News, events and insights at Cafe Portico.
Ring in the New Year in style and comfort with us at Caffe Portico. Come join the Party and be treated to an authentic Italian dinner and music courtesy of The Ben Havilah Revolution.
Tickets for this event will only be £7.50 a person and dinner from £15.95. Come as a couple or a party, all are welcome to celebrate 2016 with great food and company.
Tickets are going fast so let us know as soon as you can if you would like to book. We will be taking reservations at the Caffe, on Facebook; by commenting on the event, or by calling 07956653156.
The Christmas Market is a magical time when Lincoln is transformed into a Winter wonderland, thousands of people crowd the streets and its almost impossible to find anywhere to sit, eat and relax.
Here at Caffe Portico we want to save you from the hustle and bustle of the packed streets and only a few steps from the High Street you will be able to enjoy the smoky, rustic taste of authentic Italian Pizza at only £10 per person.
The fires of the Wood Fired Oven will be stoked both Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of December so for those who want to escape the throng of visitors and step out the way of the waves of people drop in on us for a take away Pizza or a relaxing sit down meal.
To book a table you can either call the Cafe on 07956653156 or leave a comment on the Facebook event. We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces for a night of good food and good company.
On Friday 20th November Caffe Portico are proud to present a gourmet dining experience with local guest chef Phil Cooke.
Phil will be using Caffe Portico as a Pop-up Restaurant to showcase his skills as a head chef for the first time and has crafted a five course menu at a set price of £50 a head.
With creamed Lincolnshire goats cheese, olive tapenade, balsamic dressing.
Pan seared Scallops,
Smoked Hazelnut Puree, fresh pomegranate.
Wild Duck Breast,
Celeriac puree, wild mushroom, fondant potato, blackberry jus.
Almond cream, tarragon orange.
Mascarpone and mango ice-cream, fennel seed crumble.
This event will be perfect for any special occasion and promises to be a treat for all who attend.
Please contact Phil directly to book a table for this very special evening:
Once again the fires will be stoked in our very own wood fired oven, and you will be able to enjoy the smoky, rustic taste of authentic Italian Pizza at only £10 per person. For all those who missed last months pizza evening we invite you on Friday the 23rd to join us for this great evening. To book a table you can either call the Cafe on 07956653156 or leave a comment on the Facebook event. We look forward to seeing some new and familiar faces for a night of good food and good company.
On the 21st of August Oxjam is once again being hosted at the caffe, with an acoustic line up of Lincoln’s most talented young artists. The event will be running from 5pm-11.30pm and the £2 entry is donated directly to Oxfam GB. This night of great music is all for a great cause, so come along and show your support
Sim’s wood fired Pizza oven has been a great success and we look forward to hosting another pizza evening on the 28th August, so if you’re a fan of real Italian wood fired Pizza at only £10 per person you’ll love an evening at Caffe Portico. There is plenty of time to book a table so drop into the caffe or call 07956 653156.
But as we all know when September rolls around we’re all feeling the post summer blues, luckily we will be announcing the forthcoming line up of Jazz and other live events for the coming months and in addition the unveiling of a new and improved menu, plus the caffe is always available for private parties and events.
And as always we are open for delicious breakfasts and lunches, or a relaxing coffee and cake.
Benvenuto a tutti!
Liteside are a six-piece swing, Latin and party band. “We call our music Latin jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz. It’s jazz-based but on the lighter side. We play sweet, foot-tapping tunes and smooth ballads for you to dance and bop around to. From swing to boogie-woogie, rock & roll, classic pop such as the Beatles, Latin and jazz rock.”
Sim has also been working on a special, and delicious, side project with his friend Adam from VDuo Motorcycles in Lincoln. They have built their very own wood fired pizza oven housed inside an authentic Italian Piaggio Ape. Join us for our inaugural wood fired pizza night on Friday 10th of July!
To get a slice of the action happening at Cafe Portico just give Sim a call on 07956653156 to book your place!
Nathan’s career as a musician began with just him, a guitar and a unique, stirring voice that landed him support slots with Mercury Prize winners alt-J, Gabrielle Aplin and Sony RCA’s recent signing Amber Run. Following a summer of packed-out festivals – including The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Boardmasters and Camp Bestival amongst the eleven – Nathan has just released his debut EP Echo. D rawing inspiration from his beloved Cornish coastline as well as the vast landscapes of Foals, Bon Iver and Daughter, Nathan and his band are crafting raw and surging compositions. Finding his feet in the depths of the sea, cold-water soul Nathan weaves dark acoustica with electrifying instrumental scores.
Taking the UK by storm, fabulous Lincolnshire based emerging vocalist Shannon Reilly is joined by guitar virtuoso Pat McCarthy and fine bassist Warren Jolly.
“This is superb music that manages to pull off that difficult trick of having a broad appeal whilst still satisfying the jazz connoisseur” – Gill Wilde, Jazz Promoter of the Year.
“The most talked about gig of the week” – John Holland, New Jazz 5.
With Nicola’s trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band. It comprises of voice, tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums and with Piero Tucci – “a jazzer’s dream, as unpretentiously skilful on keys as he is on sax.” Sandman magazine – and the intense and propulsive drumming of Phil Johnson, these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with its genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully – and to swing yer socks off!