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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.

Suppliers

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.

Oscar Cleve

Haddock

4Oscar Cleve supply fresh haddock on a daily basis to our restaurant The Comfy Duck. They rely on traditional fish markets that are held daily on Grimsby Docks. Their fish is used for every portion of fish and chips we serve from our restaurant. The fish is cooked in a homemade beer batter and served with hand-cut, twice-cooked Lincolnshire potato chips, homemade mushy peas and tarter sauce.

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.

Bateman's

Real ale

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

Please visit their website for more info.

Belvoir

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.

Stokes

Coffee

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.

Lewis Prior

Jnr Sous Chef

Lewis joined us here at The Comfy Duck almost 6 months ago, after working in the industry on and off for the past 7 years and his claim to fame being, cooking fro the current England number one Goalkeeper. His favourite dish, Deer and Duck from our previous menu, Lewis is a huge ambassador for our ethos of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Richard Montague

Assistant Operations Manager

The Comfy Duck for me, is so much more than just a good restaurant. The ethos of creating a dining experience that not only our diners can enjoy but our staff enjoy serving. We use humble, locally sourced ingredients and elevate them to an exceptional level and present them beautifully. I’ve worked in the industry both front and back of house for just over 20 years, bringing a great understanding of high-level service and ingredients to the table. When I’m not working, I spend my time with my family or watch Drag Racing at Santa Pod Raceway when the opportunity arrises.

My favourite dishes in the restaurant, generally revolve around game season and a Grouse dish we served before Christmas was like nothing I’d tried before. It utilised every part of the bird and was truly delicious.

Colm James Gummoe

Jnr. Sous Chef

Having worked as a chef for 5, I love working at The Comfy Duck because the fresh, high-quality ingredients we use from mainly local suppliers allows us to be continually creative and give classic dishes and ingredients modern twists to keep improving the food we create.

I love what I do that much, after meeting Michael Caines MBE at The BBC Good Food Show, I was cheeky enough to ask him if I could go and work with him for a few weeks at the two Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park Hotel and he said yes, so in 2015 I went and worked there for two weeks and had an amazing experience!

Matej Remper

Jnr Sous Chef

Working at The Comfy Duck is like being a part of one big family. After travelling around Europe working in the professional kitchen, I moved over to England 4 years ago and have been working my way up the kitchen ranks since. The food we serve here isn’t always simple, but we work with some of the best ingredients, and many sourced from around the restaurant and hotel.

 

Kay Atmore

Chef

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.

Richard De'ath

Assistant Operations Manager

Working with a huge team, and across both the hotel and The Comfy Duck, means I get to be involved with all aspects of the business. After leaving school, I worked alongside Steven Bennett in his kitchen, as a Chef, before moving away and returning back to Grimsby to study for my Degree in Business Management at Grimsby College. Landing role as Assistant Operations Managers here at the Oaklands Hall Hotel means running service in the restaurant, as well as hosting weddings and other events.

I love playing with all of the ingredients we have growing in our gardens, and working alongside the bar staff to create new cocktails to pair with dishes coming out of the kitchen.

In The Kitchen

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  • National Salt Awareness Week

    19 Mar 2017

    National Salt Awareness Week officially kicks off on Monday 20th March – 26th March. With the aim to raise awareness for salt consumption and the damaging effects it can have on our heath, the campaign has been branded “Salt – the forgotten killer” thanks to actionsalt.org for 2017. We all know that chef’s have a secondary relationship when it comes to ...

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  • Lincolnshire Show Pop Up Restaurant - 21st & 22nd June

    Join our very own Chef Patron Steven Bennett, otherwise known as The Lincolnshire Chef on the 21st & 22nd June at the Lincolnshire Show, where we’ll be showcasing our first ever Pop-Up Restaurant. Recently awarded his Second AA Rosette for his ever-changing local and seasonal menu’s, Steven and our team have devised a menu that embraces all things ...

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  • Clover Club with Lincolnshire's Very own Pin Gin

    06 Mar 2017

    To celebrate the launch of our friends very own Lincolnshire Distilled Gin, Pin Gin, we’re sharing one of our favourite gin-recipes – the classic Clover Club and trialling it with Lincolnshire Pin Gin. Pre-dating Prohibition, and named after a Philadelphia men’s club, the Clover Club dates back to 1896 and has been on the bar scene ever since. Here at ...

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  • Easter Afternoon Tea 10th - 17th April - FULLY BOOKED

    28 Feb 2017

    Yesterday we spent the morning photographing our Easter Themed Afternoon Tea with Chris Waud & The Creative Larder. Available from 9th – 17th April, this delicious Easter Themed Afternoon Tea will be full of delicious spring and Easter inspired sweet and savoury treats. £16.95 per person £11.95 for Children Available Monday – Sunday Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten free Menu’s below. To book your ...

