Blackpool is known for its world-famous fish & chips, but in recent years it has seen a wealth of new restaurants open in the town. With cuisine from Thai to Tandori, whilst we can’t experience the atmosphere and welcome that would usually be extended when you dine in, lots of the seaside’s eateries have created some amazing menus packed with dishes to take away and enjoy at home.
As we write this, April potentially, is earmarked for the return of outdoor dining for those that have the space. So there’s still some weeks to go where you can show your love to the dining options that are being provided to pick up and eat at home.
Lots of the venues in the town are reliant on takeaway trade now more than ever and so if you can show your support, it will ensure that there’s still a growing and diverse number of places to spend a night out when we are back to normal-ish.
Please remember that if you order through a delivery app they take a proportion of the profit from the restaurant, so it’s always worth calling them direct as so many of the options are offering superbly socially distanced collection facilities and that way you’ll have the knowledge that all your pounds are going into Blackpool’s bottom line.
Put your feet, grab the phone and let us take you on a culinary trip of the coast’s best dine at home dishes.
Here are our picks
The Cottage, Blackpool, 31 Newhouse Road, Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 4JH - Visit now
Built in 1856, The Cottage has been Blackpool’s most famous fish and chip shop since 1920.
With an easy order button on the website, you can either collect, or if you’re a resident in certain postcodes they are offering a delivery service.
HIVE Blackpool, 80-82 Church St, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HP - Visit now
HIVE is an independent artisan quality coffee shop with its own art gallery and resident baker.
A huge range of sandwiches, bagels and wraps or fresh soup of the day provide a delicious lunchtime option. For heartier appetites think gourmet layered sandwiches, quiches and some super seasonal salads.
The hardest part will be deciding exactly what to take away.
West Coast Rock Cafe, 5-7 Abingdon Street, Blackpool, FY1 1DG - Visit now
Family owned restaurant that is famous for it’s burgers and brews its own beer, with a good location is close to the Winter Gardens.
Its lockdown delivery menu offers everything you need for a family night in. Flame grilled favourites, foot long smokers or chargrilled chicken washed down with an awesome array of milkshakes created from just about every chocolate bar that’s ever been created.
If you’re in the mood for something fruity then it has some sun-inspired concoctions to keep you going until you get back in there for a real cocktail.
If you have any room left, then its range of desserts and sweet treats including candy floss, will seal the deal. With a minimum order for delivery within 4 miles of the restaurant, you don’t even need to leave your sofa.
Yorkshire Fisheries, 14 - 18 Topping Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3AQ - Visit now
Yorkshire Fisheries is a multiple prize winning fish and chip shop with a history that stretches back to 1907, making it the oldest in Blackpool.
The Yorkshire Fisheries’ friers are still very much in action and offering a well organised click and collect service through its website or by calling the restaurant.
Boonnak Thai, 60 Topping Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3AQ - Visit now
If you fancy a lunchtime trip to Thai heaven then Boonnak also delivers a brilliant selection of smaller portions perfect for a midday meal.
The team is currently offering a 15% discount on minimum orders and free delivery on its lunch boxes with a minimum spend.
Stefani’s Pizzeria, 3 Cedar Square,, Blackpool,, FY1 1BP - Visit now
At Stefani’s Pizzeria we pride ourselves in making the most delicious wood-fired pizza, we eat, drink and sleep pizza!
Our Dough is made fresh daily and proved for a minimum of 24 hours and by sourcing the best ingredients from all different regions of Italy we bring you possibly the best pizza in Blackpool.
Stefani’s is offering a delicious range of wood fired pizzas for collection and delivery which can be ordered through its website. Traditional hand stretched dough with lashings of traditional toppings, it’s a taste of Napoli in the North.
Tuck into its pizza of the month or select from its range of Vegan options and then finish off with a sweet treat, including homemade cheesecakes, Cannolis and Cherry Brownie Cake!
Akash Tandoori Blackpool, 76 Topping Street, BLackpool, FY1 3AD - Visit now
This Topping Street Tandoori is a delight and is currently offering delivery for a small charge or collection with a minimum order of £13.
Tandoori main dishes and a range of Madras, Dupiaza and Vindaloos to suit every palate, get started with Kofta or Kebabs, tandoori chicken or Fish Tikka.
Sides and drinks are also available to complete your meal and round up an authentic Indian banquet at home!