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Thinking where to eat in Blackpool? Blackpool is a hub for British fun in the sun; from the Pleasure Beach to the Promenade, to Blackpool Tower to Sandcastle Waterpark.
Adults and children alike, Blackpool has a rich tapestry of entertainment and culture on offer. We answer the question ‘where to eat in Blackpool’?
No matter the weather, The Blackpool Grand Theatre is here for you. From adaptions of world-class Broadway shows, to ballets and pantomime, the Blackpool Grand Theatre is a Blackpool attraction that will keep you coming back: that and the food.
A trip to the theatre always begs the question, “Where should we eat?”– not to worry though. With the theatre situated in the centre of town, you’ll be spoilt for choice on some of Blackpool’s top restaurants. Italian, South American, Cantonese and good old-fashioned British Cuisine, are a drop in the ocean of rich culinary choices that Blackpool has on offer; all within walking distance of the theatre and some of Blackpool’s top attractions.
Whether you’re taking in a matinee or making a night of it, we’ve given you what you need to make the day special from start to finish.
Here’s our list of great places too eat
Harry Ramsden – Fish and Chip Heaven!
Coming to Blackpool and not having fish and chips by the sea, is a crime against local cuisine. Lugging a bag of soggy chips around, however, doesn’t exactly say pre-theatre elegance. Enter Harry Ramsden: an establishment that takes fish and chips by the sea to a whole new level. From the classic favourites to sea bass and Sri Lankan curry, Harry Ramsden has something for everyone. In a restaurant that seats over 200 people in the heart of Blackpool, Ramsden is a lively spot with room to accommodate you at any time- even during those busy summer months. Harry Ramsden. Address: The Blackpool Tower, The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 4BJ
Revolution Bar – Cocktails, Burgers and more!
Good value for money with a gorgeous sea view, and 20% off selected items, from their delicious pre-theatre menu? Yes, please. That’s just a few reasons as to why Revolution is Blackpool’s evening hotspot. Whether you’re dying to taste their take on American cuisine or gasping for their fine selection of cocktails after the show, then you need to go no further than Blackpool’s crown jewel that is the Promenade.
Revolution Bar. Address: 35 Market St, Blackpool FY1 1EZ
Ask them for their pre-theatre menu. Get 20% off your food when you present a valid theatre ticket.
Nando’s, Peri Peri Chicken Paradise!
Located just opposite the theatre, Nando’s specialises in Portuguese style Mozambican peri-peri chicken. This is casual clean dining perfect for families. Flame grilled, never fried varying from mild to wild in spice depending on your personal palate. Nando’s boasts a large menu with something for everyone. From sharing platters, whole chicken, wings to super-grain salads or sweet potato and butternut burger.
Nando’s. Address: 29-31 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HJ
Get 20% off your food and drink per valid ticket holder. So, if 5 people at the table, they need 5 tickets for 20% off food bill. If just one ticket, they get it off on just their meal. Only valid on the day of the show.
Sapori Ristorante Italiano
Sapori offers Blackpool the ultimate experience of modern Italian cuisine. From its eclectic mix of pizzas, to its oven-baked pasta to its home-made desserts there is something for everyone at Sapori. Situated in a terrific town centre location the Sapori restaurant offers a stunning contemporary interior coupled with excellent service so with great entertainment at The Grand and great food at Sapori, you can’t fail to have an amazing night!
Sapori. Address: 32 Clifton St, Blackpool FY1 1JP
Beach House Restaurant, Breathtaking Views!
The perfect post theatre spot, where the modern décor and beachfront location will make you feel like you’re somewhere in the Mediterranean- just without the weather. The Beach House Restaurant is predominantly seafood, with an in-house Sushi bar and outdoor Char Grill station. The family-run business promises the best views of the promenade, accompanied by an in-house DJ and the freshest cocktails in Blackpool. Whether you’re in a post-theatre haze just looking for a casual drink, or you’re just getting the night started, Beach House can accommodate you.
Beach House Bistro Bar. Address: Festival House, The Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1AP
Michael Wan’s Mandarin, Over 55 Years of History!
Who says that a takeaway is the only way to enjoy the fabulous taste of the orient? Everyone loves their fair share of sweet and sour or a good chow mien, but Mandarin is a little less buffet, and a little more fine dining. Mandarin boasts fine Cantonese style cuisine at great prices. Serving Blackpool and Lancashire for over 55 years, Michael Wan’s Mandarin has perfected fresh, cook to order food. From live music Wednesday’s to private dining, Mandarin is more than just a restaurant: it’s an experience.
Michael Wan’s Mandarin. Address: 27 Clifton St, Blackpool FY1 1JD
La Fontana Italian, Family Favourite
Blackpool is ripe with Italian cuisine, but few rivals the authentic taste and friendly atmosphere of La Fontana. Winner of the restaurant of the year award, La Fontana is part of Blackpool’s foundation. With a wide selection of antipasti, meat and fish dishes, pasta and indulgent dolci, La Fontana offers up Italy’s finest. Whether you’re going with a group of friends, or a romantic dinner out, wine and dine yourself under the faux night sky in the courtyard, bringing the ambience of Italy to Blackpool.
La Fontana Italian Restaurant. Address: 17 Clifton St, Blackpool FY1 1JD
Las Iguanas, Deep South Mexican Hospitality
If comfort food with a South American twist is what you’re looking for, then Las Iguanas has everything you could possibly want- and more. Not only do they cater for gluten-free and vegan eaters, but their food oozes flavour and creativity. From well-known dishes, like Enchiladas and Quesadilla’s, Las Iguanas boasts some deep south authenticity from Brazil, Mexico and Peru. Add a little spice to what already promises to be an exciting night at the Theatre.
Las Iguanas. Address: 66-74 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1HB
Get 20% off your food bill when you present a valid theatre ticket.
Bella Italia, Italian Heaven
The highly acclaimed chain restaurant needs little introduction. With one in every major city, Blackpool is part of the tradition, celebrating Italy’s most classic and well-known dishes. With kids eating free at certain times, it’s the perfect place to bring the whole family; especially after a few hours of great entertainment. With food made fresh every day and regular deals to be had, Bella Italia promises great, flavourful food, anytime and for any occasion.
Bella Italia. Address: 75 Victoria St, Blackpool FY1 4RJ
Get 20% off your food when you present a valid theatre ticket. (Church Street Restaurant ONLY).
Pizza Express – Don’t forget the Dough Balls!
Located in St John’s Square, this Italian dining experience promises ‘your favourite pizza, just how you like it!’ Pizza Express prides itself on its variety of pizza and al forno cooking, there is also the Leggara lighter calorie menu available.
Pizza Express. Address: 86-94 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HP
The Bank Bar & Grill
A new addition to Blackpool but already proving incredibly popular, this local restaurant serves quality meals in many varieties. From standard pizza and pasta portions to stroganov, grilled steaks and fish dishes. As a bar, The Bank prides itself on its indulgent cocktail, spirits and wine menus. However, if you are going to a matinée performance, check out the ‘light bites’ bar food menu or their classic traditional afternoon tea.
For discounts on food outlets with your theatre tickets at some of these venues visit.
Take a look at what’s on at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Autumn / Winter 20/21
Blackpool Grand set out a COVID-Community Communication Programme (CCCP) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our aims were simple, to CONNECT, COMFORT and UPLIFT. We would Connect people by offering tutorials on communication tools like Zoom and conduct community face-to-face meetings (book readings, youth groups and more). Comfort through stories of heritage, memories and storytelling, and to Uplift visitors spirits through laughter and exercise. Please do enjoy and if you can afford to donate please do.
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