Saturday, 8 March 2014

Fine Dining at The George; and Other Great Restaurants in Stamford, Lincolnshire




Living in a quaint yet atomspheric English market town has so many perks, and I just love making the most of Stamford's unbelievable array of quality restaurants... Even if we do have fish fingers queueing up in the freezer to be eaten at home.

The George of Stamford is a well-renowned, traditional and historic hotel with two beautiful restaurants for fine-dining, and a gorgeous cosy bar with a large open fire in the winter.   

The Garden Room Restaurant at The George


The Garden Room's relaxed and informal, yet still elegant environment is a total favourite when Richard and I feel we have something to celebrate. Lushious plants and colourful orchids fill the rooms, with beautiful mirrors and floral artwork all around.

Following our exciting skiing trip to Alsace, my mum gave us a voucher for the Garden Room - to thank us (aww). So we headed off to another excellent experience at this wonderful, quality restaurant (plus I wanted to celebrate getting my new car!)

This time I decided to branch out a little from my usual 'steak and chips' and have the half lobster with spaghetti, chilli and lobster oil. It was delicious! Perfectly cooked and so extremely tasty (Richard tucked into a steak as usual).

The menu at the George is seasonal and incorporates a great range of seafood, meat dishes, and vegetarian options, including pasta dishes also. Price ranges are around £16-£28 for a main meal and portion sizes are very generous. The wine selection is excellent, my favourite being a velvety rich glass of Malbec.

We absolutely love Christmas at the Garden Room also (see pictures below).

The George also has a more formal restaurant called the Oak Panelled Restaurant, which is famed for its haute cuisine. It is a great option for an exclusive and extremely refined experience. 

Stamford's other fabulous restaurants include:


The London Inn - For Pub-grub with quality and a unique twist - the hot dogs are fantastic, huge and extremely tasty! 


Morello - An authentic Italian restaurant in a cute little side street, with low beamed ceilings and a cosy interior

Mama Liz's - A funky Cajun style affair with live music in the Voodoo lounge (a Victorian wine cellar beneath the restaurant)

The Cosy Club - A quirky, modern, yet retro restaurant with a mix of traditional food on the menu as well as different options such as the delicious Tapas


The George Hotel at Christmas


The George Hotel at Christmas - Courtyard







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