Cuisine: New Zealand, Share Plates, Vegetarian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #19 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown

No5 Church Lane is renowned for its world-class cocktail list, unsurpassed service and with a refreshed menu; it is an outstanding example of locally-sourced and re-imagined traditional New Zealand cuisine – now perhaps the best vegetarian offering in Queenstown’s meat-focused scene.

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N°5 Church Lane
5 Church Lane
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Open daily
Breakfast from 7.30am until 11.00am
Lunch and Dinner from 12:00 until late.

Phone: 03 441 0004
Website: www.no5churchlane.com

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Ranked: #19 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown 19
N°5 Church Lane
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: New Zealand, Share Plates, Vegetarian
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   N°5 Church Lane accepts American Express

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Wendy Robertson

We had the chefs choice with dessert. I would highly reccomend this option each dish consisted of quality homemade food cooked to profection. Combinations of ingredients where unique but hightly complementary to each dish and not only tasted divine but looked amazing as well. The service was excellent, each dish was explained as it was brought out, wish we had added the wine match. If you enjoy exceptional food, and service this is the place to go, not qick meal but an evening of tantalizing taste. We will definitely go back. This has definitely been the highlight of our eating in out queenstown. 11 out of 10

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Alexandra Crichton

Absolutely sublime. Trust the chef, trust the bartender, they have some serious skills.

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We went for the Trust the Chef option because we couldn't decide between all the great-sounding dishes, and we weren't disappointed! They were all delicious and innovative (the Southern fried banana bloom, for instance) and we'll certainly be back to try the other dishes. The cocktails were good too!

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Kaylee Beauchamp

Amazing! We chose to put our taste buds in the hands of the chef and we weren’t disappointed. Delicious food and great service.
Ask to try the fried chicken and you may get a pleasant Surprise.

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Doris Zhang

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! From the vibe of the restaurant to the quality of the food, would definitely go again if I am coming back to Queenstown! I ordered Trust the Chef Vegan option, love the soup, the deep fried banana (my friend said it almost tastes like chicken) and Brussels sprouts were amazingly done! Waiters are so friendly and helpful too! :D

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A few drinks at the bar got us off to a great start. A lovely warm ambience, knowledgeable and friendly bar staff. Ross in particular deserves special mention - managing to juggle bar and table service. His wine matching with our meal was spot on. However the star of the show is Trent and his food. His knowledge and passion shine through. Dish after beautifully presented dish came out. I think we had 8 courses all up. All were tasty, with innovative twists. The stand outs were the salmon, beetroot felafel, banana flower, fish (wow!) and the rice creme caramel. One of the biggest highlights was having the chef deliver each dish and talk us through it. An incredibly generous thing to do. Can’t wait to return. Thank you to the whole team for making it such a special night...and to Brendan for making us laugh so much!

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We spend an amazing time at N 5 Church Lane. The new menu offers beautiful and flavoursome dishes. Tapas which can be shared between the table. We have enjoy the opportunity to taste 3 New Zealand wine for 30$. I would recommend the experience between friends without a doubt. Great service!

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Absolutely 5 stars! Such a fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. We opted for the sharing menu plus dessert which we couldn't fault. The Chef came out to serve us our main courses and explained a bit about the produce and cooking methods which was a really nice touch. We will be back!

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Sophie Gibbatron

Amazing food, cocktails and service!

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Amanda Haslett

The service was excellent, with very well considered recommendations made with wine and food. We went for the Sharing Menu plus dessert. This was a fantastic option and we would recommend it to anyone- delicious and creative food by the chef and more than we had anticipated. Recommend this restaurant highly to all future diners

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No 5 Church Lane offers a ambient vibe and unique dining experience. Our waiter was extremely helpful and very attentive. The tapas style share plates are mouthwatering in both taste and presentation. We enjoyed every morsel. A fabulous evening and we would highly recommend.

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Betty Hanan

The ambiance, the service, the food, the drinks worked very well. We couldn’t have asked for more. Our French waiter was attentive and efficient. We enjoyed the evening in this classy restaurant. Two of us had the chef’s preference and were very happy with our selection. Other two had the fish as main course and the other had pork. Everyone was really happy. Totally recommend the restaurant.

