New Spanish-style tapas restaurant in Lincoln creates 8 jobs

A new restaurant has opened its doors in Lincoln, offering diners Spanish-style tapas in the heart of the city.

Ole Ole tapas bar & restaurant in Bailgate, owned by Alison and Amador Abruneiras, celebrated its opening on August 7, with a freshly prepared spread to greet and flamenco-style music.

Owner Amador has worked in restaurants, hotels and cruise ships across Spain and the UK. After moving to Lincoln, Amador spent 8 years as manager of local restaurant Gino’s.

Altogether, the new restaurant created around eight new jobs and promises friendly service with a homely and traditional atmosphere.

In addition to the set tapas menu, where diners can order fresh paella and traditional platters, a chef special board will be offered, with seasonal favourites changing around three times a week.

Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

The new bar and eatery is also affiliated with the Bail House Hotel, and provides breakfast daily for guests staying there.

Alison said: “We couldn’t have asked for a better setting. The Englishness of the period buildings here adds beautifully to the rustic appeal that we have tried to portray.”

Throughout the premises, Ole Ole is decked out in preloved and restored furnishings.

“All of our interior decorations have come from charity shops in and around Lincoln, added to a few original trinkets from Amador’s hometown.”

Future plans include fiesta evenings with live music and dancing on the outdoor patio at the rear of the building.

“We really do want people to feel that they are experiencing a little bit of Spain in their back garden,” Alison added.