Food & Drink
Hungry? Looking for great Lancashire food?
It's not just Hot-Pot, though that's a good place to start!
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Or browse our Local Producers page for mouth-watering inspiration!
Our district has a long tradition of producing fine foods from the land, rivers and the sea. Try smoked cheeses and meat from the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, dairy icecream produced at Old Holly Farm, or, of course, Morecambe's famous Potted Shrimps! A great way to sample and buy local foods is to visit the excellent Farmers' Markets held regularly in Lancaster.
Lancaster district is a Fairtrade District. Visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/fairtrade to view the Lancaster & Morecambe Fairtrade District Directory (supported by Global Link) and enjoy Fairtrade produce at any of the shops and cafés listed.
Look out for the new "My favourite" section on certain pages of this website - a selection of tips and suggestions from customers and staff. We've asked our staff and customers to tell us "their favourite" shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions and a little bit about why they love it so much! Have you experienced great service, had a wonderful meal, or treated yourself to a fab purchase?
Please email and tell us about it!
Our favourite cafes, restaurants and foodie spots:
McThai Restaurant, 271 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 5BX - fantastic food flavours from Thailand & wonderful views across the Bay. Eat in upstairs or take away noodle bar. When we ate here it was David's birthday. The waitresses brought out a sparkly candle on a piece of birthday cake and sang "Happy Birthday" - in the Thai language!
The Albion Hotel, via Carnforth, Cumbria, LA5 0HA - Great choice and variety of meals in a historic location.
Woody's Snack Bar at the Crook of Lune car park, where I stop regularly when I'm on my bike. Great view, good quality simple food & drink, nice staff! Bacon, egg and mushroom butties highly recommended!
The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP - Fine food, great atmosphere and a topping of comedy make The Borough the place to be !
N.I.C.E. Restaurant. Unobtrusive but attentive service, good food, beautifully cooked in stunning sauces. There was enough to eat on the plate without it being over trimmed, which some restaurants seem to make a habit of. We had wine, starter and mains, coffee to follow. We were full up! Excellent evening.
QSF, or Quite Simply French, 27a St George’s Quay, LA1 1RD. It has the great position on the historic quayside, a good, friendly ambience and superb Continental menus.
1725, Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HT - for delicious tapas or just a drink (I recommend a jug of sangria) - great relaxed atmosphere, comfy sofas, hidden corners and lovely old building.