From fajitas to Indian fine dining and afternoon tea to some of the best hamburgers for miles, we’ve got the best cafes, coffee shops and restaurants in Newmarket covered.
Places to eat in Newmarket
Kings Newmarket is one of the best all-rounder restaurants in town. A swish, upmarket bar and restaurant, the Kingston Passage restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus afternoon tea, cocktails, tea and coffee.
Another front runner is The Tack Room at Palace House on High Street. The smart, upmarket cafe and bistro showcases a seasonal, locally sourced menu that covers everything from coffee and cake to three-course meals, light bites and some delicious gin and tonic cocktails, best enjoyed on their outdoor terrace.
There are several excellent Indian restaurants in Newmarket. Rose and Mango on High Street, opposite King Edward VII Memorial Hall, has a clean and precise style that continues to the well-presented food. As well as a raft of classic dishes, they also serve up specialities from Kerala, featuring cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg flavours.
The other curry option we’d recommend is Montaz, which takes its inspiration from Punjab and Northern India. Again, the stylish interior is matched by the food, with fine dining presentation and service.
Staying in the spice world, Khobkhun Thai Restaurant is our favourite Thai outlet in Newmarket. Open daily for lunch, dinner and takeaway, they run a popular all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet lunch, perfect for those with a big appetite.
Lastly, El Guaca Mexican Restaurant is upmarket Mexican street food, done very well indeed. The cool, colourful restaurant is alive with the smell of nachos, tacos and burritos, with a clinking soundtrack of tequila cocktails and beergarita (their slurpalicious beer, tequila and triple sec cocktail – trust us on this one. Hic!).
El Guaca Mexican Restaurant
While Hmmburger might sound like the fast-food chain that Hanson might have once launched, it is, in fact, one of our favourite Newmarket outlets. The sleek, American diner next to the Clock Tower on High Street cooks up a riot of burgers, veggie options, fries and milkshakes so thick your straw will stand up.
At the other end of the spectrum, The Pantry deals in fine food – with a fine price tag to match. As well as a deli, The Pantry is open daily for brunch, lunch and dinner, with a cracking beer, cocktails and wine menu to match. Refined and very, very tasty, it’s a real treat.
Another real treat can be found at The Gallops Tearoom directly opposite our Newmarket hotel. The afternoon tea is the perfect infusion of clotted cream, loose-leaf tea and classic sandwiches, plus an excellent range of breakfast and lunch options.
For something quick and tasty on the go, head to Coffee & Co. The independent coffee shop serves up breakfast and lunch options, with some of the best coffee in town. Just don’t leave without picking up a slice of cake.
Sam’s might be a little out of the action in the Newmarket Business Park, but it’s well worth the trip for their giant English breakfasts, stacked salads, freshly prepared wraps and breakfast baps.