Kettering is a thriving commuter town within easy reach of London and Northampton. Located along the River Ise, it's a great place to enjoy shopping and family fun. Visit Wicksteed Park, a famous activity park packed with high-adrenaline rides and landscaped gardens, shop at The Yards, a renovated shopping complex with great cafes and bars, and enjoy culture and history at Boughton House. Don't forget to stop for a meal at one of Kettering's restaurants, cafes or gastropubs, with fantastic menus and cuisines from across the world to discover.
Kettering town centre has plenty of big-name dining brands as well as independent restaurants to explore. The surrounding towns and villages are also very well served with cosy gastropubs and quality Kettering restaurants, often with beautiful views of the local countryside. The recently regenerated Market Place in the old town is a hotspot for diners and also a good place to begin an evening out. In fact, Kettering has been awarded a Purple Flag in recognition of its excellent night-time economy, so you'll be able to enjoy drinks, theatre, music and more after your meal.
The county of Northampton is home to some great food traditions, which you can enjoy at some of the traditional English gastropubs and restaurants in Kettering. See if you can find an ock 'n' dough, which is a ham hock cooked with potato and onion and covered in pastry. Pork and beef clangers can also found at local cafes, and you might even spot a Long Buckby feast pudding, which is traditionally served in August and a rich, spiced fruit pudding akin to a Christmas cake. Whatever you do eat at Kettering's restaurants, you will find plenty of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients on the menus, thanks to the surrounding farmlands.
Quandoo diners have rated Everest Dine very highly. It's a superb Asian restaurant chain serving Indian, Nepalese and other South Asian cuisines, and it combines award-winning cuisine with an elegant, welcoming setting. You'll find it on Montagu Street, near to the Newlands Shopping Centre. Just be sure to book a table in advance, as this eatery is a real favourite with the locals. You can book your table at restaurants in Kettering up to two hours in advance with Quandoo and avoid any hassle on the night.