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Serendipity at The Priory

149 Eastgate | The Priory Hotel, Louth LN11 9AJ, England
+44 1507 602930
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Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (28 reviews)
“lollipops” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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149 Eastgate | The Priory Hotel, Louth LN11 9AJ, England
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11 - 20 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is my 3rd attempt at writing a review of this restaurant. The food is diabolical, the condition of the decor and fixtures is horrendous. For such a historic and beautiful building it is shameful at how it has been looked after. The majority of...More

2  Thank Jay R
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Although J R was encouraged to leave early because he was making the other guests and staff uncomfortable with his aggressive attitude which started form the moment he wa greeted by Daniel he really has done a very positive and hopefully constructive thing. We aren't...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Priory with anticipation and the welcome was stunning. Despite the cold, snowy weather we received a very warm and sincere welcome from Paul and Izzy. Daniel made an amazing contribution to our whole experience at the hotel. His enthusiasm for his work...More

Thank Margaret D
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Guy's, thank you for the kind review, I am really glad that you enjoyed the experience and in particular that Simon our breakfast chef got some praise , he's been with us for years and years and he will be delighted. Thank you.

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

One of the key features of this hotel restaurant is that two waiters have learning disabilities. They also happen to be charming, gentlemanly and great fun but the adjectives are split over the two chaps. If I had made this review quicker I would have...More

Thank bucketlistman2014
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for such a balanced review and for acknowledging the contribution made by all the team . It has been a rocky road, and at times people don't get that as a team we have two main goals - relaxed and interesting dining at...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic evening here on Saturday with my fiancé and two very special friends - each course was sublime, delicious and flavour some . Service was excellent and was lovely to chat to the owner/chef at the end and pass on our delight at...More

Thank sueyh21
Asparagoose, Manager at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Guy's I am really sorry for the delay in responding and expressing our thanks for your kind words - it was a pleasure having you with us.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were warmly welcomed to our banquet in a cosy private dining room, where the service was superb and the food excellent. Our varied dishes just kept coming, presented in all kinds of receptacles, making the whole experience fun and far from the stuffy formal...More

Thank CoopieCoo
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Sorry for the delay in responding. Really glad that you enjoyed the relaxed and informal nature of what we do, very kind of you to write a review for us.

Reviewed 15 December 2016

We're not long back from our third visit to The Priory. Once again, Paul and the team did us proud. I think we had 12 courses in all, and everything was just wonderful. Variety, taste, texture, ingredients we'd never tasted before (sea purslane ?), all...More

Thank Misanthropic
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2016

What a great way to start our day - Thank you!!!! I'm particularly grateful for you giving the team credit for all the back and fourth , it's the same with the pot wash who have to keep the whole thing working. A very happy...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

The restaurant is part of the Priory Hotel and at a weekend serves a 7 course tasting menu. First of all do not be afraid at the thought of 7 courses as remember these are tasting dishes. Also when we entered the hotel Paul said...More

1  Thank mike m
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

That so humbling to recieve such warm feedback considering how well travelled and versed you are. You were such a lovely table to look after and it reminds us as a team how incredibly fortunate we are to be able to do something that we...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food in a lovely place, staff always friendly and food always perfect. Pricey but you definitely get what you pay for in here, would recommend for special occasions too

Thank Mrho44
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food, a must for any food lover, did the taster menu and lost count of how many dishes we had! Each one clearly made with love. It is a totally relaxed atmosphere and all the staff are amazing. Can't wait to get back there.

Thank Andrewpope
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thanks!!! from all of us. We are all really enjoying what we do and it's reviews like this that help us to keep on moving forward.

Reviewed 16 October 2016

I'm a massive foodie and I've eaten in some of the best restaurants in the UK. This is my second visit to Serendipity and I can honestly say the food is as good, if not better than anywhere else I've been. Paul's energy and enthusiasm...More

1  Thank TeamZTour
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Wow, what awesome feedback. Thank you for praising Dan he really inspires us and makes every day feel like somehow we've been invited to some secret gang that he runs, employing people with learning difficulties could be difficult and it does present challenges but because...More

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Sarah G
can you tell me what your Monday to Friday dinner menu is? I can't seem to find it on your website. Thanks.
24 May 2017|
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Response from Asparagoose | Property representative |
Hi Sarah and thanks for your interest, at the moment we are developing a light menu from Sunday - Wednesday and then the tasting menu on Thursday, Fridays and Saturday. WOuld you like me to contact you when its done? All the... More
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Sadie R
I am looking for a restaurant that imposes a dress code. I do not want to turn up in my finery to find I am overdressed. Can anyone advise me please? Thnx
28 January 2017|
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Response from Asparagoose | Property representative |
Hi Sadie, while what we offer is really special it has a very relaxed, kick your shoes off kind of feel so we allow guests to dress as they feel most special and relaxed. This can vary from finery to smart casual but you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$49 - US$49
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Eastgate | The Priory Hotel, Louth LN11 9AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Louth
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 602930
  • E-mail
Description
We are a tiny and quirky restaurant offering a relaxed mystery local tasting experience to twenty guests Monday to Saturday starting at 7 p.m. with canapes and winding down around 10.30 p.m. Our passion is very much in celebrating the ingredients and seasons of Lincolnshire through a humble menu of several small tasting courses in a relaxed,welcoming and definitely unpretentious atmosphere.
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