Wood Street, St Annes (2006)

While Lytham St Annes may be a single entity as far as the Post Office is concerned, the two are very distinct communities. Lytham has a history stretching back as far as 600AD, whereas St Annes is a new town, built out of the dunes at the west end of Lytham Manor in the 1870s. Wood Street, running parallel to St Annes Square, is home to many of the town's restaurants and a stroll along it offers diners plenty of choice.

Jacks Bistro - Mediterranean

Jacks Bistro has turned itself into one of the Fylde's hippest restaurants, without being in the least bit in-your face. This relaxed St. Annes bistro serves what can best be described a Mediterranean food, although from the vast choice of dishes and menus available you will find something here for everyone. The dark wood floor and walls, Moroccan wall hangings and eclectic music add to the low-key vibe.

Twenty Nine - Great Al-Fresco

Twenty Nine boasts a prime corner location. The emphasis here switches between day and night - breakfast is available from 9am, as well as lunch and afternoon tea; at night, the a la carte menu runs from 5pm with the signature dish Seared swordfish steak. Outside tables in summer provide one of St. Annes' best al fresco dining bets

Tiggis - Lively Italian

For more than 20 years, Tiggis has been one of the most popular Italians on the Fylde Coast. It's a lively, noisy restaurant with a large open kitchen and bags of atmosphere. Despite the arrival of sister-restaurant Joya and a luxurious new entrance and atrium, the Tiggis experience has remained thankfully unchanged.

Yamato - Japanese Teppanyaki

One of two Teppanyaki restaurants in the Fylde (the other is in Poulton). For the uninitiated, Teppanyaki is Japanese food cooked in front of you on a large grill with communal seating around the edge of it. What makes this a different night out is the performance that the chefs put on as they prepare your food. For aficionados, sushi and sashimi are available too.

Morena - Spanish Tapas

The décor at Morena is just made for lingering over a drink and some tapas -- wooden floors, high ceilings, a bright colour scheme, subtle lighting, Spanish art and artefacts, and a good sound system playing a mixture of latin and mid-tempo grooves. Dishes from the grill and paellas if you fancy more than tapas.

Don Alfredos - Traditional Italian

This cosy St. Annes Italian but a good selection of Italian and international dishes. There are lots of blackboard specials and an ever-popular three-course early bird menu and last year they started doing pizzas too. Décor is traditional Italian of the Chianti-bottle-and-candle school. Dine alfresco at Alfredo's in summer.

Joya - Luxurious restaurant/bar/club

Under the same ownership as Tiggis, Joya is one of the most exciting projects ever to hit the Fylde. It's a sumptuously decorated bar, restaurant and club the like of which you would normally find in Manchester or London. From the fountain out front onwards, no expense has been spared here.

Fact File

Parking:
Free on-street parking in the evenings

Cash:
Plenty of cash machines in St Annes Square

Taxi:
Whitesides in St Annes (01253-711611)

Pub:
The Trawlboat Inn is right opposite Joya and offers cheap food and drink, regular guest ales and a no-smoking environment.

Bar/Club:
Look no further than Joya with its luxurious ground-level bar and nightclub upstairs

Sandwich Shop:
Plenty of choice but Dees is the pick of the bunch with paninis, ciabattas and daily hot specials

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