The Lincoln Guides: 5 of the Best Restaurants in Lincoln

5 of the best restaurants in Lincoln

There are so many places to eat in Lincoln, from the independent restaurants in the Bailgate and on Steep Hill to the Brayford Waterfront area where more of the chains live. There are so many options to choose from and it can be easy to be overwhelmed. After asking the Lincoln Bloggers UK crew for their top recommendations, there were some clear winners and they have all made it into the top 5.

1. Kine

Kine restaurant Lincoln

6 W Parade, Lincoln LN1 1JT

Kine started in 2017 by doing pop up events around Lincoln and they fully opened as a restaurant in September 2018 so will soon be celebrating their 2 year anniversary! They have a small but ever-changing menu as their commitment to using local and in season produce is a big priority. Some of their best-sellers include Roasted Cauliflower and Hummus, Crispy Green Beans and our Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Their cheese burger and chicken sandwich also prove very popular!

Kine Restaurant Lincoln

2. Ole Ole Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Ole Ole Tapas Bar Lincoln

Union Road 3 ingleman Place, The Lawns, Lincoln LN1 3AP

Ole Ole Tapas is a family run authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant in the heart of Lincoln. They are a busy, exciting and vibrant restaurant who are always trying to bring a slice of Spain to Lincoln through their food and service. Established in 2013, the Ole Ole family is passionate about food as you can see from their fantastic menu. From a date night to a large family meal, it's perfect for any occasion. 

3. Thailand No.1

Thailand No.1 Lincoln

80-81 Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR

Situated on Bailgate, Thailand No.1 offers exceptional service and authentic Thai Cuisine. They have a wealth of classic Thai dishes which use the freshest ingredients including herbs, spices and exotic vegetables sent to them every week from growers in Thailand. In additional to the traditional menu, there are some fantastic banquet set menus to choose from which include two Vegetarian options - I love it when a restaurant caters just as well for Vegetarians.

Thailand No.1 Lincoln

4. Castle View Indian

Castle View, 11 Union Road, Lincoln LN1 3BJ

Castle View Indian Lincoln
Castle View Indian is an authentic Indian restaurant based at the heart of historic Lincoln. As soon as we moved to Lincoln, we asked for recommendations for the best Indian and Castle View came up repeatedly - not bad for a restaurant that only opened three years ago in 2016! Nestled in the shadow of the Castle (so a lovely historic part of the city) it serves a variety of dishes ranging from traditional dishes to more experimental ones. The restaurant was awarded the Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year Overall winner at the English Asian Food Awards in 2019.

5. Duke William Pub & Kitchen

Duke William Lincoln

44 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AP

Recently refurbished, The Duke William is a historic building set in Bailgate and is home to a pub serving delicious British home cooked food. Offering a stylish and comfortable environment, you can also choose to stay there and make it a real break. They are very environmentally conscious and taking great steps forward including offering more plant-based food options and working with suppliers to reduce unnecessary packaging.

Hope this has given you some inspiration for where to eat when you're next in Lincoln. I had to include some other restaurants which came highly recommended and almost made the cut  - these included The Cosy Club, The Swan Holme and Olivares Tapas.

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