Independent student friendly restaurants to visit in Lincoln this Valentine’s Day!

This year why not go local and support a small business, whilst trying something new and exciting! Whether that be with a significant other or with your friends make sure to enjoy this Valentine’s day doing something special. The pandemic highlighted how important it is to shop local and support small businesses, therefore this article will highlight some of the best independent restaurants in Lincoln with student accessibility. If you do decide to go on the big day make sure to book ahead to ensure you get a seat!

  1. The first restaurant I’d like to share is The Bowl Full, a tapas bar located in the West Parade area of Lincoln, so is easily accessible to students. The family-run business boasts over 460 5 star reviews on trip advisor, specialising in Mediterranean, European and Spanish cuisines they can provide vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options so can cater to any dietary requirements.  Be careful though as bookings are required for this especially sought-after restaurant!
  2. House of Pho is an independent family-run Vietnamese restaurant located on the Brayford, they aim to bring fresh, authentic, traditional recipes to the Lincoln population. Along with its prime location, their food is promised to be nutritious and tasty without sacrificing flavour and is a good choice for anyone who hasn’t yet given up their new years resolution to be healthier!
  3. If you’re in the mood for comfort food Dough LoCo might be better suited to you! Work up an appetite by walking up to the cathedral and finding the independent business on Drury Lane. Started over lockdown as a way to raise money for the NHS, they expanded into a permanent restaurant and provide a large selection of mouth-watering pizza, including vegan options!
  4. Samba Brazil specialises in authentic Brazilian food, all manner of unlimited meats are sliced by passadores straight onto your plate. As well as providing vegetarian options they suit student budgets whilst allowing you to experience something new and out of the ordinary! Located on the Brayford it is extremely central so easy to get to!
  5. If you really want to impress this Valentine’s Day, Café Zoot is the place to go. A small, uphill eatery they boast four stylish dining rooms situated in Bailgate up near the Cathedral, they mix British classics with European dishes, providing a wide variety to suit any diet. Daily specials and weekly offers suit a student budget whilst still letting you enjoy high quality, delicious food!
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