Fine Dining In Blackpool
|| Eating out in Blackpool
doesn’t have to revolve around the typical British seaside cuisine
of hot dogs, burgers and battered fish.
You could take an evening off from the fast food and head to one of
the town’s finest eateries where you can enjoy a gourmet meal
in stylish surroundings.
Perhaps the most famous restaurant in Blackpool, and certainly a hit
with visiting celebrities and politicians, is the September Brasserie
on Queen Street. Run by chef-patron Michael Golowicz, this place
has been mentioned in the Good Food Guide since it opened back
in 1990. The restaurant offers set-priced two and three-course meals,
which usually involve some form of fresh local seafood.
Next up is the White Tower [map]
on Ocean Boulevard at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which has
a distinct Las Vegas-style to it, along with great views of the promenade.
Here the food has a modern British flavour with plenty of little
extras, while the service is renowned for being fast and friendly.
Situated on King Street in the heart of Blackpool, Kwizeen [map]
is one of the town’s newest restaurants but has already
won a reputation for its fine food and welcoming host.
With owner-chef Marco Calle-Calatayud in charge of the kitchen and
Tony Beswick doing front-of-house, this superb little eatery is great
for a celebration or a quiet dinner for two. The menu includes some
traditional Lancashire dishes, all with a modern twist, and
plenty of seafood – it is Blackpool after all.
Blink and you’ll miss the next little delight, as The Warehouse
is hidden up a town centre alley known as Back Church Street. Mainly
a haunt for locals, and the odd tourists who stumble across it, this
restaurant offers decent lunches and posh nosh in the evening.
If you’re after the finest fresh ingredients cooked together
by a chef with more than 20 years experience then get to AJ’s
on Topping Street, a fab little eatery with plenty of flair. Chef-patron
Andrew Reeds isn’t afraid to use his imagination in the menu,
while host Julie Crawford is more than happy to discuss any special
dietary requirements that will be adhered to for your meal.
Finally, if you really want to splash out on a spectacular meal why
not take a trip out of central Blackpool to Thornton, where you’ll
find Bib Gourmand-recommended Twelve [map],
a gourmet delight. Located at Marsh Mill Village next to the historic
windmill that dates back to 1794, Twelve is housed in a former dance
studio. Here the menu, which is a mix of traditional food with a contemporary
twist, changes daily and is displayed on a huge wall screen via a
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