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About The Old Bakery

About us

The Old Bakery Restaurant in Lincoln’s cathedral quarter is an award-winning eatery and guest house.


The dining rooms are a characterful combination of restored Victorian bakery and fresh modern décor to create a rustic smart-casual ambience.


Passionate, talented chef Phil Cooke uses the freshest locally sourced ingredients to create truly inventive modern European cuisine, complemented by an astounding cheese board and global wine list.

The Old Bakery is the only not-for-profit restaurant in the region. 
With no private owner or shareholders, every penny of profit goes back to our colleges in Lincoln and Newark to improve our education and training.


The Old Bakery is a finishing school for our advanced catering and front-of-house students, giving them the industry experience they need to launch their careers. 


The Old Bakery is one of five establishments to be nominated in the 'Foodie' section by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and was included in the 'Top 50 Finest Summer Restaurants' in The Daily Telegraph.

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