Dining

an award winning experience

Best dining in Lincoln. Lunches, Dinners, Sunday Lunches, Private dining.

Along with award winning food we have an extensive wine list to complement your meal. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served combining traditional with modern inspirations from around the world.

An ‘A La Carte’ menu is available.

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment even to our residents so please enquire about availability at time of reservation.

Click here to review our Dress code & Family dining Policy.

For the comfort of others, smoking and the use of mobile phones is not permitted.

Dress code

Whilst the majority of our guests do like to dress up when they dine with us we do not stipulate formal attire.

We suggest smart / casual wear, which we feel is in keeping with the style of dining experience we offer.

We leave the interpretation to you!

Due to the style of menu and service we offer it is not considered suitable for young children; however we do offer a Childs menu for more informal dining in our Melville Bar & Lounge.

  1. Beautiful views over 88 acres of wooded parkland and lakes.
  2. Elegant decor reflecting the buildings character and era.
  3. Excellent selection of beers and ales, wines and digestifs to complement our food.
  4. Candlelit romantic evening meals.
  5. Business and corporate lunches are a speciality.
  6. Private dining menus and suites also available.
  7. Easy free parking.

View our sample menus

View our wine list

Our Menus

Seasonal, local and innovative cuisine

Awarded a second AA Rosette for culinary excellence

We offer an A la Carte menu. We can also offer themed menu’s to go with your choice of evening, see our fine dining pack for more details.

Lakeside Restaurant A la Carte and table d’hote menu

Download and view/print a sample A la Carte Evening Menu.

Vegan Menu

Download and view/print a sample of our Vegan Menu.

Breakfast Menu

Download and view/print a sample of our Breakfast Menu.

Bar Menu

Download and view/print a sample of our Bar Menu.

Room Service Menu

Download and view/print a sample of our Room Service Menu.

This is a selection of our menus. If you have special dietary requirements please advise us and we will pleased to accommodate you. We do offer a full vegetarian options menu as well as those others already mentioned.

You may like to make your evening meal even more pleasurable by booking a hotel room for the night!

Please visit our wine section to view the fine selection of wines to accompany your meal.

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Our Wines

An extensive wine list to complement your meals perfectly. We will be pleased to recommend wines to suit your menu choice.

Function wine list 2019

A few selected recommendations from our skilled staff. Full wine menu is found below.

Download and view/print our complete winelist.

WHITE

Bottle
Chablis, Domaine Tremblay, Burgundy, France
Unusual Chablis with strong phenolic notes on the palate.
£ 29.50
Reserva Sauvignon, Hugo Casanova Leyda Valley, Chile
Intense and expensive Sauvignon with citrus, lime and grapefruit flavours.
£ 21.50
Viognier d’Oc, La Borie de Foncalieu, France
A fresh and fruity white with a nose of peach, pear, lemon and eucalyptus. Superb with Monkfish.
£ 21.00
Pinot Gris, Mission Estate Est 1851, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
The wine is aged on yeast lees, giving optimum balance and mouth feel of pears and apples.
£ 25.50

ROSE

Domaine Auzias, IGP Rose Carcassonne, South of France
New – recommended.
£ 22.50
Cabernet d’Anjou Rose, Chateau la Tomaze, Loire, France
This medium rosé has aromas of raspberries and red currant with a creamy velvety mouth.
£ 22.50

RED

Aglianico, (Pronounced ‘Alia-nico’), Bellamico, Campania, Italy
This wine has a deep ruby red colour and an intense aroma with ripe fruit and spicy notes.
£ 20.00
Bordeaux, Chateau Bernes, Bordeaux, France
Medium-bodied, smooth and soft in tannin with a pleasant concentration of flavour. Excellent with roast meats.
£ 22.50
Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes, Dom. Le Colombier, Rhone, France
Fully mature warm Syrah fruit combining cherries, blackberry and spice. This is well suited to red meats, game and cheese.
£ 33.00

CHAMPAGNE

VEUVE CLICQUOT, YELLOW LABEL BRUT NV
The famous orange label Champagne has ample body and fruit to give it splendid character. A truly complex and exquisite Champagne.
£ 66.00
Dom Perignon Vintage, Brut
To taste it is to discover the unique spirit and style of a truly great wine of Champagne.
£ 195.00

DESSERT WINE

Muscat de Rivesaltes, Domaine Piquemal, South West France
Sweet and elegant with golden highlights and aromas of white fruits & floral notes.
£ 37.50
Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Lenotti Estate, Veneto, Italy
Gold Medal Winning Producer.
£ 38.50

Our Restaurant

Providing a memorable dining experience

Lakeside Restaurant at Branston Hall

At the heart of our hotel you will find the Lakeside restaurant. Our restaurant team will make your dining an experience to remember.

The restaurant boasts a superb view across the private parkland of the Hotel.

The menus change frequently, in keeping with the seasons. From light Summer dishes to robust meat and game offerings throughout the Autumn and Winter months. The cuisine represents the best of modern international cooking with a fresh approach making the most of wonderful local produce.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Our Sunday Lunch is a favourite in the area and different menus are often offered at those special times of the year like Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s evening.

Click here to reserve a table.

Click here to review our Dress code & Family dining Policy.

For the comfort of others, smoking and the use of mobile phones is not permitted.

Dress code

Whilst the majority of our guests do like to dress up when they dine with us we do not stipulate formal attire.

We suggest smart / casual wear, which we feel is in keeping with the style of dining experience we offer.

