top of page

Who we are

Pimento is bursting with character, believed to be constructed early to mid 18th century. If you look at the Ieft hand-side of the front of the building you will spot a column of stones which are part of the western carriage way of the roman upper south gate dating back 2000 years.


The sitting room is built on top of the roman wall running out from the south gate.

The Parlour has a beautiful Oriel window dating back to the 18th Century and is a favourite place of many to sit and enjoy the view up and down Steep Hill itself. 


When you sit at a garden table you can really study the eclectic mix of all the different parts of not just Pimento but the other surrounding buildings trying to guess which sections were built first and how old they are.

Pimento is the original vegetarian (and now largely vegan) café in Lincoln, dating back over 30 years and has been known as Pimento for the last 28. It can be found nestled amongst the other traditional shops on the famous cobbled Steep Hill, which runs down from the Cathedral Quarter of the City of Lincoln.

Seating for 60 is available in 5 characterful rooms, over 4 floors. Why not come and choose your favourite. We can also offer an outside seating area where you are surrounded by lush planting, including herbs used in our kitchen.

Pimento specialise in vegetarian and vegan food offering breakfast, lunch, light bites, coffee & tea as well as snacks, tasty nibbles and of course cake - lots of tempting sweet goodies. We also cater for gluten-free, lacto-free and can accommodate other food intolerances. 


There is a range of speciality teas and coffees as well as cappuccino, latte, espresso and of course luscious hot chocolate. A variety of cold drinks including fruit juices, fresh smoothies and craft soft drinks are also offered.

Pimento is a family-friendly place where we welcome all ages and of course we cannot miss out our four legged friends who are always welcome.

Pimento can be booked for private functions, please call Cara for details on 01522 533225.

Pimento outside.jpg
lincoln cathedral.jpg

Follow us on Instagram @pimento_steep_hill

bottom of page