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Candlesticks Hotel & Restaurant

1 Church Lane, Stamford PE9 2JU, England
+44 1780 764033
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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Restaurant Hours
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Church Lane, Stamford PE9 2JU, England
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We walked in on a quiet lunchtime Dec 13th but were given a great lunch and very good and friendly service. Topped off with a nice chat about Portugal in general and Madiera in particular. And a terrific Portuguese wine to accompany the meal. We...More

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 30 November 2017

What a lovely traditional Portuguese / Madeiran restaurant. Lovely friendly staff, excellent service and beautiful food. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're on holiday.

1  Thank Cupcakelady1971
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

First impressions are a little bit old-fashioned but service is welcoming. Dining Room is downstairs in what was the Cellar; cosy, candle-lit. Menu has good choice and is good value (£24.95 for 3 courses). We had home-made Pate followed by Espada fillets and Seafood crepes...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I personally was not impressed eating here, I would not return... But i say people should try this resturant for themselves.

Thank jesssooty
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A beautiful historic stone building with quaint features, an amazing hidden restaurant in the depths of the hotel maybe once was a cellar? Absolutely unique, passed through the generations of a Portuguese family. Wonderful piping hot food, served on hot plates by very accommodating and...More

3  Thank tina m
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I have just eaten along with 3 others, didn't book so just walked in on the off chance. Our greeting was slow but the welcoming was warming. The menu presented was for all our tastes so we decided to stay. 3 courses and coffee for...More

1  Thank Mel S
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I spent the weekend up in Stamford and for me it was my first time up there and what an experience I had. The service was just amazing along with the atmosphere. Come the evening we sat down for our dinner and...More

2  Thank Louis K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

From the moment of being greeted by Nelio to leaving the next morning after a wonderfully cooked breakfast, nothing could of been better. I have been visiting Candlesticks on and off for over 30 years. The Portuguese family that own the restaurant have been there...More

3  Thank DCM-lincs
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have used the candlesticks for over 30 years, and it is still a place we keep for a special treat! The silver service is a nice touch and the quality of service and food are always very good, and Nellio is a polite and...More

2  Thank glennwilloughby58
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...More

Thank stephen f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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  • This restaurant is at Candlesticks
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