Where to Eat in Peterborough: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 11, 2017 Viva Honore

Peterborough (/ˈpiːtərbrə, -bərə, -ˌbʌrə/ ( listen)) is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. Historically part of Northamptonshire, it is 75 miles (121 km) north of London, on the River Nene which flows into the North Sea 30 miles (48 km) to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh.
Things to do in Peterborough

1. The Cherry House Restaurant

125 Church Street, Peterborough PE4 6QF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$400 +44 1733 571721
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

The Cherry House Restaurant

Reviewed By MrandMrsICHBI - England, United Kingdom

This restaurant is a pleasant change from the many franchised chains or gastro pubs, you are greeted in a nice lounge/bar area where you can sit and have a pre-dinner drink whilst Reading the menu. The dinning area is pleasant and you feel like you...MoreThank you for your generous comments; we look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant which, incidentally, has been under the same ownership for twenty three years.

2. Taj Mahal

39 Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2RH, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal Dinner, Late Night +44 1733 891219
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

Taj Mahal

Reviewed By Dinky15 - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Not been here for years. Food is pretty good. A good selection of curries. Starters nice. The mixed starter was nearly a main in own right. Mains did take a little time to come but very tasty. Prices pretty standard for Peterborough. Service friendly.

3. Posh Fish and Chips @ The Beehive

62 Albert Place, Peterborough PE1 1DD, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +44 1733 310600
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 638 reviews

Posh Fish and Chips @ The Beehive

Reviewed By Brian8253 - Penicuik, United Kingdom

Walking to the Nene Railway looking for somewhere for a light lunch. The Beehive met our requirements. Ale on tap and we had a starter each for lunch - deep fried whitebait and king prawns both were excellent. Lovely lady looked after us, Well worth a visit. Toilets were spotless!

4. Mattoni Italian Restaurant

114 Four Chimneys Crescent | Hampton Vale, Peterborough PE7 8FH, England Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$228 +44 1733 241246
Excellent
70%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 782 reviews

Mattoni Italian Restaurant

Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar also serving freshly made cocktails near Peterborough. 5 minuets from the A1.

Reviewed By Janis B B - London, United Kingdom

Beautiful Restaurant and Lovely Tasting Food - Oh and Great Cocktails Also so fab fun night catching up with special friends.
The Olives were Devine as was their Garlic & Cheese flatbread and their Mozzarella which was especially nice The cheesy mushrooms a first for me but very nice.
My partner who likes his steak rare said it was truly a mouthwatering juicey Rib Eye.
They even managed to make the chicken Pollo Parolaccia spicy just for me and it was delicious with light fluffy crispy potatoes crispy sweet salad I think with oregano or rosemary in potatoes either way Very Very nice and I’m a fussy eater!
The Wine also Very Nice bottle of Sauv Blanc and reasonably priced but the Mango Cocktail was fabulous!
Great Ambiance but wish they had a little music
finally whilst Service very Good not ideal waiting for all the drinks to arrive at the same time pre Food that’s my only issue waited 10mins for a Diet Coke when all the alcoholic drinks arrived before otherwise everything was perfect but they were busy.
Will definitely go back when we next visit.
Thankyou

5. Vesuvio

1 Eastgate Mews | Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Peterborough, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1733 204599
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 532 reviews

Vesuvio

Reviewed By MarkTheSpark01 - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Maria and the chef did a fantastic job for our private party, with an epic buffet table groaning with food of every kind. Believe me, you have no idea how good doughballs can be until you've eaten Vesuvio's. They're unique.
Great service in every aspect and delicious pasta, pizza, charcuterie and too many dishes to name here.

6. The Rose and Crown at Thorney

2 Wisbech Road | Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0SB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$251 +44 1733 270546
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 552 reviews

The Rose and Crown at Thorney

Reviewed By Chrystine I

Visited with friends stopped in for a quick lunch. The decor was a bit strange but interesting it didn’t fill with confidence . The food however was really surprisingly good ( not what we we expecting) generous portions and very well presented . Friendly staff. Will definitely return.

7. The Millstone Public House

Millstone Lane | Stamford, Barnack, Peterborough PE9 3ET, England Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1780 740296
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

The Millstone Public House

We are a country pub in the beautiful village of Barnack, a short distance from Stamford. Our aim is to serve freshly prepared, locally sourced food where possible and cooked to order. Oliver the owner chef is very passionate in what he produces and has created a menu that has pub classics as well as some finer dishes for that special occasion. We are not a fast food outlet so bear with us at busy times. We have just had a make over and are thrilled with the results.

Reviewed By Mr_and_Mrs_M2014 - Ely, United Kingdom

Booked a family meal(8 people) on a Saturday evening at this pub and we weren't disappointed.Warm welcome and allowed us to pick where we sat (lovely little private alcove).Chatty atmosphere,very good food(excellent choice on the menu),large portions,well kept beer and competitive prices.
Highly recommend you call in,we will definitely visit again.

8. The Blue Bell Glinton

10 High Street | Glinton, Peterborough PE6 7LS, England Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$330 +44 1733 252285
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 350 reviews

The Blue Bell Glinton

Reviewed By Orbine - Prestatyn

Five of us went hungry, was told it was great here home cooked food so was really looking forward to it .
Food is quite pricey but really don't mind if it's home cooked....no specials board....
Service was quick but waitress wasn't friendly...
I asked if the children's pasta came with veg or garlic bread to revive a rather curt no....children's menu limited... one choice of pudding...
Our food arrived quickly.... portions are small and posh piles... my son's pasta didn't have any cheese... it was a small bowl of tomatoe and pasta sauce... the price didn't warrant the amount and no veg??
We all ate our rather small portions quickly ... we didn't or puddings or another drink....
Disappointed

9. Fontanella's

10 Market Street | Whittlesey, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1BD, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1733 203587
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 121 reviews

Fontanella's

Reviewed By cyberfish - Bristol

We were in Whittlesey on what is probably the busiest Saturday in the year as it was the Straw Bear festival. We tried 3 other places for lunch and each time walked in and walked straight out again. I had spotted Fontanella's earlier in the day and thought if nothing else we might get a good cup of coffee.
They were very busy but the staff were welcoming, unflustered and soon found us a table. It's not a large menu but all 4 of us found things that we fancied. We were served quickly and the food and drinks were all excellent. Tasty Bread and butter pudding and a dense (in a good way) Chocolate Torte to finish made us decide to come back later for afternoon tea!
So we were back for more tasty home cooked cakes (at very reasonable price) later in the day - all delicious and served with a smile.
Finding Fontanella's made our day. As it's a family run business it is important to every member of staff that it is successful so they all work hard to make sure it is.
Already planning for next year's Straw Bear Festival and a trip to this delightful family run concern.

10. The Black Horse

14 Overend, Elton, Peterborough PE8 6RU, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1832 280591
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

The Black Horse

Reviewed By Bu33les

Where to start....
Perfect in every way, nothing was too much trouble, all of my needs and requests were willingly catered for.
We werer offered a private function room to accommodate our guests (at no extra charge).
All staff members and management are very welcoming and attentive.
I would certainly recommend the Black Horse wether it's a drink in the huge garden, romantic/family dining/snuggling by the fire in the snug area or attending one of their functions.

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