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A travel journal to Blackburn by dkm1981

Quote: Blackburn is no gastronomic capital of the world, but there are some good places to eat . . .

Auberge Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Auberge for the Oldies"

Quote:
Auberge bills itself as an English and Continental restaurant and it is located on the High Street in Rishton, a small town just outside Blackburn. It is a nice restaurant with a nice menu but the atmosphere isn't what it used to be. They seemed to have changed their target audience. Where once it used to be a nice place to go for a romantic meal, now they seem to be more focused in getting the 'older' generation in for bargain set menus.The restaurant is a former bank and so it is in quite a grand old building. The dining area is a huge open space with lots of tables in. I liked that the tables aren't too close together so you don't feel penned in. The ceilings are very high so it feels q...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

Auberge Restaurant
106 High St, Rishton
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 4LQ

The Clog & Billycock

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Restaurant | "Not Blown Away"

Quote:
The Clog and Billycock is a pub style restaurant in Blackburn that is owned by a Michelin starred local chef. As far as I know he doesn't actually ever work in the restaurant, but he influences the menu. We went a few weeks ago to try it out and, as my title suggests, I wasn't blown away.The restaurant is in the rather pleasant Pleasington area of Blackburn. It's a little out of the way of anywhere so you'll either have to drive, which isn't a problem because they have a fairly big car park which is free o use, or get a taxi which'll not be cheap because it is pretty far out of the town. The restaurant has a laid back kind of feel to it. I thought it might be a bit pretentious,...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

The Clog & Billycock
Billinge End Road, Pleasington
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 6QB
01254 201163

Frankie & Benny's Blackburn

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Restaurant | "Pretty Average"

Quote:
I've been to Frankie and Benny's in Blackburn numerous times with varying degrees of success. It is like every other Frankie and Benny's in the world but it is quite novel for Blackburn that isn't really big enough to get the main chains usually.I have found that going mid week is much better than going at the weekend because it is quieter and the staff seem to be able to cope better, both in the kitchen and at front of house. The restaurant is open every day for breakfast lunch and dinner. It is located right opposite the cinema in the town centre, so it is a great place to go to before or after a film.Last time we went, we went for the mixed starter which is very reasonable a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

Frankie & Benny's Blackburn
Lower Audley St Retail Park
Grimshaw Park, Blackburn BB1 1BB
01254 266350

Shajan Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Nice Indian"

Quote:
Blackburn is home to an inordinate amount of Indian restaurants for some reason that I am not quite sure of. If you ask anyone from Blackburn, they will tell you which is the best and everyone's answer will be different. Many of them will say the Shajan though. I wouldn't but I thought I'd try it because of all the rave reviews that people I know give it. The restaurant is located on the outskirts of Blackburn near to Preston. The location is really easy to get and there is a huge car park surrounding the restaurant. It's not cheap to get there in a taxi though, so you might want to get yourself a designated driver; a taxi from the centre of town will cost you about £20.The fir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

Shajan Indian Restaurant
Longsight Road, Clayton-le-dale
Blackburn BB1 9EX
01254 813640

Yu & You

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Restaurant | "Yum and Yum"

Quote:
Despite having lived in Blackburn for most of my life, I had never heard of Yu and You Chinese restaurant until it appeared on Gordon Ramsey's Best Restaurant programme in the UK, in which it won best restaurant in the Chinese category. After advertising like that, it seemed rude not to pay a visit.It is located on Longsight Rd which is really easy to get to although a taxi from the town centre will set you back about £20 each way, so you are probably better making use of the plenty of parking that they have. The restaurant itself is pretty funky. It's quite dark inside, which i thought gave it a really cool and romantic atmosphere. Blackburn isn't a big town and so there aren'...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 24, 2013

Yu & You
500 Longsight Road
Blackburn BB1 9EU
01254 247 111

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