Work begins on new uphill Lincoln fish and chip restaurant

The Elite Fish & Chip Company has received the keys for its new fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in Lincoln’s historic Bailgate – and renovations are already under way.

The former Lloyds bank on the Bailgate is currently being transformed into The Elite on the Bail – a high-quality fish and chip restaurant and takeaway that will also serve a varied seafood menu on certain days of the week.

The new restaurant will create 40 new jobs in the area for 16 full-time staff members and 24 part-time staff members.

The Elite will soon be recruiting for three new friers to be trained at its Lincoln restaurant and takeaway on Tritton Road before moving to the Bailgate when it opens later this year.

Adrian Tweedale, Co-Director at The Elite Fish & Chip Company, said: “It has taken a lot of work but we are delighted that The Elite on the Bail is moving forward. So far the renovations are looking beautiful and we can’t wait to take the next step as a company.

“Taylor Lindsey, who own and have refurbished the building, have been fantastic in helping us to achieve our goals and we are now planning the next stage – a 12-week long fit out process to transform the space into an upmarket restaurant and takeaway.”

The Elite on the Bail will be offering traditional fish and chips in both the 80-cover restaurant and the takeaway, which will be accessible from a separate entrance on St Paul’s Lane.

Robin Taylor, Director of Taylor Lindsey, said: “We are delighted to have worked with The Elite Fish & Chip Company on this project and will be excited to see the finished result – our team is hoping to be amongst the first to sample the delicious dishes that The Elite on the Bail are planning to include on the menu!”