The best cocktails in town!

New York Style
Restaurant and Grill

We are a Family Run Restaurant in the Heart of Lincolnshire Specialising in Special Occasions, Get Togethers with Friends and Family and Date Nights for those with a love of American Cuisine and a Cheeky Cocktail!
We are located at:
Witham and Blues, Main Rd, Langrick, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 7AJ.
You can book online or call us on 01205 280546

20th March 2020

To all of our loyal customers and friends,

First of all we would like to personally thank each and every individual that has ordered from us this week.  Also a huge thank you to those of you who have shared our posts, sent messages of support and just generally kept us feeling positive and loved.  This support network has been invaluable in keeping our team going and for that we are eternally grateful.  Social media can be used as an incredible force for good and this week has proven that.

Earlier in the week after the government’s announcement asking for people to stop visiting restaurants and other social venues we had to take the very difficult decision of telling our casual team that we did not know if there would be any more shifts for them after this week.  These people are the life and soul of our business, most of them are under 21, incredibly hard working and they make our restaurants what they are… fun, exciting and upbeat.  On a weekend they support our full time team and we have sorely missed them even in the few short days that many of them have been missing from our business.

As an employer of almost 30 people our major concern was how we were going to pay peoples wages.  We asked ourselves a lot of questions and ran the numbers in lots of different scenarios and as you have seen from this week we just decided that the only option we had was to go for it so we turned our full service restaurants into takeaways overnight and we went full throttle to make it work.  There is no doubt that it has worked in keeping our full time team busy but please know that we have had to take a major hit on the margins (which are already tight) and although there is obviously a demand we are not entirely sure that it works for a long term business solution that covers our teams full incomes. 

Prior to the PM’s announcement this afternoon our plan for next week was to offer our full time team approx. 75% of their hours over 4 days (Thurs – Sun) and to run the takeaway side of things once again.  We were anxious not to predict exactly how this would work too early on as there are so many variables.

For instance…
If one of our chefs were to have to isolate would we be able to operate the takeaway for both restaurants or would we have to prioritise one?
What if one of our team became ill whilst at work?  Should we all then isolate?

We are a family business too, so obviously this means that family members (who are also key members of staff) are working together so should one person begin showing symptoms where would this leave us?

We are aware that we are not exactly getting to the point but we want you to see why we have taken the decision that we have this evening as an entire team.  We know that the demand for the takeaway is there, we absolutely feel the love for it and we won’t forget that.  However, we have a government who have offered to retain our team’s income up to a higher level that we could guarantee as their employer.  Not only that but if we close our doors and cease to trade (TEMPORARILY… this is TEMPORARY) then not only will our Full Time Team benefit but also our wonderful Casual Team also. 

We have to also think about the reason our government is asking us to close and why they are prepared to support our team in such a way… it is to keep us safe.  Our team are our family and their health and wellbeing is, hands down, the most important thing.

So tomorrow the doors will not open, the ovens will stay cold and the team will stay home. 

To our team…

Never have we known such hardworking, dedicated and talented people.  We are always proud of you but this week you have made us burst with happiness.  You have treated our business as if it were your own and you have treated us, your employers, like we are your friends and your family.  Caring more for us and our wellbeing than for yourselves at times.  Your jobs here are safe and in time this company will prosper and thrive once again.  Let’s face it… after all this time in their homes our customers are going to be ready for some fun and we definitely know how to throw a party!!    

So to everyone who has read this far, thank you.  We will spend our time here making sure that when you are allowed to return that you return to restaurants that have been loved and improved in ways that we haven’t even had time to think up yet!  We are only pressing pause for the next month but rest assured WE WILL BE BACK!

From our family to yours we wish you all happiness, the best of health and love,

Lesley, Bob, Neil and Victoria xxx
Company Directors

In case you were wondering.....

What we do...

We specialise in all things New York Style! We have created a restaurant that we would love to visit ourselves and we hope you love it too!  We can accommodate groups of up to 12 guests or offer a fabulous and lively atmosphere for couples joining us simply for Date Night!  Our menu offers something for the whole family so we are the perfect destination for Family Celebrations of all kinds!

Customer Service, Good Food and Fabulous Cocktails are our huge passion so if you love service with a smile and a night out with a difference then we can't wait to welcome you!

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Come and try a tipple from our extensive Cocktail Menu!
It's all about the food!!
It's all about the food!!
One thing is for sure... you won't go home hungry!!
Desserts to die for!
Desserts to die for!
Leave room for Dessert!  Our Waffle Tower is the perfect Dessert to share... or not!
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Check out our Menus

Our Cocktail Menu
Our Cocktail Menu
We have Cocktails Galore as well as a large range of Bottled Beers and Milkshakes!
Our Main Menu
Our Main Menu
Ribs, Steaks, Burgers, Chicken and so much more!
Our Dessert Menu
Our Dessert Menu
You need to leave room for our Delicious Desserts!
Our little way of saying "Thank You"....

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Visiting us could not be easier...

Book Online

Our team try to take calls outside of our working hours as well as during service but when it's not possible for us to speak to you please feel free to use our online booking system.  It is exactly the same as the one we will use when we speak to you on the phone and shows the same availability.  
The only thing it won't let you do is book large groups as there are different terms and conditions for those so if you are booking for a party of between 8 and 12 then please give us a call.  Unfortunately 12 is the largest table size we can accommodate, this is not only down to space but also because enormous group sizes can throw our kitchen service all "out of wack" and we never want that!
Our online booking shows live availability 24 hours a days so you can even book at 3am if you want to and we will receive your reservation the very next day when we open!  It's pretty nifty!!
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Come on over!

We are open on these days and we run our full menu during each service!

Tuesday - Doors open at 5.30pm and we seat the last tables at 8.30pm.

Wednesday - Doors open at 5.30pm and we seat the last tables at 8.30pm.

Thursday - Doors open at 5.30pm and we seat the last tables at 8.30pm.

Friday - Doors open at 5pm and we seat the last tables at 9pm.

Saturday - Doors open at 5pm and we seat the last tables at 9pm.

We are closed on Sundays and Mondays (yes even on a Bank Holiday - sorry)!

We are right here!

We are located in a little village called Langrick just to the North of Boston in Lincolnshire.

This is the full address...

Witham and Blues,
Main Road,
PE22 7AJ.

The road is the B1192 and we sit just beside Langrick Bridge over the River Witham.

Talk to us!

We know that lots of you really hate talking to a real person so if you are one of those we suggest you book online or message us via our Facebook page!

If you quite like to have a little chit chat then we are happy to have a little natter (within reason because sometimes we actually have to run about being fabulous)!

You can give us a call on 01205 280546. When you call a member of our team will ask which restaurant you are calling about because this number also services our sister restaurant, "V-ATE". Be ready to tell them that you are calling about Witham and Blues to avoid any confuzzlement!

Sometimes we are definitely having a break so if you don't manage to get hold of us please try booking online or give us a call within our opening hours.

We do have an email but it can take us a while to get around to replying to you so social media is best. If you are really stuck then the address is but please don't expect an instant reply.
© Witham and Blues Ltd. 2019