Boston Restaurant Tips by sourbugger

Boston Restaurants: 10 reviews and 10 photos

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Bizarro: a good Italian

It used to be the case, when I first moved to this town, that the only sit-down Italian restaurant was the 'Italian connection'. It's still going, so some people must like it.

I personally prefer to miss out on sitting with roomfuls of accountants or lardy shopgirls on their 'works night out' and seek a bit of intimacy in one of the two newer places that have vastly improved the provision of Italian food in Boston.

Bizarro has just a few tables, and produces mid-priced good quality italian cuisine. It is located on Wormgate.

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: Dolphin lane - off the market square

Wormgate - behind the church

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 4

Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2014
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Castle inn, Freiston - Boston

Castle inn, Freiston

The Castle Inn, Freiston: I could hardly finish it...

With my usual watering hole closed, I had to consider partaking of my Sunday lunch elsewhere. The alternative of actually cooking it myself was just not on the agenda.

To my surprise this homely little village pub turns out one superb traditional Sunday roast, with a choice of Beef, Lamb and Chicken. The usual pub menu is available too.

Served on oval plates, the standard meal is only about five pounds, although I went for the 'Daddy' portion (a little sexist eh ?) at 8 pounds. I could hardly finish this mountain of well-cooked food, that included two good Yorkshire puddings and nine, (yes NINE) different vegetables. Best oh all it was accompanied by a rather fine pint of Bateman's XB.

So much for the gym today.

Favorite Dish: see above

Comparison: about average

Directions: North of Boston on the A52

Wainfleet Road
Freiston
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE22 0PF

Phone: 01205 760393

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 4

Theme: Pub/Brewery

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 24, 2005
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The Sack Store - Boston

The Sack Store

The sack store: Amazing decor - and all for sale !

The setting of this place is what makes it great.

Its basically a cafe set up on the top floor of a large shop selling furniture, tiles, heaters lamps etc. The Main part of the shop is converted from a former 'Sack store' as the name suggest where nerchandise was held before being transferred to the nearby port.

The Cafe is stuffed with wooden archways, carvings, funky table, leather sofas, ornaments and all sorts of other stuff - much of it for sale.

It is light and airy with good coffee and wine. The food is mainly italian and "brunchish". They do an excellent (if relatively expensive) bangers and mash that is the best I've had in a long time.

Open open during the day and on Sunday afternoons.

If this place was in London, it would be packed to the gunnels, twice the price, and in every guidebook going.

Favorite Dish: bangers & mash ! see above

Address: Splading road

Comparison: more expensive than average

Directions: South of the centre of boston - about half a mile.

Go out on the spalding road and follow the brown signs to the sack store on the redstone industrial estate

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 4

Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 11, 2004
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Nice courtyard for summer eating - Boston

Nice courtyard for summer eating

Goodbarns Yard: Six or Twelve inches madam ?

Goodbarns Yard is part of a small chain, and is probably seen as the best pub in Boston for food.

I would say there are better pubs for beer, ambiance and value-for-money, but Goodbarns consistently turns out food that keeps people coming back time after time.

It's menu tend to be weighted towards old pub favourites, and steaks but the specials board can turn up some more unusual dishes such as liver with salsa.

Favorite Dish: With a brief blast of smutty wit, the most popular starters at Goodbarns are the onion or pepper rings. They come stacked up on a pole with the dips in bowls around the base.

You can ask for the normal "Six inch erection" or go for "The full twelve inches".

I'm not telling you wich one my wife ordered last time.

Address: Wormgate

Comparison: about average

Directions: Find the road behind the Stump.

Phone: 01205 355717

Price: US$11-20

Rating: 3

Theme: Pub/Brewery

Website: http://www.bpcgroup.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2004
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Best Chippies - Boston
Tates / Andy's: Best Chippies

Traditional fish and chip shops abound in Boston.

Everyone seems to have their own favourites but for the tourist who wants a sit down meal Tate's just off the main shopping street (next to Argos) is a sure-fire bet in the day. Red & white chequered tablecloths, waitress service, awards etc.

If you want late-nite chips only then head across to London Road next to the port where a tiny chippy does very creamy chips.
(but skip the fish).

For just a take-away the best has got to be "Andy's". He does reasonable Kebabs as well. Find him by heading down Wormgate towards the Marina. Bear right as you approach the High bridge (Tattershall Road)

Address: see above

Comparison: least expensive

Price: less than US$10

Rating: 0

Theme: Fast Food

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2003
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The best Indian restaurant in town - Boston
Star of India: The best Indian restaurant in town

There are three Indian rests. close together on West street. This is by far the best, including some unique dishes invented here.

It's not expensive either - £15 a head should cover an average type meal with a beer or two

Favorite Dish: Ask for Oli's special dish (on the special dishes section of the Menu)

It's chicken disk, totally unique and excellent.

Address: west street boston (near the bus station)

Comparison: about average

Directions: On the main shopping street between the train station and the centre of town

Phone: will follow

Price: US$21-30

Rating: 4

Theme: Indian

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 16, 2003
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