Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Lancashire
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Lancashire restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 147 restaurants in Lancashire and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Lancashire restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Lancashire Restaurants
. Midland Hotel
British, Modern restaurant in Morecambe
Marine Road West - LA4
“The glamour of the building competes with the beauty of the outlook” at this “superb Art Deco hotel with the most beautiful views across Morecambe Bay, which makes this a fabulous location for dinner”. “Better still, the food is very good!” – Lancastrian sourced, and in an unfancy, modern British style. There’s also a “quintessential afternoon tea, with perfect sandwiches, scones and cakes”, while “it’s worth staying over for the breakfast – and the view of the birdlife on the shore”.
. The Parkers Arms
British, Modern restaurant in Newton-in-Bowland
Hall Gate Hill - BB7
“An exceptional place”, whose “glorious” location places it “in the middle of nowhere (or the middle of God’s own country, depending on your point of view)”. “It’s the most welcoming pub you could wish for” with “always a warm welcome from AJ and Ben”. Chef Stosie Madi “cooks intelligently and from the heart” displaying “a knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of cuisines, plus classical and non-classical techniques”; and “her food is modern, fresh and bursting with flavour”. “When in season there’s no better place to enjoy stunning game, fish is perfectly cooked” and “even the simple things like pies are done so well, you end up thinking that this must be what other pies want to be when they grow up”.
. Freemasons at Wiswell
British, Modern restaurant in Wiswell
8 Vicarage Fold Clitheroe - BB7
“Fine dining in a local pub” – “high quality ingredients and well-rehearsed techniques to ensure a top-class, punchily-flavoured product”; and with “a brilliant wine list” – again win massive acclaim for Steve Smith’s “lovely” old inn, set in a tiny village in the Ribble Valley. In July 2019, it re-opened after a major investment, with the addition of a new kitchen, chef’s table (min 6, max 12), kitchen bench (4 stools) and bedrooms.
British, Modern restaurant in Norden
Edenfield Road - OL12
TV chef Andrew Nutter’s manor house dining room provides a “very impressive” setting, ten minutes’ drive from Rochdale, and “capable” and “attentive” service. The French-influenced modern British cuisine is acknowledged in practically all reports to be “consistently excellent”. Top Tip – “A good value business lunch is available during the week”.
Spanish restaurant in Ramsbottom
10 Square St - BL0
“In the centre of this undistinguished Lancashire town, this two-tiered venue with its open kitchen comes close to taking your breath away” – “quite what Ramsbottom ever did to deserve such a bustling, authentic tapas bar remains a mystery”. “Sparkling dishes (“often relying on specialist Spanish ingredients”) are as fresh and delicious as they come”, prices are “encouraging” and “the friendly staff make eating in this sometimes packed restaurant a pleasure”. “It’s also probably the only Andalusian bar in the UK to which you can travel by steam train!”
. White Swan at Fence
British, Modern restaurant in Fence
300 Wheatley Lane Rd - BB12
“Very classy indeed” – Tom Parker’s “informal” pub-restaurant “shows no sign of slowing down”, having snaffled a star from the tyre men in 2018. A “small menu of great seasonal and local ingredients is cooked and presented beautifully” and, as the only Timothy Taylors pub in Lancashire, there’s no cause to complain about the beer.
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