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Cafe Portico

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The Terrace Grantham Street | Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 1BD, England
+44 7956 653156
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden away is this most delightful place, good atmosphere, friendly efficient staff. My daughter and I had lunch after recommendation and had a gorgeous sandwich, fresh wholemeal bread, chicken and mango, beautifully presented with side salad.....delicious!! Excellent service with a smile from Eloise. Excellent value for money and definitely worth a visit.

Thank rickypoodle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing about pizza's cooked in a classic Italian three wheeler van we just had to go and have a try. Its a fantastic place, superb pizza's cooked in a traditional wood fired pizza oven which is inside a little three wheeler van just like those you see in Italy. The pizza was excellent, the staff were really friendly helpfull... More 

2 Thank Jim B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I went to Caffe Portico for lunch with my sister last Thursday and we will definitely be going back. The food was of excellent quality and the service was faultless. We both had the homemade soup of the day which was tomato and mascarpone, and it came with a half sandwich of our choice. The soup was fantastic and we... More 

Thank EBry93
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Regular for lunch at this lovely hidden café. Food is always very good, lovely sandwiches and specials options. Unfortunately, on this occasion the service was very poor. When a friend and I attended for lunch it wasn't overly busy and three staff were serving. We ordered our food at the bar, it took a few minutes to obtain the waitresses... More 

2 Thank Elli2021
Sim B, Manager at Cafe Portico, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Caffe Portico - we’re very glad you enjoyed you meals. We are sorry to hear that you felt the customer service was not up to our usual high standards, we pride ourselves in having friendly and attentive staff. By way of an apology, we’d like to offer you a free hot drink on your next... More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Portico is my go to place for coffee and tranquility. Set a little way back from e main high street it is quiet and comfortable with a chick interior. The coffee here is very good, better than high street brands and the array of cake and desserts is varied and delicious. They also sell macaroons which is always a winner... More 

Thank continentalbreakfas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I'd absolutely loved pizza very well done the best in lincoln making as real Italian! Staff was very friendly and warm as only an Italian can be. Make me feel at home even if is miles away. Thank you very much!!!

Thank Denise C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is not often you can find somewhere today that serves home made food. Cafe Portico makes its own soups and specials and they are absolutely delicious. The staff and owners are so friendly, there are newspapers to read and the coffee is excellent. I am a regular and also feel able to go on my own as well as... More 

Thank jonathanandlorraine
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were introduced to the Café Portico by friends who we hadn't seen for some time for a catch up. Tucked away we would probably not have found it as occasional visitors to Lincoln. We are so glad we did and will certainly visit again. We had some very nice home made Wild Boar Ravioli followed by Chocolate gateaux altogether... More 

Thank skeggy
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch here with my boyfriends mum; she frequently dines here so chose to introduce me to its delights. It was a lovely day so we sat outside. I had the roasted veg salad with goats cheese and she had a cheese and chutney sandwich. Both were very tasty and came with various extra bits like crisps and bread... More 

Thank bio-vet30
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

What more can I say ? The staff are fantastic, the food is awesome and fresh. Not a microwave in sight here folks If you go you will not be disappointed, the best place to eat in Lincoln by a mile

Thank Dave W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Italian, Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Terrace Grantham Street | Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 1BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +44 7956 653156
Fully licensed premises serving a wide selection of delicious homemade and locally sourced food throughout the day. We are the perfect venue for a private party. Birthdays and engagements, clubs and societies, office parties and any other festive occasion. We create bespoke menus and provide all the services you will need to make your event one to remember.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?