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Top 10 Lincoln international cuisine spots

Delightful dishes: Looking for a restaurant with an edge this weekend? Why not try our recommended international spots?

Wondering where to go for dinner tonight? Then why not try one of Lincoln’s wealth of great independent international restaurants?

Lincoln has some great choices for quality international cuisine to choose from, and The Lincolnite has decided to showcase some of the best. So why not let your taste buds do the travelling this weekend and try one of our top 10?


Damon’s, Doddington Road

Damon’s has become a bit of a local treasure, with its roof shaped like a rack of ribs and its all American, Planet Hollywood style theme. To get the full experience, you can head to the bar before taking your seats where you can choose from a range of great cocktails and mocktails (perfect for the designated driver).

Most Popular Dish: The Ribs £14.40
Contact: 01522 887722 


Straits Brasserie, The Strait

A charming restaurant sat at the bottom of Steep Hill. This is a great place to soak up the atmosphere and admire the distinctive décor. There is a range of authentic and exotic meals to choose from, but for a real taste of Brazil, Straits Brasserie is proud to offer the Cairpirinha, a traditional Brazilian cocktail with a kick.

Most Popular Dish: Xinini le Galinha £8.25
Contact: 01522 576765  


The Newport Arch Chinese Restaurant, Bailgate

This elegant and spacious Chinese Restaurant specialises in Cantonese cuisine. It welcomes large groups and is proud to call itself a family restaurant, but also provides a romantic atmosphere for smaller groups and couples. Just choose from the variety of quality Chinese dishes, sit back and enjoy.

Most Popular Dish: Sweet and Sour Chicken Cantonese £7.20 (add Egg Fried Rice for £2.60)
Contact: 01522 545006 


No. 14 Bistro, Bailgate

Vive la France. No. 14 Bistro has recently celebrated being included in the The Good Food Guide, demonstrating the superior standards of their French inspired cuisine. Looking out onto the cobbled streets of the Bail and surrounded by artisan décor, it’s like dining in a true Parisian paradise.

Most Popular Dish: Venison Pie £14.25
Contact: 01522 576556 


Gabby’s Greek Restaurant, High Street

Get into the easy-going Greek spirit when you visit Gabby’s, Lincoln’s only authentic Greek restaurant. Freshly cooked and expertly prepared, they offer traditional dishes from several different regions of Greece. But, make sure you don’t leave without trying some genuine Greek ouzo.

Most Popular Dish: Mousakka £9.30
Contact: 01522 560480 


The Bombay, The Strait

Small but stylish, The Bombay has been diligently dishing up our curries for longer than any other Indian restaurant in Lincoln. They pride themselves on their traditional menu and trademark Indian beers. This intimate setting lends itself perfectly to a small party or a meal for two.

Most Popular Dish: Chicken Tikka Masala £8.25 (add rice for £2.00)
Contact: 01522 523264 


La Trattoria, West Parade

This small but atmospheric Italian restaurant is a real hidden gem, perfect for an intimate meal with a few close friends or your partner, where you’ll feel like you’re dining in your own private parlour. It has only been open a few months but is fast becoming a local favourite offering a delicious range of delectable Italian recipes.

Most Popular Dish: The Veil £12.95
Contact: 01522 519050 


Kashi, Waterside North

With a range of over 30 different traditional Japanese dishes to choose from, Kashi is a must for Lincoln’s more adventurous eaters. As the city’s first authentic Japanese restaurant Kashi serves a range of Sushi rolls, Bento boxes, Ramen dishes and more — this one is definitely worth a try.

Most Popular Dish: Chicken Teriyaki £6.50
Contact: 01522 521444 


Tequila’s, The Bailgate

Situated at the heart of the Bailgate, Lincoln’s uphill hot spot, Tequila’s has a real authentic atmosphere. A brilliant place to start a night out with friends it has a truly Mexican laid back feel. Of course, you can’t have a Mexican without a couple of cheeky Margaritas, which are also available with a strawberry twist!

Most Popular Dish: Fajitas (chicken, steak or king prawn) £12.99
Contact: 01522 529991 


Thai Sabai, Brayford Wharf

With such a beautiful and breath-taking interior you’ll think you are dining next to the Andaman Sea, and not the Brayford Pool, in this authentic Thai restaurant. With a great range of dishes to try and a spacious dining area this is a brilliant place to enjoy with a group of friends or family.

Most Popular Dish: Thai Green Curry £8.95 (add rice for £2.95)
Contact: 01522 512473

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