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Food and Drink

There’s plenty of places to grab a cuppa or lounge with a latte in Blackpool. Head to Birley Street for a host of great places to enjoy a drink and a nibble or try stunning Cedar Square, just off St John’s, for a relaxed atmosphere in gorgeous surroundings

For a whole host of cuisine, from snacks to coffee and cake to tapas, plus more filling treats, test out Toast on Corporation Street where they’re dedicated to delivering beautifully presented food, created fresh to order from high-quality ingredients and locally sourced fresh produce, in comfortable, design-led city style surroundings. They’re so good they’ve achieved the prestigious Taste Lancashire Quality Assured award.

Enjoy independent coffee shops and cafes such as Barista, The Pepper Mill and Moccachinos on Birley Street, or try The Lounge on Cedar Square for a touch of sophistication.

And don’t forget, you can sample an unforgettable afternoon tea in the sumptuous surroundings of the Tower Ballroom.

Blackpool’s dining experience really does cater for everyone. There’s a great choice of quality, authentic eateries providing top-class cuisine from across the world – not forgetting the traditional seaside fish and chip treat!

The Jali restaurant at the Carlton Hotel achieved an AA Rosette – the first Indian restaurant in Lancashire to do so for its delicious creations using the finest ingredients - and has been recognised by the Taste Lancashire Quality Assured scheme which guarantees a top meal every time at selected restaurants.

Sample the popular La Fontana on Blackpool’s Clifton Street or the continental flavours of The Blues Bar & Brasserie at the Big Blue Hotel, recently voted Blackpool Hotel Restaurant of the Year.

Both hold Quality Assured status, as does the Kwizeen Restaurant, which also boasts an AA Rosette, where local specialities including Lancashire Hot Pot, Pilling Lamb, real local cheeses and fresh fish from Fleetwood, mean there’s no shortage of mouth-watering dishes to try.

From pizza to Indian and Chinese to chicken, or just some good old traditional fish and chips enjoyed on a bench by the beach, there’s a host of takeaway delights to be enjoyed

Whether you’re after a credit-crunching family meal or a quick snack before you pop out to one of Blackpool’s stunning night-time events and venues, there’s something for all budgets and tastes. Blackpool also boasts a host of late night takeaways.

For award-winning fish and chips, try Seniors on Normoss Road where fresh fish from Fleetwood is fried daily (try saying that in a hurry!) and they use local potatoes to create their yummy chips.Or rub shoulders with celebrities at The Cottage which attracts visitors from across the country.

From all-you-can-eat carvaries to pub quizzes, locally brewed ales and big-screen sports, to partying until the early hours, there’s certainly no shortage of pubs and bars to enjoy in Blackpool.

Escape the shops and enjoy a bite to eat whilst you catch the match on one of the 21 plasmas at Walkabout on Queen street or try out our new beer keller with two pint jugs and a great oompa band, joined with audience participation, adds up to a great night.

Blackpool is a clubbing mecca, attracting discerning clubbers from across the country.

Try out Club Sanuk on the promenade near North Pier, with six rooms of entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Whether it’s chilling out in the Terrace Bar, RnB in the Thai Bar or party anthems in the main arena, you’re sure to have a fabulous party night!

Take a trip back to the seventies with the grooviest disco in town at Flares with its light-up dance floor or sample refurbished Rumours on Talbot Road, which offers a wine bar, club and party venue all in one.

If cabaret is more your style, then the stage is set for an evening to remember at the hilarious Funny Girls where drag queens and male dancers provide showbiz entertainment in the sumptuous surroundings of the old Odeon cinema.