues to get better every time. The dishes are always paired well and cooked to perfection. The menu is well-rounded, with light bites during the day, and proper pub cuisine in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ChrisBiele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only had one choice for a starter...soup did not sound like a nice choice...three other starter were fish and the other was goat cheese mousse...did not sound good. Left was ham hock terraine was nice but you need another slice of bread as the slice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank aqua2swim
Reviewed 10 December 2018

The door was spattered with Tripadvisor signs hopelessly misleading. We Were a prebooked party of 30 or so. We had even pre -chosen the menu. The place was empty bar the staff of 2 youngsters -who tried their best but could not cope First course:...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Saqqajja
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Saqqajja, I am extremely disappointed to read your review. We are aware of the problem that occurred last week and it is a shame that more than one of your party has taken to TripAdvisor. I spoke with your party organiser on the day...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We were part of a group for lunch, the restaurant had been given advance knowledge of all of our mains choices. Service was exceedingly slow, the soup was bland and lukewarm as was the pasta mains dish. We were so fed up waiting between courses...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robertlZ6127RA
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Robert L, Once again we can only apologise for your disappointing experience at The Rathskeller last week. This is not a reflection on our usual level of service. Kind Regards

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Limited menu but tasty food. Nice wine list. But I was very disappointed that my pornstar martini came out of a pouch. Really didn't taste as good as I'd hoped. The place was popular and they were kind to fit is in. There was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X4936XLsusans
RathskellerKL, General Manager at The Rathskeller, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear X4936XLsusans, Thank you for your nice comments regarding our food. I would just like to assure you our cocktails are definitely not out of a pouch, however, our passionfruit purée that we use to make our Pornstar Martinis does come out of a pouch....More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We went to The Rathskeller for an evening meal and it was brilliant. The quality of the food was excellent and the service faultless. A very enjoyable evening out.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Food was very nice and service was very friendly and welcoming. Very relaxing place thank you very much

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rjstar1976
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

came here twice in one day. first time we stopped off for a coffee. was really good coffee with great service. came back in the evening to the bar. had a soul night on which was good.was bit quiet at first but soon filled up....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 810davyt
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Sunday lunch and had the roast and a vegan rissoto..we were both very impressed ..very helpful staff delicious food in a lovely setting ..relaxed atmosphere ..reasonably priced w..will Definately be retirning

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulieP4039
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Questions & Answers
22 June 2015|
Response from RathskellerKL | Property representative |
Hi We only add a discretionary service charge on tables of 8 or more persons. However, if you feel your service was not up to standard our Wait Staff will remove it. With kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanse House, South Quay, King's Lynn PE30 5GN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn
  • Phone Number: +44 1553 773713
  • E-mail
The Rathskeller wine bar and bistro is located on the South Quay in King's Lynn. We're a family run business catering for everyone from anniversary's to birthday parties! We serve afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. We host regular live music nights! For all information please visit our website.
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