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The Lincoln Grille at the White Hart Hotel
The Lincoln Grille at the White Hart Hotel

The Lincoln Grille at the White Hart Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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  • Phone: 0152 256 3290
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 10:00AM Saturday - Sunday 8.00AM - 11:00AM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30PM - 3:00PM Saturday - Sunday 11:30 - 5:00
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM Friday - Saturday 5:00PM - 11:00PM Sunday 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Mike House
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Relaxed and Informal Grille Restaurant
    Casual Room Bar serving Afternoon Tea and Cocktails
    Banquetting Facility from 10 guests to 100 guests
  • Entertainment: Live singer on a Thursday evening 7pm - 10pm

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Train Station 10 mins Walk
    Buses & Park and Ride available dropping off locally to the Restaurant
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is free during the day time, there is a charge for evenings guests.
A word from The Lincoln Grille at the White Hart Hotel
Situated between the picturesque splendour of Lincoln Cathedral and the castle wall, Grille is inspired by the unpretentious bistros of New York and Paris.
Grille is a neighbourhood restaurant that's laid back enough for a relaxed lunch or a quick bite after work but with more than enough style to give a dinner date a bit of class.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Thank you The Lincoln Grille - we celebrated our 60th Wedding Anniversary with lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the meal - just a shame our order was served to another table - but we enjoyed our meal when it did arrive!! Thanks and hope to see you again soon.........Sheila and Derrick Marshall."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "Food was tasty. Starters were salmon and the Spanish ham. Very well presented and very tasty. Mains were steak and fish cakes. Very pleasant food"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Friendly front of house staff - Salmon starter excellent - Main courses 1 x Ribeye Steak, 1 x Shoulder Lamb fantastic. Staff were enthusiastic and professional throughout. Furniture and decor looks a bit dated. Would definitely recommend this establishment again"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I wasn't expecting such good food for the price £12 for a 3 course meal and the serving staff were lovely very helpful. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and we would definately go back x"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Unfortunately our experience of this place was not that great! Sandwiches: stale bread. Cakes: looked shop bought. Place looked a bit tired. Upside was attentive staff and nice warm scones. Not quite as elegant as I expected and wish I would have gone for Washingborough Hall and paid the difference!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Excellent food, good wine list, efficient and friendly staff. A well managed restaurant with a great 'buzz', ideal for any occasion. A very welcome addition in an old established hotel which has re-invented itself whilst retaining the levels of service and quality for which it has always been known."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Took my dad for Father's Day, Sunday set menu fantastic value for money and food very nice but you need to set aside the whole afternoon as service was incredibly slow overall. To the point that after 20mins of not being asked for our dessert order we gave up! Could have just walked out without paying as the restaurant was practically empty and no staff anywhere to be seen. Apparently problem with the till but they write orders on paper so not sure why they couldn't have taken our order for desserts and sorted that out after."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "It is several months since we sat visited Lincoln Grille. We feel that the quality of the food had improved although a little disappointed with the "type" of bread served on arrival. We would have expected something a little "artisan" rather than slices of a generic baguette. The Starters were very well presented,as were the main courses and very tasty. Service was attentive too. "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Just wanted a quiet, quality evening meal with my wife. Booking was on line and really easy. We have been to the Grille, lots of times before and like the pleasant, well trained and attentive staff, good food (never had a duff meal) and prompt service, at a reasonable price. Last Saturday evening did not disappoint - lovely meal, excellent service"
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "My wife and I dine at the Lincoln Grille to mark her birthday. We booked on line and found the procedure quick and easy. On arrival there was no-one on the 'reception' desk so we had to wait a minute or two to be seated but, thereafter, the service was attentive without being invasive. We both started with chicken liver and truffle parfait which we thought was excellent. We followed this with some beautiful pan-fried scallops with asparagus tips to which we added a serving of mashed potato which we shared. My wife finished with raspberry brulee and I had some delicious local ice cream. The wine list, although not extensive had something to cover most tastes - we had a bottle of Chilean pinot noir which we enjoyed. Final bill £85."
