August 21, 2018 5.35 pm This story is over 63 months old

Vegan bonanza and meaty delights on new Mailbox Lincoln menu

Vegan, meaty and sweet delights on the menu

The Mailbox in Lincoln has a new menu with plenty of vegan dishes as well as a new range of food for meat lovers and sweets enthusiasts.

The Lincolnite team went to the bar on Guildhall Street on Tuesday lunch time to try out the new menu.

The starter nibbles we tried included halloumi fries, avocado fries, chicken waffle goujons and BBQ pulled pork and cheese topped tatties. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Several of the vegan dishes include jackfruit, also described as “pulled pork for vegetarians”.

Jackfruit is a large, green spiky fruit originating from India, South America and South-east Asia, with a meaty texture and appearance.

Vegan chilli and cheese loaded fries and the BBQ jackfruit topped tatties. Yum! Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The pulled jackfruit can be found in the a new vegan spicy bean burger, which is also topped with vegan mayo and cheese. It’s also in the jackfruit Bao steamed buns.

No meat but very tasty: the vegan selection we tried included the falafel salad, the mac and cheese toasted sandwich and the BBQ pulled jackfruit Bao bun. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Other vegan-friendly dishes include macaroni grilled cheese sandwich, black bean and butternut squash quinoa chilli with salad and spicy rice, falafel salad, avocado fries and halloumi fries.

The vegan mac and cheese is creamy and filling while the falafel salad is a light but satisfying choice. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There are plenty of new items on the menu for meat lovers too.

There’s a new chicken curry burger, maple bacon burger and a decadent double decker burger.

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The new burger trio: Cheesy double decker, sweet and smoky maple bacon and the curry chicken burger. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Other meaty treats include buttermilk ribs (buttermilk dusted pork ribs, crispy fried and drizzled with BBQ sauce), chicken and waffles (crispy fried buttermilk chicken breast and house slaw sandwiched between toasted waffles and drizzled with maple syrup), and chicken waffle goujons.


Possibly our favourite on the new menu: the buttermilk ribs — so meaty yet tender and juicy. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The crispy battered chicken with waffles and slaw was a sweet, sour and savoury treat. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

New desserts include chocolate fritters (crispy fried Mars bar coated in doughnut batter served with vanilla ice cream), cookie dough, and s’mores biscuit sandwiches (digestive biscuits filled with hazlenut chocolate spread and toasted mini marshmallows, drizzled with chocolate flavoured sauce).

The chocolate fritters are Mars bars with doughnut batter and deep fried. They come with vanilla ice cream. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Crunchy, gooey and chocolatey – the s’mores biscuit sandwiches. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A taste of everything sweet: deep fried Mars bars, s’mores biscuits and chocolate glazed doughnut burger. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A tray of sweet wonders: ice cream, cookie dough, doughnuts, chocolate flake and Smarties. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A new addition to the drinks menu are ‘Martinny’ cocktails (cocktails in a can), topped with biscuits and sweets.

We tried the Pornstar Martinny (with a side shot of Prosecco) and the Espresso Martinny. They were topped with bourbon biscuits and pineapple candy cubes. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Mailbox General Manager Adam Johnson said: “We’re really excited about the new menu. We have lots of demand for vegan and vegetarian dishes, so we wanted to ensure we had plenty of options to choose from.

“The jackfruit dishes are really amazing, even meat eaters will love the flavour and texture as it really does taste like pulled pork. We think we’ve got something for everyone so come on down and try our new dishes for yourself.”

The Lincolnite did just that — and it’s a thumbs up from us for the new Mailbox menu!