Find this good restaurant in the Uphill area of the city, close to the Cathedral. It was built in the year Victoria came to the thrown and as the name implies, operated as a bakery until 1954.
The old ovens still in the wall and the dining room still boasts a rustic feel, while there's a modern conservatory extension.
Great efforts have been made at sourcing locally-produced food, many of the main ingredients having listed provenance, while vegetables are organic when possible - some coming from their own garden.
While the menu changes with the seasons, starters such as 'Pan-seared Tuna, wrapped in Pickled Cucumber with Wasabi Ice Cream & Soy Confit Tomatoes'; 'Cold Terrine of Gloucester Old Spot Hock with Marsala-Marinated Granny Smith Apple & Chive Salad' and 'Mushroom & Fennel Pollen Tart with Cauliflower Purée & Roasted Bell Pepper Coulis' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Honey-Baked Beef Brisket, Roasted Sherry-Marinated Garlic & Home-Pickled Red Cabbage'; 'Smoked Pancetta & Spinach-Wrapped Rabbit Saddle on Sardinian Fregola & Tomato Risotto' and 'Szechuan-style Chicken Breast with Kung Po Sauce, Toasted Cashew Nuts & Coriander & Lime Rice Noodles'.
Fresh fish is always offered, but this depends on the market.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Chocolate & Chestnut Tart'; 'Baked Ricotta & Cinnamon Cheesecake' or their selection of farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.30 set L Tues-Sat £12.50 (2 courses); Sun L £17.95 (under 12’s £14); mains from around £10
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains £16 to £25; Tasting Menu from £38
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travels the world, kicking off at around the £15 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible (including Sunday lunch)
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Lincoln Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Monday
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available