Tampa is rapidly becoming an increasingly popular city
for visitors, particularly as a result of its commercial cruise port, as well as daily scheduled flights from the UK into Tampa International Airport. But Tampa offers far more than this and is now recognised for having a hugely diverse culinary scene that makes this contemporary and vibrant city even more appealing.
One of Tampa’s newest hotels
and already becoming a popular hangout with locals and visitors alike. Ask the friendly bar staff at the Edge rooftop bar to create a cocktail to suit your tastes, before choosing a range of dishes to share in a social and fun environment. All ingredients are locally sourced to maximise flavour, complemented by subtle background music, conversation and a mesmerising view of Downtown Tampa.
For an authentic experience of a traditional American diner, there is no better place in Tampa than Daily Eats. An extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, renowned by its sizeable portions, serving classics such as syrupy American pancakes, breakfast bowls of eggs mixed with steak, a range of eggs benedict options and chunky sandwiches.
If it appears quiet outside, the likelihood is that most of Tampa are inside Columbia Restaurant, the longest running establishment in the entirety of the state. This expansive restaurant is located in the iconic Ybor City district of Tampa, spanning across 9 dining rooms, characterised by its extravagant chandeliers and a menu that has perfected both meat and fish dishes, served in an authentic Columbian environment.
Tampa’s latest restaurant, equipped with a fully functional brewery where the produce can only be sampled by Ulele guests and diners, situated idyllically alongside the river. An extravagant menu allows your taste buds to run wild, from frogs’ legs as an appetiser, to exquisite seafood chowder pie for a main course and a signature dessert of bacon and duck fried ice-cream.
Perhaps not the obvious destination you would associate fine food with, but the Oxford Exchange excels in serving appetising brunches. Set within a renovated dated building and inclusive of a library and shop creates a cultural and relaxing environment to enjoy a fine meal. Popular items on the menu include the gourmet smoked salmon bagel and fully loaded sandwiches to keep you going all day.