Places to eat

Things to do in Doncaster | Places to eat

From afternoon tea and cake to fine-dining curries, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the most charming cafés and best restaurants in Doncaster.


With more than 300 restaurants and cafés to choose from in Doncaster, the choice can feel a bit daunting. We’ve done the legwork – and knife and fork work – to narrow down the best places to eat in our dedicated Doncaster restaurants page.

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Making time for tea, cakes and sandwiches is a very serious business in Doncaster judging by the number of dedicated tea rooms in town.

One of the oldest establishments is the Georgian Tea Rooms on the High Street. Serving food from 9am to 4.30pm, they do a good range of breakfast and lunch options, including breakfast muffins and the famous hot beef, gravy and horseradish sauce sandwich. The prices aren’t the cheapest in town but the food is considerably above average and the cakes and scones are worth the mile walk from our Doncaster Central (High Fishergate) hotel.

Another high-class day-time dining option is the Woods Tea Room, which is just a short walk from the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. With daily specials and strong breakfast and lunch menus, its real trump card is the dribble-inducing array of cakes. Salted caramel or chocolate fudge cake anyone? Again, the prices aren’t cheap but the service is excellent and the cakes and coffee are worth a second helping.

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, then Florist by Lord Hurst is a good spot. Done out in the finest granny chic – think doilies on every conceivable surface and dainty floral china plates – they do a popular set menu including several dinky sandwiches, cakes and scones delivered on a teetering tray.

Dishing up breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas, Torr’s English Deli is the perfect spot to experience a taste of England. Just a stone’s throw away from Frenchgate Shopping Centre, they serve up everything from hearty sandwiches to healthy salads, as well as a mean fist-sized scone that will leave you full and happy until the next morning.

Georgian Tea Rooms

Georgian Tea Rooms


With over 100 stalls, Doncaster Market is a great place to explore and haggle for some bargains. Running every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in Market Place, the indoor and outdoor market sells some of the freshest local produce in South Yorkshire. It’s a fine place to explore on a sunny morning, with our Doncaster Central (High Fishergate) hotel right on the doorstep.

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