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 Saturday, 22 February 2020

Had a meal booked for a large group Everything was spot on form Pre order to service on the night. The staff work so hard Food was perfect Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Outstanding in every respect . All staff were first class. A very pleasing experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

We were ignored. I had to ask for menus, drinks etc.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience made special by the attentive and efficient staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Very friendly welcoming staff. The food was very good. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and vibrant. We had a very good meal in a lovely affordable place.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

we all had the sizzle mains it was delicious. Drinks a great price too Fizz Friday Prosecco is £3 a glass ;-)))

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

My friend and I eat at the Borough each month for a girly get together. The food this week was really nice. It was hot, tasty and excellent value for money. We ate on a Tuesday which is 2 for 1 on burgers so enjoyed delicious food at a cheaper price. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. we will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

We hadn’t been to The Borough for a while.....silly us! It was really fantastic. The menu is refreshed and varied. I had the Sizzling Plate - Chicken with spicy sauce and fries. Absolutely delicious. I asked for a booth, and got one. What lovely staff too. A really great meal inns truly fabulous venue.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Great service. Great food

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Good was nice service was slow ask for knife and forks when food add arrived by the time we got them our food was cold but eat it any way as we was very hungry

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

I had the classic beef burger and the beef pattie was cooked to perfection. I would go as far as to say it was the best burger I have ever had in Lancaster or Morecambe. However, I was very disappointed with the chips. I could tell that these were preprepared frozen chips that were just given a quick fry. If you are going to serve a burger of such a high quality, the sides should stand up to it. The service was very good and we didn't have to wait to long for either our drinks or food order. The atmosphere is always great at The Borough. Overall it was an enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend you to my friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Wonderful Room number 4 overlooking Dalton Square ...brilliant atmosphere and staff...would recommend and definitely for a theatre. Stay ...so close to the Hotel ...had a great time ...would highly recommend 😍

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

Lovely food, staff were very friendly & gave good service as well as being very busy 😀

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Only criticism was the noise level but being a Sat night and having some large groups in the restaurant was the reason. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

I booked a table for 10 for my son’s birthday. The booking, ordering and service went really smoothly. The food was lovely and we would definitely return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Always enjoy our meals at the Borough, well cooked and hot and always delicious, however this time, some items were not available in drinks / menu, the room was slightly chilly. Overall a positive experince, generous portions will go again.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

We have eaten a fair few times at the Borough since moving here just over a year ago, but we all agreed that Sunday was the best so far. The roast beef, by all accounts, was stunning, but I have to say that the cauliflower cheese was the best I've ever had. Add in perfect service and we all went home happy - nothing to do with the Sunday wine offer...

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Fillet steak was amazing.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

Lovely service and helpful staff, even when busy. Nice food and choice of menus but a bit pricey for the quality. Not as child-friendly as I remember... high chairs broken and unsafe for use, poor changing facilities (no bin!), very loud music meant chatting to family very hard (we dined at 1pm on a weekday, felt more like they were trying to create a rammed Friday night drinking atmosphere). Still enjoyed the experience but will reserve the venue for night's out instead of family meals in future.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

After enjoying many meals at the Borough we booked a table of 12 to celebrate a family get together and birthday. The restaurant was busy and we waited almost an hour to get our food with the children's food arriving last. Other tables which arrived and ordered after us received their food before ours. When we enquired about how much longer we would have to wait we were told it was being plated. This was obviously not the case as food for other tables arrived before ours. We were very disappointed and embarrassed as we had personally recommended The Borough for the getogether.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Amazing experience. It's the 2nd time me and my friends have celebrated our friends Christmas here. They are brilliant. They served all 23 of us in great timing, the food was fabulous, came out in great timing so we could all eat together, and as ever served by friendly staff. I would not pick anywhere else.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Have eaten at the Borough many times and have only once been disappointed and that was a long time ago. Excellent Sunday roasts 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Food really good. Food incorrect and waitress decided to come over after we received food to argue with us. Real shame. Free wine and dessert was then offered. In waitress defence she did later apologise and offer the free dessert. Have visited many times and will again as I’m sure this issue was down to being really busy.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

We had a fab time yesterday! The Borough is usually the place our group of friends goes to over Xmas when everyone is back around Lancaster. The food was fantastic and I think we all couldn't believe the offer on the wine. The staff were lovely and really attentive. Couldn't really ask for more! :) Thank you!

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