Opened by chef and owner Leann Smith and her father Eddie in 2012, The Meeting House serves a mix of British and European inspired fare served in a stylish, central location featuring exposed stone walls and beams. Choose from starters like slow roasted pork belly and black pudding with apple puree or chicken liver and sherry pâté with toasted bread and red onion marmalade, followed by mains like braised lamb shank with red wine and mint just and creamy mashed potatoes or pan-fried sea bass with chorizo and basil risotto. With indulgent options like sticky toffee pudding and white chocolate cheesecake diners will want to save room for dessert too.
The Meeting House, 11-15 Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK, +44 (0)1524 848 049
First opened way back in 1979 by Clementine Allen (whose brother Peter Boizot, founded the internationally successful chain Pizza Express) Pizza Margherita boasts over 30 years of serving its delicious pizza and Italian eats. Obviously, pizza is the focus and there are 15 varieties to try, from a classic margherita topped with mozzarella, tomato and oregano to the fancy pagonini topped with prawns, smoked chicken, chorizo, mozzarella, barbeque sauce and paprika. If pizza doesn’t take your fancy, there are plenty of other dishes to choose from including small bites like marinated olives and garlic mushrooms alongside bigger plates like lasagne or spinach and ricotta cannelloni.
Pizza Margherita, 2 Moor Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK, +44 (0)1524 363 33