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The Cheese Society

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1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommended this place by friends who visit Lincoln regularly. Friendly staff greeted us and found us a table for three. It isn't a large dining area so some people were turned away whilst we were there. Obviously a popular place. Plenty of cheese options on the menu . We had Cheese Scones with Cheese and Butter, Goat's Cheese with Caramelised... More 

Thank bennynobrain
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cheese cheese and more cheese, best lunch I've had in ages. Had the cheese and meat board which although was £16 it was well worth it (and it beat me!!) my wife is not a cheese lover but they accommodated her with some smoked salmon on sourdough with crushed avocado.....again very nice (apparently)

Thank stuart72
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a fan of cheese and I knew this place was a must try. We didn't make an reservations since it was a let's try it since we are in the area. ( would recommend to book since the dining are is very small. Food was absolutely amazing I got the cheese scone and smoked salmon for my... More 

1 Thank Karla V
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Food : probably the best cheese board I have ever had. Delicious and unusual selection. Service: Polite, courteous, and helpful, and friendly. Value: Not cheap, but good value as it is such high quality. Ambiance: The ambiance lets the place down. You sit on benches or old wooden school chairs - neither of which offer much comfort. The eating area... More 

Thank Pitacus
Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There is a large and varied choice of cheese from all over the world. Lively friendly staff. Mail order is available, you can also buy crackers, cheese boards and knifes etc, take away or eat in. I love visiting this place.

1 Thank Bishy008
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited the shop on a number of occasions and are always impressed with the cheese on offer and the knowledge/ helpfulness of the staff. The Poacher is a must have.

Thank HAB01
Kent, UK
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

There are cheese shops and then there are CHEESE shops! We heard about this from a friend and made a special trip when we visited Lincoln. It's a cheese shop and a cafe. We made use of both aspects. The selection of cheeses is not as big as some, but it's incredibly carefully curated. Plenty of local options, a wide... More 

Thank hanskraay
Stone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Interesting little cafe with limited but tempting dishes. We had potted shrimp and salad/toast. A very tasty dish although perhaps not too generous with toast. Friendly staff and attentive service.

Thank peter g
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

14 members of the Marquis of Granby Cheese Society Notts visited for a late lunch and sampled a variety of wonderful international cheeses, beautiful charcuterie and excellent Fine Wine all organised by the knowledgeable and hospitable team at Lincoln Cheese Society. We subsequently ordered another fine selection of cheeses delivered next day as promised to our meeting in November. We... More 

Thank Martin H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a delicious lunch of avocado on toasted sourdough bread topped with grilled halloumi cheese. Good selection of dishes from light bites to more substantial mains and also a dessert if you find the room to eat one. All representing great value for the portions you get. I enjoyed every mouthful and will be back to try other dishes on... More 

1 Thank fairplay666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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: 441522511003
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?