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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tartiflette” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (17 reviews)
“fondue” (13 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third attempt to eat at The Cheese Society, previously frustrated through lack of seats, was anything but a disappointment. All four of us enjoyed our selections from the limited menu and the attentive service was a real pleasure. We will return...

Thank George P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for many years. Yesterday was my birthday and hubby said where would you like to go to lunch. My first choice and not disappointed. Service and food excellent. We thought the cafe part had shut and we were so pleased...More

Thank floLincoln
KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us - hope you had a very happy birthday!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you trip advisor world for helping us find the place it was just right. My partner loves cheese so we had to he'd here for our lunch when we arrived in Lincoln. He and indeed I were not disappointed. So much to choose from...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Lincoln and we had scouted out this place before the trip! As cheese lovers it did not disappoint. We had the Raclette and a Cheese and Meat Sharer board with 3 cheeses. It was all lovely the attention to...More

Thank Becky S
The_Cheese_Team, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Becky. Thank you for your kind review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Marvellous lunch, in this small shop/restaurant menu excellent and cheesy and prices reasonable. I really can't fault any aspect of this.

Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Had a super lunch after visiting the cafe for the first time today. Arrived just after half 11 and just found a table! Had the Lincolnshire rarebit which was lovely and very filling. Latte was really nice, so nice we had two! Attentive ladies who...More

Thank TaniaM849
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

So glad that The Cheese Society re opened and has a delicious cheesy menu for all of us cheese lovers! Can’t wait for my next visit. My Bly complaint is that because it’s so small sometimes you can’t get a table...

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

It’s the best in Lincoln for me!! I so love cheese and this is the place! It’s small .....just 12 covers I think. But you are in a cheese shop too! I love it . Ive been coming for years. I was on my own...More

1  Thank Janethawson
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We were served a lovely lunch with exquisite coffee by the daughter of the owner/manageress. Marvellous lunch. But the young lady’s mother was disinterested and dismissive of our enthusiasm for the Shop, the lunch and the brilliant service. Alas. Would go back but would check...More

2  Thank mikerc2016
The_Cheese_Team, Manager at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hello, thank you for your review. I am the daughter and manger of which you speak. However we are slightly perplexed by your review as I am never in when my mother is in the shop (we work on each others days off) and she...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend for people that love cheese. The dishes are amazing for the money you pay. Service is good, food is fresh and prepared fast.

Thank Guntars V
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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$20
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 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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