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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern British cooking in the historic quarter

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The old hotel is a feature of the historic quarter of Lincoln, with splendid views of one of England's greatest cathedrals, and the castle not far off. Inside, a suave contemporary look brings wood flooring and large mirrors to the Grille restaurant and bar, where dark wood tables look the part. A twice-baked soufflé of Lincolnshire Poacher seems only appropriate in the circumstances, or there may be beetroot-cured salmon to start, ahead of a pairing of slow-cooked belly and tenderloin of local pork with carrot purée and a flavoursome jus. To finish, look out for the fine pastry work in a peach frangipane tart with macadamia and vanilla ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 11

Chef

  • Chef(s): Myles Mumby

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30: 5
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Starter from: £4.25
  • Main course from12.50
  • Dessert from: £5.80
  • 2-course lunch from: £11.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £14.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £11.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £14.95
  • Tasting menu from: £38
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 88
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 100
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: St Paul's car park

Getting here

A46 onto B1226, through Newport Arch. Hotel 0.5 miles on left as road bends left.

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Lincoln Central
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