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“Absolutely first class”

The Upper Deck Bar & Grill
Ranked #9 of 878 Restaurants in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £20 - £70
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Upper Deck, home to award winning chef Jack Bradley is Blackpool’s premier restaurant. Set in the heights of Blackpool's Largest Casino, with views over the gaming floor and a stunning timeless art deco dining space expect a contemporary yet classic selection of dishes created with the finest ingredients and highest level of craft. Lancashire born Jack has two decades of culinary experience, starting at Paul Heathcote’s celebrated Longridge restaurant, and spending time in the Lakes at the 3 rosette Hipping Hall, L’enclume and being awarded two rosettes in his first head chef position at Temple Sowerby House. During this time, he achieved two semi-final entries at the National Chef of the Year awards and was recently nominated for Best chef at the British Restaurant Awards. Jack is proud to return to his roots and champion Lancashire produce in a unique setting and aims to create a foodie destination for customers to enjoy modern British cooking.
Reviewed 1 May 2024

Fantastic experience on every level and the staff couldn’t do enough for you.
Food was delicious my husband enjoyed the pate starter then lamb main.
I contacted as I wanted a vegetarian option that was gluten free .
The chef sent options to choose from for all courses.
My food not only looked beautiful but tasted delicious.
We will definitely be back thank you very much for being accommodating where a lot of restaurants don’t even get back to you.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Nikolas Macfadden, General Manager at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that every aspect of your experience, from the delicious food to our attentive staff, surpassed your expectations. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, and it’s fantastic to hear that we have delivered once again. I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the entire team.

We’re delighted you enjoyed the new Spring menu; our head chef, Jack Bradley, has worked hard to create a menu that showcases the best of what Spring has to offer. We aim to ensure that everyone’s dining experience is not only worry-free but also delicious. I'm glad to hear that your tailored vegetarian, gluten-free options were no exception.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you again for your kind words.

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Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

We always love our evenings here but have to mark down on this occasion.

The atmosphere was perfect. Beautiful surroundings. Warm welcome. Great table.

We were very disappointed with how so few options were on offer on the new spring menu as opposed to the previous menu.

There were 4 people in our party and 3 struggled to pick something as a starter and main course. 4 starters not enough. Other than steak options there were just 5 mains which included 2 fish options. No chicken, no duck. Not sure why 2 fish. An imbalance in our family opinion. And burgers are now off the menu.

When the meals came they were beautifully presented and very tasty but small portions. The chef definitely has a flair for cooking, very talented, but we felt it was more nouveau cuisine and not what we were looking for for a night at the casino.

Of the 4 desserts on offer only 3 were available and our table was booked for 7pm so quite an early booking.

Our opinion for what it's worth - bring back the old menu and we will be back. Sadly won't be back until this menu is changed.

Date of visit: April 2024
Thank Debandez
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Nikolas Macfadden, General Manager at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2024

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, warm welcome, and beautiful surroundings during your recent visit. Creating a relaxing dining experience in comfortable surroundings is our top priority.
Our new Spring menu has been carefully crafted to showcase the best of the season, and it's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the presentation of the dishes and the delicious flavour combinations. Our head chef, Jack Bradley, will be chuffed to hear your positive feedback.
Rest assured, we'll take your comments on board as we're always striving to provide the best dining experience for our guests, and your input is invaluable in helping us achieve that goal.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon, as Summer is just around the corner.

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Reviewed 19 April 2024 via mobile

A lovely warm welcome always awaits when visiting The Upper Deck in Blackpool ( 4th visit )
All the front of house staff always have a smile ready for their customers arrival. Natalia when you first walk up the stairs,Rebecca on the floor and our server for the evening Jo were all 1st class.
Food wise I opted for the steak whilst my colleague had the pork dish. My colleague has a few allergy issues which were all dealt with in the manner you would expect a quality establishment to do so.
The food was beautifully cooked and presented,and we were both super impressed at the value for money.
Thanks again to The Upper Deck team for looking after us so well.

Date of visit: April 2024
Thank darrens766
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Nikolas Macfadden, General Manager at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review.
We're thrilled to hear it's your fourth visit and you're still enjoying our exceptional customer service and delicious food provided by our team. We want nothing more than our diners to enjoy a relaxing meal in a comfortable environment so I'll be sure to pass your kind words on as a job well done.
We're so glad you enjoyed the new Spring menu. Our head chef, Jack Bradley, has carefully created the menu to highlight all the best things Spring has to offer. We also pride ourselves on being able to cater to all dietary needs as we want your dining experience with us to be an enjoyable, worry-free one.
Thanks again for the wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 19 April 2024 via mobile

From start to finish, it was an evening to remember, I mentioned it was our 35th Wedding anniversary on booking but didn't expect anything. However the moment we arrived all the staff wished us a Happy Anniversary, I was overwhelmed when we got to our table to find it decorated with balloons and a bottle of prosecco. The new spring menu was outstanding, we took the recommendations from the host who was so knowledgeable about the food, as are all the team, so glad we did, it didnt dissapoint ( sorry I didn't get any names)The food is high-end quality food and so many different ingredients and flavours that work so well together, like the artichoke in the Sticky toffee pudding dessert, it was so subtle but absolutely amazing. Every course we had was cooked to perfection and outstanding. The service and staff were second to none. We cannot thank you all enough for making our anniversary so special, it will be one to remember always. We have visited many Michelin star restaurants, but the Upper deck is honestly on a par with them. You have a brilliant team and the best chef. We cannot wait to return. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable evening.

Date of visit: April 2024
Thank Maveio
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Nikolas Macfadden, General Manager at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're thrilled we could be part of such a special celebration and are delighted you had such a memorable evening with us.
Comparing us to other Michelin-starred restaurants is truly an honour, and it's something we're striving towards. Our head Chef, Jack, is indeed a master of his craft, and we're lucky to have him leading our kitchen. We're glad our efforts to provide high-quality cuisine and excellent service are being recognised. I'll be sure to pass your kind comments on to the team.
Our new spring menu has been carefully crafted to showcase the best Spring has to offer, and we're thrilled you enjoyed every aspect of it, including the artichoke sticky toffee pudding – one of my personal favourites.
We can't wait to welcome you back soon for another wonderful dining experience.

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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Fabulous evening, relaxed and informal surroundings but high end quality food and service. The menu provided plenty of options without being overwhelming. Would definitely recommend and will come again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Nikolas Macfadden, General Manager at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2024

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous evening and enjoyed the relaxed and informal atmosphere whilst enjoying top-quality food and service. It's wonderful to know that you found our menu well-balanced and not overwhelming. I'll be sure to pass your kind words over to the rest of the team at The Upper Deck. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and can't wait to welcome you back soon.

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