When it comes to enjoying a delightful dining experience in Northumberland, nothing quite beats the charm of cosy restaurants.
Northumberland, with its rugged coastline, rolling hills, and enchanting forests, provides the perfect backdrop for intimate culinary adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned holiday-maker looking for a special night out, or a fleeting visitor seeking to savour the flavours of the North, these restaurants will not disappoint.
Dining in the treetops at The Treehouse in Alnwick Garden
Nestled amidst the lush Alnwick Garden, The Treehouse restaurant in Alnwick offers a truly enchanting dining experience. As you ascend into the treetops, you’ll discover a world of rustic elegance and warmth. The Treehouse’s charming interiors are adorned with twinkling fairy lights, and on colder days, enjoying a real wood fire for an atmosphere that’s both intimate and magical.
The menu at The Treehouse showcases the best of Northumberland’s produce, with a strong emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients. Savour dishes like pan-seared sea bass or Northumberland venison, all expertly prepared and beautifully presented.
It’s the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a special celebration with loved ones. To ensure you secure a table in this cosy haven, it’s advisable to make a reservation in advance, especially during peak seasons.
A taste of coastal comfort at The Jolly Fisherman in Craster
If you’re searching for a cosy seafood experience, look no further than The Jolly Fisherman in the charming village of Craster. This restaurant has been serving up delectable seafood dishes for generations, making it a beloved spot among locals and visitors alike.
Nestled on the Northumberland coastal path, The Jolly Fisherman provides breathtaking views of the rugged coastline. You can watch the waves crash against the shore as you tuck into your freshly-caught seafood platter.
Try their renowned crab sandwiches or the classic fish and chips, and you’ll understand why this place is celebrated. However, we have to admit that a stay in Craster isn’t complete without a taste of Craster Kippers – whether that’s the paté on the seafood platter or their whole grilled Craster Kipper.
With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and hearty dishes, it’s the ideal spot for a cosy meal, especially after a day spent working up your appetite exploring the coastal path.
Sample the menu at Beadnell Towers
For those who appreciate a touch of coastal elegance, Beadnell Towers offers a blend of luxury and cosiness. Located just a stone’s throw away from the sandy shores of Beadnell Bay and only 400ft from our Beadnell holiday apartments, this restaurant exudes charm and sophistication.
Beadnell Towers boasts a menu that highlights the region’s seafood bounty, from lobster and oysters to fresh catch of the day. Pair your meal with a carefully selected wine from their extensive list. The ambiance is intimate and inviting, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy a memorable meal, Beadnell Towers is the place to be.
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Stargazing and fine dining at The Holly Bush Inn in Northumberland’s National Park
For a unique experience, head to The Holly Bush Inn located in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, which also happens to be a designated Dark Sky Reserve. This inn is not just a restaurant; it’s an opportunity to dine under one of the most stunning night skies in the UK.
Start your evening with a leisurely meal in the inn’s snug and welcoming dining area. The menu features hearty, locally-inspired dishes that are perfect for fuelling your exploration of the park. After dinner, step outside and gaze up at the breathtaking night sky, you can even book onto one of Kielder Observatory’s Late Night Discovery events to make the most of the national park’s vast, unpolluted dark skies.
The lack of light pollution in this area allows for unparalleled stargazing opportunities. It’s the ideal spot for astronomy enthusiasts and those seeking a truly magical dining experience.
A seaside hideaway at The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh
Perched in the charming coastal village of Bamburgh, The Potted Lobster is a true seaside hideaway. This restaurant combines the welcoming comfort of a traditional inn with the culinary excellence of a fine dining establishment.
The Potted Lobster’s menu showcases the finest locally-caught seafood (are you noticing a theme here?), including lobster, crab, and Northumberland’s famous kippers. The relaxed and cosy atmosphere is complemented by the friendly and attentive staff, creating an unforgettable dining experience by the sea. As you enjoy your meal, you can take in panoramic views of Bamburgh Castle and the sweeping coastline.
Northumberland’s cosy restaurants offer a delightful blend of comfort and culinary excellence. Whether you’re enjoying the treetop charm of Alnwick Gardens’s The Treehouse, the coastal delights at The Jolly Fisherman in Craster, the elegance of Beadnell Towers, the stargazing and fine dining at The Holly Bush Inn in Northumberland National Park, or the seaside hideaway of The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh, you’re in for a treat.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway in Northumberland, consider booking a stay at Beadnell holiday cottages. The cosy cottages provide the perfect base for exploring the region’s charming restaurants and attractions.