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Yan Zhang

We ordered the sharing menu and put a special request for salmon. The meal was decided by the chief, including a soup, an entree and more than three courses, which were all as fresh and tasty as we expected. In particular, the salmon was so delicious that I would like to try it again next time. And the service has been fantastic, I have to say. Thanks for your detailed explanation and suggestions

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Joanne Graham

What can I say - a perfect dining experience. Really friendly, knowledgeable waiting staff and the food was wonderful. Beautifully presented plates of food and some really unique dishes on the menu to choose from which were all totally delicious Wouldn't hesitate to dine here again when in Queenstown.

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Kiran Skelton

Definitely one of the better restaurants Ive dined at in Queenstown. We got the Mezze No 5 and the Rigotini and the Risotto. All of it was delicious and the Mezze was well worth the price you paid, we got a very refreshing appetiser, a delicious entree and a very filling main as well as a salad. Its also exciting because it's kind of Chef's choice so you get a real culinary experience.

The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was so relaxing, I would definitely dine again even without First Table if it was for a special occasion. :)

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Delwyn Goodrick

No 5 has a beautiful ambience and great service. The staff go out of their way to ensure that your dining experience is enjoyable. There are plenty of vegetarian options, and some can be made vegan if required. A great space, great place and awesome tastes. Highly recommend.

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Stephanie Prendergast

This was the first time we had dined at No5 Church Lane and what an experience this was.

The venue itself is located down a small alleyway in the centre of the hustle and bustle of downtown Queenstown. Once inside the venue however, you are greeted with a calming, inviting and relaxing atmosphere, perfect to enjoy a Sunday lunch with friends and family.

The menu serves as a Mediterranean tapas experience and we were advised by our waiter that for a group of three, we would be looking at around 5-7 small dishes depending on our appetites. The option for larger courses was also available, which was a great touch. In the end we opted for 5 dishes, 1 of which was the large Char-grilled Cardrona Lamb Ribs. I cannot recommend these enough, the portion size was fantastic value for money and were cooked to perfection. In terms of taste the Lamb Ribs were closely followed by the Wild Hare & Caramelised Onion Croquettes. The small serving included three large croquettes, each containing a surprising amount of meat, which was to the delight of my partner.

Overall, we had a great experience dining at No5 Church Lane. The staff were knowledgeable, attentive and friendly and I can certainly vouch that they make a great coffee on site.

Thank you for a lovely afternoon, we are already excited for our next visit.

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Sasha Mackay

Mediterranean flavours in a funky setting with great cocktails: everything was amazing. My husband and I shared 4 small plates and had dessert. We loved the array of smokey, spicy, meaty and fresh flavours, and can't fault either the food or the service. Just smashing.

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Absolutely superb - from the ambiance to the attentive service, this place is fantastic. And the food was delicious! Simple but tasty touches like serving garlic butter with grilled bread made this our most memorable meal in Queenstown.

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Jon White

We tried the mezze set menu. It was fantastic! The waiter was right - we would try things we would probably not choose but we would enjoy them. From the opening soup to the triumphant closing dessert, everything was great. The reputation of No.5 as part of the prestigious Spire hotel precedes it but absolutely did not disappoint. A top First Table choice!

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Ji Hong

It was amazing!! Beautiful food, perfect for sharing around, we ordered main size dish each and a polenta side dish and shared everything which was perfect. Wine list and the cocktail was very good too, we were in a bit early and had some cocktail before food which was really good.

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Kevin Cox

What a great night!
Food was fabulous.
We had the Mezze platter which is a great way to sample the menu as there are 7 dishes served.
Oustanding flavours and textures.
The service was equally tremendous.
Will definitely return First Table or not.
Don't miss out!

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This was such a great time! The vibe in here was just fab! Our server was such a great guy - the kind of staff member you can tell is exactly the right fit for the hospitality industry because you could tell he loved his job, wanted to be there and was actually having a good time at work.

The restaurant was really accommodating of our 6 month old and 3 year old - they both were made to feel really welcome.

To top it all off and our main reason for going was that the food is AMAZING! we felt really pampered. You could tell great care was taken in creating each dish and the flavors were incredible!

We will definitely be back.

Great job guys!

Beth & Family :)

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Charlotte Cunliffe

Amazing dining experience!
We chose the Mezze ( 7 little dishes of the chefs choice ) which was lovely! Was fun to not know what dish was coming next, but all of the dishes were very tasteful and we didn’t leave anything on our plates!
Thought it was really good we were still able to access this special on the first table offer, but this meant we were able to get dessert too which was so yummy!
Would recommend to anyone as a place to have a cocktail or to enjoy an evening meal, and would definitely recommend people to have the Mezze as most of the dishes I liked the look of in the menu were actually in the Mezze too! Best of both worlds!
Thanks No 5 Church Lane for your friendly service and great grub :)

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Joyce Morgan

My husband and I had a great experience there. The food was great and the waiter was chirpy and friendly (thanks for the little rescue mission if you remember it). The best thing about it is the atmosphere; I love that they don't have the music up too loud, making it quiet and classy - a perfect place to have a conversation over dinner without having to semi-shout over the music/crowd.

