Dining out in Blackpool isn’t just about fish and chips (although, to be fair, we do them exceptionally well!).
Many of our hotels offer a great evening meal service, but if you want to explore, take a look around and you will find a vast selection of places to eat and drink, whatever your taste or pocket. Here are just a few options to whet your appetite:
Close to the Winter Gardens
There’s Amaro offering a taste of Italy in stylish surroundings. Nearby Kwizeen has a simple modern European/English menu. Piazza Italia uses locally-sourced ingredients and genuine imported products to create authentic dishes. Quilligan’s Café Bar is renowned for its food, friendly service and film-themed artwork and related dishes. If you’re a David Bowie fan, family-run themed café bar Ziggy’s could be the perfect place for you with an ‘All the Young Dudes’ toasted sandwich on the menu. Hive is an independent, artisan coffee shop and bakehouse, just right for a light bite before, during or after all that conference business. Situated within the Winter Gardens itself, the elegant Empress Grill Room offers the choice of fine cuisine with flexible catering that can be tailored to your requirements. For Tex-Mex food, try the buzzy West Coast Rock Café.
In and around the town centre.
The independent, family-run Bank Bar & Grill offers fresh, locally-sourced food. Michael Wan’s Mandarin fires up the wok seven nights a week or you can enjoy traditional Chinese-style cooking at New Treasure City. Hauze Restaurant offers traditional European cuisine and fusion food, while La Fontana is a classic family-run Italian. Traditional fish ‘n’ chips are on the menu at the long-established Yorkshire Fisheries. You’ll find home-made dishes prepared by a resident chef at McHall’s Bistro, while the relaxed Bistro Nunzio offers a taste of the Mediterranean.
On the seafront
You’ll find breath-taking views and fresh wholesome food with a Mediterranean vibe at The Beach House Bar & Bistro. The signature Beachside Restaurant at the new Boulevard Hotel fuses cuisines from across the globe with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy world-renowned fish and chips at the seaside-themed Harry Ramsden, situated beneath The Blackpool Tower or high-end pub food and great views at the Beachcomber Steakhouse on South Promenade. The much-acclaimed Wok Inn, described as a seaside noodle bar, offers a heady mix of authentic Asian dishes and eclectic modern design. The art deco White Tower on Ocean Boulevard is one of the most famous Blackpool restaurants and offers the best in fine dining. At Fahrenheit Restaurant at Genting Casino, guests can combine the casino experience with quality food. Viva Vegas Diner located on the iconic Golden Mile, is an all-American dining experience including classic comfort food, big screen sports, and distinctive entertainment.
The small, but perfectly-formed Ciao Ciao Italian restaurant on Devonshire Road has a cosy but modern feel with an extensive menu of authentic favourites. Stay on a taste bud tour of Italy at the highly-rated Ambrosinis on Squires Gate Lane at the south end of the resort.
Out of town, in Lytham’s busy restaurant quarter, Spago serves a wide selection of fine Mediterranean and freshly prepared seafood in a Grade II listed building, while The Lemon Tree in Poulton-le-Fylde provides a gourmet trail of the regional food of India.