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Brackenborough Bistro & Bar

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Cordeaux Corner, Louth LN11 0SZ, England
+44 1507 609169
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited recently for Sunday lunch as part of a quite large group and experienced a mix of good and not so good. Soup for starter was very good, the savoury pannacotta was not and the quantity of smoked salmon in the smoked salmon starter was tiny. The roast meats were very good although not as hot as they should... More 

Thank TravellingLincs
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends a couple of weeks ago. Firstly, the meal was not a complete disaster owing to the amazing starters and desserts, the friendly staff, and lovely atmosphere. But there were a couple of basic but fundemental errors which let everything down. Firstly the malbec that we ordered was brought to the table ice cold. Strangely they asked... More 

Thank Jason L
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jason L. Thank you for the review. My apologies for not exceeding expectations on this occasion. I had been made aware of the issue with the steak, which was entirely our fault as discussed on the evening. My chef did offer to replace but I believe you chose to keep the dishes you had. The wine should have been... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends for an evening meal, staff were friendly, however the meal was very disappointing, fish tasteless over cooked and very small, although our table was booked for 7.30 we were not offered pudding, when we asked were told kitchen was closed and was too late for pudding, not really value for money, don't think we will be eating... More 

Thank jillgerry
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi jillgerry. Thank you for your review. Your feedback is appreciated. We pride ourselves on service and delivering what the customer expects. I am surprised at your comments regarding the size our fish, we have daily deliveries from our supplier who we have dealt with for 25 years. The Signature Beer Battered or Grilled Grimsby Haddock has become firm favourites... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends for Sunday lunch. Good choice of dishes. No complaints . Service was good but a bit slow maybe due to a large party of diners who were there at the same time.

Thank gdr2342016
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi gdr2342016. Thank you for the great review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch and were happy with the amount of choice on the menu. I have noted your comments on the service and will certainly use your feedback to correct any issues. Hopefully we get to see you again soon. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

One of if not THE best Restaurants in the Louth area. Went a little stale a few months back but after a visit with my wife (couple) & the rest of the family (8 persons) recently I'm pleased to say it's back on form. Not the cheapest but if your on a date it's the place to impress.. Deals or... More 

Thank Traveller-Phil1
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Traveller-Phil1. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Lounge Restaurant. It is always our aim to make every guest feel relaxed and comfortable when visiting us, allowing you to enjoy a great meal. Still the same manager, however we are always investing time in improving service so I am pleased this has come across. Hopefully we will... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a Willie wonka themed afternoon tea.it was amazing the food kept on coming and it was a delight. The staff couldn't do enough to help best afternoon tea anywhere. Can recommend this is the best place to come. Even the regular food is great and a good choice menu.

Thank karl a
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi karl a. Thank you for the 5 star review. It is great to see that you have enjoyed our menu and the afternoon tea. The next theme for the afternoon tea is a festive one. Hopefully we will see you again for this. More 

Ludborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere but a little overpriced. Although the place is lovely and there's an awesome traditional feel to it.

Thank HazzaTheBatter
Mark M, Hotel Director at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi HazzaTheBatter. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and surroundings. We have tried to keep a traditional feel with a modern twist in the Lounge Restaurant, so I am glad this comes across. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was our second trip this month to the lounge, returning due to the wonderful visit we had had previously. The Brackenborough really does have a classy-elegant yet traditional, rustic and gutsy feel with its smart tartan upholstery, high backed comfy chairs and heritage furnishings. The food is always immaculately presented and there is a good selection and variety of... More 

Thank Kevin M
Mark M, Manager at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Kevin. Thank you for the 5 star review. It's always nice to see that guests enjoy their meal with us. Laura is overwhelmed by your comments and it’s certainly made her day. Don't leave it long before we see you again. Kindest regards Richard Matthews More 

Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good. We tried the fish & chips. It was huge and quite good. The service was kind but not efficient.

Thank NadouinPalma
Mark M, Manager at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi NadouinPalm, It’s great to see you enjoyed your fish and chips, it’s been one of our signature dishes for over 20 years and we take great pride in it being one of our most popular. Thank you for your comments on service, i will look into why we weren’t up to the high standards we set our selves. Kindest... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went to sample the afternoon tea for my birthday and overall it was very nice. The fish goujon was amazing, beautiful crispy batter and rich tartare sauce. The brownie was soft and sweet and yummy. It's a shame the jam wasn't home made and the icing for the muffin was gritty as if caster sugar had been used. Overall... More 

Thank Eleanor M
Mark M, Manager at Brackenborough Bistro & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Eleanor M What a great review. Our themed afternoon teas are very popular and we do try and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, it’s great to read that you enjoyed all the elements of our afternoon tea, I will speak with our chef regarding your comments at our next meeting to see if we can make more improvements.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
Bar, British, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cordeaux Corner, Louth LN11 0SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Louth
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 609169

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?