Most Recommended Northumberland Restaurants
Published: Friday 21st Aug 2015
Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team
Northumberland is a County in the North East of England, and what a great place to visit at any time of year. There are many towns and villages to explore here in Northumberland, including ancient market towns and seaside resorts. In fact, Northumberland has so much to offer visitors that it is not possible to see and do everything in one trip and covering all of the attractions in the County can take years of visits to accomplish. There are stunning coastal walks, water sports, Castles, museums and boat trips that all offer something for everyone. There are regularly organised events located in the villages and towns meaning that there is often something entertaining happening just around the corner.
As well as all these attractions, Northumberland has a proud food heritage and most of the restaurants in Northumberland use local produce in their dishes.
There is a vast choice of places to eat in the area. Some of the most recommended and highly reviewed restaurants are:
#1 The Old Post Office Bistro in Warkworth is a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 18th century. It has been transformed with modern facilities and has a fantastic reputation for food using local produce and offers bistro evenings on weekends for an evening of dining in style.
#2 Niblicks Restaurant in Cramlington is located within Arcot Hall Golf Club and is open to club members and members of the public. The name ‘Niblicks’ comes from the early golf club names such as Mashie Niblick (7 iron), Putting Niblick (8 Iron) and the Niblick (9 Iron). The name is also a play on the word ‘nibble’ so it is suited to its location and the service the restaurant provides. Serving breakfasts, snacks, lunch, dinner and Sunday lunches there is something available for a visit any time of the day.
#3 Thai Vibe Café in Alnwick is a hidden gem in this little town and offers a taste of Thailand with exotic dining. Friendly staff and outstanding service makes this a highly recommended restaurant popular with both locals and visitors.
#4 The Drift Café in Cresswell is a café combined with a bookshop offering cakes, sandwiches and award winning ice creams. The Drift café is open every day throughout the year providing an opportunity to relax on the seafront with a rare and unusual second hand book purchase accompanied by a delightful treat. For those visiting with dogs, they are allowed here as long as they are kept on a lead and healthy dog food and treats are on sale so the furry friend in your life doesn’t feel left out.
These restaurants are all fantastic places to eat if you are staying locally in any of the 4* and 5* self-catering luxury cottages located throughout the County, especially if you feel like leaving the cooking to someone else. Dining out at a restaurant also provides the opportunity to see the local area, taste the local dishes and meet with the local people to get an insight to life in Northumberland.
Other recommended top 10 Northumberland restaurants worth taking a look at are:
#5 Cara Mia, Blyth
#6 Piper’s Pitch, Craster
#7 Bistro 62, Bedlington
#8 Seasalt Amble, Amble
#9 Elan Pizzeria, Seahouses
#10 Hooked restaurant, Alnmouth.