Food & Drink

The Nosey Parker pub in Lincoln loves creating a food challenge and The Lincolnite went to check out one of their latest – the Ultimate Chip Butty.

The Ultimate Chippy Butty is a whole loaf of bread, hollowed and filled with chips, cheese and lashings of gravy. The challenge, which is also suitable for vegetarians, is also served with two jugs of gravy for dipping.

The challenge, which was introduced at the Greene King pub off Tritton Road in August, is priced at £8.99. Should you be successful, unlike us, you get a certificate and your photo on the pub’s Wall of Flame.

Inside the Ultimate Chippy Butty. It’s bigger than it looks! | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Pouring on some extra gravy. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite reporter Joseph Verney (left) staring at the challenge awaiting him, with the Nosey Parker’s Duty Manager Ronnie Byrne (right). | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

When the food arrived, I felt a sense of hope that maybe, if I finished my loaf, I could successfully complete the challenge, but it wasn’t to be. Maybe I just wasn’t bready enough.

After a fairly confident start, with the chips and cheese especially going down a treat, the bread really started to take its toll.

In some ways it may not look like too big a challenge, but to eat that much bread in one sitting proved an even bigger task than expected.

The Ultimate Chip Butty is priced at £8.99.| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Ronnie Byrne, Duty Manager at Nosey Parker, told The Lincolnite: “The new menu came out just over a month ago, and the new challenges have gone down a storm!

“The Ultimate Chip Butty has been one of our best sellers so far, no doubt.

“Everyone thinks it’ll be a walk in the park, but, like The Lincolnite, they’re quickly brought back down to earth! It’s basically a whole loaf of bread and a tonne of chips, cheese, and gravy.

“Anyone who can tackle that is braver than I, and the reporter, as we learned today!”

Handmade Burger Co is now back in Lincoln under new ownership as more of a place to go to drink as well as to eat, and The Lincolnite went to check it out.

With at least 14 beef burgers and 12 chicken burgers, as well as six vegetarian options, there is certainly plenty to choose from at the Lincoln restaurant, which is located on Brayford Wharf North.

There are also small burgers, fries, loaded fries, salads, and various sides as well as a selection of desserts.

Plenty of burgers, sides and cocktails to choose from. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The sharing platter includes halloumi fries, onion rings, chicken tenders and wings. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Macho beef burger. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The chocolate tort is suitable for vegans. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The sharing platter, chicken Caesar salad and two refreshing cocktails. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A new 2 for £10 cocktail menu will launch at the Lincoln restaurant on Friday, September 17, adding to their current selection of cocktails and mocktails.

The 2 for £10 menu will be available all week apart from peak times of 7pm-9pm on Fridays and 6pm-9pm on Saturdays.

Luke Spindler shaking up a cocktail. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Cherry Bakewell cocktail. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Or why not try an Espresso Martini? | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The restaurant will be run by general manager Matthew Shwe and assistant manager Will Callaway. Twenty jobs were created and Handmade Burger Co in Lincoln is still recruiting for roles, both front and back of house.

Handmade Burger Co has reopened its restaurant in Lincoln under new ownership, more than a year after the original business collapsed. The Lincoln branch reopened on September 7 and is the second to reopen after Meadowhall in Sheffield.

The chicken cheese classic burger. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Juicy Lucifer is a beef burger stuffed with American cheese, Swiss cheese, jalapeño, sriracha mayo, lettuce, bacon, tomato and red onion. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Juicy Lucifer is one of the ‘favourites’ at Handmade Burger Co in Lincoln. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The classic caesar salad with chicken. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Handmade Burger Co fell into administration in January 2020 and was forced into closing 18 restaurants across the UK, including the Lincoln branch.

But the local restaurant was one of those saved by a consultancy firm led by former general manager at Handmade Burger Co, Adam Hewitt.

Handmade Burger Co is located on Brayford Wharf North in Lincoln. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Inside the restaurant. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The team at Handmade Burger Co in Lincoln can’t wait to welcome more customers inside. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Plenty of food to try at Handmade Burger Co in Lincoln. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincoln restaurant is currently open 11.30am to 10pm, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11.30am-11pm on Friday, and 11am-11pm on Saturday. Mondays will be open the same opening hours as Sundays by October.

Lincoln’s Handmade Burger Co will also launch on Just Eat on Tuesday, September 21, after which people can order for delivery.

Get ready for a Thor-oughly good time when a popular viking tipi bar returns to Lincoln for nearly two months from November, and in an even bigger space than before.

Thor’s Tipi Bar has two linked canvas tipis decorated with lighting and decked out with wooden tables and benches, as well as a real fire pit.

It will return between November 5, 2021 and January 2, 2022, in “our even bigger space on the Cornhill”, organisers said.

| Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Yuzu Street Food will be on hand to offer delicious Bao Buns, while the usual favourites will be available from the pop-up bars including mulled wine, boozy hot chocolate, cocktails and Schnapps shots.

Thor’s Tipi Bar does not taking bookings, but all walk-ins, including dogs, will be very welcome.

New drinks added to the menu in 2019 included Candy Cane Cocoa, Frosted Giant, Fiery Ginger and Choco-Hazelnut Cocoa. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Thor’s Tipi Bar has also confirmed two locations in York, and will be at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, both between November 2021 and January 2022.

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