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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tartiflette” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (16 reviews)
“fondue” (12 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 3 weeks ago

Found this completely by accident and were absolutely delighted with the lunch. Only one request - as the weather gets colder a soup, based around cheese or cheese accoutrements would be an absolute bonus :-)

Thank neilwatson712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a bite to eat for our Anniversary lunch after finding it on Trip Advisor. The sharing Fondue was superb. The Prosecco was lovely. Staff were very friendly also. The wait for the Fondue was definitely worth it.More

Thank Nicola F
The_Cheese_Team, Manager at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Really pleased you enjoyed your anniversary lunch and thank you for your review. We make the fondue fresh to order so it does take slightly longer than the rest of our dishes but its worth it, especially at this time of year. We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We tried the 5 cheese platter, it was beautifully presented, great selection and certainly got your taste buds tingling, great service, will definitely be back.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The first rule of Cheese Society is: 'Don't talk about Cheese Society!' After missing the opening hours at the Cheese Society on a previous visit to Lincoln I resolved to visit again on a future occasion. When presented with 'a flyer' on a friday afternoon...More

Thank lambownumber5
KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello Lambownumber5 - pleased you got to us! If you need another cheese hit in the future with a little more oomph try the Tartiflette or Double Baked Cheese Souffle - either of those should hit the spot!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We aimed for The Cheese Society after researching Trip Advisor. We had a lovely lunch helped by delightful staff and an amazing range of cheeses. Sally had Rarebit and I had Macaroni Cheese with optional Blue Cheese and Bacon. We then bought a cool bag...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Found just off steep hill well worth the detour. Great shop & all things cheese. Menu full of choice, the pork pie & melted stilton was delicious. A great little place - go visit

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Called here by chance ,what a find ,lovely lady owner serving ,nothing to much trouble ,had the meat and cheese platter,as you would expect the cheeses where fabulous,nice buzz about the place ,one of those places you could easy spend a whole afternoon just talking...More

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Turned up here as an odd shaped group of 5 and the staff were very helpful in accommodating us. Soufflé was excellent as was the Smoked Salmon. Nice experience just a shame we couldn't take some cheese home with us as we were staying in...More

Thank Malcolm P
KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you Malcolm, pleased you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget we do mail-order - get it delivered to your door!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stopped here for lunch after passing it many times, so glad we did. We'll be back ALL THE TIME. Staff were super friendly and helpful, the food was delicious - fresh and great quality. Well stocked shop and great atmosphere!

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

What a lovely little place. It's only tiny but the service was really friendly and the food and wine beautiful. Will definitely be back next time we're in Lincoln.

Thank NatBillau
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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$19
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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