Places To Eat in the Alnwick Area

Good restaurants, food pubs, cafés, bistros & tea rooms
in central Alnwick & nearby

Alnwick has several pubs in or near the town centre all of which offer food, there are also several restaurants and bistros most of which are open 7 days a week. We have included a selection below and also a selection of places to eat in the villages around Alnwick, Rothbury, Alnmouth, Craster and Embleton, and we will add to the list as we go along.
(This isn’t a definitive list but rather it has been compiled following personal recommendations)


Alnwick Restaurants, Alnwick Pubs, Alnwick Cafés, Alnwick Bistros in
(Personal and guest favourites)

  • Caffé Tirreno  – Rustic Italian Caffé, with excellent food, one of our favourite restaurants.
    Situated on Bondgate Without, Alnwick, just to the east of the Bondgate Tower. You can’t book here but if there are no tables free you can leave your number and they will call you when a table is available.
    For further information ring 01665 605455. Opening times from midday – last meal orders 9pm.Closed Sundays & Tuesdays.
  • Di Sopra Ristorante – Italian Restaurant opened in 2012. Situated in Bondgate Within, Alnwick, just to the left as you go through the bondgate Tower. The restaurant is situated on the first floor. You can book a table by telephoning 01665 606 540. Open 5 days a week – 12.00 through to 10.30pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
    Good recent reviews.
  • The Tree House, Alnwick Garden – Open most evenings, an interesting location, the tree house in Alnwick Garden now serves from a set three course or two course menu. You often need to book ahead. 
    (If you wish to eat here during the day, an admission charge to the Garden may be payable you need to check!)

    To book a table telephone 01665 511852. Website
  • The Tavern Steak House & Lodge – situated in Fenkle Street just past the Market Place, the steak house is a contemporary eatery inside one of Alwick’s old pubs. The decor is right up to date, it is comfortable and friendly. Whilst the menu is mainly meat focused the chef will make up vegetarian dishes on request. Tel: 01665 602 759 Website.
  • Yan’s Cantonese Restaurant – situated just inside Bondgate Within. A modern style place with excellent Cantonese menu. Booking ahead might be useful at any time of the year as it is very popular. Excellent reviews recently,. Tel. 01665 603888.
  • Carlo’s of Alnwick – situated in centre of Alnwick. If you just fancy fish and chips, then this is one of the best fish and chip restaurants in Northumberland.
  • Lilburns – situated in Paikes Lane, Alnwick, just off Bondgate within, opposite “Boots” and on a lane connecting Bondgate Within to the Market Place (paikes Street). This is a modern style bistro on two floors, with a nice family atmosphere. Open every day except Sunday, also closed Sunday and Monday evenings. 01665 603444. Website Consistently good reviews.
  • Sher Khan – Indian Restaurant – situated on the corner of Market Street and the Market Place. This is a new restaurant having just in April 2019. The food and service are excellent and is one of our favourite restaurants. Guests frequently tell us how much they have enjoyed their food and service. To book a table ring 01665 606650. Closed Mondays.
  • The Dirty Bottles pub and restaurant situated at the west end of Narrowgate in the centre of Alnwick, this quaint centuries old pub has been redeveloped into a modern trendy eating place. See their website for further information. The Dirty Bottles To book a table Telephone 01665 606193 or use their booking form on their website.
  • The Black Swan pub and restaurant, situated at 26 Narrowgate in the centre of Alnwick. Lovely old pub offering good pub food. To book a table tel: 01665 510683.
  • Mumbai Flavours – Indian Restaurant – situated at 15 Narrowgate, Junction with Fenkle Street. A very friendly Indian restaurant offering an easy-to-follow menu of authentic and very well flavoured Indian dishes.
    Opening time from 5.30pm every evening. To book a table telephone 01665 606336.
  • The Plough Hotel – Bondgate Without, Alnwick, a typical Alnwick Pub with a lovely dining area and an á la carte menu. recent guests have given favourable reviews (May 2019) it’s also a very good place for lunch too. To book a table, Telephone 01665 602395
  • The Station Buffet – At Barter Books in the Old Railway Station; not only is this an excellent antiquarian bookstore, but they also have the Station Buffet which is great for Breakfast, a snack, light lunch or early evening meal. The food is consistently good here. You can browse the books whilst sitting in front of a roaring coal fire in the old station waiting rooms. A real treat!
  • The Pig In Muck situated in the Market Place in the centre of Alnwick. This is a new trendy Ale Bar which serves great tappas. See their menu page here

Tea Rooms and light bites

  • Baileys of Alnwick – Quality Coffee – situated right in the heart of Alnwick for excellent and authentic coffee and snacks. Telephone 01665 606068. (Daytime only)
  • The Olive Branch – situated at 10 Market Street, Alnwick near the entrance to the Market Place. Excellent home cooked food and including delicious cakes. Tel: 01665 602727 (Daytime only)
  • The Old Stables Tea Room – situated a mile north of Alnwick Castle. Crossing over the Lion Bridge on the Peth and adjacent to the roundabout on the B6341. Really scrumptious home-made cakes and quiche. It’s worth the walk! to enquire ring 07594 044904. Website

The above list is compiled from our guest’s reviews to us about their eating experience. If a place isn’t on the list it’s because our guests have not reviewed it. There are several other places to eat in Alnwick such as the White Swan Hotel, Queens Head Hotel, The Oaks Hotel, The Fleece Inn, The Black Swan, etc. Consistent Guest reviews are awaited.


See also our pages for:

Places to Eat on the Northumberland Coast near Alnwick

Places to Eat in the Alnwick Countryside

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