New Places to Explore in Blackpool for Spring 2019
Blackpool is undergoing a fabulous period of investment and growth, and we’re absolutely delighted that so many fantastic new businesses are flourishing in the resort. From stylish coffee shops to decadent global cuisine, Blackpool has it all. Here are a few of the great new places we urge you to go and explore!
Slug and Lettuce Blackpool
We’ve been anticipating the opening of this beautiful new bar located on Queen Street for some time! Located in the centre of the town’s vibrant nightlife, this contemporary and fun bar and restaurant is perfect for celebrating a range of occasions, evidenced by their wide range of menus. There is the typical day and evening menus, but there’s also a menu for signature dining, buffets, baby showers and afternoon tea!
Whether popping in for a spot of brunch or celebrating a special day, there’s something for everyone, and more often than not, there are offers and promotions are for you to take advantage of!
The atmosphere is lively and friendly with stylish dining areas and fantastic birdcage booths – perfect to book for a party or get together!
Michael Wan’s Wok Inn
The Wan family have been cooking up delicious Chinese food in Blackpool since 1961, and the Wok Inn is the newest venture. It has been designed as a fusion of a Budapest ruin bar meeting a Penang hawker market. Don’t worry if you can’t picture it, because it’s never been done before! Trust us when we say it’s wonderful, and the Guardian referred to it as “utterly beguiling”!
Perfect for Blackpool with a cool blend of authentic dishes and modern design all by the seaside, the restaurant is located in the perfect seafront location opposite North Pier. The interior will take your breath away, and you can make the evening even more special by sitting by the window and enjoying the sunset with a bowl of tasty noodles and ice cold beer!
HIVE is a new and independent coffee shop and bistro located close to the Winter Gardens and Grand Theatre Blackpool, offering a range of food and drink. A licensed premises, HIVE also caters to vegetarians and vegans with a fresh and tasty menu, great for a light bite before the theatre!
With artisan quality coffee shop and exquisite cake selection, HIVE is family friendly and relaxed, but also makes a great location for business meetings.
ICE Bar Blackpool
ICE Bar Blackpool will be open from 5 April is set to be Blackpool’s newest and “coolest” venue! This arctic exploration themed bar will allow guests to experience icy temperatures alongside a fully-stocked bar. Enjoy a drink as it was meant to be served – ice cold!
After feeling the chill, guests will be welcomed into our warm bar to get the colour back in your cheeks, where you’ll find a slush station, ice cream factory, coffee shop and restaurant! You can re-enter the ICE BAR at your leisure but, don’t stay long enough to become a snowman! With the exception of Friday and Saturday nights, the bar is open to all ages, and family tickets can be purchased to make great savings.
The New Philly Blackpool
If you’re looking for family entertainment, Blackpool’s newest fully refurbished family bar, The New Philly, feature’s the UK’s best family entertainers, amazing drinks offers free admission whenever you visit.
We were so excited when we learned that Creams was coming to Blackpool! Right by Blackpool Tower, Creams is all about big, flamboyant desserts. There are skyscraping, colourful sundaes, waffles and crêpes with sumptuous fillings and amazingly inventive shakes. You can also get creative, customise your fantasy dessert with all your favourite treats!
Great pizza will always hit the spot, and so you should definitely head to Cedar Square and pop into the wonderfully authentic Stefani’s Pizzeria. Owner Nico’s late grandfather Pepe once owned a pizza takeaway on Blackpool’s busy sea front with his sons, a passion that was passed through the generations. Pizzas at Stefani’s are completely handmade using only the best Italian ingredients cooked in a wood-fired oven.
We enjoyed a fabulous Christmas-themed pizza in December, but our staple favourite is ‘The Don’, a pizza with Stefani’s original tomato sauce, 100% mozzarella then a serving of pepperoni with sausage meat, fresh red onion and basil – yum! You can complete your meal with a true Italian pastry – those canolis are fab!
If you're love the cool vibe of small independent businesses, this is the spot for you! Shaw's is a speciality coffee shop on Clifton Street using a rotating range of single origin coffees on espresso and filter from Dark Arts Coffee. Shaw's are featured in the Northern Independent Coffee Guide, but where they really shine is their cuisine. Offering an exciting and diverse menu, the food is lovingly cooked onsite and unmatched for value for money, with the broad range of vegetarian and vegan food really putting Shaw's on the map. In addition, Shaw's feature work by local artists, helping you to get right to the heart of Blackpool.
(Shaw's Image: @mat_buckets on Instagram)