Are you planning a trip to the historic market town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire? Here’s a list of some of the best places to eat there. From wholesome vegan and vegetarian treats to a global buffet with dishes from around the world, there’s something for everyone.
Where to eat in Doncaster for authentic Turkish food
If you love Mediterranean food you won’t be able to resist this authentic Turkish restaurant.
Lalezar Barbecue and Meze Restaurant offers a diverse menu of Turkish cuisine, from shish kebabs made with fragrant marinated meat to grilled Cypriot cheeses sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.
There are also plenty of equally delicious plant based options. Vegetarians should not miss the unbeatable imam bayildi – a sumptuous aubergine stuffed with onions, pine nuts, mushrooms, peppers and blackcurrants – and vegans will no doubt enjoy some of the best falafel and hummus they have ever tasted.
Where to eat in Doncaster for afternoon tea
Enjoy a classic afternoon tea at The Village Teapot. This friendly tea room in Arksey is family-owned and run by two sisters – Sarah and Kate.
Serving locally-sourced food and drinks, you can choose from a delicious range of sandwiches, home made cakes and scones baked by Kate.
With hot food all made fresh every day on the premises, there is even a menu just for little ones.
Where to eat in Doncaster for convenience
If you’d like to enjoy a banquet of foods from around the world and watch the spectacle of them being cooked fresh before your very eyes, it’s time to pay a visit to COSMO Doncaster’s all you can eat buffet.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with a whole range of food from around the world on the global buffet menu, from a sophisticated deli platter of Mediterranean olives, cheese and charcuterie to a classic English roast.
For the best possible value, pay a trip to COSMO between midday and 3:30pm, as you can enjoy a delicious lunch for just £8.99 from Monday to Friday.
If you’ve got little ones with small appetites, it’s no problem. At COSMO, kids under 150cm tall eat for half price every day of the week.
COSMO Doncaster is also extremely easy to get to. Located in Frenchgate shopping centre in the very heart of the city, you can visit for lunch then resume your day out, all without leaving the centre of Doncaster.
Where to eat in Doncaster if you’re a cheese lover
If you like cheese, you’ve come to the right place by making a trip to Doncaster. You’ll find some of the best cheeses in Doncaster at The Chuckling Cheese Company.
This authentic artisan cheese shop is located at the Hillstreet centre and sells delicious – and very reasonably price – cheeses, along with chutneys, sweet treats like homemade fudge and a whole range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to round off the experience.
The Chuckling Cheese is a haven where you can sample countless varieties of authentic Yorkshire cheese, then take your favourites home.
From the Wensleydale cheese that Yorkshire is famous for to unusual flavours like horseradish and caramelised red onion, plus curiosities like cheddar infused with real charcoal, there’s a cheese here to suit every person as well as every palate.
Where to eat in Doncaster if you’re vegan
From Yorkshire puddings and pikelets to the iconic Wensleydale cheese, Doncaster isn’t well known for its plant-based diet, but vegans need not worry – you can pay a visit to The Greenhouse Eatery for a truly delicious and ethically-sourced vegan experience.
The Greenhouse serves dishes like jerk ‘chicken’ and cauliflower couscous or mushroom and walnut bourguignon that will delight vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike and the atmosphere inside the eatery is warm and friendly.
If you have any food intolerances you’ll also be very welcome as the Greenhouse Eatery offers a whole range of tasty gluten free and lactose free options. If you’ve got room at the end of your meal, make sure to try the deliciously indulgent chocolate orange tiramisu. It really is the perfect treat for a cold wintry evening.