Why everyone’s raving about this Lincoln hidden gem burger restaurant nearing first birthday

A hidden gem burger restaurant in Lincoln is getting rave reviews as it approaches its one-year anniversary in business.

Former freelance documentary film maker Jason Lord-Castle started Kine as a burger pop-up restaurant in and around Lincoln. It then grew into an established restaurant on West Parade in 2018.

Fried Chicken Sandwich – spicy fried buttermilk chicken thighs with Kine’s own special spiced honey glaze and chive mayonnaise, served with rosemary salt or spiced fries. Inside Kine’s vibrant burger restaurant. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Kine Special Burger – aged Lincolnshire beef, candied streaky bacon, Kaltbach Swiss cheese, topped with crispy spring onions, sweet potato crisps and chive mayonnaise, served with rosemary salt or spiced fries. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Nearly one year on, and with a team of nine other staff, Kine certainly seems to be proving a big hit, with maximum ratings of 5/5 on its Facebook page and Trip Advisor and 4.9 stars on Google reviews.

Kine has special plans ready for its birthday weekend on November 16-17, and also launched two brand new delicious desserts last week priced at £6 each – Banoffee Bourbon Pot and Lemon Meringue Pie.

The Banoffee Bourbon Pot is one of two new desserts recently launched at Kine. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

New dessert at Kine – Lemon Meringue Pie. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The whole menu continues to prove popular with locally sourced ingredients, and it has recently been updated with some new dishes this autumn.

This includes Fried Corn with Toasted Coconut Cream, and a Thai Black Black Bean Burger (vegetarian).

The Crispy Fried Green Beans are among the popular Small Plates dishes at Kine. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

To celebrate the one-year anniversary customers will get a free beer from Ferry Ales Brewery with every main purchased on Saturday, November 16.

Kine will then host a Bottomless Prosecco and Mimosa brunch on Sunday, November 17. It is a ticketed event priced at £25, with tickets available online here or by popping in to the restaurant.

Inside Kine’s vibrant burger restaurant. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Check out this selection of Kine’s Small Plates dishes! Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Jason, 35, told The Lincolnite: “We’ve had an exceptional first year, with the people of Lincoln really getting on board and enjoying Kine the way I’d always hoped.

“We plan to keep our menu small, refined and ever changing. In the new year we will be hosting more of our ticketed tasting menu pairing events. Our most recent being a Tequila and street food pairing evening which was a huge success.”

Harissa Butternut Squash is one of the vegetarian options on the menu. Photo: Steve Smailes on The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite sampled some of the food, including the new desserts, on Thursday, October 31 and it definitely got a thumbs up from us!

Kine is open Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-3pm and 5pm-10pm, as well as on Saturdays 12pm-10pm and Sundays 11am-3pm.

Kine is located on West Parade in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

See the rest of our gallery from Kine below:

Inside Kine’s vibrant burger restaurant. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Roasted Cauliflower on home-made hummus with garlic yoghurt and herbs. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Tender buttermilk chicken thighs in Kine’s own Jamaican Jerk inspired sauce, served with pickled cabbage and a garlic yoghurt dip. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Kine Special Burger.
Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Cheese burger at Kine. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The new Banoffee Bourbon Pot at Kine. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Korean street food restaurant Bab to Go and Akēdo Gaming Bar previously featured in The Lincolnite’s Hidden Gems series.