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Jews House Restaurant

15 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD, England
+44 1522 524851
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
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French, Spanish, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must be tried. Limited menu but this only reflects the limited covers available. Excellent dining but can be expensive.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now, my first visit to this restaurant was in 1979 ( with one or two further visits in the interim) so it was interesting to see how things had changed. Sometimes, places with a breathtaking setting 'dine out' on that advantage and go short on...More

Thank stewart_boyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lincoln has a fascinating history and the building the Jews House restaurant is in has a similar colourful one. The current chef has been here for over a decade and the kitchen's produce some a range of dishes, prepared with care and no shortage of...More

Thank Steenie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dull restaurant. Tuna tartare tasteless, followed by lamb dish ok nothing special. Wine good. Service ok. If you have a table with 6 or more people you get the special attention of the owner, faffing over you and enticing you to try different wines with...More

Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fantastic,easily Michelin Star quality. We had the Tasting Menu and it was a delight. All the dishes were clean and fresh and beautifully constructed. The service is friendly and attentive without being oppresive and the wine carefully and thoughtfully chosen. Overall this...More

1  Thank Ivan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had many super lunches here over several years without reviewing but went for dinner a couple of weeks ago. Something for everyone on the menu and Gavin yet again melded the flavours of his ingredients as only he can. Food, wine and service by...More

Thank Steveh242424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch whilst visiting my daughter. It's a really 'quaint' building just at the beginning of the rise to Steep Hill. The restaurant itself doesn't have many covers - maybe 20 at most? but that gives it a nice intimate atmosphere. This restaurant...More

1  Thank Vikki H
Jewshouse, Owner at Jews House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Firstly very happy to hear you enjoyed the character of the building and the food you ate, Portion size, well we can only go on customer feedback and mostly people like the lunch menu size, our aim is for our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We originally booked for two couples for 19 May and then discovered it was a tasting menu night. That was fine as we've done many & the original menu price of £55 per person was not out of kilter. However on the night this had...More

4  Thank DonMacka
Jewshouse, Owner at Jews House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your evening with us, we thought the evening was a great success, going on customer feedback. Obviously not to everybody's taste.j

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Samantha is front of house.She's brillliant.Gavin is the chef.He's genius.This restaurant in London's Mayfair would have everyone raving.But it's in Lincoln,once one of Englands most important towns but now a sleepy backwater city famous only for its exquisite cathedral.That shouldn't influence you.If you're in Lincoln(actually...More

Thank dongola
Jewshouse, General Manager at Jews House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow thank you very much. That's excactly our ethos, just to do our best and make people have a good experience and enjoy the food, wine and service,. So you have made us all happy, thank you

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small menu, well cooked food, but small portions. The overall cost of two, with a bottle of wine for three course was £112, a bit heavy!!More

Thank Ron W
Jewshouse, Owner at Jews House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments, sorry to hear you found your visit a bit pricey. We do carefully select our ingredients and use the best we can get, and our wines are carefully selected from small producers so you get get good wine without the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have any Christmas day dinner availability please?
3 December 2016|
Response from Jewshouse | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are are not open on Christmas or Boxing day. Please feel free to contact me on 01522 524851 if you would like to make a booking. kind regards The Jews House Team
Is it standard practice when making a reservation on your website to leave your credit card details.
14 October 2016|
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Response from Jewshouse | Property representative |
We do ask for credit card details for our cancellation policy. These are securely kept with a third party called Stripe and will only be used for cancellation penalties. Any cancellations or reduction in numbers with less... More
Hi I know this is a bore - but can you cater for a vegetarian on the evening menu. many thanks Barbara
8 April 2016|
Response from Jewshouse | Property representative |
Good afternoon, It is not a problem at all. We do cater for most dietary requirements. When you book, please mention that you are a vegetarian. Kind regards Samantha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 524851
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Housed in one of the oldest buildings in the beautiful and historic city of Lincoln, with food from award winning Chef Gavin Aitkenhead and exceptional service from Samantha Tomkins and her team, The Jews House Restaurant offers the finest food served by the friendliest staff in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Here at the Jews’ House our aim is quite simple: To give you an experience you remember for its remarkable flavours and polished, attentive service. Gavin’s food, Samantha’s service – the Jews House
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