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The White Hart Hotel

3.9
3.9
162 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary European
Grille at the White Hart is inspired by the unpretentious bistros of New York and Paris.
Grille is an award winning restaurant that's laid back enough for a relaxed lunch or a quick bite after work but with more than enough style to give a dinner date a bit of class. Choose from our Lunch menu or our A la Carte menu with dishes selected from locally sourced ingredients, the Grille is perfect for any occasion.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–16:30 Dinner (A la Carte) Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01522 563290

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Relaxed and Informal Grille Restaurant<br />Casual Room Bar serving Afternoon Tea and Cocktails<br />Banquetting Facility from 10 guests to 100 guests

  • Area

    Lincoln

  • Parking Details

    Parking is free during the day time, there is a charge for evenings guests. Parking is subject to availability.

  • Public Transit

    Train Station 10 mins Walk<br />Buses & Park and Ride available dropping off locally to the Restaurant

  • Entertainment

    Live singer on a Thursday evening 7pm - 10pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. H

    Harry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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    A warm welcome and attentive service. Beautifully clean table cloth and linen serviette. Promptly prepared meal and an enjoyable experience.
  2. J

    Jhappy

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress who served us had been their one month and is learning very well on the job. Great family dinner.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very poor I felt like the invisible woman asked constantly for extra drinks my food was returned cold and brought back the same way whilst my husband ate alone We came out together if my meal was returned his should of been removed and kept warm Asked for the bill about 5 times even going to the counter and waiting for 5 minutes to pay Waked out in the end but did return next morning to pay for our drinks and starters (because I’m honest) they tried to make me pay for my whole bill which I refused Then they offered to remove the starters (we didn’t have a problem with the starters) after a further 20 minutes I paid what I felt was deserved and left Don’t know how this place would cope if it was busy
  4. SM

    StewartM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent venue for lunch whilst visiting Lincoln cathedral and castle small but extremely well-thought menu for such an occasion and very passable wine list.
  5. P

    Pinky

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and atmosphere was very enjoyable
  6. AD

    AndrewD

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was average, sea bass smelled off.Service ok. Portions small.
  7. SL

    SimonL

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and cocktails were excellent as well as the service. Ambiance was a little lacking in stylish little touches so it felt quite impersonal rather than welcoming. Otherwise we had a good experience!
  8. W

    Wilbur

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice steaks and very friendly & efficient waiting staff.
  9. AD

    AnonDiner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The A La Carte offers five starters and five mains with a good balance of choices. The Charred Mackerel and the Twice Baked Cheese Souffle were both excellent starters. However, the Grilled Seabass main course disappointed. The fish portion was small, verging on mean, and the whole Pak Choi was a clumsy addition. The wine list offered both choice and value. Service was friendly and efficient.
  10. R

    Richard

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted on arrival and shown to our table. Service was speedy and helpful. The food was tasty and freshly prepared. We enjoyed the whole experience. Our wine was nice too.
  11. JB

    JackB

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable food and a great setting for a meal for two.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great venue, amazing value and tasty 2/3 course meal for lunch. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Would recommend to anyone for a special occasion or even if just want to have lunch near the cathedral. Food was all very tasty
  13. S

    Seriousdude

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good quality dining experience. Nothing outstanding but nothing sub standard. Food was good quality, wine was pleasant, service was quite good. Good value overall. Nice quiet environment. Made to feel welcome.
  14. LS

    LouiseS

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was nice, but not as tasty as anticipated. The duck was a bit tough and the dauphinois and noodles weren’t overly tasty.
  15. D

    Dynamicduo

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A really pleasant meal with charming attentive staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Menu had changed for festive period so was limited compared to last time we went which unfortunately didn’t realise, but food was good.
  17. JF

    JudyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Service was excellent. However, the meal was very disappointing. The first course (smoked salmon ) was very small and as a traditional starter should have had brown bread or toast with it. We had to pay an additional cost for the sliced bread we had to ask for. The second course Cod loin) was very small and clearly not fresh. The chips were frozen chips and poorly cooked. Served with unadventurous portion of peas. Dessert was very ordinary and certainly not freshly prepared. The chicken main course was barely hot enough. We felt shortchanged and would not consider coming here again.
  18. GG

    GrahameG

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No problems 1st class in everthing great staff and good decor.
  19. N

    Nige62

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and fantastically friendly staff. Great atmosphere.
  20. d

    darrylu

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been a number of times and the food continues to be of a high standard and excellent value for money.
  21. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Attended as part of a celebration for a graduation at Lincoln Cathedral. Arrived slightly early and despite the restaurant being closed were shown to our table and ordered four cocktails. Having ordered, one of the starters was wrong but the waiting staff were excellent in dealing with it and without delay took the price of our most expensive cocktail off the bill, more than the price of the starter. The food was very well presented and cooked to perfection. The service and quality of food made my wife decide there and then this was where she would like to come for our anniversary meal.
  22. P

