As a new town you’re unlikely to find that Milton Keynes has many ye olde type pubs lurking around the centre, but it still has plenty to offer. It has ample Chinese restaurants, vegan eateries and steakhouses, plus you don’t have to stray too far to find an older pub serving quality nosh. Read on to find out more about the best restaurants in town.
There are plenty of great restaurants in Milton Keynes to choose from, so we’ve whittled it down to three of the best:
For a modern town there’s a surprising number of cool cafes, hotels and top restaurants serving a scrumptious afternoon tea. Here are three of the best choices:
According to the Food Standards Agency there are 460+ restaurants in Milton Keynes at the time of writing, and they would know since they visit and inspect every single one of them.
The figure includes restaurants, cafes and canteens, so may not include pubs that serve food.
Amongst all these eateries you’ll find a plethora of delicious dishes to tempt your taste buds. From Michelin-starred dining, to fast food, posh French restaurants and everything in between, you won’t go hungry here.
Indian food was among the first ‘exotic’ cuisine to arrive in Britain from a far-flung region and it’s safe to say the UK quickly got the hots for it. Basically, as British tastes began to expand in the mid-20th century, Indian food in all its spicy deliciousness answered the demand, quickly making Indian food one of the UK’s favourite.
There have, of course, been strong connections between India and Britain for hundreds of years due to the British Empire’s presence in vast areas of the Indian sub-continent. The first-known appearance of a ‘curry’ in an English cookbook dates back to Hannah Glasse’s 1747 book The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy.
The first recorded curry house in England was the Hindoostanee Coffee House, established in 1810 by Sake Dean Mohamed.
It was the arrival of Indian and Pakistani migrants in the post-war period that really established Indian restaurants in the UK, however.
It’s fair to say I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with shopping, particularly at the Trafford Centre. The one thing that gets me through the sometimes-necessary trips to such places is the hope of finding somewhere good to dine when I’m finished. You’d think that’d be easy at the Trafford Centre, after all there are over 50 places to eat and drink. Although the majority are either coffee shops or the usual sort of chains you can find on any retail park - from Pizza Express and Nando’s to T.G.I Fridays and Frankie & Benny’s - there are several more interesting options too.
Dashing to the theatre, sweetie, darling? Well not until you’ve pondered the city’s top five dining establishments for luvvies looking for a little pre theatre satisfaction in Glasgow.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.