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Serendipity at The Priory

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149 Eastgate | The Priory Hotel, Louth LN11 9AJ, England
+44 1507 602930
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Andrewpope
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

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. More 

Valencia, Spain
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is evident in the food. The innovative dishes and presentation taste amazing and make you... More 

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1 Thank TeamZTour
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

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 of Daniel I've learnt that giving people space to shine and not trying to squeeze... More 

Louth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Our first visit to the Priory and we had the most fantastic evening. The taster menu is a fabulous experience in a totally relaxed environment. Daniel is a complete joy, as is Izzy and their working relationship together is fabulous to see. Paul is so passionate about the food he cooks and it shows! We counted, I think, 14 courses... More 

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Thank hel67
Asparagoose, Manager at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

Hi Helen, It was great to meet you and celebrate Dans birthday with him. So glad you enjoyed it, we take a lot from reviews like yours that get what drives us forward. Thank you. Izzy on behalf of the team More 

Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I don't usually leave reviews but after reading a couple of the ones on here I felt I had to! This was the third time we have visited The Priory and, yet again, we weren't disappointed. All staff work exceptionally hard, they are attentive throughout the entire evening and nothing is too much trouble for them. We arrived at 6:30pm... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

A meal at Serendipity is what food is all about - excitement, experimentation and bravery. The relaxed atmosphere and enthusiastic staff provide an environment that is unlike any other where the diner feels highly valued. The food is beyond excellent and full of the essential ingredient that every good chef needs - passion. It provides fun combinations and serving suggestions... More 

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1 Thank thespenny
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review , being so small its very encouraging when our guests get the passion that drives our work in progress. Personally I am also really grateful for your acknowledgement of the staff, they are a brilliant bunch from all sorts of starts in life and we are very lucky to do something we love.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a few days in Lincolnshire and before leaving wanted to book a restaurant for our last evening so we looked at the reviews of local restaurants and saw Serendipity had 5 stars for its taster menu so we booked it. From the moment we arrived and Daniel welcomed us at the door as though we had know him... More 

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1 Thank Roger N
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in responding, soon after your visit with the help of volunteers and friends we put on our first music festival which raised enough money to provide our first full time apprenticeship for a member of the team with learning dificulties and I've been playing catch up since. Just settled down and catching up. Your review is... More 

Louth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A hidden gem in the centre of Louth the Priory Hotel has that genteel charm of an old English Hotel. rather like a favourite old overcoat that has seen better days but is all the more comforatble for it. We went for the tasting menu that started at just after seven and finished just after ten. So be prepared; 3... More 

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1 Thank busycycling
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

Thank you very for your review and positive words, we are all really glad that you had a good time and apreciate that you embraced the experience. Hope to see you again. More 

Louth, Lincolnshire
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Staff couldn't have been more charming, and the fact that Paul engages people with disabilities is a credit to him. It just all seemed a bit disorganised rather than casual. First of all we were told to have a drink and wander around the grounds (which are delightful) and await some canapes to be served, then 5 minutes later the... More 

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Thank ClareofTralee
Asparagoose, Owner at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

One thing this teaches me is that when you think you've cracked it you probably haven't, I cooked my heart out on Saturday and while I'm normally almost happy with I do I allowed myself a brief moment of almost been happy after cooking for you on Saturday. I thank you for your review and for the kind words about... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

They were fully booked in the restaurant when we arrived for our hotel booking, so could not accommodate us. However, they sent 2 courses of the 12 course taster menu up to our room for the dog to try. That is so unfair, but I tried a bit of the lamb. Sublime flavour. More importantly, they let us get a... More 

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Thank Tersam S
Asparagoose, Manager at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

It was so unfortunate that you didn't get a chance to join us for the Tasting menu. However we are glad that you (and the Dog) got a taste of what we do and enjoyed your evening. - We look forward to welcoming you back to try the evening for yourselves! More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The service was great. Greeted by the owner and chef, Paul, when arriving and straight away gave a very warm welcome. The rest of the staff couldn't have been more helpful during our stay. Constantly checking if we needed anything and full of enthusiasm. The room and food really made the stay great, but it was the people that work... More 

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Thank John R
Asparagoose, Manager at Serendipity at The Priory, responded to this review

John, We really appreciate your kind words, and trust me mango in a tooth paste tube is only the beginning of the creations Paul has up his sleeve! we look forward to welcoming you back to see just how weird and wonderful things can get! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$49
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?