Traditional English eatery Churchills opens on Lincoln High Street

A new coffee shop and restaurant serving traditional hearty meals and a range of drinks has opened on Lincoln High Street this week.

Churchills opened on April 9, opposite Carluccio’s Italian restaurant, and serves the likes of a full English breakfast to steak and kidney pies.

There are also lighter bites, such as paninis and homemade cakes. All of the meat products for the dishes are sourced locally.

Owner Matthew Parsons (24) spent seven months renovating the site, which used to be a clothes shop.

He decided to take on the unit after he finished studying, and expand the Churches restaurant in Boston, which is run by his parents.

Matthew said: “Churchills is a brand new coffee shop and restaurant on the High Street and we do traditional English food like steak and kidney pie, gammon, fish and chips, as well as smaller things like jacket potatoes, teacakes and scones.

“Everything is sourced locally — for instance our roast beef special is using Lincolnshire-produced silverside beef, so it’s very good quality.”

As previously reported, Matthew Parsons originally aimed to run a New York-style coffee shop and restaurant, but since changed his plan.

He said: “We thought it would suit Lincoln better to have a traditional English place.

“We’ve had a lot of continental places open up recently, like Carluccio’s opposite, American diner Ribs ‘n’ Bibs and Lincolnshire Red, so we wanted to go down a traditional route, similar to the one in Boston.”

Prices are competitive with other eateries in the city, with hot drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos or pots of tea costing £1.45, and the full English breakfast costing £3.95. The varying specials are set at £3.99.