Food & Drink in Blackpool

Explore Blackpool's vibrant food and drink scene, from classic fish and chips to vegan dishes. Satisfy every craving on your seaside getaway.

Becky blog author avanti social team

By the Avanti Web Team

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3 min read | 27 May 2024

Blackpool is famed for its classic seaside favourites but the resort’s food options are as diverse as the town itself. Discover the best places to eat in Blackpool, from fish and chips to vegan bites, offering a huge selection of places to eat whatever your taste or budget.

Find the best places to eat in Blackpool

As a classic seaside destination, Blackpool has something to fill every appetite. From family-friendly fare to elegant dining experiences, there’s a spot for every occasion during your visit.

Where to go for variety

Blackpool’s diverse selection of dining destinations extends to several well-known, locally beloved spots, each worth checking out.

  • Abingdon Street Market: Having re-opened in 2023 after an extensive refurbishment, Abingdon Street Market is situated right in the beating heart of the town centre. This historic market has been a focal point for locals and visitors alike since the 19th century.

There’s seating for 250 in an impressively spacious food hall serving up a variety of street food from local independent vendors, alongside a coffee shop, cocktail stand, and craft beer bar.

It’s the place to go if you crave a true melting pot of flavours that showcases the town’s culinary diversity. It also often plays host to a diverse array of live music events for a great evening.

  • Bank Bar & Grill: One of the top-rated venues in Blackpool with consistent five-star reviews, this trendy establishment blends modern design with a diverse menu, featuring everything from British staples to grilled cuisine options.

Where to eat in Blackpool for families

Blackpool's dining scene caters to families with a variety of choices. Enjoy seaside classics and familiar favourites with a touch of local flavour.

  • Harry Ramsden’s: This iconic British restaurant serves up traditional fish and chips with stunning seaside views. A must-try for families seeking a classic Blackpool experience.
  • The Beach House Bistro & Bar: This stylish restaurant offers a diverse menu with something for everyone, including a dedicated children’s menu. Enjoy a relaxing family meal with a beachfront view.

Where to find fine dining

Experience the culinary excellence of Blackpool with these fine-dining restaurants. Enjoy elegant environments paired with innovative menus.

  • Michael Wan's Mandarin: Discover award-winning Cantonese cuisine in a stylish setting. Indulge in a menu that pairs your favourite Chinese dishes with fresh seafood and authentic flavours.
  • The Haunt: Enjoy a memorable fine-dining experience in this intimate restaurant. Their menu draws inspiration from many cuisines and uses fresh ingredients and unique flavours.
  • Upper Deck: Located within the iconic casino, the Upper Deck offers panoramic views of the bustling gaming floor, with a menu that features a fusion of contemporary dishes and classic favourites, prepared by award-winning chef Jack Bradley.

Where to eat for vegetarians and vegans

Blackpool embraces plant-based dining. Explore the ever-growing number of dedicated vegetarian and vegan establishments.

  • Cosy Jazz Café: This top-rated restaurant offers an entirely vegan menu with delicious takes on classic dishes. From full breakfasts to burgers and cakes, their vibrant dishes and welcoming atmosphere make it a must-try.
  • Seitan Hustle: Experience innovative and high-quality vegan cuisine that includes rice bowls, plant-based kebabs, burgers, and more. Based in nearby Fleetwood, Seitan Hustle also runs a kitchen in Blackpool’s Barbell Bistro from Thursday to Sunday.

Where to eat for cheap in Blackpool

While Blackpool has its fair share of fine dining spots, there are often times when a more budget-friendly bite will be what you’re craving.

  • Yorkshire Fisheries: A longstanding fixture in the town, Yorkshire Fisheries is a traditional fish and chips shop that has stood the test of time. Committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, this eatery delivers a quintessentially British experience.
  • Stefani’s Pizza: This family-run pizzeria crafts mouth-watering pizzas using traditional recipes, high-quality ingredients, and the Owner Nico’s secret recipe sauce, created after travelling in Napoli.

The best places to drink in Blackpool

Experience Blackpool's drinks scene. You can find everything here from traditional pubs with a cosy atmosphere to stylish cocktail bars that are perfect for an evening out.

  • The Saddle Inn: Step into this historic pub and enjoy a warm welcome. Choose from a great selection of beers on tap that will go down easy with the many live music events here.
  • Bloom Bar: Discover creative cocktails and delicious small plates in this stylish bar. Their innovative mixes and vibrant atmosphere are the perfect way to both start and end an evening.
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