Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel

4.6
1241 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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Pre/post Theatre
A local favorite, Cultivated F+B is ideal for a power breakfast or social evening. Sophisticated and intimate, Cultivated allows for highly attentive personal service in a cozy setting. Feast on the sumptuous sophisticated contemporary American cuisine from our delicious Crab Cakes to our signature warm croissant bread pudding accented with brandied cherries, fig confit, and caramel sauce. Now serving USDA Prime Filets.

Located in the heart of Houston's theater and financial district; it is an easy walk to all live performances downtown.

Open for Breakfast and Dinner.
Open for Lunch Service - Monday through Friday only.
Brunch Saturdays and Sundays, 11 - 4 PM

Complete COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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viphoustonfoodie
Houston
426 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Entree was cold and had to be reprepared, always felt the waiters were snooty and that I was not fully welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a heavy meat focused restaurant they were able to create a vegan dish, a vegan risotto with lots of vegetables. Well done.
(Of course with advance notice.)

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, but service was a tad slow. We were having a pre-show dinner and had to rush for coffee and dessert. They did comp the coffee. Luckily the show started 10 minutes late. Everything else was excellent.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Dean
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite experience before the symphony. Excellent drinks, great appetizers, unobtrusive but fully available servers, timely and excellent dishes (salmon, scallops and steak), great desserts. Our group of five really enjoyed the dinner. Kudos.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us before your symphony performance. We are pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful meal and enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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MelG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding; the service was great. Going to a show and was able to get there in plenty of time. It was overall a very nice experience.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a nice experience and enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Susan
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before theater performance. Staff was attentive and helpful. Very cognizant of our schedule, with tips on paying bill and car valet together to make things easier. Food was delicious and the ambience was soothing and elegant. Just wish we’d had time for dessert!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us before your theater performance. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience and that our staff was so attentive. Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B, we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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JoanB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely/Sophisticated atmosphere. Delicious food. Perfect for pre or post theatre.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and had such an excellent dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipjemejo
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent in all respects, e.g., food, service, ambiance, and cocktails

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and the atmosphere at Cultivated F+B. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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abqmike
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I read the reviews that said service was slow. It did take time to get recognized, but things moved along after that. I also saw that the food lacked spice and thought that was true too. However, the food was good and the selection was very good. We were all happy and the price seemed fair. There are few restaurants in that area at night. This one is middle priced and the food was good. There weren't many others to choose from.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is good. The place is nice, pretty and
not loud (in a good way). The service is excruciatingly slow. Almost like they ignore you on purpose.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a nice meal and the atmosphere of Cultivated F+B. It is our desire to offer excellent service to all of our guests and your comments will help us in meeting this goal. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipDSCNKW
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated for several minutes without receiving any service or acknowledge from the service personnel. However, the hostess picked up on the lapse and did an superb job of taking care of us.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It is our desire to offer excellent service to all of our guests; your feedback allows us to be aware of our guests' dining experiences and to help us meet this goal. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our Bain wrapped figs were burnt. I ordered a bottle of wine and we only received a glass/person. The salmon was undercooked, by a lot. I had to get up twice to find a waiter. I had to bother our waiter at the inside bar to beg for our check. I asked for no capers on my Caesar salad…it was covered in capers. My wine glass was dirty. We had no silverware or napkins.

It’s a disaster restaurant. Amazing location but terribly managed. It should be a client on bar/restaurant rescue. They only removed the cost of the salmon and the incorrect wine from our bill. Zero apologies from the manager.

Very disappointing and a total waste of money. 😞😞😞😞😞

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are very saddened to see your disappointment in your recent experience. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences that you experienced. We strive to provide an excellent dining experience and I am very sorry to see that we fell short in meeting this goal. It is feedback like yours that give us insight and offers us the opportunity to address these issues. We value your feedback, hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

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GeraldM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow service and a few mix ups but got corrected quickly.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit! It is our desire to provide an excellent dining experience for all of our guests and we are very glad to hear that our staff took care of you immediately; please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipHouston808
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice selection of brunch items. Cocktails were good. Great place to eat before a show at in the Theatre district.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theater performance. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your brunch experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place to walk to and dine at prior to catching a show at the Hobby Center.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theater performance. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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EddieP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The is the best option for pre-theater, pre-opera, pre-whatever in downtown Houston…..with a lively crowd, current decor and nice menu. The problem is that the food was just OK, my salmon was fine, not great. My dinner companion didn’t eat much of her chicken….said it was more like a pork chop. Since I like pork chops, I didn’t share her criticism. Bottom line, you can arrive 90 minutes before your downtown event, enjoy drinks and dinner, then walk to your venue. An improvement in quality control would be welcome….but we will be back regardless.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and our location. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent guest experience and we apologize for any inconveniences that you experienced while dining with us. We value your feedback, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipMichel
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was very well renovated and it is now very clean.
The food is OK but not exceptional
Our waiter was very attentive to our needs

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience and that our service was wonderful. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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EricaF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely small restaurant in an elegant hotel across from Jones Hall!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent visit! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipRyanP
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food...food needs salt to bring out the taste.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our offerings. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Rib Benedict with a nice port wine. I felt like a king.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B and sharing your wonderful experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Rib Benedict! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent experience. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great evening. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipricemilitaryeater
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star ratings! We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipSuSu
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The crab cakes were excellent.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful rating. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Crab Cakes! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipCathy
Houston
129 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us came at 11:45 on Sunday before the 2:00 opera, Carmen. We have been coming to the Lancaster for many years--before renovation, before Harvey, before the restaurant changed its name. ALL changes have been great!!!

