Top 10 new foodie places in Lincoln in 2019

The Lincolnite has celebrated the opening of lots of new restaurants, pop up stalls and cafes in the city in 2019 – here are the top ten.

Lincoln has emerged as a great spot for foodies to get their tastebuds tingling with different cuisines from all around the world.

Here is a list of some of the best places to get a bite to eat or a drink, in no particular order.


First Lincoln Jamaican takeaway serves jerk delights

Now, this looks great. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Jerk chicken, curried goat and oxtails are all on the menu at a brand new Jamaican takeaway called Harry’s Jerk Centre in Lincoln.

The restaurant had a staggered opening over a couple of months from January but it is now fully open serving up Carribean delights.

Dean Smith, also known as Harry, said: “People love the Jamaican style of food. We’re going to be serving up lots of different meats for everyone to try.”


Lincoln’s new tapas and cocktail bar

A sample of the wide range of tapas on offer at Cicchetti. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln’s new tapas and cocktail bar officially opened in the city centre in the summer after completing its transformation from an independent Italian restaurant.

Cicchetti replaced Pomodoro E Basilico after the owner Saied Bakhshalian said that there were too many Italian restaurant chains in Lincoln.

The opening came after over £100,000 of investment and The Lincolnite went for a sneak preview in July.


New vegan pizza and pasta stall

Antonio Caruso and Lynsey Rossiter at La Verdura. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Vegan pizzas, pastas, desserts and fresh smoothies are on the menu at a new vegan stall in Lincoln’s outdoor market.

La Verdura, which means vegetables in Italian, can be found in the outdoor market in City Square after it opened for the first time in July.

They make the food fresh each day with a variety of pasta including Pasta Puttanesca, three varieties of vegan pizza as well as deep-fried cauliflower balls.


Vegetarian and vegan pizza goes mobile

Owners of Slow Rise Lewis Pheby and Rosie Mawer. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A new mobile Neapolitan vegetarian and vegan pizza company launched in Lincoln this summer.

Lewis Pheby, 26, and his girlfriend and business partner Rosie Mawer, 25, who have both been vegetarian for around three years, set up Slow Rise in July 2019.

Ever since, the couple has been setting up their pizza oven at different corporate events and social clubs around the city.


Smoothie and burger bar gets veggie tastebuds tingling

The Mint Box owners Stephen Gidlow and Marta Kompinska. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A local couple has upcycled and converted a mobile horsebox to provide Lincoln with a healthy and tasty smoothie and homemade plant-based burger bar.

Vegetarians and health enthusiasts Stephen Gidlow, 38, and his partner Marta Kompinska, 31, launched a new business called The Mint Box in the summer.

Ever since they have been trading at City Square and St Marks and have recently started to trial delivering the veggie food direct to people’s doors.


Traditional chippy goes vegan

They have lots of vegan options on the menu.

A traditional Lincoln chippy launched a new vegan menu and it was so popular that people are queued out of the doors.

Carholme Chippy, on Carholme Road, started frying up the plant-based treats on Monday, October 7.

The owner wanted to reflect the traditional options so serves up banana blossom fish, battered tofu fish, vegan scampi, vegan sausages, vegan burgers, vegetable fritters and more.


Bobbins picked by readers as the Lincoln’s favourite cafe

Coffee Bobbins is Lincoln’s number one cafe as voted for by The Lincolnite readers. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A cafe on The Strait was named as the number one place for tea and coffee in the city by The Lincolnite readers.

Lois Sale, 33, and her mother Paula took over the reins from former owner Christine Spencer on September 30 for their very first business venture at Coffee Bobbins.

Over 300 votes were counted and Coffee Bobbins came out on top, ahead of its nearest challenger, The Angel Coffee House.


Slice of success: Baker launches cheesecake business

Richard Whiteley is the man behind Lincoln Cheesecakes.

A Lincoln baker launched a new mouthwatering specialty cheesecake business, where customers choose the toppings.

Richard Whitely, 41, has always been a keen baker, but recently took the leap from lighting to set up his own business.

Lincoln Cheesecakes sells four different sizes of the dessert ranging from small at £7 to £30 for the extra-large version.


Doughnotts shop brings in the treats

Doughnotts is ready to serve up some fresh treats. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The wait for sweet delicious treats is over after a new doughnut shop opened in Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter last month.

People lined down the street when Doughnotts opened and queues can still be seen quite regularly at lunchtime.

Standard doughnuts start at £2.25. Premium doughnuts are available from £3.25 and doughballs for 75p each or 10 for £6. The store also serves 200 Degrees coffee.


All-you-can-eat Indian buffet now on

Blest Curry is now open. Photo: The Lincolnite

A new all-you-can-eat Indian buffet has opened on Lincoln High Street in place of a former pancake house.

Blest Curry is now open at 118 High Street and serves up food inspired by traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cooking.

Adults and children can eat as much as they like for £13.99 and £8.99 respectively.


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