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Srum-diddly-umptious!

We went for the sharing mezze 'trust the chef' and you would be right to trust them! They were great and accommodated for one of us being a meat-dodger, we still left feeling full to the brim and you get to taste a bit of everything!

Takes pressure off the decision maker - and I highly recommend going for the dessert add-on because it was next level!

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Phil Whitaker

No5 are very good at what they do, which is particularly true of the Mezze where you let the chef choose which dishes you would like for $50 per person.
We started with an excellent Gazpacho each and then shared the best Bruschetta I’ve had in years, tasty Cardrona lamb ribs, outstanding hand-cut chips and manuka smoked Taramasalata AND Broccolini AND Bocconcini - The food was gorgeous and copious - we were stuffed! In addition the service given by the very smooth Luke and his colleagues was faultless. We booked on FirstTable.nz so it was also wonderful value. Amazing!

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very nice and delicious

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Wonderful service from our lovely waiter. Such a calm and relaxed environment right in the heart of Queenstown. The food is truly amazing with a real N Z twist. Awesome Central Otago wine list .

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Laura Ruddle

We had a great time last week celebrating my birthday. It was great to be allowed to add an extra full paying person to the reservation. We chose the 'trust the chef' option and were not disappointed, I especially loved the fried banana blossom.

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Wendy Robertson

We had the chefs choice with dessert. I would highly reccomend this option each dish consisted of quality homemade food cooked to profection. Combinations of ingredients where unique but hightly complementary to each dish and not only tasted divine but looked amazing as well. The service was excellent, each dish was explained as it was brought out, wish we had added the wine match. If you enjoy exceptional food, and service this is the place to go, not qick meal but an evening of tantalizing taste. We will definitely go back. This has definitely been the highlight of our eating in out queenstown. 11 out of 10

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Excellent service and food is good. A bit expensive when looking what actually came to the table, but a good dining option with a very good drinks menu.

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We really enjoyed a relaxed and pleasant meal at No5, the staff were super friendly and the food was great. Would highly recommend going if you get the chance.

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Sarah-Jane Mathias

Interesting menu, good food. Excellent Pisco Sours!

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We had a lovely dining experience. Food, service and ambience were great. Would definitely be coming back on our next holiday here.

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Zeke Burholt

Absolute excellent experience. We went for the chef's recommendation and I was brilliant. Catered really well for vegan and vegetarians in our group. Certainly will be back for more! Thanks No5 crew.

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Always a delicious experience with exceptional service in a superb boutique environment.

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Naomi McCarthy

The food and service was excellent

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Alexandra Crichton

Absolutely sublime. Trust the chef, trust the bartender, they have some serious skills.

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Chris Field

Fabulous all round.

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We went for the Trust the Chef option because we couldn't decide between all the great-sounding dishes, and we weren't disappointed! They were all delicious and innovative (the Southern fried banana bloom, for instance) and we'll certainly be back to try the other dishes. The cocktails were good too!

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Had a lovely evening, atmosphere was released, food was absolutely delicious & service was spot on. Great night all round!

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Taty Almeida

Adorei a experiência tudo muito bom, principalmente a sobremesa.

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Loved the food, was a great dining experience

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Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and the waiters were super friendly. 10/10 would recommend.

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Always an interesting and eclectic menu that delivers great taste. Love the variety and trying new combinations.

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Danielle Moroney

Great food! Not too big or heavy - just delicious and great strong coffee!

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Simply fabulous, everything was perfect.

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Kaylee Beauchamp

Amazing! We chose to put our taste buds in the hands of the chef and we weren’t disappointed. Delicious food and great service.
Ask to try the fried chicken and you may get a pleasant Surprise.

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Divine, the food is outstanding, try the smoked fish and banana blooms! Cocktails are delicious and a must. Service was great. Can't fault this wee gem.

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Fantastic restaurant with innovative inspiring menu. Beautiful ambiance, lovely and warm and fantastic service. Its definitely a must go to when you are in Queenstown

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Jacinda Kirtlan

Outstanding food and service.

