UKIP members told to eat at Doncaster’s ‘foreign’ restaurants

Ukip leader Nigel Farage
Ukip leader Nigel Farage

They’ve been accused of being racist - but UKIP bosses are certainly embracing multiculturalism ahead of their forthcoming party conference in Doncaster.

For the right-wing Eurosceptic party, led by Nigel Farage, has provided members with a list of restaurants to try during their stay in the town for next weekend’s conference - and all three of them are a far cry from good old British fish and chips.

Party members have been issued with a guidebook to the town ahead of the conference which runs at Doncaster Racecourse from September 25-27, including a list of favoured places to eat and grab a drink.

The guide recommends Turkish restaurant Turkuaz on Nether Hall Road, luring in party members with “belly dancers and live entertainment at the weekend.”

It also suggests hungry delegates might want to try Spanish cuisine at El Toro, also on Nether Hall Road and Taj Mahal, an Indian restaurant on Hall Gate.

In the past, the party has come under fierce criticism from rivals over its polticial stance, with a string of gaffes from members prompting a media backlash over accusations of racism.

Mr Farage, a well-known real ale fan will be hoping members join him for a pint or two in the book’s three recommended Doncaster pubs - The Saluation on South Parade, the Red Lion in the Market Place and the Corner Pin on West Street.

And three town centre venues also get the thumbs up for afternoon tea - Wood’s Tea Rooms on Wood Street, which is described as “a Doncaster institution,” the Georgian Tea Rooms on High Street and the Mansion House where

teas are described as “a treat, amidst the rich Georgian interiors.”

Delegates will also be enjoying a gala dinner at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel at the end of the first day of the conference next Thursday.

The book concludes that “Doncaster is a historic market town renowned for its horse racing, railway heritage and a wealth of Georgian architecture.”