Located a short walk from Lincoln Cathedral on historic Steep Hill, Brown’s Pie Shop is brimming with history itself: the 17th-century building in which it resides was formerly the lodging of T.E. Lawrence (a.k.a. Lawrence of Arabia) during the 1920s, and even boasts a couple of resident ghosts. Today, Brown’s Pie Shop is one of the city’s favourite restaurants and while known for its specialty pot pies, available in varieties like Irish stout gravy, beef with root vegetables, or local wild rabbit with leeks, other tempting fare is on offer, such as slow-roasted pork belly with mustard mash, caramelised apple and gravy, and leg of duck with a bacon, bean and lentil casserole.
Browns Pie Shop, 33 Steep Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK, +44 152 252 7330
Traditional, authentic Italian food is on the menu at La Trattoria da Vincenzo, a cosy spot located in a lovely Victorian townhouse. Guests are welcomed with complimentary freshly made bread and olives, followed by starters that include mozzarella caprese, bruschetta, and mouthwatering mains such as pizzas and chicken cacciatore. Chef Tragni’s southern Italian roots really come out in dishes such as the strascinati, a popular pasta from his native Puglia. Head outside in summertime to La Trattoria’s pretty little courtyard for al fresco dining under the sun.
La Trattoria da Vincenzo, 14 West Parade, Lincoln, UK, +44 152 251 9050