Romance is on the Menu at The Old Palace
21st January 2013
We normally only cater for guests staying at the hotel and private dining clients so this is the perfect opportunity for people who haven’t sampled our fine food and excellent hospitality before.
The Old Palace is opening a restaurant in time for Valentine’s Day for a limited time only.
Following on from the success of the ‘pop-up’ restaurant which was open for four days over Christmas, the King Room will once again provide the setting for a spectacular five-course dinner.
Between 14th and 16th February couples will be able to dine in the elegant surroundings of The Old Palace, which is in the heart of uphill Lincoln, and enjoy magnificent views of the floodlit cathedral and the glittering panorama of the city below.
The Old Palace Manager Sonja Brockman said it’s a unique opportunity to dine in the opulent surroundings of what was once the residence of the Bishops of Lincoln.
“The King Room is wonderfully decadent with huge mullioned windows and it provides the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening for two,” explained Sonja.
“We normally only cater for guests staying at the hotel and private dining clients so this is the perfect opportunity for people who haven’t sampled our fine food and excellent hospitality before. We’ve received a fantastic response to our ‘pop-up’ restaurant in the past and are looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces.”
The evening will begin with a glass of pink champagne and followed by a five-course dinner prepared by Head Chef Paul Newton, who has previously cooked for the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Princess Anne.
The menu includes dishes such as roasted fillet of beef served with a brioche crouton, onion purée, sautéed yellow oyster mushrooms and Madeira sauce and crème brûlée with fresh raspberry and lavender shortbread.
The meal will be accompanied by music from a grand piano and afterwards guests will be taken through to the drawing room where they can enjoy a coffee or maybe even a single malt to round off the evening.
The night doesn’t have to stop there, of course. The Old Palace has 32 bedrooms, decorated in sumptuous fabrics and wall coverings, which offer all the modern luxuries you would expect from a boutique hotel.
The Valentine’s menu including a glass of pink champagne on arrival, a five-course dinner followed by tea or coffee and a chocolate gift for your loved one costs £109 per couple.
The restaurant will be open from 7pm until 9.30pm on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February.
It will also be open for a three-course Sunday lunch including tea and coffee for £25.90 on 17th February between 12 noon and 3pm. Booking is essential. To make a reservation please call 01522 580 000.
Notes to Editors
- The Old Palace was built next to the site of the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, which was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, in three phases between 1720 and 1885.
- The ruins of the Medieval Bishops’ Palace are separate from The Old Palace itself and are managed by English Heritage on a guardianship lease from the Diocese of Lincoln.
- Once home to the bishops of Lincoln, The Old Palace is now a luxury hotel and conference centre offering 32 beautifully decorated rooms in the main building and the adjacent Old Palace Lodge – a former Victorian church which recently been converted.
- The Old Palace is one of only two Lincolnshire hotels chosen to be included in the 2013 Conde Nast Johansens Recommended Small Hotels, Inns & Restaurants Guide.