If you’re one of the lucky ones going to Alnwick Castle on Saturday 12th August to see Jess Glynne perform live and need somewhere to refuel before or after – check out our list of great restaurants and cafes in and near Alnwick. ‘There’s no place you’d rather be!’
Located in the centre of the beautiful Alnwick market town, Mivesi is an Indian bistro by day and a fine-dining Indian restaurant by night. Here you can enjoy traditional and authentic Bangladeshi dishes with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are knowledgeable and can help identify guests likes and dislikes to ensure you order a dish you’ll enjoy.
The Market Tavern
If you love steak, this is the place to come. The Tavern Steakhouse & Lodge is a proven hit with meat lovers and its signatures steaks are made using Northumberland extra-mature beef which are aged on the bone for a minimum of 28 days. There’s also a good selection of pub classics. top-quality cask ales, classic cocktails with a local twist and a fantastic wine selection. Best of all, it’s only a short walk from Alnwick Castle.
Grannies is no ordinary deli and shop. Explore a little further and you’ll find a tearoom in the cellar that serves delicious lunches and afternoon tea seven days a week. Stop here for a bite to eat in a charming atmosphere. The food is fresh and the staff are lovely. There is also freshly-made produce like scones and quiches available to take away, so if it’s busy, why not pick out some goodies to enjoy as a picnic nearby?
The Tankerville Arms
This traditional country inn offers fantastic food, an excellent range of real ales and a very warm welcome. Tuck into pub classics done extremely well like fish and chips, burgers, steak, pie of the day and sausages, mash and gravy. The dessert menu is packed full of tempting sweet treats, and there’s a sarnie menu if you just need a light bite.
The Alnwick Ice Cream Parlour
Right next door to Alnwick Castle, treat yourself to a delicious ice cream from this quaint shop. The freezer currently has more than 20 flavours to choose from including sticky toffee fudge, pistachio and salted caramel. There’s also refreshing sorbets like mango and lemon.
The Dirty Bottles
Don’t be deceived by this 17th century pub in the heart of Alnwick’s historic market town. Inside you’ll find self-service beer pumps, tasting walls (yes, the guest ales really do come out of a hole in the wall!) iPad ordering booths and a brilliant smokehouse restaurant. It serves up beefy house burgers, smokehouse specials likes brisket and ribs, and craft cocktails. For a room with a view, take you dining to the roof terrace which looks out on the ancient walls of Alnwick Castle.
Main Image © Christopher Green Photography – Dirty Bottles