As well as our round-up of the best restaurants in Northampton, we’ve also put together a quick guide to the best Indian, Chinese and Italian spots in town.
As a top-ranked restaurant via TripAdvisor, just five minutes’ walk from our hotel in Northampton, Aladdin’s Balti in Bridge Street is a high-quality Indian restaurant with an extensive menu offering everything from tandoori dishes to baltis, biryanis and nearly a dozen types of naan bread. With a small dining room and excellent, friendly service, it’s tempting to stay all night and work your way through the menu!
Another stellar curry house is LaZeez, a modern and stylish Indian restaurant near the Semilong district. Lazeez, translated as delicious, lives up to its name with a mix of authentic dishes as well as more alternative dishes, while the unlicensed restaurant also encourages you to bring your own alcohol with no extra charge.
If you’re looking for a top-quality Chinese restaurant in Northampton, look no further than The Wok Inn. Choose from their expansive à la carte menu or their excellent value for money All You Can Eat menu where everything is freshly cooked and prepared and brought to your table. Just make sure to leave room for the crispy duck pancakes, one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. A little further out of town and near the Northampton Cricket Club is New Sunrise. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks, the restaurant mixes traditional Chinese meals with more leftfield including their XO sauce sea bass and monkfish.
For a taste of the Mediterranean and some Italian cuisine, Nuovo and Sorrentino’s Ristorante come highly recommended. Nuovo specialises in cicchetti, Italian small plates, with Richard Branson’s ex-private chef heading up the kitchen. Stylish and relaxed, in the central Abington Street, it’s a great place for lunch or dinner and comes with an impressive wine and cocktail list. Sorrentino’s meanwhile is a more traditional Italian restaurant that’s built its reputation on its excellent pizzas and friendly service. There’s also a well-priced early bird menu for theatregoers with the Royal and Derngate theatre and the Errol Flynn Filmhouse just around the corner.