Visiting Banksy's Dismaland: 10 places to eat in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 16:21 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:21 21 August 2015
From barbecue restaurants and afternoon tea to authentic Italian eateries, travellers to the latest Banksy exhibition can expect to find a wealth of restaurants and take-aways in the Somerset seaside town of Weston
If you’re a fan of American style BBQ joints then head over to this barbecue smokehouse in the centre of Weston Super Mare. The wooden clad restaurant is recommended for a laid back atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff – very different to the Dismaland park attendants! Plus, they boast a great pudding selection. Watch your hand pressed burger be made to order in the open kitchen – and if you can’t eat everything you order, don’t worry, doggy bags are available!
Situated just along the seafront from the Dismaland exhibition, as the name suggests, this ice-cream parlour in Weston specialises in sundaes – in addition to American pancakes, waffles and floats. Hot and cold drinks and a wide selection of cakes are also on offer. Make sure you try the Boogie Woogie Banana Split: chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream surrounded by fresh banana. All finished off with whipped cream, chopped nuts, strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce.
At Atlantic you can opt for either the traditional battered fish, or try your fresh fish cooked on their charcoal grill with choice of cajun rub or citrus and chilli marinade. Atlantic run a weekly gluten-free day every Sunday – so no one has to miss out on their fish-and-chip fix! Using sustainably sourced fish and home-made mushy peas and sauces.
Travel back to the 1940’s at The Blitz tearoom. Sip freshly brewed tea from vintage china, surrounded with 1940’s music and memorabilia from the era. This quirky cafe offers homemade cakes, tea and coffee and light snacks – they are also available for group and party bookings.
If looking at all that Banksy art has made you hungry, head over to Browns to discover an American inspired food offering. Try the Stateside Stack – that’s a chicken, beef or veggie burger topped with melted cheese, chilli con carne, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. If you’re gluten free then never fear, Browns will make sure that no one is left out.
If you’re after authentic Greek cuisine, head to Demitris. The traditional style taverna has been well established in Weston for over 30 years and boasts a fresh menu packed with Greek specialities. Make sure you try the Anixiatikon – lamb slowly cooked with oregano, feta, mushrooms, brandy and cream.
Local favourite Il Michelangelo offers diners a little taste of Italy in the heart of Weston - perfect for hungry art-lovers to relax after a day at Banksy’s Dismaland. Don’t miss the Gamberoni all’ Aglio – that’s king prawns in white wine and garlic butter with a hint of chilli, served on toasted ciabatta.
Serving up home-cooked traditional Italian recipes, created using locally sourced meat and fish. The restaurant has won a number of awards over the years for its pizzas and pasta dishes. Don’t miss the Pollo Parma ham – that’s chicken breast marinated in lemon, rosemary and garlic, topped with mozzarella and Parma ham.
Balti , tandoori and vegetarian dishes are all on the menu at this popular family-run Indian restaurant, in addition to some more usual combinations – the more daring diners can opt for dishes like the Ostrich Flare - ostrich meat cooked with onion, chillies, coriander and peppers in a thick sauce. Take away and delivery services are available seven days a week.