Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Electric Bar & Restaurant - Lincoln


belly of pork at the electric bar and restaurant

... sometimes, when you live and work with your partner, even though you're pretty much spending all your time together it can actually be quite lonely and as the lines between relationship and work blur you can very often find yourself looking for moments not to be with that person just so that when you are together it makes it more special... that may seem like the longest and oddest sentence ever but I can assure you that it's true... and with work so full-on like it has been recently The Viking and I find very few moments just to be friends...

... so it was with speed of a jaguar in full attack that we pounced at a rare moment to be together outside a work situation... although in our line of business are we really ever not working... with an invite to dine at The Electric Bar and Restaurant at the Double Tree Hilton in Lincoln...

... Lincoln is a beautiful city.  It has all the amenities of your regular 21st century city; a high-street with the all the usual brand thugs, a modern and exciting university, a couple of large retail parks and then rising above all this modernity is the pinnacle of religious fervour that is the cathedral and castle, resplendent in all their glory on the top of the hill.  This older part of town is breathtakingly beautiful with all it's cobbled streets lined with tea-rooms and boutiques and as you amble slowly up the truly well-named Steep Hill you arrive at Lincoln Cathedral with gasps of awe...


... and it's a view of this stunning cathedral that greets you when you sit down to dine at The Electric Bar and Restaurant up on the 5th floor of the Double Tree Hilton situated in the newly restored waterside Brayford wharf and fortunately the good design is reflected in the bar and restaurant interiors which have a contemporary look that has tones of art deco, particularly the bar area where we started our evening with a very good glass of rather punchy Bloody Mary.... The Viking and I dined very well... as you know, The Big V is a vegetarian and it's always a disappointment to dine out anywhere even slightly 'posh' as contemporary chefs seem to neglect the vegetarian, offering choice upon choice for the meat eater but just one item for the vegetarian... and even though this was the case at The Electric the choices for him were exceptionally good and particularly well thought...


... we were both offered an amuse bouche of mushroom veloute served with some beautifully dinky mini-breads, gratefully eaten, followed by a creamy Jerusalem artichoke risotto for The V and a light and summery duck terrine for me... our main course was a Lincolnshire Poacher Tortellini for the V and a gorgeous Rack of Lamb served with an inspirational pea and mint puree that I ate with relish.  As you can imagine after all this goodness our bellies were well and truly stuffed but we forced ourselves on a very cute rhubarb crumble and a banana toffee brulee that was quite simple dangerous...

... the whole evening was an utter joy and we were well looked after by the attentive and informative staff (I ask a LOT of questions about all kinds of stuff) and we left thoroughly and merrily stuffed... the meal was priced at roughly £35 / head with a bottle of wine which I think is perfectly acceptable for the quality of food and location... i've noticed that the menu has changed slightly since our first visit, which I think is a brilliant thing and keeps regular visitors enticed as well and new visitors intrigued...

...definitely a beautiful way to round off a lovely day in the great city of Lincoln.

eat and of course, enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Work does have a way of getting in the way of pleasure. Sounds like you are trying to create a god balance Dom.

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  2. Sounds delicious - looks delicious - I must go x

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  3. Yum yum yum and what a spectacular view.

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  4. This older part of town is breathtakingly beautiful with all it's cobbled streets lined with tea-rooms and boutiques and as you amble slowly up the truly well-named Steep Hill you arrive at Lincoln Cathedral with gasps of awe... Electric Smokr

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