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Surprise yourself

There’s more to The Comfy Duck than the awards we’ve won, the local, seasonal produce we source daily and the distinctive dishes we’re famous for. There’s a real sense of excitement every time we open our doors. We love what we do – and you can tell. We’re trying to create something truly unique and every member of our close-knit team is proud to be a part of it.

So please join us for special occasions, impromptu pick-me-ups or for no reason at all – and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about.


We love local and are proud to use local, independent suppliers wherever we can – here are just a few:

Scaman's Eggs

Free-range Lincolnshire eggs

Scaman’s Eggs are a well-known name across Lincolnshire for their passion and committed to animal welfare throughout all their farms. They’re a small family-run business, with big ambitions – making a positive impact in their local community and supporting local businesses & employment.

Please visit their website for more info.

Lincolnshire Poacher

Cote Hill & Goatwood Dairy

Lincolnshire produces some of England’s finest cheeses, and with so many to chose from, all of the cheese we serve in our restaurant has been hand picked from our favourite local cheese suppliers. These include Lincolnshire Poacher who have been producing cheese since 1917, Goatwood Dairy, based in Wragby and Cote Hill who have been producing cheese at their farm in Market Rasen for over 30 years.


Three Little Pigs

Chorizo and salami

Three Little Pigs are a family run business spanning five generations. From their Beverly farm they make all their chorizo and salami by hand in small batches – using happy, rare-breed pigs to give their products a distinctive flavour. Three Little Pigs have won the Great Taste Gold Awards 3 years running for their products, and, as well as us, their customers include Michelin-starred chefs.

Please visit their website for more info.

Alfred Enderby

Smoked fish

An independent family run business who still use the traditional smokehouse methods to smoke their fish – infusing it with the very best natural flavours. They pride themselves with the skill and craftsmanship that goes into their products.

Please visit their website for more info.


Real ale

A family run business based in Wainfleet, Batemens have won awards at the Publican Regional Brewer of the Year. They’ve been craft brewers since 1874 in the Batemens Brewery windmill.

Please visit their website for more info.


Cordials, presses and fruit crushes

Belvoir make a selection of cordials, presses and fruit crushes right here in Lincolnshire. They starting making cordials in kitchens in the seventies, and still use the same traditional techniques of infusing, pressing and cooking off fresh fruits, flowers and spices then are mixed with local spring water to make the delicious beverage. They choose only the best ingredients, and are proud not to use any artificial ingredients.

Please visit their website for more info.

House of Townend

Fine wine

House of Townend is a 100-year old family business based in Hull, supplying some of the finest wines available. They’ve built relationships with some of best and most renowned wine producers in the world, including Laurent Perrier and Pol Roger. They also specialise in supplying wines from quality, often smaller, family run business that have the same philosophies as themselves – which matches our philosophy perfectly.

Please visit their website for more info.

John Pettit’s

Lamb and sausages

Located in Grimsby, John Pettit’s is a multi-award winning butchers who supply us with our free-range lamb, which is primarily from the Lincolnshire Wolds, just down the road. But let’s not forget their world-famous Lincolnshire pork sausages, still made to an original family recipe dating back to 1810.

Please visit their website for more info.

Premier Seafoods

Fresh fish and seafood

Premier Seafoods has been supplying Grimsby with the very finest and freshest fish and seafood for more than 30 years. They offer unique products you can’t normally get in regular fishmongers – they’re famous for their King Crab.

Please visit their website for more info.



Based in Lincoln and starting in 1892, Stokes Coffee is still going strong with a popular cafe that they serve their delicious coffee and tea.

Please visit their website for more info.

LKTE Vegetables

Fruit and veg

Fresh, seasonal fruit and veg are the backbone of our kitchen – and we’re proud to use local suppliers LKTE for as much of these as we can. They’re based just down the road in Boston and grow fruit, vegetables and potatoes all over Lincolnshire – delivering to us on a daily basis.

Meet the Team

Steven Bennett

Chef Patron

I’m proud to have been at The Comfy Duck for 4 years and became a director early this year – you might also know me as The Lincolnshire Chef. I love it here because I get to work with some amazing Lincolnshire suppliers and thrive off the challenge of incorporating their ingredients into my new menus each month. Running a restaurant isn’t just about pushing your own boundaries and skills to a new level, I believe it’s also about understanding our customers and our team, and their relationship with the food we’re serving.

