Easter Eating Out Traditions


Easter is a time of year where we indulge in food traditions for the special occasion. Popular Easter food traditions are having fish on Good Friday, Hot Cross Buns, Easter Eggs, Simnel Cake and a Roast Lamb dinner on Easter Sunday. Here are our some top tips on where you can find a traditional Easter meal over the Easter weekend in Lancaster.

Good Friday

Have a traditional seafood feast this Good Friday. Head to one of Lancaster’s many pubs and restaurants for a seafood meal or sit back and relax at home with a simple paper wrapped fish and chip dinner.


The Bay Horse Inn

Serving delicious food inspired by Lancashire produce The Bay Horse Inn is the perfect treat for the Easter weekend. Enjoy some locally sourced seafood to tie into the Good Friday seafood tradition.

Top seafood pick: Hake fillet, parsnip puree, bacon and brown crab sauce


The Merchants 1688

One of the oldest buildings in Lancaster city centre, the cellars beneath 29 Castle Hill are believed to date back to 1688. Now a thriving city centre historic restaurant and bar. Try the catch of the day on Good Friday served with buttered new potatoes, green beans and a lemon and thyme cream sauce.

Top seafood pick: Catch of the day


The Water Witch

The Water Witch was originally converted from purpose built stables in 1978 and offers a large range of high quality dishes ranging from Great British classics to continental cuisine. Situated on the picturesque Lancaster canal it is the perfect place to sit and relax over the Easter weekend.

Top seafood pick: Seafood Bouillabaise  


Quays Fish and Chips

Quays is a unique modern-day fish and chip shop. Providing customers with the best quality food served in a traditionally styled environment. Following the principles of sustainability, they make every effort to source their fish from managed stocks and combine it with high quality local and homemade produce.

Top seafood pick: Traditional fish and chips with mushy peas.


Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday wouldn’t be the same without a Sunday Roast with the family. Traditionally Lamb is the preferred Sunday roast meat but Lancaster has plenty of restaurants and pubs offering roast dinners with many meat options.


White Cross

The White Cross is situated in a refurbished cotton mill warehouse which was part of the old Storey’s Cotton Mill that was built next to Lancaster’s main canal. They regularly serve Sunday Roasts each week where you can choose from 3 roasts plus a vegetarian option. Classic Sunday roast available from 12 until 9 pm.


The Toll House

This establishment was rebuilt in 1901 housing the Corporation Arms and the White Cross Hotel. This was the former site of the Corporation Toll House, collecting levies from traders on their way to market in Lancaster. Now it offers the warmest of welcomes to the city of Lancaster. And you can enjoy a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings.


Quite Simply French

Building up a reputation for over 21 years Quite Simply French is the perfect place to a meal made with the finest ingredients from local and specialist suppliers. And even better they offer a Sunday Lunch menu offering you a selection of starters, mains and desserts to choose from.


If non of these make you want to dine out this Easter check out our Food and Drink page to find a range of eateries.