Popular Lincoln Taphouse & Kitchen ceases trading

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Popular uphill restaurant Lincoln Taphouse & Kitchen has closed suddenly today, following an announcement from owners that the business has ceased trading.

Owned by Lincoln Tap Pubs Ltd, the restaurant, which was known in the city for its quirky rooftop dining domes and first opened in 2015, has closed alongside The West End Tap on Newland Street West – which is also owned by the company.

A staff member revealed to CityX that employees had been notified today (May 29) that the two restaurants had closed with immediate effect.

The dining domes at Lincoln TapHouse and Kitchen. Photo: Steve Smailes for CityX

According to the staff member, directors of the company will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the closure.

The Lincoln TapHouse and Kitchen beat restaurants in York, Bath and Cambridge for the UK’s most romantic restaurant in 2018 and introduced Lincoln to the city’s first dining igloos.

Earlier this year, the restaurant also launched rooftop bubble tents, to allow visitors to enjoy its food and drink offering with a view of Lincoln Cathedral.