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Food and Drink in Milton Keynes: things to know before you go

From the top places to go near you to how to find the perfect cocktail, here’s all your burning questions on the best restaurants and nights out in Milton Keynes – answered.

What are the best restaurants in Milton Keynes?

There are tons of great restaurants in Milton Keynes to choose from, serving up something to cater for every taste. We’ve picked out three of the best for you.

  • Akasaka cooks up a fusion of Korean and Japanese food with dishes to get your mouth watering. Tuck into tempura, sushi and sashimi with steaming stacks of noodles or rice.
  • Antep Kitchen is one of several restaurants in Milton Keynes serving up delicious Mediterranean grub. The Family Platter packs kofta and kebabs, wings and ribs onto one sumptuous sharer’s plate. All served with couscous and bulgur rice alongside a fresh mixed cold meze.
  • Papa J’s sounds like some sort of American diner, but what you’ll actually find here is tapas-style servings of Indian food. Seafood bites sit alongside wings ranging from honey to ‘atomic’, and there’s plenty of kid-friendly fare.

What’s the best place for a night out in Milton Keynes?

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Milton Keynes on your night out. Whether you want to sample exotic cocktails or tuck into tasty Thai food, you’ll be well taken care of. Here are three of the best spots:

  • Caribbean-themed Turtle Bay in the town centre is a great starting place for a night out. Laid back reggae tunes complement the Caribbean food menu, while the cocktails will warm you up for further adventures.
  • Head to Revolution for its wide selection of vodkas and well-sized dancefloor. Located in Xscape, it’s a favourite for after-ski entertainment.
  • Pink Punters is simply huge, with four floors boasting a relaxed lounge with a fireplace, as well as bustling dancefloors with DJs banging out the latest hits.

What’s the best type of rum cocktail?

These days the best pubs, bars and restaurants in Milton Keynes have whole lists of rum cocktails that deserve their own menu. They’re the perfect way to brighten up a summer night out, and give you a tasty holiday feeling without ever leaving the UK. Here are five you simply have to try.

  • Tropical coconut rum punch. Best served while on a sunbed – failing that, a rooftop terrace will do.
  • Pina Colada. If you like getting caught in the rain…
  • Mojito. For minty fresh breath.
  • Mai tai. The pride of Polynesia.
  • Berry daiquiri. Named after its place of origin in Cuba, bring some Latin flavour to your night out.

What’s the difference between a pie and a pasty?

Let’s clear up an age-old food and drink debate. The most important difference between a pie and a pasty is that the former is typically eaten using a knife and fork, while the latter can be eaten with your hands.

A pie is made by lining a pie dish with pastry, possibly blind baking it. Then the filling is added in and a pastry lid put on top before baking. (If it doesn’t have a bottom, don’t believe anyone who tells you it’s a pie!)

A pasty, meanwhile, has its pastry laid out, the filling put in the centre and then the case folded round the filling.