Best restaurants in Milton Keynes

As such a popular city to visit, or travel through, in England, it’s no surprise that there are a number of great restaurants in Milton Keynes. Although there are hundreds to choose from, we have narrowed down a list of the best restaurants in Milton Keynes, to give you an idea of those you just can’t miss. Whatever you’re in the mood for, this city has got it – from pubs and bistros to Korean and Turkish cuisine.

Updated on 16 May 2024

The largest settlement in Buckinghamshire and a very busy city, Milton Keynes is perhaps known best for its shopping, distinctive roundabouts and iconic concrete cows. This city cleverly blends the modern with plenty of green spaces, and doesn’t look too different to the picturesque Buckinghamshire countryside that was there before it became a city. Milton Keynes is a young city and is the home to a number of award-winning galleries and theatres, plus there is plenty of history such as the medieval abbey ruins. Bletchley Park is perhaps one of the most famous attractions that history lovers want to visit, the historic site that is synonymous with the World War II codebreakers.

You might not think it, but the foodie scene in Milton Keynes is actually wildly impressive. Why, you may ask? Well, it’s because no matter if you’re looking for a pub with a roaring fireplace, a fine dining restaurant that serves up numerous courses on a tasting menu, or somewhere in between, there are so many restaurants in Milton Keynes that are worth your time. We promise you can find plenty of places to fit the bill (no matter what it is) right here.

Paris House

Paris House

Woburn Park, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9QP

A Tudor-imitation mansion originally built in Paris and reconstructed within the deer park of Woburn Estate, Paris House offers an elegant but playful fine dining experience of globally inspired tasting menus rooted in British tradition.

Over £80
British
Brasserie Blanc Milton Keynes

Brasserie Blanc Milton Keynes

Chelsea House, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2GA

Devised by the man himself, celebrity chef Raymond Blanc, Brasserie Blanc brings a taste of France to the city centre. Elegant and inviting, the restaurant is best suited to leisurely lunches and intimate dinners.

French
The Swan - Woburn Sands

The Swan - Woburn Sands

High Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8RH

A blend of new and old, The Swan highlights contemporary influences and traditional pub fare. You can park up on the terrace or nestle by the fire for a range of pints, pies, and sharing plates.

Under £30
Pubs
British
The Black Horse, Milton Keynes

The Black Horse, Milton Keynes

Wolverton Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 5AJ

Overlooking the Grand Union Canal, The Black Horse presents a menu of modern British classics. The menu revolves around seasonal fresh flavour, so expect casual sharing plates, pub favourites, and the occasional international influence.

Under £30
Pubs
British
Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Milton Keynes

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Milton Keynes

434 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire,

Located in the city centre, Middletons is a casual on-trend steakhouse specialising in premium steaks, grilled seafood, and burgers. Paired with a list of quaffable wines and classic cocktails this one’s a win-win.

£30 - £49
Steak
International
The Anchor Aspley Guise

The Anchor Aspley Guise

The Square, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8DF

The Anchor is a relaxed and casual spot known for its envy-making Scandi-British interiors and elevated English gastropub menu. The menu includes the classics, but keep an eye out for new twists and interesting alterations.

£30 - £49
Pubs
British
The Wavendons Arms

The Wavendons Arms

2 Newport Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LJ

The Wavendon Arms is a charming country pub and restaurant with an energetic atmosphere, courtyard and garden, and idyllic surroundings. As for the menu, expect classic pub grub, British produce, and some international favourites.

Under £30
Pubs
British
Calcutta Brasserie

Calcutta Brasserie

7 Paul's Court High Street, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1LJ

Perhaps one of the most unique dining experiences out there, Calcutta Brasserie serves South Indian curries and sharing plates under the glorious vaulted ceilings, paintings, and ornate wood carvings of a 17th-century chapel.

Indian
The Carrington Arms

The Carrington Arms

Cranfield Road, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 0HB

An ode to British culinary tradition, The Carrington Arms is a quintessential English inn celebrating seasonal local produce. Picture Bourbon marinated steaks, Bedfordshire steak and ale pie, and a selection of unforgettable desserts.

Under £30
British

Whether you’re in search of perfectly grilled surf and turf, chic brasserie style menus and fine wines, or modern gastropub grub, chances are you’ll find this list of the best restaurants in Milton Keynes to meet your needs and desires. And if you’re looking for a great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, why not have a gander at our collection of group and private dining rooms in Milton Keynes? Finally, if you’re catering for a larger crowd, you can kick it up a notch and check out our cleverly curated array of events and party venues in Milton Keynes.

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