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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (85 reviews)
“meatballs” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't be put off by the outside of this restaurant - everything inside is wonderful! Food is amazing with too many tempting things on the menu, staff are friendly and helpful and it was just like being abroad on the warm evening we ate here!...More

Thank caz18122017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very small and intimate restaurant with great food, reasonable prices, fantastic staff. Must book in advance. Only open on Thursday/Friday night. Table is yours for entire evening. No rush to order.

Thank Overboard123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday night at 8 having booked and would imagine that is essential as there were no empty tables. We had the mixed platter which was great, the house red was also very palatable. The staff were friendly and attentive and it...More

Thank bwss42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday evening with friends. Lovely atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff. Starter platter was fantastic. All lovely. Thank you.

Thank Emmalikescake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere, all round excellent!! Eight of us went, there was something for everyone, food came on time and was delicious

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely wine in cosy and relaxing atmosphere with friendly and efficient service, would highly recommend.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The restaurant is a small hidden gem - family run Tapas restaurant. For us it was literally two minute walk - but it is on a residential street running straight into the old classic district and streets below the cathedral. It is only open on...More

Thank Deesh N
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We recently visited this restaurant and found both the food and service excellent. The staff were very attentive and gave good advice on the menu choice. Overall an excellent meal with a great selection of wines.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit and we were by no means Spanish foodies! On arrival the greeting was pleasant and relaxed. You are given as much interaction with the staff as you won't. Who by the way were superb. After ordering our starter it was...More

Thank Niggsy75
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Visited with friends on a busy Saturday night. The atmosphere in this restaurant is brilliant, the service is attentive but not intrusive and the food is just great. We had the mixed sharing platter for starters & then picked out a dish each for main...More

Thank Matilda52
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Elaine E
31 May 2017|
Response from robinwatch | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about vegan but one of our party is vegetarian and was very well catered for. Just give them a ring and ask, the owner was very helpful with my vegetarian friend.
14 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I would say so, only small but if you booked well in advance there would be room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 545577
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small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.
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