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The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
+44 1522 511003
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tartiflette” (19 reviews)
“rarebit” (15 reviews)
“fondue” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
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1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We aimed for The Cheese Society after researching Trip Advisor. We had a lovely lunch helped by delightful staff and an amazing range of cheeses. Sally had Rarebit and I had Macaroni Cheese with optional Blue Cheese and Bacon. We then bought a cool bag...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found just off steep hill well worth the detour. Great shop & all things cheese. Menu full of choice, the pork pie & melted stilton was delicious. A great little place - go visit

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here by chance ,what a find ,lovely lady owner serving ,nothing to much trouble ,had the meat and cheese platter,as you would expect the cheeses where fabulous,nice buzz about the place ,one of those places you could easy spend a whole afternoon just talking...More

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Turned up here as an odd shaped group of 5 and the staff were very helpful in accommodating us. Soufflé was excellent as was the Smoked Salmon. Nice experience just a shame we couldn't take some cheese home with us as we were staying in...More

Thank Malcolm P
KAOM52, Owner at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you Malcolm, pleased you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget we do mail-order - get it delivered to your door!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stopped here for lunch after passing it many times, so glad we did. We'll be back ALL THE TIME. Staff were super friendly and helpful, the food was delicious - fresh and great quality. Well stocked shop and great atmosphere!

Thank Clare R
Reviewed 20 August 2017

What a lovely little place. It's only tiny but the service was really friendly and the food and wine beautiful. Will definitely be back next time we're in Lincoln.

Thank NatBillau
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lived in Lincoln for a couple of years now and only just got round to paying a visit to the Cheese Society - it was superb! The service was excellent in a really nice venue and the meals were creative, well portioned and tasted beautiful....More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Knew a bit about this place from a newspaper article and decided to check it out. My wife is a bit of a cheese addict so we visited for a spot of lunch. Certainly delivered in terms of quality and attention to detail. Although quite...More

1  Thank jedredy
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable until the arrival of a noisy group who spoiled the ambience. Otherwise the experience was good and we will return. Great cheese selection.

Thank Blowit1666
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I was really looking forward to my visit here, after getting my monthly digest of 'cheese of the month' etc... sadly, there is only a tiny area to sit and eat in, all of the people were going nowhere anytime soon (despite finishing eating a...More

1  Thank aminxi
The_Cheese_Team, General Manager at The Cheese Society, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Hello, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed by your recent visit. I'm not sure how to reply to your review of our eatery, as you did not stay to eat with us. As we say on our website, we are small, we don't...More

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Questions & Answers
1 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Sorry, we don't operate a booking system - just turn up, if you have to wait you can taste cheese!
25 June 2015|
Response from KAOM52 | Property representative |
Hi Evan - It really is plenty for 2 people - most have a struggle finishing the dish as it is pretty rich.You will love it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 511003
  • E-mail
Specialist cheese shop and cheese eatery, located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We stock a wide range of local, British & Continental cheeses and serve a select range of hot and cold cheeses dishes. Enjoy loose teas, fresh coffee, wines, beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks
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