Jeff Jafari

Restaurant Manager

I’ve only been here for 3 years but I’ve worked alongside Steve for almost 20 – it’s like we’re family. I love meeting new customers and welcoming old faces, and making sure everyone has a great time when they’re with us. When our customers are happy, I’m happy – and those who know me, know I’m always happy. I really look forward to trying Steve’s new creations, it’s amazing what he can do and we all take pride knowing how much is sourced locally.

Danny Hales

Pastry Chef

I’ve worked with Steve for 10 years, and being here is like one big happy family. We’re all so committed and are constantly pushing our creativity. We’re always looking for new inspirations to impress our customers and I love playing with unexpected, distinctive flavours when we’re designing new dishes – it gives me a chance to show off my artistic side.

Marc Harvey

Senior Sous Chef

I just love coming to work, every day is different and I thrive off each day’s different challenges. I really enjoy pushing myself to the limit, constantly developing my skills and working with fresh new ingredients – and it’s all the more rewarding knowing that almost everything is sourced locally. I’ve been a chef since I left college at 16 and have loved every job I’ve had – but nowhere compares to the friendly, working environment I’ve enjoyed here for the last year and a half.

Kay Atmore


I’ve been a chef for 15 years but I’ve never worked anywhere that runs as smoothly as here – it’s like a well-oiled machine, and that’s because we all get on so well. The last 6 or so years here have been so much fun, I get to bake bread all the time, which I love, and there’s always a tasty new dish or fresh local ingredient to try. You never quite know what’s going to come out of the kitchen, and I’m proud to be a part of the magic.

Scott Underwood

Operations Manager

My favourite bits of my job are getting to know our regular corporate guests, ensuring the hotel runs smoothly and sampling all of the new food that comes out of the kitchen – I’ll let you guess which I like best. Over the 4 years I’ve been here, I have to say my absolute favourite dish is the Lincolnshire Haslet – it’s a local classic and no one else’s even comes close.

In The Kitchen

Discover the secrets behind our famous recipes.

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  • Slow Cooked Oxtail, Horseradish Mash & Oyster.

    18 Sep 2016

    Slow-cooked Oxtail, Horseradish Mash & Oysters. Serves 4. Cooking time 15 1/2 hours. Steak and Oyster pie is a traditionally Victorian British dish. The poorer you were, the more oysters would be used to bulk up the filling of the pie. Liquor would be made from the juices of the meat and thickened with ales or stout. This month in the restaurant we’...

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  • National Burger Day - 25th September

    19 Aug 2016

    Thursday 25th September officially marks National Burger Day, which essentially means a whole day of eating burgers without the guilt! Here at The Comfy Duck restaurant, Grimsby we’re celebrating with a delicious menu packed full of homemade burgers with a variety of toppings, meats and sides. For more information or to book a table T. (01472) 872248 or E. info@thecomfyduck....

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  • Millionaires Shortbread

    26 Jun 2016

    Classic dishes have been making a reappearance on A la Carte menus as far back as I remember. This year, it’s all about giving those classic dishes a modern twist with a little finesse. In the restaurant, we’re renowned for serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients with a modern twist, and this is something that we’ve done with ...

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  • The Comfy Duck Cook Up A Storm At Oasis Wintringham Academy

    20 Jun 2016

    STUDENTS were whipped into shape and put under the pressure of a live kitchen. Steven Bennett, chef patron at the Oaklands Hotel, joined up with Oasis Academy Wintringham to work with a small group of Year 7 and 8 children. An intensive six-week programme culminated in the launch of a pop-up restaurant in the school – which saw the students cook a three-course ...

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  • Rhubarb Posset

    27 May 2016

    At The Comfy Duck restaurant, Grimsby we’ve been having fun in the kitchen taking some old school desserts and giving them a twist with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients that we have here on our door step in Lincolnshire. A posset, was originally known as a hot drink of milk, curdled with wine or ale and was popular in ...

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  • Our Chef Patron Judges at St James School for their Master Chef Final

    10 May 2016

    Our Chef Patron, Steven Bennett, otherwise know as The Lincolnshire Chef has been busy this week. Not only has he been getting ready for the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards, where Steven and his team of talented Chefs will be cooking for 500 local business folk, but he’s also made a visit to St James School, where he was invited to ...

