Over on West St is Shakesby's fine English cuisine. Seating around fifty plus, usually harvested locally, the á la carte menu is generally seasonal, and in summer the cool flagged floor aids relaxation after serious nom noms. The back patio overlooks the river and is available for after dinner drinks.
Next door to Shakesby's is "No.29" coffee shop which has started opening for cocktails and wine Friday and Saturday nights, in addition to it's daytime fresh ground coffee. Light paninis, snacks, sandwiches and soups are available often made to inhouse recipes.
The Magpies over out on East St also has some good reviews on a google search, the low cielings adding atmosphere to the dining experience. It's recently been pushing to upgrade it's chef's star rating, and keeps a window full of Michelin and Good Food Awards. On Road parking in front, on the side street, and in town is ample for the thirty plus diners it serves. Lately, with the crack down on drink-driving, it's also made a couple of rooms available, for overnight, or longer stays.The main hotel is The 3star Best Western Admiral Rodney, and it takes 'walk-ins' and has quite a popular bar area with the obligatory widescreen Tv, or quieter lounge area and restaurant. With The Bull, and to some extent the Red Lion, it's the commercial accomodation provider.
The Agra Tandoori on the market place has alot of repeat clients, and the aroma is gorgeous for streets around, when they're cooking. In a grade 2 listed row of 17th century buildings, it's more than holding it's own against the Traditional Lincolnshire chefs in the town. As is the King's Treasure Chinese up North St, which has something of a vegetarian option available. Take out sales are brisk, and it's worth phoning an order in to get in the queue. It's popular for children's parties, with some of the lite rice and cracker meals a draw for those amongst us that baulk at brussels and cabbage. There's been some concern over Monosodiumglutamate being dangerous, with the Asians actually having it as a condiment on the table, like our love of salt & pepper, it's probably best to imbibe these refinements in small doses; but Mr. Wong does look the healthiest out of all the restaurant owners!
Mantles Eatery on the market place doesn't just sell fish and meat pies, there are vegetarian options - mushrooms, peas, beans, chips and pineapple fritters my usual fayre. Open at lunch times and for tea time dinners, the underground restaurant and efficient staff can make an interesting change to the coast. It does serve alcohol as well as the usual tea, coffees and soft drinks, and the constant turn over means it's usually the fastest to move onto 'new potatoes' as the season progresses. I sometimes enjoy their 'English' curry sauce, which to me is more appetising and nourishing than the ethnic paint strippers. Seating 26, it's quite popular with older clientele who've come coastwards for fresh fish, relatively early closing fitting in with exhausting holiday schedules. Across from it, in the old banqueting suite, is a new Indian. Nothing but good reports about their food and service so far.
Other 'Take Outs' include pizza and kebabs, the Mermaid chippy on South St, and other Chineses on the High St and market.
Surrounding Country PubsThere are many country pubs without websites, and most can be found from a google map search for LN9 pubs, they're scattered in most of the smaller villes, so hikers may have to 'rough it' with beer if they're not careful:
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Finnlines To Hull.