The Six Best Places to Eat in Barrow


The Six Best Places to Eat in Barrow

Barrow-in-Furness is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and takeaways, with restaurants serving every cuisine, from classic British pub classics, to Thai, Italian, and Chinese food. With all of these options available to you, there’s sure to be a restaurant in Barrow to suit every palate or occasion, whether you’re looking for a cosy pub, wanting to try an exciting new cuisine, or trying to find somewhere to visit on date night. Read on for our list of the best places to eat in Barrow.


The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel 

Here at the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, our restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, created by our Head Chef, Andrew Webber. We’re passionate about providing the very best seasonal Cumbrian food, ensuring that our food tastes excellent, is presented beautifully, and that our service is fantastic.  

Along with our main menu, serving classics such as Lancaster Beer battered fish and chips and local sirloin steaks, we also serve a sandwich menu, with our delicious Duke’s Club Sandwich, and a Sunday Lunch menu. 

Join us every Thursday for burger night, and every Friday for grill night. We also host a World Cuisine Night on the last Thursday of each month, which we’ll keep you updated on via our Facebook page each month. 

After you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal, why not head to our bar to try one of our delicious beers, sourced from Lancaster Brewery. Our bar features a roaring log fire and provides a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere; the perfect place to relax with friends and enjoy a drink from our wide selection of beers, wines, spirits, ciders, and of course teas and coffees. 

With such a wide variety of menus available in the Duke of Edinburgh Restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 


Thai at Review 

This hidden gem on Nelson Street, just off Ramsden Square, houses an absolutely fantastic Thai restaurant above Review beauty salon. The delicious, authentic Thai food is cooked in an open kitchen in the restaurant, so you can watch your meal being prepared from your table. The menu is compact and offers classic dishes such as Phad Thai, homemade Thai chicken skewers, curry and noodle dishes. You can dine in at the Thai at Review, but must bring your own alcohol if you’d like a drink with your meal, as it isn’t served in the restaurant, or order your meal to take away.


The Crown 

The Crown on Walney offers delicious pub favourites that are sure to go down a treat with everyone, along with their famous hot baguettes. Their menu has everything from stir fries to locally sourced steaks, “Crown Favourites” including Icelandic prawns and homemade lasagna, and numerous vegetarian options. This is a great place to visit for either lunch or dinner, with a family friendly atmosphere, and makes a good venue for a get-together with either family or friends. The Crown can get extremely busy, especially at weekends, so make sure to book a table before planning your meal! 



For incredible Italian food in the heart of Barrow, look no further than Francescas. Their extensive Italian menu offers a variety of pizza and pasta dishes, seafood, steaks, and desserts, as well as a simple Sunday lunch menu featuring classic roast beef, honey roast ham, and pasta bake for an Italian twist. We recommend trying the Half Pizza with Half Pasta option – combine any pizza and pasta dishes on one plate, and see if you still have room for a delicious dessert! 


Oscar’s Restaurant 

Oscar’s Restaurant, situated in the lovely Abbey House Hotel, offers a fabulous menu of freshly prepared, seasonal dishes, including comforting classics, as well as lighter bites and sandwiches. The Himalayan Salt Aged Steaks, sourced locally from Ulverston Meats, are not to be missed. Visit Oscar’s on Sundays from 12pm – 6pm for their Sparkling Sunday offer, where you can enjoy a bottle of delicious prosecco for just £20. They also serve afternoon tea, with either a sweet or savoury option, for just £18.50 per person. 


The Custom House
The Custom House offers an extensive menu covering breakfast, lunch and mains, featuring classic comfort food dishes with everything from burgers and fish and chips, to pasta, curry, stir fries and much more. The Custom House also hold a Grill Night every Tuesday from 5pm, offering fillet, sirloin and ribeye steaks, lemon and thyme chicken, and pork chops, as well as Wings Wednesday with a choice of BBQ, salt and pepper, hot and “XXX” hot chicken wings for thrill seekers.


We hope that this blog post has given you some inspiration for restaurants to visit during your stay with us at The Duke of Edinburgh Hotel.