My boys march on their stomach. They are at that age where they are bottomless and food is an important part of their day. They get ratty when they are hungry (we call it hangry) and also have adverse reactions to certain foods.
So when we are on holidays and days out we often take picnic food to keep them fed and also make sure that we have an idea of where we are going to eat.
We had some fab meals in Blackpool and the food was fantastic.
We stayed at the amazing Ribby Hall Holiday Village, which is ten minutes outside of blackpool in one of their self catering cottages, but chose to have breakfast in their tea rooms each morning. The food was delicious, scrambled eggs that were perfectly cooked on granary toast for me and Farm Shop sausages for the boys with beans and mushrooms, which MadDad opted for the Full English. All cooked to perfection.
The boys and MadDad also had a fab meal in their restaurant on Friday Evening (whilst I gallivanted to celebrate a certain someones upcoming birthday) . They both said the food was excellent and the deserts even better!
Lunch on Saturday was fish and chips at Harry Ramsdens on the seafront. MadDad and Mini opted for a small Haddock with chips and mussy peas, whilst Mini and I had cod and chips with mushy peas.
The fish was amazing and the batter was really light and crispy. The sign that it was great was empty plates at the end of the meal.
For MadDad this was his favorite part of the whole weekend away. The ice creams at Notarianni’s are pretty darn good, in fact they are pretty much a meal on their own.
MadDad had a Nosi Mess with meringue, fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce and fresh cream. Mini chose a Strawberry Sundae and Maxi a Knickerbocker glory. I decided to share theirs and to just have a coke float. If you are in Blackpool then it is a must visit and it is a real Blackpool Institution and has been in the same location for over 70 years.
We had an AMAZING meal at La Fontana, which is an award winning restaurant on Clifton Street before we went to see Mamma Mia. It really was delicious and they went out of their way to accommodate our request. The boys and I adore Calamari and we didn’t think we could manage a starter after all the other food we have already eaten so they brought me it as a main course with salad and it was mouthwateringly perfect. The MiniMads couldn’t get enough of it.
Mini said the margarita pizza he had was the best ever after our homemade and Maxi’s bolognese didn’t last very long either! MadDad thought his carbonara was delicious.
The deserts was unbelievably good (no pictures as the boys polished theirs off before I could even get the camera out). Mini profiteroles for Maxi, Mini had a banana and chocolate crepe and I opted for tiramisu. MadDad finished his meal with a coffee.
We would certainly go back and it was really reasonably priced for such fab food.
Disclosure: We were guests of #Blackpools Back and Merlin Entertainment for our weekend in Blackpool and we are already planning our next visit.
Being a northerner living in London, I do miss a good Harry Ramsdens x
I am so hungry and reading about all this lovely food has just put me over the edge! 🙂 x
Oh lord just seen the yummy ice cream!
Thank you for this as I need to plan a trip up there for the illuminations.
Great list! Thanks, it’s going to be very useful when we go to Blackpool 🙂
You know how much I love Blackpool with the kids – our favourite thing to do is eat at Harry Ramsdens on the tables outside on the sea front. No matter what the weather, we do this every time we go without fail!
Ooooh I am loving the look of those desserts in the picture!
we visited blackpool a few years back and harry ramsdens was a must place to eat 🙂
great list – we went to harry ramsdens in bournemouth the other week
I am pinning this for definite use later in the year. Great recommendations x
It has been so so long since I have been up to Blackpool, I used to spend every summer at Cleveleys!
I’ve always wanted to go to Blackpool, yet never made it, will have to keep hold of this for that ‘one day’ x
We have a Harry Ramsdens here in Bournemouth and they do make fab fish and chips!
It has been years since I’ve been to Blackpool, if we do go I now know where to eat
Yum, sounds great. The more I hear the more I know I need to plan a trip to Blackpool soon!
Wow, I didn’t realise Harry Ramsdens still existed, they all shut down round here!
Your food photos are making me hungry! Sounds like you discovered some fab places to eat. I want to take my children to Blackpool at some point, to see the pleasure beach, illuminations and see the rest of the sights.
i used to be an events manager and every year I would organise a two month event across the country. One of the locations was Ribby Hall! It’s funny as I never got to visit any of them myself! x