    dined on 23/04/2014
  • "My family and I always eat here and it never disappoints. You can count on quality and well-presented food, decent wine, and great service. The cocktail bar is definitely worth a visit too."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "The food was ok but the resturaunt was not in keeping with the rest of the hotel. It was empty (us andone other couple), bleak and souless."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Although we only visit The White Hart on very special occasions,every contact wether phone call or visit the service is exemplary. The food was well presented,plenty warm enough,although this time we thought the food didn't seem as flavoursome as before. My husband had a lamb dish and I had bubble and squeak vegetarian option,so it wasn't due to the type of dish. We didn't have a dessert however the liqueur coffee and hot chocolate was very nice and we finished with a cocktail. The restaurant was quiet (midweek booking) however we've been before at a busier time and the service is just as good.We love the 'old Lincoln' where the White Hart is situated,one of the many reasons we chose there to get married!"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "We were very pleased with the meal we had, it was great value and set in lovely surroundings. The only issue we had was that we had to remind the waitress to bring us the wine we had ordered, apart from that it was a great evening."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "Had an excellent evening at the white hart yet again, so very romantic the setting was amazing and the food was divine, the presentation of each course was amazing, the staff were super efficient and pleasant. We were seated in the same place we dined for my 30th last august which made it even more special. Overall had the wonderful evening both in the restaurant and cocktail bar then up to the room for the most comfortable nights sleep ever."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We had a family dinner here. Lovely location - has own private car park right opposite. Great quality food. Very friendly staff. nice atmosphere."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "I booked a table for my partners birthday, we arrived a little early but were seated immediately. Our coats were taken and bread arrived as soon as we placed our drinks order. All of the staff were polite and helpful, I would and have recommended the Grille to friends and family. We will be back."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at The White Hart on Sat 11th Jan. It was my wife`s birthday and also a rare evening to ourselves, without our baby daughter. We had high hopes, as we had enjoyed our experience here in the past. How wrong we were. Firstly, there was no ambience. Some background music would have been nice. The restaurant was freezing cold and we were sat near doors to the kitchen, where all we heard was doors slamming and people delivering produce, shouting to the staff. Our starters were good, but we both then ordered the fillet steaks (cooked medium, at £28 each). Mine was overcooked, which the chef agreed, but didn`t have any more fillets, so I ordered a Rib eye. This was just gristle and the chips were rock hard. Won`t be back."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "We are very impressed by the service.Food is really good and nicely presented."
    dined on 31/12/2013
  • "Great food and good service although bar staff were a little moody. Overall a great location and food was good value for money and well presented. We went for a family birthday on one of the busiest weekends in Lincoln over the Christmas market and they were very accommodating and well organised. The only thing I will say was the table, especially considering it was Christmas was very bare a little decor would have made it feel more welcoming. I would definitely go back again."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "We had a lovely lunch here whilst the Christmas market was on. And they were very organised and very prepared, and the food was lovely too. Will definitely be returning"
    dined on 05/12/2013
  • "First visit to the White Hart. My wife ordered a white wine spritzer but got only white wine. Also, we ordered coffees to finish but received espressos rather than filter coffees. My food was ok but according to my wife, the roast beef did not taste fresh. For a well-known restaurant in a high profile area of Lincoln, we would have expected something better."
    dined on 17/11/2013
  • "As always, great value, good freshly cooked food. Friendly staff. One small hiccup was that we waited a long tome for the main - seemed to be a wedding party that delayed things."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "Disappointing, booked for a special occasion and it was not very special, tables were disappointing no table cloths , sticky chipped wooden ones. The starters were tasty well presented,and so were the desserts. The mains were very boring and very small portions, fish and chips was the smallest portion of fish my husband had ever seen. Just general pub grub nothing special."
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "Been several times before: the dinner jazz vibe has disappeared; food not as good as in the past; a hair in the starter; had to get our own dessert menus; run out of one of the desserts; wrong dessert turned up. We will go again because we trust that this experience was nothing more than just a bad day at the office."
    dined on 26/08/2013
  • "Took sister for Sunday lunch,overall we couldn't fault it.Very good.Would defiantly recommend to anybody.Very good value for money"
    dined on 25/08/2013
  • "My husband and I took a friend for dinner. Easy to book online through top table and the restaurant was not too busy. We were given some bread/houmous on the house which was nice and the menu was concise not too long and had a good mixture of dishes. The food we had was good but the portion sizes were a bit in the small side considering how much they cost. In particular the summer risotto as a starter was very small and my main of smoked haddock risotto with poached egg also small. All in two starters, three mains, one side and a bottle of wine cost £75 so not too bad. Won't be rushing back but will go again."
    dined on 05/07/2013
  • "The staff made a warm and friendly first impression and we loved the facilities, the food was week priced and well portioned with a good attention to details, the wine list catered for all tastes"
    dined on 29/06/2013
  • "Very enjoyable meal having taken advantage of the meal deal and ensured we had time to walk to the theatre in good time."
