19 restaurants in Wakefield
Restaurants in Wakefield:
Paragon Business Park, Herriot Way, Wakefield, WF1 2UF [Map]
Brewer's Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. With a reputation going back 25 years they should have a fair chance of doing that, but don't take our word for it. Give them a try and see if you agree that this is how good quality pub food should be served.
Whether it's snacks, grills, pub classics, fish, Sunday roasts or side dishes they think their way through the options, talk to their guests, and then come up with the goods. Not everybody wants a full meal so they've considered the needs of those who want to keep the gap filled and the children contented, perhaps on a journey or a day out.
Hot filled baguettes are always popular be it sausage and red onion or a classic chicken club sandwich. Jacket potatoes are good on their own but filled with mature cheddar cheese and beans they take on a new dimension.
More paced occasions demand a wide menu, perhaps with starters of breaded butterfly prawns, chicken goujons or breaded camembert bites. Grills are there for the hungry and whole rack of meaty BBQ pork ribs served with extra sauce, chips and coleslaw can be very welcome. The days of the mixed grill are back - or did they ever go away - a 4oz rump steak, two pork sausages, and a gammon steak topped with a fried egg served with all the trimmings will remind you if they did.
Salmon and prawn fishcakes are served with buttered new potatoes, tartare sauce and a lightly dressed salad. A combination of sea and land comes with a rump steak, whole grilled chicken breast and breaded breaded butterfly prawns, served with chips and a side salad or garden peas.
The rise of eating out in pubs has brought into our daily lives a whole legion of what might be termed 'pub classics'. Many of them have their roots in what used to be called 'good home cooking' and include such dishes as sausage, egg and chips, beef and ale pie, chicken and mushroom pie and for the very daring a beef lasagne. Well, all of them and many more are on the menu at Brewer's Fayre, supplemented by such new regulars as vegetable Goan chicken curry, pork chop, chilli con carne and grilled chicken and bacon salad.
It has often been said that chicken tikka masala is now the most popular dish in Britain. Some may not really want to believe that, much as they love curry, but travel, population movement and other factors have widened our scope and they are probably pretty keen on fish and chips in Timbuktu.
What is certain is that the great British Sunday roast is exclusive to these islands, though copied maybe elsewhere or in ex-pat outposts. No surprise therefore that it's on the Brewer's Fayre menu. A trade of three roasts with an opportunity to trade up to a mega roast for a modest sum. With it come two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and that important element - gravy.
A fine list of immensely tempting desserts may well bring the most ardent weight-watcher to their knees. A short but well thought out wine list offers all choices, except champagne, by the glass. Staying the night - check to see if there's a Premier Inn next door - chances are you'll be lucky.
A quick click on their Website is always worth while. The only thing that stays still permanently is the quality which is helped by a changing menu, and some very special offers.
Unit 11A, Westgate Retail Park, Ings Road, Wakefield, WF2 9SD [Map]
With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken.
Your peri-peri chicken, when the chips are down so to speak, is a fresh A grade chicken that has never seen the inside of a freezer, but having made the supreme sacrifice is butterfly-cut, marinated for 24 hours in a secret brew called - you've guessed - peri-peri, and is then cooked to your choice over an open flame.
There are, of course, many variations on this broad theme, numerous plays on words such as Nando's experi-perience, peri-peri good reasons why you should eat at a Nando's, and all one hopes is that for their sake chicken never goes out of fashion. New Nando's are opening all the time, peri-peri quickly in fact, the spicy bastes become hotter and more daring, and the full platter offers a whole chicken, large chips or spicy rice and Nando's salad or coleslaw.
Since chickens are vegetarian it seems logical you can order veggie or bean burgers and patties, and still feel the heat from the peppers. All in all, Nando's is hotly recommended for those occasions when you have a large following of permanently hungry children, or adults even, to keep happy - the only thing taken really seriously is the quality of those peri-peri good chickens.
Nando's is a place for bright people who love to laugh and love to eat, and is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. Their fun approach to life means that when you visit Nando's you can fully relax without the airs and graces associated with more starchy dining out.
For the location of your nearest Nando's restaurant and a host of details about menus, parties and drinks, a click on their Website will reveal a Pandora's box of information.
Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield, WF4 3QZ [Map]
English, Modern British
Westgate Leisure Park, Colinsway, Wakefield, WF2 9SH [Map]
Monckton Road, Off Denby Dale road, Wakefield, WF2 7AL [Map]
An association with renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire promises classic favourites such as thick-cut steak, beef rib steak, authentic Troyes tripe sausage and salmon fillet in a beurre blanc sauce with dill. Seasonal specialities include duck confit, potatoes and bacon in a creamy sauce, pappardelle pasta in a cream of mushroom and truffle sauce and veal chop with sautéed mushrooms in a morel sauce. To finish, consider a cheese plate with bread and black cherry jam. Refresh the palate with cocktails like mojito, caipirinha and pina colada, champagne or a choice of spirits.
Waterton Park Hotel, Walton Hall, Wakefield, WF2 6PW [Map]
Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF1 5NX [Map]
It's always nice to find a restaurant which exceeds your expectations and with Aagrah, you will find a whole group of them spread across Yorkshire. At every location, their ideology remains the same, delicious Indian food served in remarkably comfortable and casually sophisticated surroundings. The story of Aagrah began in 1977 and continues to surprise people with their range of Kashmiri cuisine prepared with fresh produce and ingredients.
Expect to begin with starters such as prawn paratha, cooked with garlic, ginger and spices wrapped in flaky paratha and move on to murgh waziri, breast of chicken marinated with spices, grilled and cooked with a tarka sauce or a nihari, a typical dish from Lahore. The flavour of Hyderabad is evident alongside popular favourites of achari and rogan josh. There's also a selection of English dishes with grilled lamb chops or breaded scampi and the eclectic drinks list includes spirits, fine wines and champagnes.
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