Wakefield Food and Drink

In the Middle Ages, Wakefield was known as the “Merrie City” because our food and drink was good and plentiful. Centuries later, that hasn’t changed!

When it comes to world-class restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice in the Wakefield district.

Looking for Great British dining with a modern twist? You’ll love Iris. Or maybe you’d like to go further afield – Qubana’s Spanish and South American tapas or Tết’s contemporary Vietnamese and Thai cuisine are sure to delight. Enjoy sushi and teppanyaki in stylish surrounds at Hokkaido, or go grand and luxuriate in the sumptuous interiors of Wentbridge House’s Fleur De Lys.

In fact, there’s a whole world of flavours right here in the Wakefield district. Oh, and if you really can’t make up your mind what you want, pop along to Festive Fusion – they’ve got the lot!

We do cafés with aplomb, too. Had a busy morning in the city centre? Pop into Create and unwind, or try the Abbyssinian flavours of vegan-friendly Corarima. Enjoying a leisurely stroll around the independent shops in Castleford? Top it off with a cuppa and a natter at Queen’s Mill Tearooms. In fact, we’re such big fans of café culture, we’ll even reward you for it – pick up your loyalty card and use it at The Boat House Café (at Pugneys Country Park), The Liquorice Café (at Pontefract Castle) and The Woodland Café (at Anglers Country Park).

And if you can’t get enough of locally-grown, authentic, farm-to-fork goodness, your tastebuds will be firmly rewarded at Farmer Copleys’ Moo Café, or The Barn at Blacker Hall Farm.

Good food’s not complete without a good drink to wash it down with! Luckily, there’s plenty of that in the district, too. From locally-brewed real ale at Fernandes Brewery Tap & Bier Keller or The Jolly Tap to quirky cocktails at Now Serving. And from city centre sophistication at The Establishment to the cosy, traditional charms of Newmillerdam’s The Fox and Hounds, you’re sure to find your new “local” – however far you’ve come from!

So what are you waiting for? Pay us a visit – and eat, drink and be merrie.