Best Local Food 2022 // Appreciation Post

The Smoking Goat took a strong lead in the vote from the start and finishing with 25.7% . The Greek Kitchen came close taking 21.2% of the overall vote.

Most voted by the public in the category for favourite local place to eat:

1st Place


Find them at: 35 Broadway, Ashby

The Smoking Goat originally set up base on Frodingham Road providing take out. As popularity and demand for their food grew they saw the opportunity to expand and very recently moved to a new premises on Ashby Broadway. The new location gives customers a space to eat in. The Smoking Goat have really transformed their new space into something modern, fresh and inviting. I’m yet to eat in at the new place, but I tried a take away from here when it first opened back in 2021 and I look forward to experiencing the restaurant in the near future. Read the Take Out Review

The Smoking Goat often receives praise in online reviews for their quality and quantity of food.

What can you expect on the menu at The Smoking Goat?

Well, you can expect to see a variety of burgers with a twist including the classics. Katsu curry boxes and tender homemade chicken strips, sticky wings, loaded fries and milkshakes topped with whipped cream. The Smoking Goat have their own signature Goat Sauce and seasoned Cajun Fries. The Smoking Goat are also now offering a brunch menu (only available to eat in).

Ashby Broadway has become very popular with eateries at the moment, with the newer local favourites setting up shop here, The Cookie People, Andrea’s Cakes, Georgia’s Bakes & Tea room and Noodle-Licious just to name a few.

2nd Place


5 Ravendale Street, Scunthorpe

The Greek Kitchen Taverna is a family run restaurant that aims to bring Scunthorpe a taste of authentic Greek food. Not only do The Greek Kitchen offer a taste of Greece they appear to give their customers the experience too. With live music, plate smashing and dancing around the streets, you might have seen the videos on social media, if not check them out. The Greek Kitchen is good for group meals and couples. Online reviews praise the food, friendly staff and overall atmosphere of this small restaurant.
(Not yet reviewed by Scunthorpe Nights).

3rd Place

LAVO Italian Restaurant

44 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, UK

LAVO. is the new kid on the block, serving up fancy cocktails, a daytime lunch menu and something a little more special in the evening for those making a night of it. The menu consists of Italian inspired cuisine, serving up antipasti, steaks, pasta and pizzas. It’s got city vibes, ambient lighting and plenty of hanging wisteria and foliage.

Online reviews mention, the brilliant customer service, creative décor, current and trendy with excellent food.
(Not yet reviewed by Scunthorpe Nights).

4th Place

Alpha Grill

Alpha Grill started out in a small food truck, tucked away in a carpark on Normanby Road. They were well known for providing a banging breakfast butty to their regulars but they decided to dedicate more time to the burgers. Due to demand, the food van just wasn’t big enough for the business anymore so they moved in to The Comet Pub on East Common Lane.

5th Place

The Old School Messingham

42 Northfield Rd, Messingham

Very popular spot for a birthday tea party. Café 1906 at Serving a superb selection of cakes, sandwiches, breakfasts, light lunches and main meals including a broad range of drinks including latte, cappuccino, de-caff coffee, herbal teas, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Offering Breakfast, lunch and specials.

The Old School Hall can be used for private dining or function hire free of charge.
(Not yet reviewed by Scunthorpe Nights).

Other nominees for best food:
Smoke & Iron– Midland Road
Read the review
The Beckwood, Bottesford
The Malt Shovel, Ashby
The Lord Bobs, Scunthorpe
The Honest Lawyer
The Cookie People
The Black Door
The Gourmet Indian
Claire’s Café
Honest Gills

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