Grantham Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Grantham

July 24, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Grantham (/ˈɡrænθəm/ GRAN-thəm) is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It straddles the London to Edinburgh East Coast Main Line railway and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 main north–south trunk road. Grantham lies about 23 miles (37 km) south of the county town of Lincoln, and about 22 miles (35 km) east of Nottingham. The population in 2016 was estimated as 44,580 (by electoral ward: Belmont 4,900; Grantham Arnoldfield 4,666; Grantham Barrowby Gate 5,195; Grantham Earlsfield 6,557; Grantham Harrowby 4,770; Grantham St Vincent's 7,637, Grantham St Wulfram's 5,461; Grantham Springfield 5,394).
Things to do in Grantham

1. Gurkha Square

1 Wharf Road, Grantham NG31 6BA, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Indian, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$330 +44 1476 574477
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Gurkha Square

Reviewed By SRobson1970 - Grantham, United Kingdom

Visited one Friday evening around 7pm without Reservations but they had table without any fuss. It was busy but the service was great as was the food. Definitely will be returning. Also they do do take away which we have used and again food great.

2. Everest Inn

7 Westgate, Grantham NG31 6LT, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$306 - HK$385 +44 1476 567294
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Everest Inn

Reviewed By PeterPennyfellow - Nottingham, United Kingdom

Really disappointing as had read great reviews. It was freezing cold, there was a fan heater near the table. Poor choice of drinks and when the food arrived it was inedible. It looked more like a risotto than a curry and it tasted foul. pushed the chicken to one side and ate the naan bread instead. I was starving when I went in and sadly was both starving and angry when I came out. Cant believe I actually paid for it, I should have said something but wasn't really given the opportunity. I won't be back. I have never in my life failed to clear a curry so this was a fist !!

3. Siam Garden Thai Restaurant

59A London Road, Grantham NG31 6ET, England Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1476 576383
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 325 reviews

Siam Garden Thai Restaurant

Siam Garden is a fine dining restaurant with buffet available on Monday nights. Express and set lunch available on Friday - Saturday (Closed on Sunday). The restaurant is set in a beautiful garden with a lovely fish pond.

Reviewed By bwanamdevu - Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

We don't get to Grantham very often so consequently it had been over two years since we had eaten at Siam Garden, a Thai restaurant there. What we remembered was that we enjoyed the food that last time, that the service was excellent and that the overall experience was something to elicit praise about. Unfortunately, following our visit there this week, we have no praise for them this time! Why the change in our opinion? Let me explain. They changed hands and the new owners have let standards slip dramatically and although others have commented upon the recent situation, the owners do not seem motivated to act on criticism and to improve.
We ate there last Monday, eating their buffet menu for £13.50 each. It was supposed to start at 5.30 so when we entered at 5.50, we thought that everything would be ready - we were wrong! Labels for the food in place but about four empty spaces where it should have been. It couldn't have finished already as a small number of diners seated. So no fish dish, no vegetarian option and one other empty space, for the dessert.
Anyway, tried the starters, nothing exciting and went back for the main dishes - those three spaces still not filled. Tried again in about ten minutes and the fish was just appearing, about 45 mins after the buffet started but then they probably had difficulty catching it in the river! Even as we stood there, the banana dessert was brought in, a miracle! The mixed vegetable dish never appeared, evidently lost in a black hole somewhere across the universe!
So was the food any good? Well simply.....no! Very poor and at best, very ordinary. We have eaten excellent Thai dishes both here and in Thailand and some of this buffet was extremely disappointing, watery, tasteless and seemingly thrown together with little thought. Why all the dishes were not ready at the start is a mystery. My wife is a fan of fish dishes and vegetable ones so she was very displeased at the lack of the vegetarian option and the fish turning up when she was eating the dessert. Oh, and the dessert. It was half cooked banana chunks in a gruel-like sweet coconut milk, probably straight out of a big can.
Perhaps the service was a redeeming factor. Apart from one lady, the others servers were quite unfriendly so that was also not good. Might we go back. Not until they change hands again and things improve remarkably.
Not to be recommended.

4. Piccola Venezia

18 Wharf Road, Grantham NG31 6BD, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +44 1476 591558
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 466 reviews

Piccola Venezia

Reviewed By C4JBE - Essex, United Kingdom

We booked after an internet search from Essex so had little idea what to expect. We were amazed at the quality of the food, the relaxed yet efficient atmosphere. There was a wonderful buzz in the restaurant and we all enjoyed ourselves even after a 4 hour drive! Not eating red meat often I decided to risk the steak. It was cooked to perfection and so tender that it melted in my mouth. My only regret is that we don't live closer because I would love to go back and try another of their tempting dishes.

