Places to eat outside at highcross
From Bill’s to Carluccio’s, here’s the best outdoor dining spots we have to offer
When the sun’s shining, there’s nothing better than enjoying a leisurely lunch or post-shop dinner with your mates. Need some inspo on where to eat at Highcross? We’ve picked out some of the best restaurants where you can sit back, relax and tuck in to some delicious food – all while catching some rays. Just don’t forget your SPF! 1573 Bar & Grill
The 1573 Bar & Grill isn’t just your average restaurant. Located in the Old Grammar School on Freeschool Lane, this grade II listed building is one of the oldest schoolhouses in England. With a beautiful terraced area out the front of the building, it’s the perfect spot for a mid-shop pitstop! For a mouth-watering main, go for the Prime beef fillet 8oz – it’s served with seasoned roast mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and Parmesan and comes with your choice of skinny or chunky fries, or sautéed new potatoes. Want something a little lighter? Tuck into the Golden beetroot, goat’s cheese and rocket salad, which is served with a tangy orange and elderflower dressing.
Just finished a round at Treetop Adventure Golf? Grab the gang and pop down to nearby Bill’s Restaurant, located on Shires Lane. Their menu is bursting with flavour and fresh ingredients, from delicious seafood to seasonal vegetables. Don’t miss their delicate tasting Pan-Fried Sea Bass – it’s served with avocado, cherry tomatoes, caper salad and a herb rösti. For dessert, try their Strawberry Eton Mess and tuck into layers of meringue folded with whipped cream and strawberry sauce.
Fresh flavours: Pan-fried sea bass at Bill’s Restaurant Carluccio’s
Take a stroll to Bath House Lane in St Peter’s Square and you’ll find the Italian fave, Carluccio’s. Sit back and relax in their outdoor terrace, which has great views of The Beacons, and enjoy some of their delicious, summer dishes.
With courgette, white wine, chilli oil and garlic and herb breadcrumbs, their Crab and Langoustine Fettucce is definitely a dish not to be missed! If you’re a cheese lover then try their Burrata – whole creamy burrata cheese from Puglia, served with ingredients like artichoke and mint for a really refreshing summer dish.
Tuck in: Burrata at Carluccio’s
Head to Pho on High Street for the ultimate Vietnamese feast! With a menu bursting with fresh ingredients and flavours, and an outdoor seating area that’s perfect for people watching, Pho is great spot for a catch-up with friends. For something light, go for their Gỏi Cuốn – fresh rice paper summer rolls with herbs, vermicelli noodles and pickles. Or, if you’re all about the noods, try their Bún with tofu and mushroom – vermicelli rice noodles, cooked with a lemongrass and chilli wok-fried topping, and served with beansprouts, spring rolls and peanuts.
Indian favourite Tamatanga are all about those chilled, laid-back summer vibes. Sit outside in their front terrace and watch the world go by as you tuck into vibrant and flavoursome Indian dishes, from curries to wraps. Why not try their Papdi Chaat – a savoury snack that’s served everywhere in India, from roadside carts to grocery stores. At Tamatanga, their papdi chaat involves a mix of chickpeas, wholewheat crisp, mint chutney and sweetened yogurt, topped with blueberries and tamarind chutney. Fancy something a little heartier? How about their Luscious lamb salad bowl – a flavoursome dish made with lamb tikka pieces and roasted tandoori butternut squash.
Totally moreish: Luscious lamb salad bowl at Tamatanga