    Pesk

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We called the day before looking for a table for six at 6:30pm and we’re told they were fully booked. We therefore used opentable to make a reservation at 5:30pm. When 6:30pm came the place was still half empty and when we left at 7:00pm there were still 64 empty covers so we couldn’t understand why we couldn’t have eaten at 6:30pm when we wanted to ? There was a very large group of people but they were the only other booking. Very strange. It seemed as though they were content with half filling the place and didn’t want any more covers perhaps due to staff shortages. I wonder if we would have been turned away if we’d just walked in at 6:30pm even though there were plenty of empty covers ? As always the service and food was satisfactory and good value.
  23. AH

    AllanH

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, good wine, good surroundings. Very enjoyable.
  24. NR

    NicolaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great evening out with family (3 generations), fab food & service
  25. B

    Birthdaytreat

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our go to restaurant for a special meal for two and also family get together. Never disappointed, food and service always consistently good
  26. SP

    SandraP

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to book , like the reminder sent. Service very good both at the bar and restaurant. Good choice of wines . Food tasty and colourful at a very reasonable price. Had a window seat in the restaurant, service very good and would recommend . We ate at lunchtime and had the two course lunch .
  27. O

    Oxonian

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Friendly welcome and service. Starter fine though small. Main course good in parts only, and no side orders offered.
  28. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class food and service - lots of friendly staff, food all beautifully presented and cooked, lovely candlelit atmosphere, we enjoyed everything we had. chose items from the menu that we wouldn't have at home, and were not disappointed.
  29. HS

    HappySCL

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I have visited the LINCOLN Grille in many occasions and the experience has always been good however on this occasion there was definitely something not quite right about the whole experience. Unfortunately the waiting staff appeared to be unsupervised and on occasion not even visible. We were tendered to by several of the waiting team sadly not one of them appeared to be happy in their work and one could possibly have been described as surly. Whilst I appreciate that restaurants can’t get everything right all of the time this was far from being just a little wrong. The food was in general terms OK but the potted Salmon was HEAVILY salted. Let’s say we won’t be rushing back but I’m also not saying I won’t give it another try in the distant future .
  30. CM

    CathyM

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner and extremely reasonable. I loved everything about it. Jonny, who waited on us both nights, is a true asset to the hotel. His suggestions and service were bang on. Thank you for making both evenings so lovely.
  31. LC

    LincolnC

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Unfortunately my friend and I were very disappointed with our meals. My lamb was so tough I struggled to cut it, I had two very thin carrots and it was definitely not worth £18.95. The room was so cold that it was difficult to relax, but on a positive note the staff were polite and friendly. Sadly I wouldn’t return as my meal was not enjoyable.
  32. CJ

    CJBS

    Hertfordshire

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was all cooked perfectly, staff attentive and friendly but only when you needed them. They couldn't have been better, would definitely recommend.
  33. GJ

    GrahamJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    2ND Visit to The Grill disappointed this time steak under cooked mackerel pate seemed to have the remnants of a crisp bread pkt thrown over it in an attempt to make it up market 2 starters 2 mains 1 beer 1 bottle of average wine £80.00 very disappointing came home and opened a bag of crisps
  34. PT

    PamT

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food very good, restaurant not as expected, thought it would be more fine dining but turned out to be more cafe like. Staff very freindly food good.
  35. l

    lincolntricky

    Lincolnshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    3 courses for £16,seated next to window with wonderful people watching view,excellent food & service- perfect historic lincoln at its best. Thoroughly recommended.
  36. SC

    StephenC

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a leisurely atmosphere in which to meet with a couple of friends. Will consider using it again.
  37. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good food, wine & location. Special thanks to Michelle for her friendly service and help.
  38. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is in a good place everything about it is excellent
  39. SR

    StephenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good generous portions at a reasonable price with friend staff.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We availed ourselves of the 5 of Hearts menu which was excellent value. The only negative was that it was a very cold evening and we chose to sit by the window on to the pavement which was decidedly chilly. In hindsight we should have asked to move tables. Would recommend. Good friendly service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The White Hart Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The White Hart Hotel

White Hart Hotel, Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 3AR

Additional information

  • Area

    Lincoln

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 08:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00 Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–16:30 Dinner (A la Carte) Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is free during the day time, there is a charge for evenings guests. Parking is subject to availability.

  • Public Transit

    Train Station 10 mins WalkBuses & Park and Ride available dropping off locally to the Restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live singer on a Thursday evening 7pm - 10pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01522 563290

  • Catering

    Relaxed and Informal Grille Restaurant<br />Casual Room Bar serving Afternoon Tea and Cocktails<br />Banquetting Facility from 10 guests to 100 guests

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