New Lincoln Wildwood restaurant to create 30 jobs and ‘cinema room’

People eating out in Lincoln will for the first time have the opportunity to dine with a movie at one of the city’s newest restaurants.

The new Wildwood restaurant, currently being developed on Lincoln High Street in the former Mall Shopping Centre, is set to offer visitors a unique private cinema room, available to hire.

The launch of the brand’s first Lincoln restaurant is also set to create around 30 new jobs.

As previously reported, work started to transform former shopping arcade into the new Wildwood restaurant at the beginning of January and it is expected to open in May.

Wildwood, which is owned by Tasty Plc, and specialises in grilled dishes, stone-baked pizza and freshly-prepared pasta, has had Lincoln “on its radar” for some time and has picked a location which is ideal to catch regular local and passing trade.

The Wildwood chain is taking over the former Mall on Lincoln High Street.

The Wildwood chain is taking over the former Mall on Lincoln High Street.

Local firm Maher Millard Construction has been contracted for the revamp by chartered surveyors Banks Long & Co.

Tim Bradford, Managing Director of Banks Long & Co, said: “Wildwood’s innovative approach to its newest venue spells good news all round.

“This is a new concept for the city and we think it will go down a storm. It is also creating 30 new jobs.

“The “cinema room” will be open for bookings by business groups and organisers of mini conferences and available for hire privately by families, including those who want to host a children’s party and entertain the youngsters by showing their own film (DVD).

“In addition, Wildwood will also be offering regular Thursday film nights, designed to appeal to people who want to relax over a meal and take in a film, as part of a leisurely evening out.

“The fact that Wildwood is bringing its name here reflects the ongoing growth being seen in Lincoln and the city’s increasing ability to attract food and entertainment businesses which have traditionally favoured other major towns and cities first.”