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Our 2023 Journey: The High, The Lows and the Epic Moments!

As we gear up to bid adieu to 2023, we can't help but reflect on the whirlwind of memories we've created together. Strap in because we're about to embark on a time-traveling adventure through the epicness that was 2023 and get a sneak peek at the wild ride we've got planned for 2024. So, before we dive into the exhilarating adventures that await in 2024, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude. Thank you for supporting our family business and being the heartbeat of V-ATE!

6 team members showing rock on signs with their hands and big smiles after winning award
2023 Highlights: Where the Magic Happened!

Ready to take a stroll down memory lane with us? We had a pretty memorable 2023! So, grab a seat, and let's chat about the real stars of the show—the moments, the wins, and the heartwarming tales that made our year one for the books.

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On the Road Adventures:

2023 was the year V-ATE took to the streets! Mayhem Gym's Boston Strong Man event (pictured here), Boston Christmas Market, and Bells Pumpkin Patch — we spread the V-ATE magic, and you were right there, turning every event into a rocking success. Now we know V-ATE works great on the road, we're on the lookout for even more events to cruise over to in 2024!

award winner Katie being handed award by Jane Bolton and another member of staff.
Destination Lincolnshire Awards:

We suited up, strutted our stuff, and got nominated for not one but two awards! Although we missed out on the Taste Lincolnshire award, our very own Katie bagged the Unsung Hero award. This means that she will be automatically shortlisted for the national awards next year! Cheers to our shining stars!

bride and groom tucking into big dirty burgers at the top table

A Culinary Love Story

A highlight that touched our hearts was the privilege of catering the wedding breakfast for Jay & Daniel this summer. It was a super special event, and we felt deeply honored to be part of their beautiful celebration. Burgers at a wedding! You're our kind our couple. Wishing you both a happy, healthy and joyful 2024.

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Team Milestones and New Beginnings

In 2023, our V-ATE family witnessed both cherished beginnings and proud milestones. Ellice took a well-deserved break to welcome adorable baby Huey and spend quality time as a family. Meanwhile, we welcomed a host of talented and inspiring individuals to our team. One of those being Senior sous chef and Master baker Kyle. We're honoured to have you all as part of the team.

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Apprenticeship Triumphs

A round of applause for our fantastic team! In the academic arena, our rockstars shone bright. Front of house manager Chloe completed a Level 4 Hospitality Manager course, Head Chef Ben aced his Level 4 Kitchen Management apprenticeship, and Sous Chef Adele (Pictured here with company director victoria) conquered her Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship.

Grandmother and granddaughter stood in restaurant wearing high vis jackets while bowling lanes are built in the background
Duckpin Bowling Bonanza:

Remember the first roll, the strikes, the celebrations? Our Duckpin Bowling Lanes turned ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. Built by local company Lynx bowling back in January in an effort to offer our customers an even more memorable dining experience. Birthdays, date nights, and the Bowl-athon for Comic Relief—those lanes saw it all, and you made it legendary.

Two of V-ATE team members with footbal players from the once upon a smile charity match
Celebrity Sparkle at Jakemans Stadium

In the summer, V-ATE proudly sponsored the Once Upon A Smile charity match at Jakemans Stadium in Boston. The night before, we had the honor of hosting all the celebrity players, adding some V-ATE flavor to the pre-game festivities


Acknowledging Our Oopsie-Daisies

Yep, we've had our fair share of "Whoops!" moments. Navigating the post-pandemic hospitality seas had us doing the cha-cha. But, thanks to your feedback, we found our rhythm. Full table service? Check. Consistent opening times? Double-check. And we've upped the ante on food standards—all thanks to your insights and understanding. Thank you for sticking with us as we found our rhythm and evolved into the V-ATE we knew we could be. Your feedback is and always will be invaluable to us.


2024: Buckle Up, It's Gonna Be a Wild

Alright, let's fast forward a bit! The curtains have closed on 2023, and now it's time to spill the beans on what V-ATE has up its sleeve for the coming year. Buckle up, because 2024 is all about turning up the flavor, cranking up the fun, and bringing you more of what you love. From sizzling specialty food events to groovy happy hours, we're ready to make every visit to V-ATE a memorable adventure. So, grab your anticipation hats, because the future at V-ATE is looking deliciously exciting!

two couples in their mid 50's drinking milkshakes and laughing while sat down at table in restaurant
Bowling Serenity:

We heard you, and we want to do better. We're creating serene pockets of time for those who prefer to enjoy V-ATE without the bowling soundtrack. From January 2024, bowling will be off from 12pm - 5pm monday to thursday, and until 3pm on Fridays. Giving you ample opportunity to enjoy a less energetic V-ATE experience. For more details visit our duckpin bowling page online at

Your chill time, your way!

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Value-Packed Deals Galore:

Because great food shouldn't break the bank! Offering value for money has never been so important and is something we work hard to do. While we have lots of options for a big blow out, we also want to provide tasty deals. Drive Time Dinner Deals, 2 for £15 Lunch Menus, and Happy Hour every Friday and Saturday starting January 5th. Quality feasting without the hefty price tag? Count us in!

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Speciality Food Events: 

Brace yourself for gastronomic delights! 2024 is all about themed food events—Steak Night, BBQ Extravaganza, and much more. Your taste buds are in for a treat, or shall we say, a feast! Keep an eye on our website and socials for more details! 

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V-ATE Roast Club

Sundays just got a whole lot tastier. Dive into V-ATE's twist on the classic roast dinner. Pick your roast—turkey, brisket, or gammon—and customize your experience with 2 or 3 courses. We're bringing you the flavors you love with a mouthwatering twist. 

You can join us for our very first V-ATE Roast Club on Sunday January 21st. Gather your family, friends, and fellow food enthusiasts for a Sunday filled with delectable roast delights, laughter, and the unmistakable V-ATE vibe. Book your spot at the Roast Club and let the feasting begin! 


As we stand on the cusp of a new year, we can't help but be filled with excitement for the adventures that lie ahead. Your infectious energy and laughter turned every day into a rocking adventure. So, here's to you—the community that makes V-ATE not just a place to dine but a home for shared moments and unforgettable experiences.

Keep Rockin on, we're already looking forward to seeing you again soon.


Katie, the Burdens, the Wilding, and the whole V-ATE team x

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