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 Wednesday, 21 August 2019

We dine here at least once a month prior to the cinema at Dukes and, although the food is always great, we both agree that it’s about time you changed, even just a couple of things, the School Menu.....apart from that - no complaints!

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

Wonderful as ever

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

We had a fabulous evening here! We checked in, got settled and came back down for an evening meal. The service was excellent! Lucy served us and she was the loveliest person and really looked after us! The food was fantastic too! Our room was so comfortable and modern, had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it! Thank you x

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Lovely food & atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

We went to The Borough for Sunday Lunch & were not disappointed. The food was amazing. We all had the sirloin sharing plater. It was a tight squeeze with 3 platers on the table. The service was also very good the young Girl who served us had only been there 2 weeks but she was very polite & curtious. An altogether great experience we will be going again that`s for sure.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Really great food at a decent price!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Lovely food as always and the staff are always friendly and give good service !

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Excellent meal, good gluten free choices too Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our family meal, the food was delicious 😋 Plenty of variety for everyone and the portion sizes are generous

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

Excellent all round as usual.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Had a Sunday roast which was very nice and good value especially getting a free bottle of wine with 2 mains. Service very good and staff pleasant. Would definitely go again.

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Great service and lovely friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

food lukewarm, came out quickly, fish tasted like it hadn’t been cooked properly, felt rushed and never asked how the food was, i should’ve gone somewhere else after being told the foods not good anymore, table was cramped and by the backdoor and kitchen door, not relaxing at all. will avoid this place in future

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Food and drink absolutely spot on. Only problem was the wait for our tables. Considering we pre booked for 1.30pm, we didn’t get seated till 2.10pm. We were told to wait in the bar but no one came to find us. We had to go ask 2 or 3 times till someone cleared a table for us. Like I said, food incredible! We’ll definitely be back, just wish the table had been ready.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

A lovely evening. Great food, a good table and good service too. Would definitely go again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The food was delicious and of exceptional quality. The waiters / waitresses were very friendly and helpful, and so were the bar staff. The graduation menu was very good, at £25, however, the £10 surcharge for steak worked out to be quite expensive after three out of four of us decided to order steak! We feel that the steak should either somehow have been incorporated into the menu price or simply left off the menu entirely. The Warm Chocolate Brownie was outstanding and really delicious. I would be tempted to fly back to Lancaster just to have another one of your Brownies! (We live in Jersey.)

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Dined here Saturday night, really impressed by the service and the food was fantastic. Could not fault a thing. Our waitress was brilliant,( blonde curly hair)

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Borough is a firm favourite of ours whenever we are in Lancaster. The food and atmosphere is fabulous, unfortunately on this occasion while celebrating our sons Graduation, the restaurant was very busy and seemed a little understaffed. We had to leave before our deserts arrived as we had waited a long time. The manager was however very apologetic and reduced our bill. It will not deter us from visiting again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

We did notice that the food on the menu did not come on the plates. Such as the steak offered onions rings and a mushroom, however these did not come on the plate, yet still were charged full price.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Thanks very much for fitting us in on a busy graduation week night. Great service, lovely atmosphere and good food. The complimentary glass of fizz for the graduate went down well too!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

I did receive a call asking if I was attending my reservation. This was after I had ordered my food. Communication error.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Fabulous meal ... a super place to celebrate our daughters graduation 😊 thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

the service was not good, not the staffs fault .not enough, also we had to waita long time & when sweets arrived half missing was given wrong portion size & later apologised & was brought more out, how ever too late as we had to be somewhere, will not hurry back .just glad we did not pay full price.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We visited the Borough as a group of 40. From the moment we arrived, we were met by Gary, a member of the management team, and his manners and professional personality, were wonderful. The buffet that we had supplied was amazing, and everyone, was more than happy. A great selection of drinks is to be had, and a special mention to Harry, who was so welcoming all evening, taking orders for drinks, and making us all feel welcome. I cannot advise people enough to try this place, you will not be disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Cannot pay by cash!! only option to pay on card is not helpfull. When spliting the bill, cash is easier!! When i asked to split the bill on our cards it was met with a question "can you not pay on 1 card and then sort it out your self!" was not impressed!!

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