Best restaurants in Northampton
If you’re travelling to Northampton for business or pleasure, there’s no getting around the fact you’ll have to eat while you’re here. There’s a fair amount of choice and new restaurants are opening up all over the city, but there’s also a burgeoning pub scene too. So where are the best places to go?
Aladdin’s, Bridge St
Heralded as a staple of the Northampton restaurant scene, Aladdin’s is one of the city’s top Indian restaurants and you’ll have possibly one of the best curries of your life there. Alright, that’s a bit biased – but with a ‘cosy’ atmosphere, fantastic ambience and an incredible offering of delicacies from all over the Indian continent. It’s tucked away on the unassuming Bridge Street in Northampton, but when you’ve been once you’ll always be able to find your way back there.
La Terraza, Wilk’s Walk
Moving slightly towards the Mediterranean, La Terraza specialises in Tapas and Spanish cuisine. It’s become a popular spot as Northampton continues to grow as a cultural hub – locals and visitors alike are flocking to La Terraza for their varied menu, friendly staff and top notch tapas dishes. There aren’t many other places in UK, let alone Northampton, where you can order octopus of the quality that La Terraza will serve up. Ole!
The Wheatsheaf, Dallington Road
Classic British pub. Three words that would adequately describe the Wheatsheaf, but it’s so much more than just a local. With the current owners taking over the pub in 2014, The Wheatsheaf prides itself on its traditional interior and atmosphere and rightly makes a big noise about using loads of fresh local produce for their meals. So you’re not only experiencing one of Northampton’s best eateries but you’re part of its successful farm-to-table style of local agriculture. Alongside traditional pub fare and Sunday roasts, Wheatsheaf patrons are able to order seasonal meals – this isn’t a 365-days-a-year menu, and thanks to the quality of the food served, thank goodness.
Pamukkale, Giles St
Lets go middle eastern to Pamukkale, an outstanding Turkish restaurant that brings authentic, beautiful Turkish flavours to the heart of Northampton. The name means “cotton castle” in Turkish, and this authenticity carries through to their extensive and exciting menu, which ranges from Kofte and mixed Meze to specially grilled lamb and marinated chicken. You’ll need at least a couple of visits here to get a decent grasp of the menu and the powerful flavour combinations on offer.
There are, of course, too many great restaurants in the city to mention, but Sheep St is home to both Nuovo and Les Olives, two restaurants offering Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean fare. There’s always somewhere open in Northampton, so contact the iStay team if you’re in the city and find out where their team would recommend!