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The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
+44 1522 545577
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (85 reviews)
“meatballs” (25 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England
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Reviews (347)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Food, great atmosphere, friendly staff..all the ingredients for a brilliant night out! We started with sharing platter full of a large selection of beautiful cheeses, meats, olives, bread and more. The platter was brought to the table by the chef who named and explained...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Another great meal served by friendly staff. Lovely chilled atmosphere. The food is delicious and well presented, great selection of gluten free choices and the wine just kept on flowing!!The Spanish creme brulee was the best I have ever had, just can't wait to go...More

Thank MarkandLisa T
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here for a number of years and have never have a bad meal or service. Great menu, friendly service, reasonably priced and great location.

Thank InsomniacR
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Eat here quite often. Inexpensive food prepared with care and attention. Staff knowledgable about what combinations of courses work and lovely wines to complement the dishes. Some of the Tapas has a local twist with Lincolnshire ingredients complimenting the traditional staples. Front of house team...More

Thank howylincs
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a cracking place to eat. Cosy lay out so best to book in advance. The food was outstanding and just kept on coming! We had platters to share so was spoilt by tasty breads, cheeses and meats, with all the usual tapas bits to...More

Thank Thenuttyboy
Reviewed 10 April 2017

this is a great little restaurant, very relaxed atmosphere, good, simple food. Non-pretentious tapas, great sharing platter with lots of different cheeses, good tapas dishes.

Thank PercivalPete
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Went with friends (6 of us)for a birthday meal. We started with the mixed platters to share. Lovely and fresh. We then ordered a meal each again so we could mix and match and a couple of extras. Again food was hot freshly cooked and...More

Thank HnJon
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Elaine E
Can you tell me if you have any vegan options on your meals? Thank you. Elaine
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.
Can restaurant cater for party of 18.
14 September 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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$ 25
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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