Begin your day with one of the best full English breakfasts in Lincolnshire. Follow it up with a scone and a trip to our favourite tea room. Head over to Belton House for a sausage sandwich that’ll knock your socks off. Then make your way back to town and take your pick from authentic Italian trattorias, corking curry spots, and steakhouses that’ll haunt your dreams. You don’t have to plan your stay in Grantham around places to eat, but you could, quite easily, and most deliciously.
Places to eat in Grantham
Among the most popular restaurants in Grantham is the Miller and Carter on Barrowby Road. The nationwide chain is well known for having some of the best steaks in the business, and their reputation is rightly deserved. Pay a visit and sample their 30-day aged British steaks and you’ll find it hard to disagree. The swankily decorated steakhouse offers a dozen cuts of meat ranging from melt-in-your-mouth fillets to belt-busting T-bones. It’s not all about steak; the menu has a wide range of alternatives. Service is good, prices are reasonable, and it’s conveniently located with plenty of free parking.
Another excellent chain to try is the Prezzo on St Peter’s Hill, right in the heart of town. Inside this Italian restaurant, the decor is a delight, the food is freshly made and delicious, the service is always excellent, and the prices are tough to beat. The woodfired pizzas are particularly good if you can pry your eyes away from the pasta section of the menu. It’s just around the corner from the Guildhall Arts Centre, one of the highlights of our Grantham entertainment page, so if you’re going to see a show and you want to know where to eat beforehand then be sure to pay a visit to Prezzo.
Alternatively, see what Grantham’s number one independent Italian restaurant has to offer. Piccola Venezia is a tiny trattoria that packs a huge punch with its menu of authentic, delicious Italian food. Due to its limited capacity, you’ll likely have to book in advance, especially on the weekends, but it’s worth ensuring the opportunity to eat some of the best food in the area. The steaks give Miller and Carter a serious run for its money, the staff bend over backwards to ensure you have an excellent evening’s meal, and the tiramisu will take your breath away. It’s barely a five-minute drive away from our Grantham hotel, and well worth hunting down.
Last of all, if you’re craving a curry then there are a couple of Indian restaurants in Grantham that’ll make you ‘um’ and ‘ah’ with every bite. Mt. 88 Restaurant is on London Road between a curtain shop and a chippy; it doesn’t look like the greatest curry house on the planet, but locals will tell you otherwise. The food is absolutely delicious, it’s carefully presented, the service is top class and prices are great. Your other option is Gurkha Square a hundred metres or so down the road. It’s a Nepalese restaurant, so the curries come with a creative twist. They’re packed full of flavour, portions are big, and the service couldn’t be better; nothing is too much trouble.
Places to eat in Grantham
Cafés in Grantham
You can’t beat a cup of tea, more specifically, you can’t beat a cup of tea from the Teaspoon Tea Company. They are Lincolnshire’s loose leaf tea merchants, selling nearly 50 types of loose leaf teas to the tea-loving people of Great Britain. They’re based here in Grantham and have their own Teaspoon tea room in The George Shopping Centre. Now, it’s worth reiterating, this is a tea room, not a café, so the food options are restricted to some sublime scones and exquisite cakes. In terms of teas, there are tonnes to choose from and they’re absolutely delicious.
If you’re looking for a café proper, for a bite to eat and a quick drink, Knightingales on Guildhall Street is a small hidden gem with some of the best homemade breakfasts, brunches and lunches in Grantham. It’s nothing fancy, so don’t set your expectations too high; it’s just good simple food with generous portions and very reasonable prices. Plus, should the weather ever be nice enough, there’s a lovely outside seating area for some alfresco eating.
If you’re planning a visit to the beautiful Belton House, one of our top recommended activities in Grantham, be sure to pop into the Belton Garden Centre. As well as having myriad indoor and outdoor plants, homeware and garden accessories available to buy, there’s also a fantastic coffee shop, top-class cakes, one of the best full English breakfasts in the area, and the famous ‘Belton Bap’ – two gorgeous Boston sausages, with cheese and onion marmalade, all in a sesame seed bap – is like a gift from the gods.
We’ve saved the best until last. Retox Café Bar on Westgate goes by the motto ‘detox by day, retox by night’. It means you can call in for some of the best daytime eating around, including American pancakes, a full-on full English breakfast, and their speciality ‘egg in a hole’ bagels – the best thing to come out of Grantham since Sir Isaac Newton. Then, by night, it turns into a bar that’d comfortably grace our Grantham nightlife page. Thursday is your regular events night. The first and final Thursdays of the month are quiz nights, the second is karaoke, and on the third the board games are brought out.