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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.

Anthony Cron

Head Chef

I’ve only been here a few months but I already feel right at home. The team are great and surprise me every day. I love how varied my days are, from getting creative in the kitchen to working closely with our local suppliers. No two days are the same. I’ve been a chef for 23 years and have worked in a number of 5-star hotels, but I’ve never felt as settled as I do here – it’s like one big happy family.

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.

Will Dickinson

Chef de Partie

Lachlan Norman


Lachlan has worked at The Comfy Duck for 8 months. With a love of desserts, Lachlan is your man for recommendations when it comes to the difficult decision of choosing one of our puddings!

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.

Louis King


Working on the bar gives me the chance to meet all sorts of interesting people – and over the last three years at The Oaklands I’ve met some real characters. I love creating new cocktails, but you can’t beat the classics – and if you’re looking for a recommendation, I’m particularly proud of my Mojito. It’s really something special. For me, making cocktails is one part art, one part science and one part skill.

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

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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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  • Vegan Afternoon Tea

    09 May 2016

    Available from 14th May, 2016 Afternoon Tea is a traditional British treat and here at The Comfy Duck restaurant, Grimsby we take great pride in our allergen-friendly menus, and to sit alongside the launch of our new seaside-inspired Afternoon Tea we’ve created a Vegan Afternoon Tea that isn’t just vegetables and fruit served on a plate! Whoever said finding ...

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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 August’s exclusive VIP offers:

Enjoy a free Children's seaside-inspired afternoon tea

With 2 full paying adults every Monday - Friday. Under 11's only.

Enjoy exclusive access to our 2 for £35 menu every Friday evening

Served between 5-7pm, menu includes 2 courses per person from our set menu and a bottle of House Wine.

Under 11's eat Free with every full paying adult.

1 free meal from the children’s menu, 1 child per full paying adult, excludes any other offers. Monday to Friday only.

Stay the night for just £99 and enjoy a glass of Pimms on arrival and dinner in the restaurant.

Offer available Monday, Thursday or Sunday evenings. £25 allowance in the restaurant per person. Pre booking required. Subject to availability in one of our standard doubles.

Pre book Christmas Afternoon Tea for just £19.95 for 2 people.

Between Monday 21st November & Sunday 27th November. Payment required upon booking.

Win a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two

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

Next Month's VIP Offers

Coming up in September...

Christmas Party Night Offers, and discounts when dining in the restaurant.


What's On

All the latest goings-on at The Comfy Duck.

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  • Halloween Thriller Ball - 29th October - FULLY BOOKED

    Join us for an evening of fright, ghoulish food & live music to celebrate Halloween 2016. With live music from tribute, Michael Jackson & delicious halloween inspired food by our talented kitchen team, put on your best halloween outfit and join us for an evening of spooky surprises. Ticket price includes a 3 course meal & live entertainment. £35 per person. Book Here.

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  • Champagne Tasting 30th September - FULLY BOOKED

      Join us here at The Comfy Duck & Oaklands Hall Hotel, Grimsby on Friday 30th September for an evening of Champagne Tasting and delicious food. Hosted by Nick Walne from House of Townend, the evening will begin with a glass of champagne and canapés on arrival between 7pm & 7.30pm. This will shortly be followed with a sumptuous ...

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  • Jazz Night in the Garden - 23rd August

    Join us for an unforgettable evening in the beautiful surroundings of our Lincolnshire hotel, and landscaped gardens with live Jazz from some of counties most talented musicians and bands. The evening will run from 4pm – 8pm with a glass of fizz upon arrival, a delicious Lincolnshire inspired Afternoon Tea which will include a selection of cured meats, Lincolnshire cheeses & ...

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  • Classical Concert - 16th August FULLY BOOKED

    Last year, we transformed our Churchill Gardens into the perfect backdrop for our first ever Classical Concert. This year, join us here at Oaklands Hall Hotel, Grimsby on the evening of Tuesday 16th August from 4pm – 8pm for a spectacular evening of live classical music under the stars in our beautiful gardens. Arrive to a glass of fizz and enjoy ...

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  • Children's Movies in the Garden Room - 10th August - FULLY BOOKED

    Join us for an afternoon of Children’s movies and come delicious treats. Movies in the Afternoon are being hosted in our Garden Room. Wednesday 10th August. 2pm – 6pm Bring your blanket and cushions and get comfortable in our Garden Room with Frozen & Jungle Book on the big screen. With Popcorn and Candy floss machines and a special Afternoon ...

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  • Outdoor Cinema, Movie Night at the Oaklands Hall Hotel

    Movie's in the Garden 10th August - FULLY BOOKED

    Our popular Movie Night is back! This year we’re hosting an afternoon of  Children’s themed movies in our Garden Room followed by an Evening of Old School Classics in the Garden for the grown ups. Movies in the evening, hosted in our Churchill Gardens 6pm – 10pm Bring your best picnic blanket and some easy-to-carry camping chairs, and make ...

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