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Candlesticks Hotel & Restaurant

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1 Church Lane, Stamford PE9 2JU, England
+44 1780 764033
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of spending 10 nights using two rooms. All booked by work. Apparently the food is supposed to be amazing however we never got the chance to eat as the opening hours are really bizzare. The hotel is only open between noon and 2pm and again from 7pm to 10.30pm but was often closed by 9.30pm As... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a brilliantly quirky restaurant.The staff are great and the food will remind you of the 1970's. The wine list is exceptional and service very good!

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Thank noorzaman r
Swindon Wiltshire
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It always has been excellent and this visit has not changed. Comfortable, friendly service and, most important of all, the very best of food and wine. Can't recommend a visit too highly.

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Thank johnlister500
Stamford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

People come to Stamford because it is an historical town. It therefore seemed appropriate that with guests coming to stay with us for the weekend, we should take them somewhere appropriately Stamfordian. Candlesticks has been run by the same family for over 40 years - and it shows. Their years of experience is apparent in the way the bar and... More 

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1 Thank Stamford_Trencherman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent position for exploring historic Stamford with free parking. Proprietor Nelio could not do enough for us very friendly very knowledgeable . Yes the rooms are a bit dated and the showers are iffy but Nelio makes up for all of that .hope to return soon.

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Thank Richard D
Stevenage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nello the owner was very friendly but we spent the first evening believing the shower wasn't working. When he did show us how to get it functioning, it was impossible to control the temperature so difficult to shower. One of the basic things you need working in a room. The facilities are dated but showers so much so that they... More 

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1 Thank Tracy S
Stamford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This friendly, family-owned restaurant in Stamford oozes character and is deal for dining as a romantic couple. When booking a table in the restaurant ask if you could reserve a table in the cellar. The cellar has exposed stone walls, and the only form of lighting is candle light.

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1 Thank V5178TApatrickb
Twyford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My Husband booked for my birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. We liked the idea of being able to sit at a table with pre dinner drinks and browsing the menu before being shown downstairs to our table. The restaurant is family owned and the Owner was brilliant. He welcomed us and talked to us but was not intrusive.... More 

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2 Thank Sue D
oxted
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Warm welcome pleasant seating area to have a drink before the meal...very good choice on the menu You have to go down stairs to the restaurant area this might be problem for some people. restaurant was cosy and welcoming service was very good and the food was also very good.

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2 Thank susanOxted
Harrogate
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I am baffled as to why this restaurant has so many positive reviews. I accept that some things are personal taste and apparently some people are charmed by eating in a windowless basement painted black and by 1960s waiting - unfolding napkin and placing on your lap, "silver" service from serving dishes. But the food was beyond awful.. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$31
Cuisine
British, Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Lane, Stamford PE9 2JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +44 1780 764033
  • This restaurant is at Candlesticks

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?