Food and Drink in Lancashire

Polly Checkland Harding

It’s perhaps not surprising that a guide to the best food and drink in Lancashire, the coastal county that’s home to both Morecambe and Blackpool, would include recommendations for fish and chip shops. These venerable restaurants, which date back over a century (see both Yorkshire Fisheries and The Cottage), are a must visit in Lancashire. So too is Lancaster Brewery, another example of what the county does best. Also strong here are the coffee shops and cafes, which include The Music Room in Lancaster, housed in a Grade II listed Georgian pavilion. Perhaps most prestigious of all, however, is Northcote, the luxury hotel and Michelin star restaurant in Blackburn. Read on to discover more.

  • 1. Yorkshire Fisheries

    Yorkshire Fisheries
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    Yorkshire Fisheries, 14 - 18 Topping Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3AQ - Visit now

    Yorkshire Fisheries is a multiple award-winning fish and chip shop that dates back to 1907, making it the oldest in Blackpool.

  • 2. Haute Dolci

    Haute Dolci
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    Haute Dolci, 28 Church Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AL - Visit now

    Haute Dolci, on Church Street in Blackburn, is set over two spectacular floors with stunning views of the city. Designed to add luxury to your dining.

  • 3. Lancaster Brewery

    Lancaster Brewery
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    Lancaster Brewery, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3LA - Visit now

    Lancaster Brewery, which features in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, is a brewhouse and taproom with tours and tasting sessions available throughout the year.

  • 4. HIVE Blackpool

    Cakes by Hive
    Hive, Blackpool.

    HIVE Blackpool, 80-82 Church St, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HP - Visit now

    HIVE is an independent artisan quality coffee shop in Blackpool with its own art gallery and resident baker.

  • 5. Northcote

    Northcote
    Northcote

    Northcote, Northcote Rd, Langho, Blackburn, BB6 8BE - Visit now

    Northcote is a luxury hotel with an elegant Michelin starred restaurant in Blackburn, based in a delightful country house.

  • 6. Secret Bistro at The Palatine

    Secret Bistro and The Palatine
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    Secret Bistro at The Palatine, 1 The Crescent, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 5BZ - Visit now

    Secret Bistro at The Palatine serves delicious fresh food in a relaxed environment overlooking the stunning Morecambe Bay.

  • 7. Kwizeen

    Kwizeen, Blackpool

    Kwizeen, 47 - 49 King Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3EJ - Visit now

    Kwizeen Restaurant Blackpool has one very clear vision, which is to serve a simple, clean, fresh menu with big, bold flavours using seasonal local produce.

  • 8. Exchange Coffee

    Exchange Coffee
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    Exchange Coffee, 13-15 Fleming Square, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2DG - Visit now

    Exchange Coffee is in the middle of Blackburn’s Exchange Arcade, a wonderful structure built in 1849, full of independent quality retailers.

  • 9. Michael Wan’s Wok Inn

    Image from WOK INN

    Michael Wan’s Wok Inn, 118 Prommenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1RA - Visit now

    Budapest ‘ruin bar’ meets Penang hawker market, in a seaside noodle bar – this is Michael Wan’s Wok Inn.

  • 10. The Chippery

    The Chippery

    The Chippery, 3 Corporation Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1LB - Visit now

    The Chippery is a classic chip shop with charismatic family owners. There’s the option to eat in and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • 11. Quite Simply French

    Quite Simply French
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    Quite Simply French, 27a St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RD - Visit now

    Quite Simply French is an award-winning restaurant selling French classics including frogs legs, snails, charcuterie and steak in Lancaster.

  • 12. Notarianni’s

    Notarianni
    Image courtesy of Notarianni’s

    Notarianni’s, 9-11 Waterloo Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1AF - Visit now

    This small family run ice cream parlour has been serving homemade vanilla ice cream in Blackpool since 1928.

  • 13. Beach House Bistro & Bar

    Beach House Blackpool
    Image from The Beach House Bar & Bistro

    Beach House Bistro & Bar, Beach House Bistro Bar, Festival House,, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1AP - Visit now

    Nestled on the promenade in front of the Blackpool Tower, Beach House provides a Mediterranean menu all year round, alongside live entertainment and amazing sunsets over the Irish Sea.

  • 14. Thira

    Thira
    Courtesy of Thira Restaurant

    Thira, 32 Darwen Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2BY - Visit now

    The refreshing arrival of Thira has provided the people of Blackburn and beyond with authentic Kerala cuisine.

  • 15. Keegans Coffee & Sandwich Shop

    Keegans Coffee & Sandwich Shop Morecambe
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    Keegans Coffee & Sandwich Shop, 14a Poulton Square, Morecambe, LA4 5PZ - Visit now

    Keegans Coffee & Sandwich Shop is a little Morecambe café selling homemade sandwiches, salads, hot drinks and homemade cakes.

  • 16. The Cottage, Blackpool

    Fish and Chips

    The Cottage, Blackpool, 31 Newhouse Road, Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 4JH - Visit now

    The Cottage Chippy, Blackpool: Built in 1856, The Cottage has been Blackpool’s most famous fish and chip shop since 1920.

  • 17. The Music Room

    The Music Room from Atkinsons Coffee Roasters Lancaster
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    The Music Room, 12 China Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1EX - Visit now

    The Music Room from Atkinsons Coffee Roasters is a cafe situated in a Grade II listed Georgian pavilion with sun trap outside seating.

  • 18. White Tower Restaurant

    White Tower, Blackpool

    White Tower Restaurant, Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ - Visit now

    The White Tower Restaurant is renowned for its spectacular views of the sea and the famous Blackpool promenade, and its outstanding service.

  • 19. One Sixty Cafe

    One Sixty Cafe
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    One Sixty Cafe, 160 St James Street, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NR - Visit now

    One Sixty Cafe is an independent community coffee shop and vegetarian kitchen with an appealing menu of savoury and sweet treats.

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