Blackburn Journals

Eating Out in Blackburn and Darwen

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A travel journal to Blackburn by dkm1981

Akash Indian Restaurant Photo, Darwen, England More Photos
Quote: It's not exactly the culture capital of the world, but there are plenty of good places to eat in Blackburn, if you're passing.

Chiquito Mexican Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Convenient Chiquito"

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This restaurant in Blackburn is part of the huge chain of Mexican restaurants up and down the country. Like all of the others, it offers reasonable Mexican style food at OK prices and in a fairly nice atmosphere.It is located on Lower Audley, just outside the town centre and opposite the cinema and behind the ice arena. Thanks to this location, it makes a popular and wise choice for a pre cinema bite or a break after a heavy day's shopping. The restaurant couldn't be easier to get to as it is on the main road and there is plenty of parking nearby.The restaurant itself has outdoor seating, but I wouldn't recommend it as a particularly pleasant place to sit given it's locale on a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2011

Chiquito Mexican Restaurant
Lower Audley Street
Blackburn, Lancashire
01254 666 270

Spice Lounge

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Restaurant | "Spice-tacular? Not quite."

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Spice Lounge is one of many Indian restaurants in the Blackburn with Darwen area and, with so much competition, it has tried hard to set itself apart from the crowd. Located just outside the town centre in the countryside, it has wonderful views from a former public house.The restaurant has plenty of parking in two separate car parks, which is just as well because it is far enough out of the town centre to require driving (or paying for a fairly hefty taxi bill). This isn't necessarily a bad thing though, because the surroundings are wonderful and a trip here really makes you feel like you are escaping it all.Like I said there is a lot of competition for Indian restaurants in t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 24, 2011

Spice Lounge
Wilpshire Road, Rishton
Blackburn, Lancashire

Changs Chinese

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Restaurant | "A Buffet But You Stay Sat Down? Excellent!"

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Changs Gourmet Restaurant, formerly known as The Welcome Inn, is located on Darwen Street, in the centre of Blackburn. It is one of those wonderful places that offers great food at very reasonably prices and is very quirky with it.Located on the main street through the town centre, there is no dedicated car park, however there are a few spaces directly outside the restaurant that permit free parking after 6pm. You should have no problem getting a space here as it is rarely busy after the shops have closed.On entering the restaurant, you are hit in the face almost with the stereotypical Chinese decorating inside: the walls are adorned with those pictures that have the moving wat...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 24, 2010

Changs Chinese
Darwen St, Blackburn
Lancashire, England
+44 1254 67 39 86

Akash Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Cracking Curry!"

Akash Indian Restaurant Photo, Darwen, England
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Darwen has its very own equivalent of Manchester’s curry mile on Blackburn Road. It’s not as long (I don’t think) and the Indian takeaways and restaurants aren’t quite back to back, but for a town that has a population of only 31,000 it certainly has its fair share. It is here that you’ll find the Akash Indian Restaurant and Takeaway. I have been going to the Akash for years; it’s where my parents introduced us to the spicy world of Indian food; it’s where I celebrated my 18th and 21st birthdays; and it’s become somewhat of an institution to my family and all for good reason.The restaurant has undergone many a face-lift over the years, but has maintained its image as a comfortable place to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 17, 2010

Akash Indian Restaurant
196-200 Duckworth Street
Darwen BB1 3PX
+44 1254 760076

La Salsa Tapas Restaurant

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Restaurant | "La Salsa Tapas"

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La Salsa in Darwen is the newest of three tapas restaurants (with the others being found in Bolton and Horwich), which offers excellent food in authentic surroundings. There are many different offers available and the restaurant offers a welcome change to the mind boggling number of Indian restaurants in this small town.The restaurant works on an eat as much as you like format, but rather than being a buffet, the dishes are cooked to order and served at your table. There are various prices depending on what time of day and week you visit. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 3pm until 11pm on Mondays to Thursdays and from 12pm until 11pm on Fridays to Sundays. If you go for the e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2011

La Salsa Tapas Restaurant
11 Railway Road
Darwen
01254 777 744

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