Posted by Shona
I’m a real foodie at heart, so whenever I get away for a few days on a UK short break I love to try different foods and delicacies from around the country. I think that trying something new or finding a good restaurant helps to make a break extra special. But when you’re in an unfamiliar city, discovering good value places to eat can be tricky. Luckily, our dinner deals make it easier. Depending on the deal, one or more meals are included during your two night hotel stay, so you can enjoy a great quality dining experience without having to leave your hotel, making enjoying great food hassle free. We’ve selected some of our top dinner deals from across the country to give you an idea of what to expect. Plus, we’ve picked out some local produce to sample and found some food-oriented activities to do during the day, for the ultimate foodie short break.
The Lake District
The Low Wood Bay Hotel is enviably located on the banks ofLake Windermere. With our two night offer with dinner on your first night you can dine in the stylish and tranquil Windermere Restaurant, serving European dishes and fine wines. Anyone who wants a more informal dining experience should try the Langdale Lounge and Bar or the Café del Lago.
The Lakes are also home to some delicious delicacies. From Grasmere Gingerbread and Kendal Mint Cake to Hawkshead Relish, the area is jam packed with tasty morsels. Pay a visit to the Taste Food Hall at the Rheged Centre to take some locally sourced treats home with you. There are numerous breweries and restaurants in the area, head to the Brewery Arts Centre to sample real ales and light bites.
The Burn Hall Hotel in York offers you the best of both worlds. Set in the Yorkshire countryside but close to York city centre, you’re ideally situated for exploring the city. With our two night dinner deal offer you get the first night’s dinner included. The Richardson’s Restaurant uses locally sourced produce including Yorkshire rib eye steak and the interestingly named ‘A Very Yorkshire Cassoulet’, whose ingredients include venison, pork and mixed beans.
During your short break in York afternoon tea in is a must. Betty’s Tea Rooms should be your first stop for scrumptious cakes, pastries and patisseries.
The Derbyshire Hotel is luxurious and hospitable and is well placed for visiting both Nottingham and Derby. With our two night dinner deal offer you can enjoy hearty meals in the onsite Chatterley’s Restaurant.
This region is also home to several food festivals throughout the year. The East Midlands Food Festival in Melton Mowbray takes place on 6th and 7th October. It’s always a good culinary experience, where you can sample everything from cheeses, breads and pies to the more unconventional choices of bison and kangaroo.
For a great value dinner deal in the South West give the Legacy Plymouth International a try. Enjoy a luxurious dining experience in the contemporary Elements Restaurant with their internationally inspired menu. Anyone who wants a more informal dining experience can try the Elements Bar, before ending the night perfectly with drinks on the terrace.
Food-wise there’s so much more to this part of the country than Cornish Pasties this is a great region to sample seafood treats. The surrounding waters are home to the likes of trout, mackerel, lobsters, crabs and oysters. During your short break in the South West take a fishing trip and try your hand at catching some yourself.
Have you ever been on a dinner deal?