Autumn has well and truly kicked in in Northampton! Most of you students will be settling into your new schedules and getting your first round of coursework! While we agree that studies come first, it is never to early to treat yourself to a slap-up meal! Sure takeaways are a cheap and fast option, but sometimes you want to treat yourself to a nice sit-down lunch or evening out with friends. When that time comes we want you to keep these restaurants in mind:
Frank’s Hamburger House & Frank’s Steakhouse
Here we have a meat-lover’s dream! Just minutes away from The University of Northampton, these two delicious restaurants are offering the very best of locally sourced beef in bold and quirky settings. At Frank’s Hamburger House you can enjoy authentic prime-beef burgers with an assortment of tasty toppings, salad and bottomless fries. At Frank’s Steakhouse you can tuck into juicy charcoal-grilled steaks served with Heston Blumenthal-style twice cooked chips. Both offer a casual-yet-stylish atmosphere that will make any student feel right at home. Both are now offering Christmas party menus, so if you’re looking to do something for festive with your classmates, this would be the perfect time to book!
The award-winning Dang’s is the perfect place to unwind with friends. It offers a diverse menu which will satisfy meat-lovers, noodle-enthusiasts, fish-fanatics and veggies. Found on Wellingborough Road, it is in the ideal location for a relaxing meal after after a long day of lectures. Why not swap your individual starters for the sharing platter with spicy wings, spring rolls, vegetarian dumplings and seafood fishcakes? It’s a good way to enjoy a sociable meal and you get to sample a little bit of everything! The best thing about Dang’s is most of the main courses are under a tenner, so you might just have enough for a few cheeky drinks afterwards!
Oriental Garden Restaurant
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the Oriental Garden suits the student lifestyle to a tee! Located on Sheep Street, it is close to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, as well as all your favourite shops and bars, so you’ll be able to enjoy a terrific meal while enjoying your day of leisure. You and your friends will love the ‘Eat All You Like’ buffet menu, where you can enjoy all your Chinese favourites in a lavish environment. Dishes include crispy aromatic duck, sweet and sour pork, szechuan prawns, and stir-fried mixed vegetables!
The Royal Bengal
If Indian cuisine is more your thing, then you and your friends are sure to love the exciting buffet menu at The Royal Bengal on Bridge Street. This beautifully decorated venue is a brilliant place to unwind, especially if you’re heading out to NB’s Nightclub later on! For under a tenner, you can eat as much as you like including starters, mains with rice, naan or chips, and a side dish! If you’d prefer a more formal evening meal, then the a la carte menu offers a delicious range of tandoori favourites for amazing prices! Win-win.
Chata Cottage Inn
In the heart of St. Giles Quarter, you will find a lovely little Polish restaurant named Chata. It is ideal for those looking to try something new, and boasts a kooky, historic ambience that is sure to please any academic. The menu offers a blend of the creative and the traditional, so its great if your friends have different culinary preferences. Why not book your evening meal here before heading next door to the Sazerac Bar for cocktails?
For more top rated restaurants in Northampton, take a look at our restaurant directory – you’ll be sure to find something you like.