Former Bailgate bank transformed into flagship Elite fish and chip restaurant

The former Lloyds Bank on Bailgate in Lincoln was unrecognisable when staff at the new Elite seafood restaurant and takeaway opened the doors to the public for the first time.

Elite hosted a VIP preview evening on Wednesday to showcase its new eatery and some of the items on the menu.

Elite on the Bail will open on Thursday, February 6, with the restaurant and takeaway open from 11.30am. Thirty staff (8 full-time and 22 part-time) have been recruited and will be working across the new restaurant and takeaway, and more positions will also be offered in the future.

See inside the new Elite on the Bail fish and chip restaurant and takeaway. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Order some delicious fish and chips. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Those at the VIP preview event on the evening of Wednesday, January 29 were able to see the new restaurant and sample some of the dishes. Canapé versions of some of the dishes that will be on offer at Elite on the Bail were served, including mini fish and chips, crab arancini, tempura of oyster and Alfred Enderby smoked salmon tart.

Canapé versions of some of the dishes that will be on offer at Elite on the Bail were served at the VIP Preview event. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Elite on the Bail team. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Once open, the Elite Fish & Chip Company will offer fish and chips in both the 80-cover restaurant and the takeaway, which will be accessible from a separate entrance on St Paul’s Lane. It will be serving traditional fish and chips as well as a varied seafood menu on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Fridays and Saturdays.

The chippy will also be able to sell alcohol after getting the green light from the local council for a licence.

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Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

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