0.5 miles
The Castle Hotel, Westgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AS

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Set amongst the culture and heritage of Lincoln's historical Bailgate is Reform restaurant at The Castle Hotel. Here, in the shadow of the 12th-Century Lucy Tower, the sharply attired and energetic waiting staff set a sophisticated tone, while large geometric lights and mirrors enhance the restaurant's refined ambience.

The menu at Reform is short but sumptuous, with specials to tempt the tastebuds. No matter the season, guests are assured that local and fresh produce will be used to create dishes that are perfectly balanced and aesthetically pleasing.

We started with creamed leek, potato and lovage soup with an accompanying Cote Hill Red cheese scone (which was still warm from the oven), and a Cote Hill Blue cheese, walnut and pear trifle alongside a delicious pumpkin muffin. Presentation was an important part of each dish, but what also became clear incredibly quickly was the level of finesse with which head chef Mark Cheseldine executed our menu choices, as even the most delicate flavours were well-matched.

This attention to detail was evident in the main course of confit belly pork with the most delicious seared scallops, brown onion puree and a truly special truffle mash. My companion raved over the construction of his poached sea bass with basil mousse, beetroot puree, marinated potatoes and greens that had just the right amount of crunch.

With dishes this tasty, we took great care to leave room for dessert, and indulged in Reform's special of warm banana bread, toffee sauce and peanut butter ice cream, the latter element of which was so moreish that there was a battle over who got to scoop up the last spoonful.

If, like us, you decide to indulge in some colourful cuisine here, then you won't be disappointed. Reform boasts a creative menu, wonderful presentation and care from the knowledgeable hosting staff. The team's talents are well known around the county, though, so booking for lunch and dinner is advisable
Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Tues:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Weds:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Thurs:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Fri:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Sat:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late
Sun:12pm-2pm, 7pm-late

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