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Best restaurants in Skegness

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If you love seafood, Skegness is one of Britain’s culinary coastal gems, with plenty of restaurants and takeaways offering local catches. However, there’s much more to the restaurant scene in Skegness than potted crab and battered cod. 

Below we’ve listed some of the very best restaurants in or near Skegness, across a range of cuisines and well within walking or driving distance of our Skegness Holiday Park.

Seafood

Seafood

Trawler’s Catch

Right by the Skegness clock tower you’ll find a fish and chip lover’s paradise, as featured on the internet sensation Rate My Takeaway! For classic fish and chips, there’s few better locations in Britain to taste the local catch (primarily from Grimsby, just to the north). Expect a deluxe fast-food interior big on anchors, ropes, and pirates. It’s loud and colourful and great for families.

The Blue Fin

For something a bit quieter, but still offering the finest local fish and chips, pop into the Blue Fin, where you can dine in, takeaway, or sit outside when the weather’s good. As well as the local cod and chips, you can go upmarket with sushi, salmon, and scallops all on the menu. It’s a little pricier than some of the seafront options, but very tasty and well presented.

Traditional British

Traditional British

The Barley Mow

Offering one of the warmest welcomes in Skegness (it’s even dog-friendly) this traditional British pub serves lunches and dinners Friday to Sunday and dinners only on Thursdays. Prices are very reasonable, and the restaurant is the top-rated venue in Skegness. The Barley Mow offers traditional British classics including tasty roasts, burgers, and steaks from the grill. The prawns are a popular choice with diners, along with the fish and chips and crispy pork belly. For vegetarians and vegans, there are decent options too, including filo tarts and a satisfying vegetarian roast.

The Fleece Inn

A little inland along the A158, at Burgh le Marsh, you’ll find the Fleece Inn, a traditional red brick pub with an attractive outdoor dining garden for those warm evenings. Hearty meals such as their rib eye steak and stilton chicken are a popular draw for both locals and visitors and the Purple Haze dessert would satisfy the cravings of any sweet tooth. The staff are exceptionally accommodating, providing puzzles and toys for children and water bowls for thirsty dogs. Book in advance!

Italian

Italian

Tarantino

For Haven residents, Tarantino is one of the closest and most convenient choices, just a few streets away, and within a stone’s throw of Skegness Beach. Don’t let the name fool you – there is no Pulp Fiction tie-in here! Instead, expect a tasteful and tasty Italian menu with locally sourced king prawns and seafood classics including calamari, mussels, sea trout. For non-fish-lovers there are pizzas and pastas aplenty, and vegetarian options including a risotto primavera of asparagus, courgettes, spinach, and garlic. Remember to leave room for the tiramisu!

San Rufo’s

A short stroll along Roman Bank from our Skegness Holiday Park lies this chic Italian eatery, offering a lively atmosphere and beautifully presented food. They’re won local business awards and hosted stars including Peter Andre and TV presenters Dick and Dom. More importantly, they’re very welcoming and offer a good range of classic and unexpected Italian dishes.

The seafood linguini stands out, as do the garlic prawns and mussels. For non-seafood fans, the spaghetti al pomodoro and stuffer peppers come highly recommended. Do book ahead, as it can be busy of an evening.

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Indian

Indian

Saffron Indian Restaurant

If something a little spicy takes your fancy of an evening, pop along to the Saffron Indian Restaurant at 43 Roman Bank, a short walk from our Skegness Holiday Park. From crispy onion bhajis to lamb naga, you’ll find all the usual British Indian classics here, with the added bonus of Cobra lager on draught to wash it down. Those with food allergies may be pleased to note that most of the menu is gluten free, and there are plenty of vegetarian options. The interior is smart and unfussy and the staff very accommodating.

European

European

The Lakes Restaurant

Vegans will love this immaculate, scenic bar and restaurant at Burgh le Marsh, nestling among the local lakes, which boasts a separate plant-based menu. Specialising in stone-baked pizza, The Lakes also offers wide range of pan-European cuisine including halloumi fries, burgers, lamb chank and the intriguing salmon champagne (fillet with spinach and a creamy champagne sauce). Definitely a good place to impress a date, and you can even hire a rod and go fishing on the lakes! With both lunch and dinner very popular, booking is a must.

Windmill Restaurant

Also situated in the lovely village of Burgh le Marsh, this gastro pub strikes the perfect balance between traditional pub fare and modern cuisine. Popular dishes include scallops, cod risotto, and chicken and brandy pate. You’ll also find traditional roasts and unusual dishes such as Moroccan spiced cod with salmon and tiger prawn skewers.

The menu changes monthly and is served Wednesday to Sunday. For those who like to sip a G’n’T before their meal, there’s a large range in addition to their ample wine list.

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