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Doris Zhang

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! From the vibe of the restaurant to the quality of the food, would definitely go again if I am coming back to Queenstown! I ordered Trust the Chef Vegan option, love the soup, the deep fried banana (my friend said it almost tastes like chicken) and Brussels sprouts were amazingly done! Waiters are so friendly and helpful too! :D

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Mikayla Beattie

Fantastic service and food

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Lorraine Flint

No 5 was a very pleasant night out. We experienced quite a variety of food not tasted before.

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Nice environment, beautifully presented food. Recommend shared platter

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AMAZING! thank you for a lovely evening and catering for my dietary requirements.

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Jessamy Jones

Amazing! We did the chefs choice, all four course!

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Sarah Precious

A perfect evening to celebrate my birthday with friends. A warm, relaxing ambience with friendly and knowledgeable staff who were happy to answer our questions about the menu. Looking forward to returning soon! Highly recommend.

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Food was exquisite, I didn't know barely soup could be so good, absolutely divine, beautiful ambient setting and staff were very attentive. We can't wait to go back! Thanks Mel.

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Kylie Arnesen

Food was delicious as always. Much smaller portions than we have had in the past.
Beef cheek was lovely but extremely small for what should have been a main course for 2 people. Got a mouthful each which was disappointing.
Would have been very unhappy if we had paid full price, but was fair at 50% off.
Crumbled lamb was also yum!

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The service was personalised. The menu was unique and food tasted amazing. The location of the restaurant and ambience was relaxing. A great experience.

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Great food and amazing service! Cheers!

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Campbell Angland

Did a shared trust the chief, food was amazing and service was great to boot.

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Food was interesting. Great presentation and service.

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A few drinks at the bar got us off to a great start. A lovely warm ambience, knowledgeable and friendly bar staff. Ross in particular deserves special mention - managing to juggle bar and table service. His wine matching with our meal was spot on. However the star of the show is Trent and his food. His knowledge and passion shine through. Dish after beautifully presented dish came out. I think we had 8 courses all up. All were tasty, with innovative twists. The stand outs were the salmon, beetroot felafel, banana flower, fish (wow!) and the rice creme caramel. One of the biggest highlights was having the chef deliver each dish and talk us through it. An incredibly generous thing to do. Can’t wait to return. Thank you to the whole team for making it such a special night...and to Brendan for making us laugh so much!

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Good but not great.

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We spend an amazing time at N 5 Church Lane. The new menu offers beautiful and flavoursome dishes. Tapas which can be shared between the table. We have enjoy the opportunity to taste 3 New Zealand wine for 30$. I would recommend the experience between friends without a doubt. Great service!

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Mayuko Ishikura

Awesome lunch and good customer service!!

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SerYee Yap

NZ fine dining experience. Service excellent and food big portion. We chose the ‘trust the chef’ + desserts, and they were all awesome.

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Bronwen Walker

Dined here many times, but its the first time we have been 'excluded' from the normal public 'Happy Hour' as we were booked on First Table - Pity. Food nice but didnt enjoy the whole experience as much as we used to. Mulled wine was good.

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Jenny Lim

We had really great time at N5 restaurant! The waiter was so attentive and he was really nice!The food presentation was amazing .. We definitely come back

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Absolutely 5 stars! Such a fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. We opted for the sharing menu plus dessert which we couldn't fault. The Chef came out to serve us our main courses and explained a bit about the produce and cooking methods which was a really nice touch. We will be back!

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Benjamin Roberts

Have dined at No5 a few times before and wanted to try the updated (2019) menu. It really was an amazing collection of dishes. Our group of four opted to dine à la carte as we wanted to try most things on the menu. We orders small sized dishes of everything and there was enough for everyone to try some and with 10 small dishes (excluding dessert) we were very full and content. I recommend the small dishes or the trust the chef menu as most of the dishes were very rich and packed with flavour and I'm not sure how they would scale out if you only had a large size of one (they are tapas style dishes really). Food has quite a lot of options for vegetarians and others with dietary requirements. Deserts were also excellent, hence less sharing. All in all highly recommend and good value even not on first table.

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Sophie Gibbatron

Amazing food, cocktails and service!

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Nat Wolf

Amazing, everything, all of it.

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We had a sensational lunch at No. 5 Church Lane, food was impeccable and fantastic service. Lovely ambient setting. We didn't want to leave. I didn't realise a vegetable soup with barley could be so amazing. We can't wait to go back. Many thanks.

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