The Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Lancaster | CityBlock

If there’s one thing students love, it’s eating. But forget post night-out cheesy chips and greasy 4am fast food, we’re talking about eating out at one of the many eateries in Lancaster city centre.

Lancaster is full of incredible places to eat, and many of them offer student discounts and special offers. Some of them you probably know about already, but there are plenty of delicious hidden gems tucked away that you should try.

So, here’s a guide to restaurants close to our student housing in Lancaster that you should definitely book for your next meal out:

Bella Italia

A classic staple of the high street. Bella Italia can be found on Church Street, just down from the McDonald’s. Featuring delicious pasta and pizza dishes, Bella Italia runs regular offers at its Lancaster branch. You can find out about their current offers on their website, currently they are offering £5 pasta or pizza dishes on Tuesdays, two-for-one cocktails on Thursdays and £6.99 lunches.

If you’re looking for great Italian food at a stellar price, Bella Italia is the way to go. Additionally, with your exclusive CityBlock Discount card, you can get an amazing 25% of your food bill. So go ahead and order that extra side of onion rings.

Spaghetti House

If you just can’t get enough of pasta, Spaghetti House is guaranteed to have something to tantalise your taste buds. This restaurant is somewhat tucked away on Mary Street, but you should definitely check it out if you have a love for all things pasta based.

They run a delightful happy hour every day, where a large range of dishes are just £4.95! And if your buddy or partner isn’t a huge fan of pasta (and if that’s the case why do you hang out with them??) Spaghetti House also offers a range of non-pasta-based dishes, too.

Blue Moon Restaurant

For all your Thai cuisine needs, Blue Moon Restaurant offers a refreshing modern Thai restaurant that specialises in high-quality dishes prepared by professional Thai chefs.

This popular restaurant can be found on Rosemary Lane, opposite the Flames takeaway. The menu features delicious vegetarian and vegan options and delectable tapas options served at lunchtime. If you want to try something different and experience truly authentic Thai food, head down to the Blue Moon Restaurant.

Kaspa’s Desserts

For anyone with a sweet tooth, a trip to Kaspa’s is essential.

This tantalising dessert restaurant features mouth-watering sugary treats like waffles, cakes, crepes, sundaes and cookie doughs. You can top your dessert with virtually any combination of chocolates, sauces, fruit and creams and wash it all down with a scrumptious ice-cream-based milkshake.

The best part? Kaspa’s Desserts is right next to CityBlock on Penny Street! If you’re a Penny Street resident, you only need to hop right next door to enjoy a delectable after-dinner treat (or a dinner treat, we’re not judging). Better still, your CityBlock Discount card will get you a 10% discount on your order!


For those who love a good curry, you can’t pass up a chance to dine out at Kashish. This Indian restaurant can be found on Parliament Street, down the road from the big Sainsburys. Here, you can indulge in incredible curry dishes, including all the classics like Korma, Rogan Josh, Masala and Bhuna, picking from a wide range of meats, fish or vegetarian options.

What’s better still, Kashish has a fantastic early bird offer, only £9.95 for three courses! And, as they are unlicensed, they have a bring your own drinks policy. Patrons are welcome to bring their own alcoholic drinks into the restaurant to enjoy with their meal, so you can enjoy a great curry whilst enjoying your favourite drink brought from home.

German Doner Kebab

A new edition to the Lancaster line-up of great eateries, the German Doner Kebab can be found next door to Kaspa’s on Penny Street.

Here you can indulge in an array of scrumptious kebabs, including the original doner kebab, or try something new with the likes of doner wraps, doner burgers, doner quesadillas, doner boxes with fries and even a doner box with fries and salad. Take your late-night takeaway kebab to the next level with a gourmet food experience from German Doner Kebab. And don’t forget to show your CityBlock Discount card for 10% off all orders!

The Study Room

The clue is in the name, The Study Room is the perfect place for students to kick back, relax and enjoy a great meal. You can find it on Church Street, right next to Bella Italia.

The Study Room is great for reinventing classic dishes, from home-made burgers, beef hotdogs, pimped up fries, quesadillas and salad bowls, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. With two-for-one cocktails and great food deals updated regularly, The Study Room is the go-to place for students.


Koko is a fast, casual eatery that offers healthy, simple, delicious, exotic food that’s full of punch, crunch and fresh flavours. This Asian fusion restaurant can be found on Common Garden Street, opposite M&S.

With a build your own pokè menu, a selection of delicious bento dishes, donburis and Japanese curries, Koko is perfect for those wanting to sample a new kind of cuisine from across the world. Even better still, from Monday-Thursday you can get yourself 10% off with your CityBlock Discount card.


Lancaster really loves its great Italian restaurants, and Molly’s is no exception. This delightful gem can be found on Church Street, beside the St John’s Hospice Charity shop.

Molly’s specialise in delectable pizza, calzone and pasta dishes, but their true staple is their incredible deals and prices. They have a fantastic happy hour on food, during which many of the dishes are as little as £4.95!

Molly’s also run great offers throughout the year, you can find details on their website. Currently, they offer a free glass of prosecco for every lady on Tuesdays, a champagne cocktail on the house for birthday celebrations and free desserts every Monday.

Golden Jade

We couldn’t have an ultimate restaurant guide without including a Chinese. The Golden Jade sits on King Street and offers an incredible all you can eat buffet for £15. It includes all your favourite Chinese dishes including dim sum, chop suey, fried rice dishes and chow mein. The restaurant itself is quite small so you’d be wise to book a table to avoid disappointment, otherwise they also offer a takeaway service.

The Borough

The Borough is a delightful pub that can be found on Dalton Square. They source their food from local farms in the surrounding hills and valleys and specialise in everything from pub classics to superb specials and desserts. They are an award-winning gastro pub with their own micro-brewery, offering a range of beers on draught.

The Borough menu is ever changing, so you’re guaranteed a new experience with every visit. With a CityBlock Discount card, you can get 10% off your food bill, or two-for-one on all main meals from 2pm to 5pm Sunday-Thursday.

There we have it! An ultimate guide featuring the fabulous restaurants you can find in the city of Lancaster. You’ll be so full from enjoying all these great eateries, you’ll be glad your student accommodation in Lancaster is close by for you to go home and collapse into bed! Make sure you leave enough time in your studies to work your way around all these incredible restaurants, you won’t regret it.

And don’t forget to browse through the CityBlock Discounts page to check out all the amazing places you can get exclusive discounts!


Posted on March 28th, 2019