Cheap and Cheerful: Three Eateries Every Lancaster Student Should Try
Lancaster isn’t a massive city meaning there aren’t as many restaurants as you’d expect to find elsewhere. This doesn’t mean that the eateries are any less great, however. Lancaster has got some amazing food options and best of all, most of them are cheaper than you would find in bigger cities.
I’ve put together a short list of my 3 favourite places that I would recommend getting to before you move away, or as soon as you move in.
This place is my favourite. It’s a relatively small French restaurant located out of the way down by the side of the River Lune. The quality of the food here is by far the best in Lancaster but comparing to others in this list it’s probably the most expensive. Don’t worry though, if you can get down between 5.30pm-6.30pm you can get 50% off a wide range of starters and mains. The ‘handcut frites’ are even made with truffle oil, despite being a little pricey at £5, I would recommend getting a bowl for the table.
Favourite Meal Option: The meals change all the time depending on what is fresh and in season but the swordfish steak is great and only £8 if you can get it at half price
Honestly, the best Indian restaurant in Lancaster and great for birthday meals or bigger groups. They do giant naan breads in ‘family size’ which keep the cost of extras down and also have an early bird deal which offers 3 courses for only £9.95. The great thing about Kashish is that you can take your own alcohol which can make a meal out pretty costly. If you don’t fancy eating in they also do takeaway. The only thing I would warn about is the spice level – Kashish is known for being pretty spicy so I wouldn’t suggest ordering something overly spicy.
Favourite Meal Option: Lamb Bhuna and Peshwari Naan
If you want a good hearty meal, this is the place for you. There is a huge menu and despite the food being a little on the expensive side, if you can go Sunday-Tuesday you can grab yourself a free bottle of wine, which undoubtedly takes a little of the pressure of the cost away. As a student you also get 10% off drinks. The venue is great and feels really cosy so it’s nice for a smaller or more intimate meal.
Favourite Meal Option: Cumbrian Chicken Breast with Sautéed Potatoes
I could write a much longer list of amazing places to eat in Lancaster but this is a pretty great way to start. The thing about Lancaster is that there are great places to eat out hidden in the most unlikely places so stray off the beaten track once in a while and I’m sure you’ll find a treasure.
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