Along with its bustling food market and vibrant pubs, Barnsley has a restaurant scene that does the city proud. Far from being a sleepy satellite of Sheffield, the city has wonderful dining options all over, from the lanes of the Old Town to areas like Dodworth and Lundwood. So take your pick from Italian, British and Indian eateries, and explore what Barnsley's restaurants have to offer.
If you love meat, you're in the right place. Barnsley's restaurants are some of the best spots to enjoy beef, poultry, lamb and pork – not to mention ostrich and kangaroo burgers if you fancy something more exotic. You'll find pubs and British brasseries that serve up a hulking great Barnsley chop (and they'll know just how long to rest it for to soften the meat as well). But you'll also find Asian chefs who can spice up locally-grown meat with their signature blends.
On the subject of Asian food, Barnsley has Indian restaurants that are simply to die for. Crazy about phaal or jalfrezi? These places serve up classic versions of your favourite curries, but there’s more to what they can do. Try lesser-known Indian dishes like chicken Darjeeling, from the state of Assam, or haryali chicken kebabs cooked in a spinach and coriander paste. There's no need to venture into Sheffield for a first-rate curry when Barnsley's restaurants feature so many accomplished South Asian chefs, and all the finest restaurants can be booked with Quandoo.
There are still other culinary attractions to explore in this little pocket of South Yorkshire. For one thing, there's no lack of gourmet Italian eateries around. If you’d like to stick to a healthy Mediterranean diet, there are places that specialise in dishes like minestrone, Caprese salads and salmon pasta bowls, with meticulously stocked wine cellars to boot. Some are even housed in beautiful mills that date back almost a thousand years, making them unique settings for special occasions. Simply hop onto the Quandoo website or app to find out which restaurants are located near you and reserve a table at your preferred spot in seconds. It’s that easy!