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Best Places To Eat Along the Fylde Coast

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The northwest of England has some fascinating places to explore. From castles to Roman ruins to quaint villages in the Ribble Valley - it’s bursting with charm. One city that’s very popular with families and day trippers is Blackpool. While Blackpool may not be for everyone, it certainly has its fair share of unique attractions and restaurants. But there are a number of other interesting towns and villages to discover along this stretch of coastline too. That's why I’ve put together a list of the best places to eat along the Fylde Coast that will suit any type of traveller.


If you’re not familiar with the Fylde Coast, it’s the stretch of coastline in Lancashire between the estuaries of the River Wyre and the River Ribble. It runs from Fleetwood, a traditional fishing town, all the way down to Lytham, which is very popular with golfers. Lytham also has a history dating back as far as 600 BC, so it’s definitely worth taking the day to explore. Whether you’re heading to this corner of England for some fun and games in Blackpool, or for a more relaxing holiday in one of the smaller towns, a visit to the Fylde Coast won’t leave you disappointed. Here are my recommendations for the best places to eat along the Fylde Coast.

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Blackpool

Common

Central Blackpool has a new South American restaurant, and you won’t want to miss it. Common serve a tasty selection of tacos, burritos, and nachos which are all freshly prepared in the kitchen. And they have some pretty amazing side dishes and dips to pair with your meal as well. We went with an order of plain nachos and their Pulled Maple Chipotle Mushroom Tacos and couldn’t get enough. I can never say no to a side of patatas bravas either, so I was really excited to see them on the menu. Order a couple of rounds of cocktails to go with your food and you’ll be in bliss. You can either sit in the bar area downstairs, or head upstairs and enjoy some live music that’s on weekly. I guarantee there’s nothing quite like Common in Blackpool, and it definitely ranks among the best places to eat along the Fylde Coast.


Dirty Blondes

While there are plenty of places to eat near Blackpool Tower, none are as unique as Dirty Blondes. Tucked away down a back alley, it’s quite easy to walk by - unless you know where to look. There’s a very chilled vibe inside, with alternative music blasting through the speakers. And its decorations perfectly match the music too. They’re known for their comfort food, with items like chicken fingers, massive 18” pizzas, and loaded fries to choose from. If you don’t think you can finish such an enormous pizza (we tried our best), you can buy it by the slice as well. I’m giving Dirty Blondes huge bonus points for having Super Nintendo set up in their booths. Gaming and food - what more could you ask for? Drop in here during the day for some food, or for drinks in the evening, either way you’re going to love it and have a great time.


Mi Casa Su Casa

Mi Casa Su Casa is my favourite Spanish restaurant in Blackpool. It’s located just outside of the city centre, in the village of Bispham, and is easily accessible by tram if you don’t have a car. They have quite an extensive menu, but we always choose a selection of their tapas dishes to share. I would recommend ordering their chicken and chorizo in a red wine sauce - it’s delicious. They have equally tasty vegetarian options available as well, such as patatas bravas and vegetable paella. It can end up being a bit on the pricey side if you order a lot of dishes, but it really is a great place to go for lunch or dinner. Just make sure you book in advance because they are always packed.


Nook

Say goodbye to drinking wine at pubs, and hello to Nook - Blackpool’s wine room and terrace. There’s only one booth inside Nook, so you can imagine how quickly it gets booked up, especially with larger groups. There are plenty of organic and natural wines to choose from on their menu, and you can pair your wine up with one of their cheese or charcuterie boards too. I’d highly recommend their cheese board, which has several types of cheese on it, as well as crackers, bread, chutney, and grapes. You’ll love the intimate atmosphere of Nook, and it’s tucked away down a side street so it’s still a hidden gem in Blackpool. Don’t forget to check out their website for news on their upcoming wine tasting events.


Winstons Bistro & Bar

One of the best places to eat in Blackpool if you like traditional home cooked British food is Winstons Bistro & Bar. We decided to visit for their Sunday lunch, served from 1pm - 4pm every Sunday. Apart from roast beef, you can choose from roast chicken, roast of the week, cauliflower cheese yorkie, and a vegan roast. So there’s definitely something for everyone. The roasts are served with a beautiful selection of fresh vegetables, gravy, and of course, a giant Yorkshire pudding. Winstons Bistro & Bar also offer a big dessert menu, so make sure you leave room for that. The warm cookie dough with ice cream is drool-worthy, but if you want something a little smaller, try out one of their Gorgeous Cheesecakes which are also homemade (and pretty famous too). Upstairs you’ll find their cocktail bar, Clementines, which is always popular on weekends. The next time you’re in Blackpool, make sure you stop by, either for Sunday lunch or something from their main menu.


Lytham

Fino Tapas

If you’re in the mood for Spanish food in Lytham, head over to Fino Tapas. It’s one of the best restaurants in Lytham, and serves traditional and modern Spanish tapas dishes. We picked probably too many dishes for our table, but we wanted to try as much as possible. They have a good variety of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options, and they’re not overpriced either. I’d recommend trying their padron peppers to start with, followed by huevos rotos and some of their tasty croquettes. Whatever you choose, you’re going to love how flavourful their cooked food is. Book online ahead of time if you can, as seats can be hard to come by in peak season.


Lytham House