With over 250,000 people in and around the area, that’s a lot of people to feed – and the restaurants in Milton Keynes are more than prepared, spanning everything from high-end steakhouses to laid-back Caribbean flavours.
Restaurants in Milton Keynes
Starting with high-profile chain restaurants, let’s open with Brasserie Blanc, a seriously stylish French restaurant in the heart of the business district. Run by TV chef Raymond Blanc, the upmarket restaurant on Avebury Boulevard blends French classics with well-travelled international dishes and serves up everything from luxurious breakfast dishes to bespoke cocktails.
Priding itself on having the freshest Scottish salmon, oysters, mussels and shellfish, the Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill Restaurant is located just around the corner on Midsummer Boulevard. Another exclusive chain restaurant, this is the place to come for quality seafood and, thanks to its Scottish roots, even haggis.
A short walk from both restaurants is Turtle Bay, the famous Caribbean-inspired restaurant that dishes up some of the best spicy food and jerk chicken in the region. With a laid-back atmosphere and 2-for-1 happy hour cocktails until 7pm daily, it can get busy so – like most of the restaurants in town – be sure to book ahead on Friday and Saturday nights.
One of the leading Italian restaurants in Milton Keynes, Aqua uses mostly organic and seasonal ingredients to make sure the food is as tasty and healthy as possible. Also located on Avebury Avenue, in the heart of the town’s restaurant district, the attractive restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner daily as well as offering a popular Sunday roast.
If you’re looking for steaks as thick as your leg, Middletons Steakhouse and Grill is the place to come. Located on Midsummer Boulevard, all the meat comes in daily from their butchery in Norfolk, while they also do a good range of seafood and vegetarian dishes.
Blending classic dishes with more modern interpretations, Taipan is a busy Chinese restaurant just around the corner from the Milton Keynes Theatre. Their seafood and dim sum menus come highly recommended, as does their wine list, offering some inspired red, white and rosé choices from around the world.
Heading into spicier territory, the Thai Modern Restaurant is located just off Midsummer Boulevard and mixes a traditional style interior – think wood panelling and carved furniture – with an adventurous menu that spans every conceivable Thai dish including their lip-lickingly good Tom Yum soup, a hot and sour soup usually cooked with shrimp.
Finally, The Grange is several miles to the east of the town centre. A high-class Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant, it’s worth the 10-minute drive just for the all you can eat banquet nights which are great value for money.