We leave the interpretation to you!

Due to the style of menu and service we offer it is not considered suitable for young children; however we do offer a Childs menu for more informal dining in our Melville Bar & Lounge.

Guest reviews

Oxymoron66 (May 2014)

Our first time at Branston Hall, but definitely not our last. We were hoping for a quiet and secluded stay, and that’s exactly what we got. Lovely approach to the hotel and the building itself is gorgeous. We were swapped from a courtyard room to the main hotel, without our having to ask, as their was a wedding on, and they were staying in the courtyard apartments, which was great. The woman at reception was very friendly, and our room was lovely – very nicely decorated, clean, big enough, with all of the facilities we would hope for, and a pleasant place to stay. We ate dinner in the restaurant, and the food was faultless – devilled smoked mackerel with rhubarb etc. starter for me, and the salt beef for my wife, followed by lamb and chicken. Very nice dishes, with a great balance of flavours – definitely compliments to the chef. The waitresses were really lovely – very professional, but also prepared to loosen up a bit and have a laugh if it became clear that the customer wasn’t into the stuffiness that can sometimes be present in such restaurants. Wine was good, although I am about as far from being an expert in this as it’s possible to get. Breakfast was very good – we are quite happy with the ‘self-service’ arrangement used (as is used in many similar hotels), although I accept it might not suit everyone. The only problem we had was with a couple of slightly pompous guests in the (two-deep) cereal queue who clearly felt that having to wait for anything was nothing less than a personal affront, but hey-ho. We also had a treatment at the Simpsons Spa, which was great. We didn’t use the pool or similar facilities at the hotel, so cannot comment on these.

All-told, we had a really great time, enjoyed 24 hours of sanctuary and will definitely be returning in the near future. We are fairly regular hotel patrons and have no problem with bringing to the notice of the staff or management of a hotel any problems that arise. However, we had no need to at Branston Hall.

scotty129 (April 2014)

Visited here for a large lunch party, it was my first visit but will definitely return.
A beautiful, old-fashioned building evoking memories of bygone days. Service matched this exactly! The young waiters and waitresses were pleasant, polite and tried their best to fulfil all requirements. Can’t praise them enough.
The food? Wonderful! Excellent produce cooked to perfection and perfectly presented.
I certainly want to return and stay next time to experience the full package.

Sriddle99 (February 2010)

As an ex chef, who has worked in 3AA Rosette restaurants for 6 years, it was too much of hard work. I can safely say that the dinner my wife and I enjoyed at the Lakeside restaurant in Branston Hall was – perfection. I was surprised that it only has the 2 AA Rosettes. I have eaten in many well known restaurants around the US and Europe and this is about as good as it gets. If you get a kick out of clever, well executed and flavoursome cooking then this is the place to go.

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Our Bar

A warm welcome to our hotel

Enjoy a refreshing drink before your meal at Branston's Bar

The bar at Branston Hall Hotel is the meeting place for most prior to enjoying the dining experience in our restaurant. There’s a warm welcome all year round. Especially when you can enjoy the unique atmosphere created by our log fire in the lounge during the winter.

The bar service, as throughout the hotel, is first class and there is a wide selection of drinks available.

Snacks available throughout the day and an extensive bar menu.

Download and view/print our Bar Snack Menu.
Download and view/print our complete Melville Bar & Lounge Menu.

Private Dining

Private dining, a pleasure at Branston Hall Hotel

Private dinners

Branston Hall Hotel offers special facilities for private dining and celebrations. A range of dining rooms are available from 6 diners upwards. Our restaurant team provides an exceptional service which ensures a successful event. We now offer individual menus for private dining so please enquire direct with the hotel and we will be pleased to accommodate you. Business presentation facilities can also be arranged should you wish with a pre or post meal presentation. Private parties with a buffet can also be arranged.

If you have a special occasion we can help to organise any decorations to create a festive atmosphere. Please note that over 24 people classes as a banquet, for this please see our banqueting section for more information. Please be advised that your dining room will be allocated and agreed at the meeting stage. All dining rooms have a non smoking policy. We sincerely look forward to being of assistance.

Afternoon Teas

Lakeside Afternoon Teas

Our Pink Lounge

Perfect for relaxing, enjoying a refreshment or afternoon tea, the Pink Lounge and adjacent Melville bar offers a comfortable ambience for you to sit back in luxurious leather seating and enjoy the lakeside views.

The Pink Lounge is popular for its exceptional afternoon teas – a most important part of the English day. Our afternoon tea menu offers healthy sandwiches with traditional English delights; tempting cakes and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream!

Afternoon tea is served between 2.pm and 6.pm all week. Through the day there is a comprehensive selection of teas and coffees from all over the world and cakes and pastries.

Please note! For Afternoon Tea Parties of 10 or over the price is £19.95 per person.

Download and view/print our complete Melville Bar & Lounge Menu.

Or view a sample of our Dip & Dine Afternoon Tea Menu.

Reserve your Afternoon Teas

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Table Reservations

As the Lakeside Restaurant is open to residents and non-residents alike, it has become advisable to pre-book a table, due primarily to its popularity.

To make a booking please contact the hotels reservations department on +44 (0)1522 793305, or simply fill out the following form stating number of guests and other information such as special dietary requirements.

Smart attire is requested in keeping with the style of the dining experience we offer. We would be happy to clarify this with you. Due to the style of menu and service we offer it is not considered suitable for young children. It is with our apologies that we do not serve a children’s menu for our evening meal services.

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