Doncaster is a vibrant, bustling town in South Yorkshire, and with restaurants, cafes and pubs at every turn, you certainly won’t go hungry here.  From sumptuous steaks, tasty aromatic burritos, authentic Italian stone baked pizzas and locally sourced farm to fork hearty meals, there is something for every taste and budget In Doncaster.

La Boca Steakhouse

  • La Boca Steakhouse
  • This family-run, Argentinian steakhouse is a firm favourite with locals. With friendly service, great atmosphere and reasonable prices, diners keep coming back for more. Go for an Argentinian brunch in the day or for your red meat fix at night. Expect to find sweet caramelised goat’s cheese salad, melt-in-the-mouth Tomahawk steak and mean cocktails on the menu here. 

La Fiesta

  • For a taste of Spain in a modern, intimate setting, head to La Fiesta. Eat in or takeaway, a wide selection of classic tapas dishes, hearty mains, and indulgent desserts. They cater to everyone here with gluten-free, vegetarian and kids’ options. Must-tries include Patatas Bravas y Ali Oli, Montaditos de Gambas, Cana de Bife and Pescado Frito. Share a jug of their infamous Sangria to wash it all down.

  • La Fiesta

Tweed at Wadworth

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  • Farm to fork and locally sourced ingredients don’t get better than at Tweed. A coffee shop with an adjoining butcher, all their breakfasts are cooked to order, using the local produce sold next door. Highlights include the Classic Bacon Butty, Victoria sponge cake and the full English Breakfast. Sit in this traditional countryside setting and watch the world go by as you enjoy a cup of the freshly brewed tea and coffee with your breakfast.

Clam & Cork

  • This seafood joint has long been a favourite with Doncaster locals. A humble stall in Doncaster Market with big flavours, the freshest ingredients and service with a smile. The fresh seafood comes from local market traders and dishes are cooked in front of your eyes. Highlights include the Crispy Monkfish Burger, Oysters with shallots and vinegar, Charred Seabass with a pesto dressing and Seared scallops with lime, coriander and mint. Add to the experience with their selection of wines, beers, and bubbles.

  • Clam Chowder with whole clams

La Rustica

Casual Italian dining doesn’t come better than this. La Rustica offers diners a cosy, intimate setting to sample their authentic Italian menu.

Pizza lovers will relish their 14”, freshly prepared stone baked pizzas, with toppings ranging from prosciutto, salami, roasted vegetables and of course, buffalo mozzarella. There is also a wide selection of pastas, salads, antipasti and desserts. For a true taste of Italy, try the Tiramisu. Their extensive drinks list including wine, cocktails, mocktails, beers and soft drinks meaning this is sure to be a friends or family favourite.

Cactus Jacks

Step back in time to the Wild Wild West at Cactus Jacks. With wacky interiors (and an exterior you simply cannot miss), this grill house is a firm family favourite with locals. Their extensive menu caters to all tastes, with wings, ribs, steaks, flame grilled chicken, burgers and enchiladas, you are spoiled for choice. Favourites include the Cactus Jack’s Cheeseburger, Veggie Chilli Burrito, Rib Eye Steak and Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos. For a proper fiesta, try the pitchers of Texmex inspired cocktails.

Moona Coffee

This family-run, modern coffee house prides itself on service with a smile and highly trained baristas, making your experience here impeccable. Ethically sourced coffee is available to purchase too, so you can take Moona home with you.

From hot drinks you’d expect to find, to iced frappes and milkshakes, breakfast baps, American pancakes, steak and ale pies and jacket potatoes, this is a cafe for all hours of the day. This is the perfect place for a spot of brunch on the weekend.

Estabulo Rodizo Bar & Grill

  • Estabulo Rodizo Bar & Grill
  • Want a taste of Brazil? Look no further than Estabulo Rodizo Bar & Grill. Using Gauchos’ traditional cooking methods and cooking tender and rich cuts of meat and cooking them slowly over an open flame, ensures an authentic experience and a delicious meal. This freshly cooked meat is served straight from the flames to your plate, creating a taste like no other.

    They also cater to vegans, vegetarians and have an extensive Halal menu, making for a deliciously inclusive experience. Highlights include, Filé Mignon, Fraldinha, Coraçãode Frango and to top it all off, the Fererro Rocher cheesecake.

Fish Bits

Fish Bits is a local chippy that has locals raving about it. Fresh fish, cripsy chips and hearty portions make this a Friday night favourite. In the centre of town, expect queues but don’t be disheartened, it’s more than worth the wait. Try the Haddock and Chips, Beef & Onion Pie and the Scampi.

by Anuradha Kulkarni - 05 Apr 22