The 10 Best Restaurants for Families in Blackpool
Fun-filled days are fuelled by fun-filled food. Luckily, Blackpool is brimming with a number of restaurants and eateries, just waiting to give you a warm welcome and sate hungry appetites.
Whether you’re craving fish and chips or want to sample the best ice cream, we know the best family restaurants that will keep even the pickiest eaters happy.
1. Viva Vegas Diner, Bar & Grill
Viva Vegas Diner transports you to the bustling showbiz world of Vegas, offering classic American food with entertainment as you eat!
The restaurant is part of the Viva Blackpool experience and located on Blackpool’s iconic Golden Mile. Diners can look forward to award-winning service, dazzling shows and delicious food...all under one roof.
Book ahead online to reserve a table and don’t miss out on this must-see Blackpool attraction.
2. Beach House Bar & Bistro
Blackpool’s coolest bistro and bar, the Beach House is a truly unique dining experience.
As an independent, family-run business, the restaurant delivers fresh and creative seasonal menus, accompanied by some awesome cocktails and live music on selected nights throughout the year.
Once ready, food is stunningly presented before being served overlooking the beautiful coastline and pier. For those warmer nights, the Beach House’s outdoor Char Grill is also certain to give an enhanced outdoor dining experience.
Expect sizzling grill platters, decadent pasta dishes, and hand-stretched pizzas, bread and artisan buns. For those special occasions, the Beach House is certainly the place to visit.
3. Pleasure Beach All-You-Can-Eat Wristband
Save time and money with our Blackpool Pleasure Beach All-You-Can-Eat wristband! Each one allows you to dine in any of the park’s restaurants and cafes – a great option when staying for the whole day.
Choices range from Asian to pizza; buffets to tex-mex; sandwiches to dessert...with unlimited soft drinks available. There will also be at least one restaurant open from the park’s opening till close...so you’ll never be far from somewhere to refuel.
4. Harry Ramsden
A favourite around the UK, Harry Ramsden is no ordinary fish & chip shop. If you’re looking for a taste of the seaside with a bit of something extra, step inside and enjoy its full menu, plus cocktail bar.
Harry’s has all of your chip-shop favourites nailed, with the option to change things up with burgers, mussels, its famous pies, nachos and sticky ribs. There are even lighter options for the health-conscious, such as classic Caesar salad, glazed chicken skewers and grilled sea bass.
And when you’re done, decadent desserts and pudding await. What more could you want?
5. Notarianni Ice Cream Parlour
There are few places in Blackpool that do ice cream like Notarianni’s. Just a 10 minute walk from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, this little gem is nestled on Waterloo Road, where it was first opened during the Second World War.
Serving pure vanilla ice cream in a million different ways, Notarianni’s is an undoubted family favourite that keeps visitors coming back time and time again.
Choose from its menu of incredible ice cream sundaes; as well as banana splits, indulgent waffle cones and delicious milkshakes...or enjoy this creamy decadence just as it is.
With over 70 years of heritage, Notarianni’s is a must-visit on any Blackpool trip.
6. The Buccaneer
Ahoy, me hearties! Step inside the Captain’s library aboard The Buccaneer, and discover delicious treats that’ll knock your socks off!
Based inside Central Promenade’s Coral Island, The Buccaneer is a pirate-themed restaurant that’s an adventure for kids and adults alike. Kids will love the ship-like decor, including pirate portraits and hidden treasures in the floorboards. Meanwhile, parents will love that kids eat free, all day, every day.
Stop by on a Sunday for the three-meat carvery, and have a go at the many kid-friendly arcade games, such as camel derby and prize bingo (just 25p a play)!
Snuggled away on Squires Gate Lane, Ambrosini’s is a widely acclaimed Italian restaurant and a hit with families and small groups alike.
Diners can enjoy hearty Italian fayre at reasonable prices, all served fresh from the family-run kitchen. Classic pasta dishes, 12 inch pizzas, various garlic breads and antipasti are just some of what await, with the restaurant’s own house wine complementing the rustic, cosy atmosphere.
Be sure to book ahead when coming here, as the quaint dining area can be known to get very busy! We also hear that the tiramisu is a huge hit.
8. The Velvet Coaster
When it comes to family dining to suit all budgets, few places do it better than Wetherspoon’s. Named after one of the exciting new rides at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 1900s, this particular Wetherspoon is located on the prime spot of the Blackpool Promenade, just a two-minute walk from Blackpool Pleasure Beach itself.
Along with its menu of British classics, diners can enjoy fabulous views of the prom from the restaurant’s roof terrace, as well as a large outdoor terrace.
Pop by to enjoy some time in the sun as you munch on your favourite comfort meal.
9. Wild West Diner at The Sands Venue
Just minutes away from The Blackpool Tower at The Sands Venue, the Wild West Diner transports you to another world, embracing your modern day cowboy.
Elaborately decorated and boasting a mouth-watering menu, the Wild West helps you keep revved up for all your daily duties. Enjoy hearty breakfasts, juicy burgers, finger-lickin’ ribs and western-inspired chicken and steaks.
There are also classic hotdogs, sandwiches and salads, all made with a wild-west twist.
10. Michael Wan’s Mandarin Cantonese Restaurant
If a taste of the orient is what you’re after, it just has to be Michael Wan’s.
Serving authentic Cantonese food in a warm, friendly atmosphere, Michael Wan’s Mandarin is a popular choice with couples and families alike. All food is freshly prepared and cooked, with set banquets and buffets available if you’re unable to decide.
From soups to dumplings to curries to noodles...Michael Wan’s has it all. There’s even a ‘Little Panda’ menu, which offers flavours and tastes that kids especially will love.
Almost all of the dishes at Michael Wan’s are gluten-free, with the option for gluten-free soy sauce available if needed. And if you’re stuck for choice, the friendly staff are always on hand to help.