The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 1PP
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Monday-Thursday 12:00-23:30
Friday 12:00-00:30
Saturday 11:00-00:30
Sunday 11:00-23:30

Food Served:
Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday 11:00-12:00

Sunday-Thursday 12:00-21:00
Friday-Saturday 12:00-21:30

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About The Borough

In March 2006 The Borough opened its doors to the people of Lancaster with the promise to serve honest, quality, locally sourced produce at reasonable prices in beautiful surroundings. There has been a watering hole here since the merchants of Lancaster conducted their business on this very spot when Lancaster was a thriving port. This grand Grade 2 listed Georgian building with Victorian frontage has had many uses from the Mayor of Lancaster’s house, to a working men’s club, known as “The Borough Club” which closed in 1993.

At the core of our business is our promise to you to serve local produce and, wherever possible, purchase from local suppliers directly. We firmly believe in supporting our nearest and dearest, all our chicken and eggs are free range; our beef is 45 day aged from local farms in the surrounding hills and valleys. We try, wherever possible, to use local and independent suppliers, keeping our carbon footprint low and our local economy buzzing. We serve food all day from 9am everyday selling breakfast, Lancashire specialities and pub classics. Our Sunday lunches are legendary too!

For our dedication to local produce we have been given a Taste Lancashire Award for 2 years running. For our fine ales, we have been in the ‘Good Beer Guide’ every year since we opened and have won a Camra award. We are also the only place in Lancaster to be recommended in the ‘Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs’ for 2009 & 2010. We have won an environmental award for our efforts to save the world we live in.

We are also delighted to be able to host many functions in the Drawing Room upstairs. From weddings & civil partnerships to christenings, birthdays even divorce parties for 2 to 80 people. We specialise in tailor-making your event to suits your needs, tastes and budget.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

We went for lunch on Tuesday, made a booking online which was very easy. Greeted by friendly staff who showed us to a table and explained the social distancing guidelines. All felt very safe and well planned. Our order was taken promptly and the food arrived in good time. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, both the chicken burger and avocado and Brie baguette were delicious. This was our first meal out since restrictions have lifted and we will definitely be going again. Well done to the Borough team for making the ‘new normal’ look so easy.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Management had obviously taken careful consideration of how to maintain safety of staff and customers. Pleasant staff, lovely food. Notice new furniture since I last visited, Miss the very saggy settees !

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The food was great and the club sandwich was definitely value for money. However, our visit was let down by the service. The food took a very long time to arrive, our drinks order was wrong and our cutlery was forgotten. I appreciate it was busy but group of diners who arrived after us were served their food whilst we were still waiting.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and were advised we would be seated in the bar but upon arrival were seated in the restaurant which was great. Top tier service from our Waitress Ellie Warren. And that Dianne sauce was divine! Along with everything else on my plate.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Great service and food. The gentleman in the waistcoat was particularly helpful and went above and beyond- excellent customer service.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Food was amazing staff were lovely couldn’t fault it at all.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Good to be back eating out at the borough you never let me down.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Did not like the table we were given - on the left behind a screen. No restaurant atmosphere, like sitting in a cupboard / walk through. We were told this was the only table left. This table is ok for having a drink but I don't think it should be used for dining.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

The Borough is one of our favourite places to eat, especially with the fabulous breakfast board! We've been so many times, and we feel very safe in the clean environment and well taken care of every time.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Order was mistaken despite both my partner and I repeating a specific dietary requirement. When we complained, the meal in question was returned in a couple of minutes in a sorry state after having the problem item partially scraped off (not recooked, no extra attention paid to possible allergens). No check back after that, and no visible service staff for the duration of our meal. We left the item untouched for the duration of the meal and refused to pay for it. Awful service, and to top it off the waitress attempted to shift blame on us for the mistake. Have had similar issues on Sundays here in the past, won't be back.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

We went to The Borough for my husbands birthday lunch and to support a local business during the covid crisis. Upon arrival i was pleased to see hand santiser station and a request to wait to be seated. However I was very surprised to see that none of the staff were wearing any sort of PPE such as a mask or visor and couldn't see if they were sanitising their hands on a regular basis. Luckily the restaurant was quiet at that time but it did make me feel a little uncomfortable. I have eaten out a few times since restaurants opened and all of them, the staff were either wearing masks or a visor. We did enjoy our meal but unfortunately I won't feel comfortable in returning at the moment.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Friendly staff and great service. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

The service from waiting on staff was very good the only reason I put 4 stars was we had to wait about 40 minutes from our starters being cleared to our main course to arrive which is too long. The food was excellent though when it did arrive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Great atmosphere, especially with all the booths and stuff. Food pretty good too. Shame there's no allowance for children / teens in terms of portion size, but hey . . . minor thing. As ever, slightly too long time between ordering food and receiving food, but this seems to have improved recently. All in though, is a great place to enjoy a meal.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Dined on a Monday benefitting from the government deal. Felt secure with the layout of tables .the food was tremendous although the wait was long...overall it was an enjoyable experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Friendly staff, great food, didn’t worry once about having a noisy toddler with us

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

Great food, pleasant service. Excellent value for money on current eat out 50% off scheme.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Brilliant food- better than ever. And first rate service.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

This is the second time I have been to the Borough since lockdown eased and both times I had been impressed with all aspects of my meal

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

We have stayed and dinned at The Borough many times and last Friday will be the last time we do. The drinks and food are over priced, I paid nearly £30 for a steak and it was nothing special it was nice but not worth that much. The service isn’t great they make you feel as though they are doing you a favour by talking to you or welcoming to the hotel. The room we stayed in hasn’t been done up since the first time we stayed, the wallpaper was coming off the walls and lots of the paint work was chipped, the rooms need some money spending on them. We will be staying at The Sun from now on the drinks and food was a lot nicer and the staff were lovely they couldn’t do enough for us.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Come far too watered down.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Excellent social distancing

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

From the moment of arrival the service was slow and inattentive. It was embarrassing for me with 2 guests. This had nothing to do with the Covid-19 restrictions. It was nearly an hour before food arrived & drinks had to be ordered twice. Some of the staff (especially the woman who seemed to be "in charge") confused bustle with efficiency and spent a lot of time on their 'phones. We would have stayed longer and ordered more had the service been better.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Always lovely service and staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The food as always faultless and amazing, lovely evening in the new norm. Area for dining was well set out and felt safe. I just wonder if there is an alternative after the meal and in the e bar to have some kind of communication to get a drink? An app to table or a bell? I had to get up from bar table to ask to get a drink a few times.

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