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No.3 The Yard Restaurant

Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
+44 1780 756080
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thought that a score of 3 from the Good Food Guide would be a guarantee of a good quality meal. How wrong we were. My duck croquettes were dry and uninteresting and an orange salad accompaniment was laughable. The sea bass main was uninspired...More

Thank southwestscorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two friends and I went here for lunch today, the first time for all of us. No.3 The Yard is very easily accessible from Stamford Town Centre (just off Ironmonger Street), but set quite far back so that there is a feeling of accidently wandering...More

3  Thank molly7373
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a comprehensively great review, you really did enjoy everything, and that makes everyone here really happy, your right, we did have some problems, and all here have worked very hard to put things right, we now have the right staff, the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No 3 The Yard has become our go-to restaurant in Stamford for a special evening out. Great food, good value, a thoughtful and varied wine list and a warm welcome. Being able to sit in the courtyard on a May evening was a bonus. We...More

Thank jsg2008
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, it really makes a difference to everyone here, so thank you. Sam our head chef does have a real talent, and like any chef never tires of being told, but there's no doubt we are lucky...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on a saturday with friend and our 15 yr olds. Service was a little tardy had to ask for things twice - extra water glass, salt and pepper. Food was average and not a cheap eat. We had 2 large wines and soft drinks...More

Thank JEagle-Smith
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry on this occasion that you were not happy,we feel our menu is reasonably priced but appreciate of course that it doesn't suit all pockets, we hope you will give us another chance to put things right.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting was lovely, we had a table in the courtyard and the service and food started off well. We enjoyed our main courses. It went considerably down hill after that. Not only did we find a wiry black hair in the pudding (yuk) the...More

1  Thank Shalw22
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we are sorry you had such a bad experience with your dessert, this is the first time, and last, as the dessert chef is no longer with us, that we have had a complaint like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have always liked Stamford and as it was a Birthday dinner we decided to go here with Family and Friends, we had heard that his establishment was very nice so booked it to give it a go. It is unusual as you feel like...More

1  Thank Simon M
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, your kind words are very much appreciated. Such a lovely family you have and I'm pleased the birthday girl enjoyed herself. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Although it is right in the middle of Stamford, this restaurant is tucked away in a courtyard setting, but worth looking for. An interesting menu, with something to suit everyone. Mains were good -but make sure you leave room for the excellent puddings!

Thank Mike P
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

We like our menu a lot as well, we are very pleased you liked our desserts, the sticky toffee won our chef an award. I hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I would just like to say a big thank you to Simon and Sam for a terrific meal last night. It's been a long while since i've had such a delicious meal served by such happy staff. This tucked away gem is a must if...More

1  Thank Roger J
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words and such a great review. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Cocktails a must! Most delicious food cooked with passion and skill.The best sticky toffee pud EVER. Impeccable service and great atmosphere. "He" Sam and "she" Sam deserve success. Thanks for a great evening.

Thank kitzcatzoz
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

I'm so happy you enjoyed our food and cocktails, check our website for our new summer cocktails coming soon. We hope you will be back to sample them.

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful tucked away restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, great service and quite possibly the nicest food in Stamford, the staff are super friendly and accommodating. Can highly recommend this place 👌

1  Thank jas m
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Thank you jas m for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Have you a car park or where can we park?
15 February 2016|
Response from simon m | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay, the nearest parking is on North Street, Stamford.
Susan R
Hello, do you do afternoon tea ?
31 January 2016|
Response from simon m | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I am sorry this has only just landed but unfortunately no we do not. The George Hotel in Stamford should be able to accommodate you.
Hi, do you allow dogs on outdoor patio ?
4 June 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from simon m | Property representative |
Yes we do. Simon McEnery No.3 The Yard 01780 756080
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:15
18:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: +44 1780 756080
  • E-mail
No.3 The Yard sits in a quiet courtyard just off Ironmonger Street in the centre of Stamford's magnificent town centre. Under the ownership of Simon McEnery and Chef Tim Luff, the restaurant offers lunchtime and evening services Tuesday through to Saturday and now a Sunday lunchtime service too.
Choose from our set menus or a la carte option and dine in our lovely conservatory, first floor dining rooms or weather permitting, our secluded courtyard.
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