    dined on 29/06/2013
  • "The food was of good quality with a nice small and varied menu. But the eating area, designed to be contemporary looks tired and there is insufficient room between tables, in places if busy, other diners would be eating at your elbow. The tables are scratched and there is insufficient room on tables for two. Not a place to go for a celebration unless there is a group of you, In summary OK but not special."
    dined on 26/06/2013
  • "Delicious Sunday roast beef and trimmings well presented and attentive service. Will definitely visit again."
    dined on 23/06/2013
  • "The food is very well cooked and presented lovely, however our main meals arrived minus side dishes, after a few minutes I managed to catch the eye of the waitress to ask. The waitress came back to say the chef was cooking them, this was now 5 minutes after receiving the main meal, which was fish. We had to ask for our main meals to be taken back to be kept warm, didn't fancy eating our main meal then having the side dish on their own!!!! This is the second time we have been to The Grill, and the second time our side orders haven't arrived. We thought because the food was so tasty and it was possibly a mistake the first time we would try again, however after the same experience the second time we will not be returning."
    dined on 26/05/2013
  • "Went to The Grille Thursday early evening. Had the Early Bird menu....super seven! What a great meal we had. My only criticism is there's only a limited veggie option on the starter choice which was salad and soup which I think are rather boring. We had the parfait which was tasty and the fish pie had salmon and prawns in and was topped with a crunchy cheesy mash. Delicious. Our table also had the sausages which were served with veg and the gnocchi which had lots of sauce. Desserts were varied and we opted for sticky toffee pud which was light and had lots of lovely sauce and the chocolate mousse which looked and tasted delicious. All in all service was excellent and it was really good value for money. Will definitely go back."
    dined on 16/05/2013
  • "Having eaten in this restaurant on previous visits to Lincoln and enjoyed the food and atmosphere I was disappointed on this occasion, The food itself was acceptable (with one notable exception) - the Lobster Bisque was a delight, but the selected main courses failed to deliver - the steak was acceptable, but the 'special' was a total disappointment. Because of our previous experiences, I am prepared to treat the occasion as a one-off, but overall it did rank in the 'could do better' category."
    dined on 04/05/2013
  • "Despite a very helpful and caring front of house woman and a hard working young male waiter, we had a disastrous meal! We were told they could cater for special dietary requirements but then failed to deliver anything right the first time. Then when we finally did get food that could be eaten without fear of dire consequences it was of miniscule proportions. So no stars for the chef or communication. Some of the food was ok when it did appear, but no we won't be hurrying back or recommending to friends"
    dined on 30/03/2013
  • "The Lincoln Grille is a delightfully informal and relaxed annexe to the elegant White Hart Hotel. The staff are attentive and the food is of good quality, albeit charged at a premium. I would highly recommend."
    dined on 16/03/2013
  • "This restaurant is located less than 01 minutes walk to the cathedral & castle in the heart of historic and beautiful Lincoln. Recently had both lunch & an early dinner with the family at the Grille. Operates an all day menu, with special deal between 1700-1900hrs to catch early/post work diners. Clean & relatively fresh decour & the staff are welcoming & well turned out. Food is well presented, with a good varied selection of dishes and several vegetarian options. Portion size is adequate and offers reasonable value for money. The wine list is somewhat limited but again will not put too large a whole in your pocket. Staff seem rather inexperienced, perhaps not briefed particularly well but friendly & willing nonetheless. Will return again."
    dined on 01/03/2013
  • "The waitress though enthusiastic did not know menu or drinks availability the best part of the meal was the chocolate trio it was fantastic. My steak was cooked just as I asked so was very enjoyable. I had no complaints on the actual food at all. The real shame was dining in the middle of the restaurant on a Saturday night with really bright lights no background music and generally no atmosphere. A real shame as the food is very nice though limited choice"
    dined on 16/02/2013
  • "Nice, reasonably priced, food but unfortunately it came after a 50 minute wait for the mains and 20 minutes for dessert (we were feeling optimistic)...not too bad for a group in a very busy restaurant except we were over half of approx. 15 customers total! One of the wait staff was good, always checking to see what needed doing around the restaurant, however, the other was a little more...relaxed."
    dined on 28/01/2013
  • "It was my fathers birthday, and we had managed to arrange a surprise visit from friends in Birmingham who travelled to Lincoln especially. We chose to go to The Grille for Sunday lunch as we had been before for evening meals and had thoroughly enjoyed it. The deal was brilliant as well, great value for money. The only disappointments were that we had given our orders to the waitress before she decided to tell us that there was no lamb or beef left. This was a big let down in itself but the waitress wasn't apologetic and hadn't told us that when we were given the menus. It was also a shame to see that there were very few vegetarian options."
    dined on 13/01/2013
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