Blackpool Journals

Eating Out in the Blackpool Area

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A travel journal to Blackpool by dkm1981

Quote: When you think of Blackpool, you tend to think of fish and chips and burgers rather than fine dining. But that is not to say there aren't some nice places to eat . . .

China Red

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Restaurant | "Great Food In Fabulous Surroundings"

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China Red, as the name would suggest, is a Chinese restaurant in Poulton-Le-Fylde (near Blackpool). It's not actually that near to where I live, but I recently won vouchers after an incentive at work and with the global economic climate as it is, I thought that only a fool would pass on a freebie meal (and I'm no fool, let me tell you). So it was I found myself perusing the restaurant's website (www.chinared-restaurant.co.uk) for directions and perhaps a sneak preview of the food on offer. I'm a massive fan of Chinese food so my mouth was watering pretty much as soon as the page loaded and so I went ahead and made a reservation. -Making A Reservation- Although the restaurant se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2009

China Red
15-19 Queens Square, Poulton-Le-Fylde
Lancashire, England FY6 7BW
+44 1253 893701

Gurkha Buffet Restaurant

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Restaurant | "More Than Just a Buffet"

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The Gurkha Buffet Restaurant is one of those places that offers something a little different in a world that has been saturated with every type of food imaginable served in incomprehensible number of ways. Located on Waterloo Road in the South Shore area of Blackpool, it is part of the Alpine Hotel chain that comprises a hotel, bar and restaurant that is run by a group of former Gurkha soldiers whose aim, in their own words, is to provide ‘the best customer satisfaction in a reasonable price’.The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch (served from 12pm until 3pm) and dinner (served from 6.30pm until 10.30pm) and at each mealtime they offer a selection of up to 45 different dishes ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2010

Gurkha Buffet Restaurant
148 - 154 Waterloo Road
Blackpool, England
+44 (0)1253 344292

Swift Hound

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Restaurant | "Swift Food at the Swift Hound"

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The Swift Hound is a pub restaurant that is part of the Flaming Grills chain of restaurants. It offers a fairly standard bar chain type menu for a reasonable price. It is located behind Bloomfield Road stadium (the home of Blackpool Football Club) so it is easy to find and there is plenty of free parking on site.The pub is massive and so there is plenty of space even if it is busy and we have never had any problems finding anywhere to sit. The place is split up into two parts with a pub complete with huge bar at the front and a dining area at the back. Technically you are supposed to wait for someone to seat you, but they always let you choose where you want to sit anyway.The ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 12, 2013

Swift Hound
Borough Park
Blackpool, England 1 5
01253299108

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar

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Restaurant | "IgoEgo!"

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Ego is a chain of restaurants in England and we went to the Lytham one earlier this week. I have never been to an Ego restaurant so I didn't know what to expect, but we were very pleased with the Mediterranean menu and the pleasant ambience and service provided.There were four of us and we went on a Tuesday night, which is Steak Night. We were seated straight away although the large restaurant was about half full when we went at around 6pm, so we didn't feel awkward being the only people in there. There is a bar area in the entrance to the restaurant, but there are no seats so I am glad we were seated straight away because it would have been a pain to have had to have stood around waiting....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2013

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar
3-5 Pleasant Street
Lytham St. Annes FY8 5JA
01253 737758

Notarianni L

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Restaurant | "The King Of Ice Creams"

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Notarianni's is a bit of an institution in Blackpool and the surrounding area and people from the town will tell you how amazing it is. The ice cream parlour on Waterloo road has been serving up ice cream since it's pioneer, Luigi Notarianni, first move to the UK almost 70 years ago.it is not like your usual ice cream shop in that they don't sell hundreds of flavours and types of ice cream and iced treats, instead they sell one; vanilla. But it is not just any vanilla ice cream, that is for sure, it really is some of the most delicious vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. It is made from locally sourced fresh whole milk and is packed full of vanilla so you get that nice creamy coloured th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2013

Notarianni L
Waterloo Road
Blackpool, England
01253 342510

Sapori Restorante Italiano

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Restaurant | "Tasty Italiano"

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I have been to Sapori restaurant on Clifton Street in Blackpool a few times now and I come back because the menu is very good, especially the early bird menu which offers great choice for a bargain price and is very good value for money.The food is really delicious; packed full of flavour and well seasoned. I usually have the early bird menu because it is seven until eight and is gives a good choice and I have always found the standard to be excellent even though it is the cheaper option. In the way of starters I have had the barbecue ribs which are tender and sweet and covered in an absolutely delicious sauce that is just perfect. The chicken salad is a nice light option to start your mea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2013

Sapori Restorante Italiano
36 Clifton Street
Blackpool FY1 1JP
01253 627440