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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartiflette” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (14 reviews)
“fondue” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had heard great reviews of this place so decided to try it for ourselves. We weren't disappointed! It only seats 12 at the most so does get full quickly. There is choice on the menu but not vast, however, they also have special boards....More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...this is the place. Lincoln is pretty disappointing from a culinary perspective. Too many dull chains. We were running out of patience and almost fainting from hunger when we stumbled upon this cheese shop and cafe. They don't have much space so squeezed us into...More

1  Thank Wharfgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food and amazing service!! A good selection of different cheese dishes on the menu and covers all different tastes, and offers a full meal and also a snack size. Lovely setting and really helpful and friendly staff. A great place to visit and...More

Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Called for lunch and had one of the best lunches that I have eaten. This is a small place that sits about 10 to 12 people. It has a different menu from the other places and as you would expect every savoury dish contains cheese....More

1  Thank purpletravelat
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had camembert in bread and it was just divine!! I love cheese anyway, so I was happy. My partner had macaroni cheese, as did my sister's partner, both with no complaints. My sister had rarebit and that looked amazing!! I was jealous, and I'm...More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 1 June 2017

went out to the cheese society for lunch, I had lincolnshire rarebit which was lovely and y girlfriend had macaroni and cheese which was out of this world!! our only issue was the coffee being quite dear for a very small cup and also the...More

Thank dwparker24
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We accidentally stumbled across this on our way to Steep Hill, decided to stop and fortify ourselves first :-). We shared the cheese board - it was a fantastic selection! Along with some very nice bread, crackers, chutney, olives, nuts, along with a pot of...More

Thank susanQ8109VE
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Heard lots about this place so thought we'd give it a go & it certainly didn't disappoint! Cheese soufflé was absolutely incredible, I will definitely be returning again soon.

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had recomendation to visit here and wasn't disappointed - fantastic local food, lovely staff and lots of cheese to buy to take home! Quite small, I was lucky so had a very pleasant lunch. Most amazing selection of cheese, really hard to choose wjat to...More

1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We saw this place on a day visit to Lincoln, and had to visit! The smell of melted, toasted cheese hits you when you go inside as they do have a small menu, but we just picked some cheeses from their '3 pieces for £5'...More

1  Thank f81h
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2016|
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Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't operate a booking system - just turn up, if you have to wait you can taste cheese!
24 June 2015|
Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Hi Evan - It really is plenty for 2 people - most have a struggle finishing the dish as it is pretty rich.You will love it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
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: +44 1522 511003
  • E-mail
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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