Lincoln Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lincoln

February 25, 2018 Jana Sager

Discover the best restaurant in Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) including The Cheese Society, The Dining Room at Washingborough Hall Country Hotel, La Bottega Delitalia, The Bowl Full Tapas Bar, Elena's Kitchen, Caffe Portico, Bunty's Tearoom, Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Bar Unico, Cafe Shanti
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1. The Cheese Society

1 St. Martins Lane, Lincoln LN2 1HY, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$63 - HK$157 +44 1522 511003
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 513 reviews

The Cheese Society

Specialist cheese shop and cheese eatery, located in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We stock a wide range of local, British & Continental cheeses and serve a select range of hot and cold cheeses dishes. Enjoy loose teas, fresh coffee, wines, beers, ales, ciders and soft drinks

Reviewed By mikerc2016 - London, United Kingdom

We were served a lovely lunch with exquisite coffee by the daughter of the owner/manageress. Marvellous lunch. But the young lady’s mother was disinterested and dismissive of our enthusiasm for the Shop, the lunch and the brilliant service. Alas. Would go back but would check to see who’s serving first. Food and coffee were a joy.

2. The Dining Room at Washingborough Hall Country Hotel

Church Hill | Lincoln, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1BE, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$494 +44 1522 790340
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

The Dining Room at Washingborough Hall Country Hotel

The award winning 2 AA Rosette, Dining Room is situated within Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel - a beautiful Grade 2 listed late georgian Manor House set in 3 acres of Gardens and only 3 miles from the historic centre of Lincoln. The elegant, yet informal restaurant is open 7 days a week offering a la carte menu from 6pm-9pm. Lunchtime menu from 12.00-2pm weekdays and Sunday with dedicated Sunday lunch menu too. A delicious Afternoon tea menu with home made cakes and pastries and a more informal bar menu is also available 12.00-9pm. Lincolnshire favourites implemented with care and attention. and attention. Open

Reviewed By rachelmMonmouthshire - monmouthshire

we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the chefs here are second to none and rightly deserve the 2 AA rosettes.

3. La Bottega Delitalia

9 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1NL, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$31 - HK$102 +44 1522 537775
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

La Bottega Delitalia

La Bottega Delitalia is a small and beautiful cafe/bistro with real rustic decor..With inside Seating and outside pateo area...We serve delicious home cooked fresh food at real value for money... Specialising in pasta dishes... Paninis...And salads all available to eat in or take away.. Our pastas are great to take away in our New york style pasta pots... Outside catering is avalable including platters that are great for office partys and meetings. We open mon to wed 9am to 4pm Thursday,Friday & Saturday 9am to 9pm ...BYO after 6.30 Small corkage fee charged... Very popular so good idea to book xx

Reviewed By Paula H - Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

We visited here in February 2018 for my son's birthday. What can I say .... absolutely fabulous food. All home made to order. We all had pasta and everyone was faultless. The staff/owners where friendly and very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back and my son will continue to order online, which also is as good as the meals you receive in the cafe. First class in every way.

4. The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

185 West Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QS, England Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1522 545577
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 378 reviews

The Bowl Full Tapas Bar

small family run restaurant, specialising in authentic Spanish tapas. Excellent choice of beers, wine and food in a relaxed, homely environment.

Reviewed By Fussysauce

I have to admit I was a little sceptical about this place...but what a gem! I cannot abide the overly commercial versions of tapas restaurants where it’s an in, eat and out culture. This place is superb, the attention to detail, the explanations of the different flavours and individual dishes are second to none. We will be visiting again. It really is a superb local restaurant of Spanish flavours with a Lincolnshire twist. Well done.

5. Elena's Kitchen

63 West Parade | Corner of South Parade, Lincoln LN1 1QL, England Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$86 +44 1522 567271
Excellent
90%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 161 reviews

Elena's Kitchen

Small coffee bar/trattoria, specialising in fresh home cooked food - from breakfasts to lunches and afternoon tea. Eat in or takeaway, Seating for 12. The best Lavazza coffee, hot chocolate and tea or herbal teas. Now open Friday evening for Pizza and Tiramisu all made fresh by Elena. Eat in or takeaway. Please book in advance if possible to reserve your table as space is limited. BYO Parties catered for, freshly prepared buffets - can deliver, made to your requirements. Parties also maximum Seating 12. Please telephone or pop in and see Elena.

Reviewed By Pete C - Hampshire, United Kingdom

Popped in for breakfast. Friendly staff, good service, reasonably priced food, what more could you ask for? Give it a try.

6. Caffe Portico

Grantham Street | The Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1BD, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$220 +44 7956 653156
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Caffe Portico

Caffe Portico is a fully licensed Italian Caffe Bar and Pizza Restaurant serving a wide selection of delicious homemade and locally sourced food throughout the day and Neapolitan wood fired oven pizzas on Friday and Saturday evenings. We are the perfect venue for a private party. Birthdays and engagements, clubs and societies, office parties and any other festive occasions. We create bespoke menus and provide all the services you will need to make your event one to remember.

Reviewed By Katie D - London, United Kingdom

I came into this place before either was officially opened (the website says 8.30 it its actually 9am) but I was still allowed to sit and order. The service is really friendly and the porridge was good and very reasonable. Would come back.

7. Bunty's Tearoom

18 Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LT, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Drinks +44 1522 537909
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 970 reviews

Bunty's Tearoom

Reviewed By GOOLEYMALC - Scunthorpe

A well deserved rest half up Steep Hill in Lincoln led us to this place, a quaint little tea shop with a welcoming interior and staff. Ordered some sandwiches and drinks and was well happy with what we got and would definitely call in again.

8. Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

33 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AP, England Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$330 +44 1522 534222
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

A unique authentic Spanish Tapas Bar and Restaurant, with its rustic and traditional look, you will feel like you are in the hart of Spain. Come and join us for Authentic Spanish Tapas and Meals cooked by our Spanish Chefs.

Reviewed By squirrelcheeks - Bristol

The most important thing - food - was brilliant. So tasty. Highly recommend.
The only negative for us was that it was incredibly noisy and felt cramped. I understand for some this creates lively/cosy atmosphere but it was hard to hear ourselves think, so if it’s a busy night I think it is less appealing for couples. That’s the reason I have given this 4 instead of 5.
But on a less frenetic night I think we’d find it more conducive, and most importantly the food was great and service friendly.

9. Bar Unico

3 St. Benedicts Square, Lincoln LN5 7AR, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$110 +44 1522 568294
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 182 reviews

Bar Unico

We are an authentic, family-run coffee bar bringing Italian coffee culture to Lincoln. Serving freshly made biscotti, pastries, gelato, pizza & different lunch specials each day. We open late for private parties and functions for up to 30 people.

Reviewed By Beth S - Lincoln, United Kingdom

Gio, Di and Danielle came to work with children at school as part of our pizza work. Nothing was too much trouble and they effortlessly worked with 150 people all at once! The children all went away raving about the whole experience and I cannot express just how grateful we are for their amazing support. Such kindhearted people!

10. Cafe Shanti

6 Clasketgate | Opposite Musgraves / Theatre Royal, Lincoln LN2 1JS, England Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 7735 161481
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Cafe Shanti

Private party bookings also taken outside of usual business hours, please call to see if your date is available.

Reviewed By gburgham - Darlington, United Kingdom

An absolute gem. We called in on Friday for lunch and were fortunate to find a free table. Wonderful food - a delicious mixed platter is highly recommended. The staff are lovely.
It’s only a small place but huge in appeal. We loved it so much that we booked for the next day. Never has vegetarian food tasted so good. Enjoy!

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