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The Jews House

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The Jews House restaurant is located in the heart of the historic centre of Lincoln and housed in the 12th century eponymous Jews House, one of the oldest houses in Europe.

The restaurant is not short of atmosphere just by dint of its location – you have to enter via almost a side alley that makes you feel as if you are stepping back in time and the dining rooms, although decorated in a modern style, maintain this aura. The food, however, is thoroughly in the modern British mode.

Gavin Aitkenhead opened the Jews House in 2006 and has been turning out impeccable dishes from his tiny kitchen ever since, ably supported by Samantha Tomkins front of house. Concentrating on top quality local ingredients, but happy to cherry-pick the best from further afield, the menu is comforting and elegant. A thoughtful and not overpriced wine list is a good accompaniment. A small range of bottles beers is also available.

When up for grabs, the Seasonal Lunch Menu is particularly good value, offering two- or three-course options. Bread is served warm in a little hessian bag; look out for the treacle one. When I visited it was particularly nice to see lamb sweetbreads on the menu and even nicer to eat them. Served with broccoli purée, hazelnuts and a lemon and parsley butter, the hazelnuts provided a welcome crunch and complemented the sweetbreads perfectly.

Service times 
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm, offering a four or six-course tasting menu with wine flights to match.

Useful info
15 The Strait, Lincoln, LN2 1JD
01522 524851

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