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Join our VIP Club

All of our guests are important, but for a one-off fee of just £5 you can join our VIP club and take advantage of all sorts of exclusive discounts and special offers. VIP discounts can’t be used in conjunction with other offers. All our VIPs enjoy 10% off our full A la Carte and Lunch Time menu, 50% off function suite hire (excluding weddings and subject to availability), 10% off gift vouchers over £40, B&B for just £89 and if you join us for your birthday with 3 or more friends, we’ll say happy birthday with a free main course and a £10 gift voucher.

To sign up, please get in touch via our contact page.

Here are September’s exclusive VIP offers:

Afternoon Tea for 2 just £19.95 when dining on a Monday – Wednesday

Pre Booking Required, can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. 1 VIP per 2 people

Enjoy a Main & a Dessert for just £12.95 when joining us for lunch on a Thursday

Offer available on lunch time entrés, sandwiches and desserts.

20% off your food bill when dining between 5pm – 6.30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday Evening

Dicount applied to food only, tables must be vacated by 7pm. 1 VIP card per 2 people

Stay the night for just £1 when spending £89 or more in The Comfy Duck

1 VIP card per 2 people. Based on overnight stay in standard double, subject to availability. Pre booking essential

Enjoy a free bottle of house wine for the table when booking a Christmas Party Night for 4+

Offer available on The Beatles, Motown, or Mercury & May or Gatsby. Pre Booking and payment required. 1 VIP per 4 people

Win a Steak Night for 2

Random Draw from our VIP List at the end of the month

Next Month's VIP Offers

Coming up in October...

Free children's afternoon teas, prosecco for just 5p and a free bottle of fizz when booking NYE.


What's On

All the latest goings-on at The Comfy Duck.

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  • Lincolnshire Food & Drink Festival - 2nd October

    We’re excited to play host to the Grimsby Telegraph’s first Food and Drink Festival, which will be held here at The Comfy Duck and Oaklands Hall Hotel on Sunday 2nd December. Come and see some of Lincolnshire best producers and growers showcasing their produce and the likes of our very own Steven Bennett, The Lincolnshire Chef cook up ...

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  • New Years Eve at The Comfy Duck - 31st December

    Join us here at The Comfy Duck and spend New Years Eve with delicious food, a great selection of wines and champagne and live music from one of our resident singers. Enjoy two courses for £28.95 or three courses for £34.95 per person. To book your table, E. info@thecomfyduck.com or T. (01472) 872248

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  • Christmas Day at The Comfy Duck - 25th December

    Spend Christmas Day lunch in the surroundings of our magical countryside hotel and restaurant, with fairy lights hung from our forest of trees, hundreds of baubles and candy canes draped through the restaurant, and garlands draped over our roaring fire and winding up our stair case. Indulge in a sumptuous 5 course traditional Christmas Day Lunch with all of the luxuries ...

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  • Christmas Eve - 24th December

    With the hotel dressed, ready for Santa’s arrival, spend the evening indulging delicious food, wine and great company. Enjoy our delicious 2 for £35 menu and indulge in 2 courses and a bottle of wine for just £35 per couple. Limited availability. Book your table via T. (01472) 872248 or E. info@thecomfyduck.com

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  • Lunch with Santa & Gingerbread Decorating - 23rd December - SOLD OUT

    Join us in our restaurant The Comfy Duck & our Churchill suite for delicious 3 course festive lunch for just £19.95 per person or £9.95 for under 12’s, or our Christmas Afternoon Tea for £14.95 per person. There will be festive music, gingerbread decorating for children and a visit from Santa! Book via T. (01472) 872248 or E. info@thecomfyduck.com

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  • Christmas Choir & Festive Lunch - 18th December

    Come and join us on Sunday 18th December from 12pm for a delicious festive lunch and live music from a local choir. This will take place in our restaurant, The Comfy Duck & our Churchill Rooms. £19.95 per adult £9.95 Under 11’s, Free Under 2’s To book your ticket E. info@thecomfyduck.com or T. (01472) 872248

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The Comfy Duck, The Oaklands Hall Hotel, Barton Street, Laceby, Lincolnshire DN37 7LF