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5 Bailgate, Lincoln, England
+44 1522 536663
09:00 - 22:30
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch in this delightful restaurant on Lincoln Bailgate . Good quality food always spoilt for choice . Good service. .

Thank barbarasbistro
Immingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have to say that the staff serving us were brilliant and did not disappointed us. We didn't have to ask for anything. I had mussels to start and was given a finger bowl, spoon and even an extra napkin! Ha! We were there a couple of months ago and were so impressed that we travelled 40 miles to get... More 

Thank Philip J
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have recently moved to Lincoln and each weekend we go to a different restaurant for a meal. We always go early evening. We live near bailgate and often walk past this restaurant and it is always busy. I was so disappointed why buy chicken liver pate in when it so cheap to make. And lamb shoulder pot had 3... More 

Thank issycook16
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant on the Christmas market weekend so it was extremely busy. We were not disappointed, the starters and mains came out quickly and were both delicious. The service was friendly and efficient without being rushed. This is the second time I have been here but the first time for my husband and he was very impressed with... More 

Thank Dianna S
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had been here before twice and found food to be tasty and good value. Today found it to be quite average and service the same. Shame I thought standards slipping.

Thank Nick L
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here a couple of times on a Sunday morning, the breakfast is second to none and the location of the restaurant is in the classic part of Lincoln a stone throw from the iconic Cathedral.. Back to the food, excellent portion size, fantastically well cooked and presented.

Thank Mark F
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good.The chicken rissoto by far was the best I have eaten.Garlic mushroom starter superb.Constructive criticism - the seating was cafe type needs booths or similar - shame as food good .Room lacked ambience.

Thank Peter H
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience overall, on a Sat. night. We were offered a table near the door which we declined. A v. cold Winter eve! We had booked but no other tables in the room overlooking the street so we were given a table in the back room which is small and a bit claustrophobic (for me). Waitresses all very friendly and... More 

Thank redheadLincolnshire
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good meal here. Came on a Sunday evening, so didn't need to book. The food was good and the service was timely.

Thank Emma C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu choice and friendly service - an excellent venue right in the heart of the attractions for lunch

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 50
Italian, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bailgate, Lincoln, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 1522 536663
Cafe Zoot is a privately owned business opened in 2000, located in the heart of historic Lincoln. During this time we have become renowned for consistently offering quality produce at great value, where a lively atmosphere is commonplace and friendly staff are attentively at your service.

In January 2013 Cafe Zoot underwent an extensive refurbishment. After listening to our customers on ways in which we could improve our restaurant, Cafe Zoot now boasts a brand new look, and a much more spacious interior.

We are open seven days a week from 8.30Am till late and offer a Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu. Throughout the week we also offer a Lunch Special Two Course Menu for £8.50 And an All Day Special Two Course Menu for £11.95. (Everyday except Saturday from 5.00Pm till 10.30Pm)

Our Chefs have worked hard on designing a menu with the classic dishes our customers love as well as offering an exciting A'la Carte menu with dishes to get your taste buds going!!
We always use fresh quality produce and our dishes our homemade and cooked to order.

Cafe Zoot can cater for various functions, whether you fancy a Champagne Breakfast, Birthday or Anniversary Celebration, we can also cater for Business conferences and meetings. Whatever the occasion come and celebrate with us!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?