5. The Cholmeley Arms

Village Street | Burton-le-Coggles, Grantham NG33 4JS, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1476 550225
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

The Cholmeley Arms

Family run pub/restaurant with farm shop and bed and breakfast set in the lincolnshire countryside with a large garden and terraced area

Reviewed By Gillian K - Norwich, United Kingdom

We saw this on the TVs programme Four In A Bed and as we were visiting places in the area decided to book in for an evening meal and B&B. We were not disappointed. The hosts were very welcoming, the room was clean and comfortable and both dinner and breakfast were really good. Definitely recommended.

6. Eden Wine Bar, Restaurant & Coffee House

6 Market Place, Grantham NG31 6LJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1476 569752
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Eden Wine Bar, Restaurant & Coffee House

Situated in the historic 12th century market town of Grantham, The Eden Wine Bar, Restaurant & Coffee House offers an elegant dining experience and an idyllic place to relax. We serve speciality teas, Illy coffee and a selection of tasty treats from 9am whilst our bar is well stocked with fine wines, spirits, champagnes, cocktails and classic beers. We aim to provide something for everybody. We boast a variety of menus from lunch and light bites to dinner menus. We have three beautifully decorated rooms; The Bar, the conservatory style, newly refurbished Garden Room and the Long Room. We also have an outdoor Seating and dining area. Our Garden Room offers a wider, top quality menu, offering you all the favourites such as steak, fresh fish, vegetarian choices and puddings as well as exciting Chef's specials. All our fayre is cooked from fresh and we use local suppliers where possible. From our relaxing bar to our peaceful beer garden we here at The Eden aim to offer a calming place to unwind after a hard day's work. We are committed to providing good service and great quality food. Bookings can be made for lunchtimes, evenings and weekends and we love to pull out all the stops to cater for christenings, weddings and private parties. We are also available for business meetings and corporate functions. Please contact us for an informal chat to discuss your requirements. The Eden Wine Bar would like to assure you a warm welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed By Wenlizz - Grantham, United Kingdom

I have arranged both a family and a works Christmas party here for many years and year after year it does not disappoint! Food is constantly delicious, well presented and plentiful and the staff are attentive, friendly & professional. Highly recommend!Hi There, thank you for your lovely comments. It always great to see you and your guests and we are delighted that you choose to use our venue time and time again. Kindest regards Vicki and the Team

7. The Royal Oak Swayfield

27 High Street | Swayfield, Grantham NG33 4LL, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$102 - HK$157 +44 1476 550415
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

The Royal Oak Swayfield

Cosy, warm and friendly local pub with great home cooked food. Families, pets and group bookings welcome.

Reviewed By shl980 - Leicestershire

This pub was a very lucky find for us and the previous reviews were very accurate! Excellent service - very friendly too- and delicious (better than average) pub food - very good quality and extremely well presented. Surroundings are very relaxed and a quintessential English pub with beams and cosy Seating. The brisket was AMAZING! We shall be back to try the rest of the menu

8. The Stag

Church street | Barkston, Grantham NG32 2NB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$110 - HK$196 +44 1400 250363
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

The Stag

The Stag at Barkston is an Archetypal country pub, off set from the A607 outside of Grantham in rural lincolnshire. It offers classic country charm with its wood beams, slate floors and listed heritage. while offering great value locally sourced menus written and cooked by award winning chef Mike Loveridge. close to belton house, belton woods and wagtail park it is a perfect example of rural life.

Reviewed By 6anne3 - warwickshire

Had Saturday lunch here with friends. Between us we tried the venison steak, fish and chips, and a pie. All excellent and they were able to swap chips for salad too with no fuss.
Deserts were equally good as was the coffee.
Good service and set in a lovely village. Perfect for after a visit to Belton House which is close by.
We will definitely return when next in the area.

9. Julianos

12 Wharf Road, Grantham NG31 6BA, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$330 +44 1476 566900
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 280 reviews

Julianos

Juliano's is an authentic family run Italian restaurant where people will fill at home! We offer excellent,traditional Italian cuisine in a comfortable,friendly atmosphere.We provide only the finest quality fresh food,cooked and served with Italian passion and flair.All our dishes,including our pizza dough are freshly made in the restaurant. Booking is recommended at busy time.

Reviewed By marknik - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Love this place , have been about 5 times this year for various occasions, food is amazing and so fresh and tasty, staff always friendly and helpful. A must try if you've not been before.

10. Belton Garden Centre

Belton, Grantham NG32 2LN, England (Formerly Belton Coffee Shop and Restaurant) Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1476 563700
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 609 reviews

Belton Garden Centre

Reviewed By Julie C - Norfolk, United Kingdom

Excellent menu. Staff very friendly and helpful. Dessert and cake choices are the best I've ever come across. Ham salad was perfect choice with plentiful delicious ham and super salad without being laced in a dressing like most establishments.
Roast Pork looked very well presented and fresh. Restaurant was full again but served efficiently. Highly recommend a visit

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