Review on Twelve Restaurant
In the shadow of a beautifully restored landmark windmill, this curiously shaped restaurant occupies what was once a dance studio. The interior might be described as 'striking industrial chic', with a suspended canopy over the bar, exposed brickwork, steel girders and aluminium contrasting with curvaceous Philippe Starck chairs and blue lighting; as final touch, menus are projected onto a huge wall screen in the restaurant.
'This must be one of the best meals on the Fylde coast,' reckoned one Mobile Food Guide user. The kitchen certainly has a keen eye for north-country produce, and pulls out all the stops for contemporary dishes like Blackpool tomato soup with basil tortellini or sirloin of Bowland Forest beef with girolles, rocket and pesto. Fish from Fleetwood docks might show up as mille-feuille of scallops with chilli, ginger and tomato chutney or monkfish wrapped in cured ham with pea and dill risotto.
There's also a jokey feel to some dishes: try the corned beef hash terrine with home-made brown sauce or the 'all new banana butty', which involves banana bread, crème brûlée, banana ice cream and banana milkshake. Midweek 'market menus' and 'something for the weekend' are particularly good value.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 8.00pm Sun
Dinner: from 6.30pm Tue-Thu (from 7.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express