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Lawson's Bar & Bistro, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lawson's Bar & Bistro

4.8
4.8
1001 reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Stacey Lawson and Paul Fields are not only delighted but thoroughly excited to announce the opening of their restaurant. Stacey and Paul sensed something was missing from the Lincoln dining experience. Paul had always had a passion to open up an independent restaurant and as a local girl Stacey recognised that although Lincoln is a historical City and a very dynamic and growing City, there was a clear need for a relaxed restaurant experience that combined history with modernity.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01522 520202
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 1,001 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,001 Reviews
  1. ErikP

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely superb! Dining experience from start to finish was pleasant and relaxed. Highly recommend.

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  2. Polli

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked Lawson's as a birthday treat for my husband. We love eating out, and have been to most of the great places in Lincoln. Lawson's exceeded our expectations with their beautifully cooked and presented dishes, served by well-trained staff. We will definitely return 😋

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  3. MarkD

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were two couples who had not met as two couples before and Lawson's was the perfect ambience for this lunch-time encounter. Just the right noise level. The food was excellent and very good value. We are from Sheffield, but our friends who live not far from Lincoln will be returning - and, certainly, when we are next in Lincoln we will definitely come to Lawson's again.

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  4. SANDRAW

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and value. Staff amazing. Our second visit there will definitely be more . Well done everyone I've strongly recommended you to friends and family

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  5. CSussex

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal - good choice of food and wine. Relaxing atmosphere and attentive staff.

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  6. RichardC

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four for dinner a little before 7pm so caught the late lunch menu, but choice was same as evening as far as i could tell. The food all delicious, the wine list realistically priced and served by delightful and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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  7. JohnL

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just perfect overall for a lunch. Staff were the best I have encountered in Lincoln City John

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  8. LorraineM

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited on 3 occasions. Great food, service and ambience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant - A must if you are visiting Lincoln !

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  10. SteveR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little bistro, friendly staff, great food, good valve for money, would definitely recommend.

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  11. LauraM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent value for money all 3 courses were outstanding and service fabulous. Would have loved chardonnay served by the glass though, other than that a wonderful experience!

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  12. GemmaM

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, the waiting staff were very attentive. Beautiful setting for our friend’s 40th birthday meal. We will definitely be returning.

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  13. KenN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the Saturday lunchtime menu. Food was really good and we both felt we'd had plenty with having 3 courses. Excellent value for the price. Did feel we were too close to the couple.on the next table and with being downstairs felt a little in the way when others were coming in. However, that's a small downside to what was an enjoyable lunch

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a ver the food was first class, cooked beautifully and good portion size, we did the lunchtime menu with starter and main each but shared a dessert as pretty full, waiting staff really polite and attentive and ensured they checked we were happy with our meals, returning customers who will return again

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  15. DebsD

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, good value for money!!!

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  16. Jacqui

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great place for a lovely lunch. Thanks Paul & Stacey x

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  17. PeterR

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French/English inspired cuisine, beautifully cooked and served.

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  18. GaryL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy on line booking service, follow up text received the day before the sitting, good service, good food, reasonable price, lovely building, nice ambience, background music could be slightly lower volume.

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  19. LynneM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent lunch. Lovely food and staff . Would highly recommend

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  20. IanJ

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding quality. My wife and I have dined here before and brought two family members along for lunch. They were both blown away by the quality and value. Service was excellent. We will return!

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  21. MidgeY2K

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here several times, and it never disappoints :) highly recommended.

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  22. HeatherB

    Devon

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit as we don’t live locally but once again very impressed with service and quality of food. Will certainly visit again when we can.

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  23. Nigelp

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. couldn’t fault it. Thanks

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  24. MartinB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunch and very good value for money.Excellent flavours.

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  25. Heather

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food for reasonable price. Restaurant is comfortable, Noise level low which is amazing nowadays. Service impeccable. Will definitely be going again.

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  26. Blue

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service and value for money will definitely return and work our way through the lovely menu!! Thank you

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  27. Cathy

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, tasty food and excellent value. 2 courses for £16 and 3 for £20 for the lunch menu. Wide selection from the set courses. Staff were lovely, have been before and have recommended to friends to try.

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  28. MackemImp

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place, food is great quality and so tasty. Service is great - not too quick so you don't feel rushed and really polite. It's just an all round fabulous experience.

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  29. JonathanD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit but will not be our last. Brought my mum for lunch on her birthday, booked for two, my sister also came, and they were fine with an extra setting. My 89 year old mum struggled a little with the stairs but the staff were patient and understanding and when we finished let us out the back door to avoid the stairs. The setting was very nice, the staff were wonderful, very very good, and the food was also excellent, all hand made and very good value. I have already recommended this restuarant to several people, and we only visited yesterday. Five Stars!

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  30. ChristineH

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I both enjoyed our meal and had a lovely time.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are fantastic. Attentive and helpful and cheerful. Food quality is excellent and tasty. Well worth every penny!!

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  32. DerekC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here a few times now and the food and service are excellent. A nice change from mass produced food.

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  33. Gmw74

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and excellent food. Mashed potatoes slightly over seasoned but all cooked really well and very tasty

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  34. TonyT

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly welcome, prompt service and very tasty food

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  35. gailb

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luvly food, great service. Steak a little expensive but apart from that not too bad

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  36. ElizabethM

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant in attractive surroundings. The menu is varied and food is served piping hot. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and we were served promptly and efficiently. The ambience is relaxing and pleasant .

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  37. ChelseyH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really lovely experience from start to finish. The food was delicious, staff very attentive. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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  38. LisaCoo

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been here many times, food always very good, and consistent, service really good, and nice atmosphere, Admittedly not many people in when we come, but we take advantage of the reduced menu. We will be returning soon.

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  39. Lisajd

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service great food and good price point should be more places like this in lincoln instead of big chains serving average food and service

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  40. NeilC

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service at a very reasonable price.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Lawson's Bar & Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1001 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Lawson's Bar & Bistro

8-9 The Strait, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1JD

Additional information

  • Area
    Lincoln
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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