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The Duke William

Town Centre · European, British · ££££
268 Reviews

About The Duke William

Dear diners, please be advised the restaurant no longer serves afternoon tea. Thank you for understanding. Please also note, for any special requests, please contact the restaurant directly.

In the town centre of Lincoln, The Duke William Hotel stands as a reminder of the city’s rich and vibrant history. In addition to providing some of the city’s best lodging, The Duke William Lincoln on Bailgate offers incredible British cuisine in a cosy dining room that’s suitable for a romantic evening out, a big family gathering or just a casual after-work pint. This legendary restaurant is open seven days a week, so make sure to stop by for comfort cuisine – and an amazing Sunday lunch – with a gourmet twist.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Duke William
44 Bailgate, Town Centre
Lincoln LN1 3AP
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Main Menu

Monday to Saturday, Sunday after 5pm


Sunday Lunch


More about The Duke William, Lincoln

The preferred local for many of Lincoln’s residents, The Duke William in the town centre constantly impresses with its unpretentious take on classic British cuisine. The dishes on offer are simple and traditional, but are jam-packed with bold flavour and gourmet touches. Plus, there are specials galore – come by every Thursday from 5pm for incredible curry and beer specials, or stop by for Fishy Friday and receive a big beer-battered fish with a side of chips, mushy peas, bread & butter at a very reasonable price.

The Duke William Lincoln offers numerous fine ales available on tap, as well as several fine wines and ciders. The restaurant’s food is incredible, with options like steak and ale pie, crispy whitebait, watercress & green pesto linguine and salmon with lime & coriander salsa gracing the menu. Try the Duke Burger, a massive beef burger topped with gherkins and the usual fixings, alongside a big pile of chips and the delicious homemade coleslaw. The desserts are amazing here as well – we recommend the sticky toffee pudding or the New York cheesecake. Book in advance for a delightful dining experience at The Duke William Lincoln in town centre!

268 The Duke William Reviews

268 Reviews
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ANNE c.5 days ago · 1 review

Had a lovely meal on 12th March for my partners birthday. The food was 1st class , the staff welcoming, the service excellent and couldn't fault anything. Will definitely return if in Lincoln again.

Jill W.7 days ago · 1 review

Very friendly and accommodating of our needs and food allergies And different orders of some having starters and some not Delicious food Only downside: Prosecco not chilled

Andrew S.21 days ago · 1 review

The Duke William is a fabulous, cosy, pub/restaurant in a great location not far from the Castle and Cathedral on Bailgate. The staff are friendly and helpful. We had drinks there on Saturday night and Sunday lunch the next day. Would definitely return!

Peta B.22 days ago · 1 review

Superb friendly service staff very chatty and helpful and food was lovely - we were able able to sit and chat and weren’t presured into leaving - even though it was late! Brilliant place - thoroughly recommend!

Hayley H.9 days ago · 2 reviews

Atmosphere and overall presentation of the pub is good. Food was very nice, but the service let it down. I wouldn't say it was the busiest Friday I've seen (about half the tables were full). We asked for side plates with our starters, they didn't turn up before they came to clear the table (good job we weren't waiting), asked for napkins with the main, 5 mins later still no napkins and had to ask again. Dessert menu took nearly 10 mins to arrive after asking and when the bill was presented, no body came back to take payment so we ended up taking ourselves to the bar on the way out. When we asked about items on the menu the waitress didn't seem knowledgeable on the menu - We asked if the chicken liver moose was a moose or a pate and she wasn't sure. Nor did she know what the pistachio crumb was like. It wouldn't put us off going back because the food more than made up for the service. But there's definitely room for improvement. And just as a personal side note, please get rid of the awful Black Rat cider, if you're only going to have 1 Apple cider option make it a good one!!

Hayley H.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Staff were very accommodating when I arrived with an extra person in my party however, service was slow. We were seated in the bar rather than restaurant area and it felt as though we were forgotten about. It was 20 minutes before we had our drinks orders taken, we would have gone to the bar ourselves but on a Thursday night there was only 1 member of staff behind the bar and she was clearly very busy. Food arrived after a reasonable amount of time, our party had pasta, steak, beef pot and the duck special which everybody agreed the food was average. Another 20 minute wait for the table to be cleared during which time we did decide to go to the bar ourselves. For afters we had chocolate tort, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie and a cheese board which everyone really enjoyed. It was definitely the best part of the meal! The table was cleared a bit quicker this tine but there was no offer of more drinks / coffees or the bill! So it was back to the bar again to settle up. Over all, not the best night I've had in the Duke William but it wouldn't stop me from going back because when it's good, it's really good!

Desley L.3 months ago · 1 review

We went in to the pub we were shown a table. When I given the menu there did not appear to have anything that was gluten free, when the waitress came to the our order I explained that I didn't eat gluten and there wasn't anything on the menu she took my concern to the chef she came after a couple on minutes and it was all sorted. The food I had was beef stew mash and veg. It was really good. I have been before when in the area and it has all ways been good. Staff very efficient and can't do enough to make sure every thing is correct.

Stephen V.4 months ago · 2 reviews

We had a very nice time at the duke William , i had the black pudding scotch egg to start and my wife had the fish cakes , for main I had rump steak with all the trimmings which was cooked exactly to my liking. My wife had the chicken supreme off the specials board unfortunately it came with mushrooms which my wife doesn't like , this was not mentioned on the menu board but it just meant picking them off and putting them with my steak so they were'nt wasted also the creamy chive and garlic mash came without chives , but we are maybe being a little picky . The staff were excellent and vey attentive ,obliging and pleasant , overall a very pleasant experience.

darren F.2 months ago · 1 review

Really nice gastro pub ambience nice and busy and has a good vibe, we had a reservation to eat, service excellent, food was okay could have been a lot better, I had a scotch egg which was fine, but not much care on the plate, my wife had Brie in a crispy batter, but not very warm, my wife had mussels, for main but came in a small bowl, very disappointed, I had fish and chips; fish was lovely, but had less than half the chips my wife had which came with her mussels, they are described as rustic chips, but are frozen straight cut chips, they can hardly be called rustic - it’s a really nice pub, bar and waiting staff very good, but food is just very standard and could be an awful lot better for the price you pay - would we visit again yes - would we eat again - not really.

Helen P.a year ago · 1 review

Great food, friendly staff, lovely restaurant. Three of the four of us plumped for black pudding scotch egg to start and the other had blue cheese soufflé (which came with mushrooms and looked delicious!). For mains we opted for steaks and one of us had lamb. Really good steak with homemade chips and homemade onion rings! Forced in a pudding...had to be done. Raspberry creme brûlée, sticky toffee pudding, coconut pannacotta and treacle tart! Delicious! And full to the brim (not helped by the addition of a rather tasty pale ale). Definitely recommend you give The Duke a try!

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