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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (107 reviews)
“mixed platter” (11 reviews)
“meatballs” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
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1 - 10 of 378 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening, fabulous food, atmosphere, staff, everything. Highly recommend.. Booking is essential.

Thank Sez125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little local restaurant, slightly out of the way but well worth a visit. The service is friendly, the food is delicious and there is lots of choice. I warn you though, the portions are huge! Our eyes were definitely bigger than our bellies! We...More

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This little gem is off the beaten track about 15 minutes walk from the city centre. It’s in a former corner shop - you can see the old ads in the window - and has been turned into a surprisingly good tapas restaurant. I’d reserved...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We have driven past a few times and finally managed to get round to giving the place a go. How glad we were that we did. The food was fantastic. A selection of meats, cheeses and breads to start followed by some wonderful pork cheeks,...More

1  Thank Simon P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We have been to the bowl full many times, as ever another successful visit. The meat balls and lamb aubergine are amazing but good to see new dishes with black pudding and egg ...

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Perfect little restaurant for some good quality tapas - we loved the olives stuffed with gherkins and the pork cheeks!

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I love coming here because the food in such high quality & tasty. I always feels so relaxed as well. Great atmosphere & the service is very friendly.i always get really excited ordering the food because it is all so tasty. My favourite is the...More

1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I went for a quiet evening meal with two friends. As it was a Friday we booked it in advance and hadn’t been here for tapas before. It was quiet when we arrived but heaving by the time we left. The staff were welcoming, chatty,...More

1  Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Lots to love about this place. Front of house is chatty and helps you out. Food is fresh and made to order, lots to choose even for vegetarians. We had three dishes each, which looked quite small but were filling. Would recommend, very nice place...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I have to admit I was a little sceptical about this place...but what a gem! I cannot abide the overly commercial versions of tapas restaurants where it’s an in, eat and out culture. This place is superb, the attention to detail, the explanations of the...More

Thank Fussysauce
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Elaine E
31 May 2017|
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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.
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daniel m
14 September 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Friday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Description
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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