The White Hart Hotel

4.5
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214 reviews
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£25 and under
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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 5 of Hearts, lunch and early evening menu (2 courses for £12.45 or 3 courses from £14.95) or our A la Carte menu with dishes selected from locally sourced ingredients, the Grille is perfect for any occasion.
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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really pleasant meal with charming attentive staff.

OT
London
3 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.

JF
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.

GG
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and fantastically friendly staff. Great atmosphere.

d
Lincolnshire
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.

SB
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.

P
London
22 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.

AH
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good wine, good surroundings. Very enjoyable.

NR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great evening out with family (3 generations), fab food & service

B
Lincolnshire
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

SP
Lincolnshire
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 .

O
London
34 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.

JS
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.

HS
London
12 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 .

CM
Lincolnshire
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.

LC
Lincolnshire
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.

CJ
Hertfordshire
42 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.

GJ
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

PT
1 review
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.

l
Lincolnshire
3 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.

SC
1 review
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.

JR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

RH
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a good place everything about it is excellent

SR
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good generous portions at a reasonable price with friend staff.

OT
Lincolnshire
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.

CJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was a while coming but well worth the wait. Very reasonably priced for the standard on offer. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anybody.

M
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot near to Lincoln Cathedral. Food was excellent. Unfortunately my party voted against starters, in lieu of desserts, so I can not review them - what is wrong with people? The main course of 'Surf and Turf', scallops and Pork belly was fantastic - succulent! Dessert was great (although I was still smarting from no starter!) - apple pie - just the right size (not belly-busting). Giving me a chance to sample the very tasty Lincolnshire cheese board from my friend opposite. Definitely recommended if close to Lincoln.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booked for my fellas birthday on Christmas Eve, was very nice food, laid out in the plate very artistically.

OT
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, beautifully presented and very good portions

OT
Lincolnshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early evening and ate off the 5 of Harts menu which is a fixed price early evening menu of 2 or 3 courses. Good value for money. The food was enjoyable, and promptly served by friendly efficient staff. Would recommend.

OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a really nice lunch. The service was good and the food was spot on. There was a Xmas party in but our table was around the corner in a smaller quieter area, we would definitely go back again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made very welcome despite being early for our booking.
Plenty of choices for all 3 courses.
Very helpful & friendly waiting staff.
Lovely food

f
London
33 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good set Sunday roast menu

HS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A lovely meal in a nice setting. Service was a little slow but not bad. Good value for money to.

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, menu a little pedestrian, service charming but little slow and disorganised at lunch, which was a bit disappointing as we were there for a graduation lunch and the restaurant could have forecast the influx

OT
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good restaurant with excellent food and superb service.

l
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

really good quality food ,cooked and presented well. large choice.best value in Lincoln. I would recommend. This is our second visit here and both times have been memorable.

R
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, very good service, we enjoyed the meal very much

OT
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The staff were attentive and friendly. Atmosphere and lighting was good.