Review on Wig and Mitre

Since 1977, the Hope family has been pleasing the crowds in their fourteenth-century building between Lincoln castle and the cathedral. Their flexible attitude is infectiously refreshing, and informality is one of the keys to their success.

If you are looking for a full meal, ask for the main menu. This features a tempting assortment of modern-sounding dishes (bolstered by blackboard specials), each with a suggested wine recommendation. Among the list of starters, you might see salmon rillette with celeriac rémoulade or oxtail, potato and chorizo terrine with pickled wild mushrooms: you can even indulge in a pot of Sevruga caviar if you're feeling flush. Move on to roast duck breast with bubble 'n' squeak and five-spiced plum jus or grilled salmon with couscous and coriander crème fraîche, before pear custard tart with bitter chocolate sorbet.

When it comes to thirst quenching, the Wig & Mitre stocks a decent choice of real ales, bottled beers from around the world and a well-spread selection of keenly chosen wines ranging from heavyweight French classics to everyday gluggers by the glass.

Wig and Mitre is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British / International


Valérie Hope

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.30am
Lunch: through until
Dinner: 9.30pm (10.00pm Fri & Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Wig and Mitre

  • Childrens menu
  • Pre theater meals
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 65 covers
  • Family Friendly


Wig and Mitre
30-32 Steep Hill

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