15 of the most underrated restaurants in Blackpool

Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 2:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 4:26 pm

While most think of Blackpool in relation to its eclectic offering of entertainment and attractions, the seaside resort is also boasts a great dining scene.

From cosy bistros to idyllic beachfront eateries, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some our favourite hidden gems.


This intimate neighbourhood restaurant offers a relaxed dining space, as well as a varied and locally sourced menu, featuring everything from steaks, burgers and fish dishes, to light sandwiches and salads.

Wash your meal down with award-winning Czech beer on tap, an array of wines or signature house cocktails.

Visit: 73 Highfield Road, South Shore, FY4 2JE – montagu.es

The Eating Inn

Serving only prime British beef, this cosy family-run eatery is a meat lover’s dream.,

Choose from sirloin, fillet, ribeye or rump steaks served in an array of tasty sauces, or opt for one of their pork or chicken dishes, with home cooked chips on the side.

Visit: 463 Promenade, South Shore, FY4 1AR – theeatinginn.co.uk


With a menu crafted from traditional family recipes using high quality and carefully-sourced ingredients, Italio delivers an authentic slice of Italy in the heart of Blackpool.

The open kitchen adds to the vibrant dining experience here, and with plenty of pizzas, pasta, risottos and breads one the menu, fans of Italian food will be spoiled for choice.

Visit: 1 Highfield Road, FY4 2JD – italio.co.uk

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Promenade Bistro

Hidden inside The Dutchman Hotel, this cosy bistro offers fabulous panoramic views across the Irish Sea.

Along with tender steaks, burgers and pasta, Promenade Bistro serve a hearty Sunday carvery with all the trimmings every weekend from 12:30pm.

Visit: 267-269 The Promenade, FY1 6AH – dutchmanhotel.co.uk

Mammas Ristorante

Enjoy the romantic ambiance and tuck into a taste of Italy at Mammas Ristorante.

Pizzas, pasta and fish dishes dominate the menu, as well as a range of mouth-watering daily specials.

Visit: 40 Topping Street, FY1 3AQ – mammasblackpool.co.uk

Othellos Greek

This Greek restaurant and takeaway boasts a varied menu inspired by all corners of Cyprus and the Ionian Greek Islands.

The chefs here make use of fresh and exciting flavour combinations to give diners something entirely new to try.

Visit: 54 Talbot Road, FY1 3AY – othellosgreek.com

The Saddle Inn

Built in 1776, The Saddle Inn is one of Blackpool’s oldest pubs and still retains its old-worldly charm.

The bar stocks a fine selection of wines and real ales, while the food menu includes pies, pizzas, burgers and juicy grills.

Visit: 286 Whitegate Drive, FY3 9PH – greatukpubs.co.uk

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Captain Jacks

Fuel your inner pirate at this quirky bar and grill in Coral Island.

Famed for its double dipped pork ribs, stacked burgers and tender chicken, you won't leave Captain Jacks hungry.

Visit: Coral Island Blackpool, Central Promenade, FY1 5BD – coralisland.co.uk

The Gurkha Restaurant

Inspired by the exciting flavours of South Asia, this buffet style restaurant invites guests to sample a variety of tasty dishes, blended with fresh herbs and spices to provide an authentic taste of Nepal.

Visit: 148-154 Waterloo Road, FY4 2AF – gurkharestaurantblackpool.com

JK’s Steakhouse

Nestled in the heart of Blackpool town centre, JK’s Steakhouse offers a variety of classic British dishes, including steak pie, roast dinner, homemade cottage pie, and fish and chips, as well as a selection of grilled meats from the a la carte menu.

Visit: 14 Birley Street, FY1 1DU – jkssteakhouse.com

Viva Vegas Diner

Taking inspiration from the bight lights of Las Vegas, this fun and vibrant diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves a whole host of American classics.

Try one of their loaded burgers or hot dogs, along with a speciality shake.

Visit: 60-64 The Promenade, FY1 4QU – vivablackpool.com

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Blackpool’s Fish Factory

Fish and chips is a staple when visiting the seaside, and this restaurant prides itself on being one of just a few on the promenade to serve freshly sourced fish (rather than frozen) daily.

The menu also includes sausage, pies, scampi, fishcakes and burgers, if you’d prefer something less traditional.

Visit: 93-97 Promenade, FY1 5AA – blackpoolfishfactory.co.uk

Morgans on the Prom

Step back in time at this 1960s-inspired bar and diner, where you can tuck into delicious home cooked food.

Expect juicy burgers and hot dogs, BBQ chicken and Morgans famous steak pie, along with an array of sweet desserts, milkshakes and cocktails.

Visit: 375 The Promenade, FY1 6BQ – morgansontheprom.com

Boonnak Thai Restaurant

Using the freshest natural ingredients to create healthy and nutritious dishes, Boonnak serve an excellent variety of authentic Thai food.

Look forward to everything from classics such as pad thai and som tum, to sizzling hot plates, stir frys curries and street food dishes.

Visit: 60 Topping Street, FY1 3AQ – boonnakthai.co.uk


Offering an authentic Italian dining experience, Nunzio’s menu comprises an extensive choice of dishes, from pasta and pizza, to risotto, steaks, chicken and fish, along with a great selection of fine wines.

Visit: 2 Queen Street, FY1 1PD – nunzios.co.uk