Pizza express inhabits a building right on the bridge over the River Welland. As such the riverside views that some tables have are probably the finest in Stamford.
I don't normally recommend chain restaurants, but this chain is a cut above the norm. The pizza is freshly made in an open-plan kitchen which is right in the centre of the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Any of the pizza will be good, but I especially enjoyed the quite spicy 'Sloppy Guiseppe'.
The salads looked great too.
The George of stamford (see seperate tip) has two restaurants to boast about. The garden restaurant is more informal and features bucolic painting all over the walls.
The main oak-panneled dining room is a much more grand affair, with Jacket and tie expected. Expect finely prepared food in the class French tradition. Prices are heavy by local standards, although very reasonable by London Standards. Work on the principle of a three course affair with a bottle of wine from the a la carte menu setting you back around 80-90 pounds.
Favorite Dish: The following morning at the hotel reception, I remarked about how good the Grand Brittany platter was the night before. The receptionist agreed and added "Yep, nobody finishes that one". Well I did.
The "Grand Brittany platter" consists of a mountain of ice on which is placed a Half-lobster, dressed crab, Langoustines, oysters, mussels, King Prawns, Clams, whelks, perwinkles, and what must have been 100 or more shell-on prawns around the edge.
Oh, and I almost forgot, four wonderful dips and a pile of to-die-for breads.
By heck, I was stuffed, especially following the starter of warm pheasant salad.
This was a pretty good Indian, very reasonably priced.
Favorite Dish: Prawn Madras, Pilaw Rice, Nan Bread, Popodums
Kingfisher beer too :)