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  • Spring & Gin Afternoon Tea

    09 Feb 2017

    On the 20th February, we’ll be launching our new Afternoon Tea which will be running until 28th May, taking a short break for our Easter themed Afternoon Tea from 9th – 17th April. Our Spring and Gin Afternoon Tea gives a nod to all of the delicious ingredients growing in and around Lincolnshire during spring, and our love for all ...

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  • Steven Bennett to whip up a delicious Valentine's menu at St. Andrew's Hospice

    12 Jan 2017

    Our very own Chef Patron, Steven Bennett, otherwise known as The Lincolnshire Chef, will be cooking his way through 60 romantic meals with the aid of Paul Robinson from Grimsby Institute, to help raise money for local Grimsby based charity, St Andrew’s Hospice on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. With only 30 tables for couples available, this exclusive event will be ...

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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 April’s exclusive VIP offers:

Enjoy a Dessert for just £2 on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Lunch Time.

When ordering a starter and main course from the Entrées Menu. 1 VIP Card per 2 people.

FREE Children's Afternoon Tea on a Wednesday or Thursday

With 2 full paying adults. 1 VIP Card per 2 people. Excludes any other offers.

2 Bottles of wine for Just £30 when dining on a Friday evening

1 VIP Card per 4 people. Can be used in conjunction with overnight stay offer. Selected wines only.

Enjoy a free bottle of prosecco & breakfast when staying on a Friday or Sunday evening.

Based on 2 people sharing a standard double. Upgrades available.

A FREE Glass of Prosecco when pre-booking Afternoon Tea at The Lincolnshire Show

1 VIP Card per 2 people. Deposits required upon booking,

WIN two tickets to our Classical Concert on 2nd August.

Winner drawn at random from VIP members.

Next Month's VIP Offers

Coming up in May...

Afternoon Tea discount, money off of Calendar of Events and a special Overnight stay offer.

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What's On

All the latest goings-on at The Comfy Duck.

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  • New Years Eve, One Night in Vegas 31st December 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

    We’re now taking bookings for our BIG New Years Eve Party, One Night in Vegas at Grimsby Auditorium, hosted by our very own The Lincolnshire Chef, Steven Bennett. Join Steven and his team for an evening of delicious award-winning dining and non-stop entertainment, seeing the new year in, in true Vegas-style. Enjoy Champagne and Canapés on arrival with ...

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  • Champagne Tasting Evening - 29th September

    Join us for an evening of fine champagnes & delicious food with House of Townend. The evening includes a delicious 6 course Tasting Menu followed by Tea & Coffee, and 5 glasses of champagne including Ruinart, Dom Pérignon & Moët. £95 per person or £249 B&B with 2 tickets for the evening & Afternoon Tea on arrival. Book your table via ...

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  • Lincolnshire Show Pop Up Restaurant - 21st & 22nd June

    Join our very own Chef Patron Steven Bennett, otherwise known as The Lincolnshire Chef on the 21st & 22nd June at the Lincolnshire Show, where we’ll be showcasing our first ever Pop-Up Restaurant. Recently awarded his Second AA Rosette for his ever-changing local and seasonal menu’s, Steven and our team have devised a menu that embraces all things ...

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  • Movie Night in the Garden - 24th August 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

    Our popular Movie Night is back! This year we’re hosting two evenings of modern and classic movies in our Garden Room gardens for everyone to enjoy. Bring your favourite picnic blanket and enjoy our delicious picnic-inspired Afternoon Tea whilst watching your favourite movies under the sky. On 23rd August we’ll be showcasing Dirty Dancing followed by Love Actually &...

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  • Movie Night in the Garden - 23rd August 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

    Our popular Movie Night is back! This year we’re hosting two evenings of modern and classic movies in our Garden Room gardens for everyone to enjoy. Bring your favourite picnic blanket and enjoy our delicious picnic-inspired Afternoon Tea whilst watching your favourite movies under the sky. On 23rd August we’ll be showcasing Dirty Dancing followed by Love Actually &...

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  • Classical Concert - 2nd August 2017

    Join us here at the Oaklands Hall Hotel and The Comfy Duck for our third Classical Concert in the Garden. This year our Classical Concert on 2nd August will be held in our Garden Room gardens. Performances will start at 4.30pm – 8pm. Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival and a delicious picnic-inspired Afternoon Tea whilst listening to live music. ...

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