It couldn’t be easier to choose where to eat in Milton Keynes thanks to its orderly grid system, with dozens of restaurants located around Midsummer Boulevard in the centre of town. You’re never far from a cup of good coffee either, whether it’s from a cool independent roastery or a high street chain, and there are several food markets well worth checking out.
From high-end chain restaurants delivering fresh seafood to steak joints, Thai eateries and classic British dishes, head to our dedicated page to find out more about the restaurants in Milton Keynes.
Right in the heart of the business and restaurant district, the Bogota Coffee Company opened in 2013 and was the town’s first independent coffee shop. Just as popular today, it imports its coffee from Colombia – hence the name – and as well as a mighty fine cup of joe, they also serve pastries, cakes and sandwiches, alongside craft beers, wine and, coffee cocktails that really put a spring in your step.
Another notable café, nearby on Witan Gate West, is Fourth & Fifth, a coffee shop that serves up some of the best pancakes in the region. With a fresh interior edging on hipster, thanks to its rustic benches and stools, you can grab a flat white and indulge in the breakfast pancakes which come laden with bacon, blueberries, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, raspberries and cinnamon.
Xpresso Net might have lost some of its unique selling point thanks to smartphones and tablets, but this coffee shop/internet café is worth visiting just for its seriously good coffee which is some of the cheapest in town. The cakes aren’t bad, either, and if you’re in need of internet facilities, they have several PCs which are linked up to scanners and printers.
Can’t decide what to eat and torn between Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Chinese or even a few British classics? It’s a well known conundrum that the MK Buffet Village has kindly solved. Rock up at the restaurant, near the Milton Keynes Theatre, and choose from over 100 dishes from those seven cuisines. The interior is a little like a posh school dining room with row upon row of tables, but when you can literally eat your way around the globe, that’s probably not your first concern.
Open Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday, the Open Market is the leading outdoor market in Milton Keynes and is part of The Centre: MK, adjoining onto door 10. The market has been running since the 80s and is the best place to come to find farm-fresh fruit and vegetables as well as more specific food items and spices from across the world.
Whether you're coming to Milton Keynes for a day at Xscape, a shopping spree, a show at the theatre, or a visit to Bletchley Park, there are five Premier Inn hotels in Milton Keynes for you to choose from. Plus they all have great places to eat and drink nearby, as well as parks and green spaces to explore.
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