Two of us ordered omlets with various things inside and loved them. I ordered the salmon dish and it was delectable. Our fourth party ordered the crab cake dish and loved it too. So all of us were very happy with our food choices. Sorbet at the end was delightful. Service by our highly experienced waiter with the graying beard was excellent--all around. He was fast, kind, efficient and knowledgeable. Will come again soon!!!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your opera performance and continuing to choose Cultivated F+B. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that our service was excellent. It is always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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AlexanderB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, but friendly. Great pre-symphony dinner.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your Symphony performance. We are delighted to see that you had such a wonderful experience and that our service was great. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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viprhoda
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent visit! We are pleased to see that you had such an amazing experience. Your high recommendation is very appreciated and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipPhall
San Antonio
42 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with good service. Very convenient for the theatre

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for your 5-Star rating. We are thrilled to see that you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipMarkD
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

As most restaurants these days, they were understaffed. Only 2 waiters for the entire restaurant. Had to wait too long for our food and dessert. Otherwise, a good experience.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a good experience. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent guest experience and we apologize for any inconveniences that you experienced while dining with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipTomJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lancaster is always a pre show favorite whether it is the Alley or the Symphony. The crab cakes remain legendary as is their bartender. It was fun to be back with the hum and buzz of theater goers! Thank you Lancaster.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theater and symphony performances. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the crab cakes and that our service was outstanding. Thank you for continuing to choose Cultivated F+B for your dining experience, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and awesome drinks. A must try before symphony or any event downtown.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were headed to The Hobby Center for a show. We were able to valet park and walk. Super easy to come back after the show: our car was waiting. The food and service were both top notch. We will be back!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theater performance. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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viptexanchef
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as ever. They have updated the menu with new delights to try!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent experience. We are delighted to hear you had a nice meal and enjoyed our new menu selections! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipChile
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always lovely ambience and timely attentive service which is important when trying to catch a show like we were.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theatre performance. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipAudra
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place to have an early dinner prior to the arts. We took our 17 year old grandson to a musical and popped in here, again, for a meal. We ask for bread and the waitress hand served 2 slices each. For drinks; Bottle of house Prosecco and 1 glass house merlot. Meal; Bacon wrapped figs and deviled eggs for an app., 2 sirloins (cooked to perfection) and a sea bass over lentils for entrees, key lime pie, bread pudding and chocolate cake for dessert. The staff is always professional, the linens are always crisp, we love the formality yet friendliness of this restaurant. We meet here after work and leave our cars in the hotel garage, after dinner we take a stroll over to the hobby center for the performance, when we return our cars are waiting out front and we are homeward bound, that easy.
Perfect every time, you will not be disappointed.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your theater performance. We value your feedback and we appreciate you continuing to choose Cultivated F+B. We are thrilled to see that you have excellent experiences. It is always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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TheLibrarian
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a convenient place to eat lunch prior to a concert at Jones Hall. This spot was perfect. The food, atmosphere and service were all very good. We made the 2:30 curtain with time to spare without feeling rushed. We will probably dine there again when we next have a concert to attend. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your concert performance at Jones Hall. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our offerings. Your high recommendation is sincerely appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipK77010
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very popular spot for the pre-Symphony crowd. It was very busy but we were made to feel welcome nevertheless. Our food was served on time and we were able to make the performance. The valet parking is much more convenient than using the parking garage.
We will definitely return!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for joining us before your Symphony performance. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipdiningdarling
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Atmosphere is lovely. Stick to cocktails and you won’t be disappointed. Food was under seasoned and overcooked. Lukewarm welcome followed by courteous but slow service. Too few waitstaff for the size of the dining room—but they tried incredibly tried. Show your appreciation to them—they were the saving grace of this place.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 19, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Cultivated F+B. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent guest experience and we apologize for any inconveniences that you experienced while dining with us. We value your feedback, and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipCynthia
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Bartender David is fantastic! Don’t miss the burgers (you’re welcome).

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star ratings. We are delighted to hear you had a fantastic experience, and enjoyed our delicious burgers! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Megan
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this hotel and restaurant. Thanks to the good management during COVID, they stayed relevant and continued to serve our community. The best food, service, people, drinks, and atmosphere ever. THANK YOU to everyone at Cultivaterd F+B who works to make this an excellent experience for everyone, and thanks to the brilliant owner whose intelligence and vision kept the bottom line running smoothly. I'm sure it was no easy task, and there must have been many sleepless nights. Hat's off to you and your family!!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave your incredible feedback. Your kind words mean the world to us! We are thrilled to see that you had an excellent experience. Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Barbara
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The bacon covered figs were not so good and we weren't wild about the warm lentils the sea bass came on. But the sea bass itself and the lamb were outstanding!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent visit! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.