Your Guide to places to eat and drink in Morpeth. The Town has a wide range of high quality Restaurants, Bars, Cafes and Takeaways to choose from. For such a small town there really is an excellent choice of establishments.
Below you will find highlights of some of our preferred places for each category. A full list, along with web links (where available) is provided towards the bottom of the page. If you eat at any of these places be sure to mention where you heard about them! Our featured places to eat are all marked on our interactive map of Morpeth Town Centre. Morpeth also covers a huge area, so we've included some 'Country Pubs' and restaurants that fall under Morpeth's district that shouldn't be missed.
Nadon Thai Restaurant 12a Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2AN - 01670 458151
Nadon Thai is a stylish restaurant that serves excellent Thai food created by Thai chefs from spices imported from Thailand! You can't get much more authentic than that without travelling a long way and it has led to the restaurant having a fantastic reputation for quality. The décor is as authentic as the warm and friendly welcome, but what of the food? It is quite simply beautifully presented and excellent, if you are in Morpeth you would be a fool not to enjoy a beautiful meal at Nadon Thai. They also have a menu of food to take away, if the restaurant looks busy, which it often is.
Gianni's Restaurant 3 Market Place, Morpeth, Northumberland,
NE61 1HG - 01670 511547
This is an old family favourite of ours and we simply couldn't do a page about eating in Morpeth without mentioning them. Gianni's have been serving Italian food in Morpeth since 1986, I have wonderful memories of celebrating birthdays and special occasions here as a child and more recently enjoying pizza as an adult. It's a great place for families and the atmosphere is always comfortable in Gianni's, it's Italian owned and run which seems to be a rarity in today's restaurant world. I particularly enjoy the décor, quirkily done with Italian newspapers lining the walls and the usual colourful Italian Restaurant adornments. As friendly as the staff are, the reason we keep coming back is the food. It's tasty, home-made and best of all it's very reasonably priced with lunch time offers and early evening set price menus.
Marabini's 7 New Market, Morpeth, Nothumberland, NE61 1PS - 01670 512201
New to Morpeth's restaurant scene and causing quite a stir with locals is Marabini's. The quality of food is just as good as Gianni's so it's down to personal choice which Italian Restaurant you choose, frankly it's good to have some competition and choice. They are happy to cater for parties and children and have a wide selection of food on the menu, with lunch time and early evening offers.
Barluga Unit 3D, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1NS - 01670 505000
La Bodega Tapas 84 Newgate Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BU - 01670 516055
Set in a former pub, La Bodega serves excellent, home-made Mediteranean food at very reasonable prices. If you enjoy tapas this is probably the best choice of places to visit in Northumberland with wonderful flavours and good quality produce. Once a month La Bodega also plays host to Morpeth Blues and Roots club, a great time to visit to enjoy food and some wonderful music in a confortable environment. Read the full review from our latest visit on our blog.
The Bridge Street Inn 59 Bridge Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1PQ - 01670 516200
Formerly well known as the Black Door Bar and Dining rooms, we're not quite sure what brought about the name change. What hasn't changed though is the quality of the bistro-style food that is on offer. You'll find the bar menu to be reasonably priced, offering an extensive choice of meals and an a la carte menu served upstairs in the more formal dining rooms. The wine list is exceptional and the feel of the place is quirky and very cosy, with a distinctly modern twist. Set price Sunday lunches are also on offer, along with special offers during the week.
The Corbridge Larder Delicatessen and Coffee Shop Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1NS - 01670 503302
Inside the Sanderson Arcade (the jewel in Morpeth's shopping crown) you will find the recently opened Corbridge Larder. As the name suggests the company originates in Corbridge where they opened their first deli and have recently branched out to Morpeth. The Corbridge Larder stand for quality and offer a huge line of fine quality and award-winning foods from local producers. The coffee shop showcases what they sell, home-made pies, quiches, cheeses and of course a good old cup of coffee. The Larder has a wealth of produce to browse and sample and we highly recommend stopping by for a good while to explore what they have on offer. They also have an online shop where you can buy your groceries, confectionery, gifts, teas, coffees and hampers if you can't make it to the shop.
Shooters Bar 43-45 Bridge Street, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1PE - 01670 510000
Shooters Bar on Bridge Street has fast become the place to go for a drink and a night out in Morpeth. It's a trendy and modern spot to enjoy a few drinks in the bar after work, or hit the town at the weekend. They're open late on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and have a good DJ and a dancefloor to boogie the night away.
Central Bean Coffee House 21 Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1NS
Set in the beautiful Sanderson Arcade, Central Bean Coffee House is a North-East business that has the tricky job of taking on the 'bog boys' of the coffee industry. They do it well with fine coffees, highly trained staff and perhaps most important these days... free wifi internet access!
The Kitchen Garden at Meldon Park Meldon Park, Morpeth, Northumberland
NE61 3SW - 01670 772 321It wasn't long ago that Meldon Park was featured on Channel 4's "A Country House Rescue" and its located on the road out towards Wallington through Mitford, just 6 or 7 miles from Morpeth and the A1. The Estate really is a beautiful location for a tea room and they have certainly made the most of it, the cafe is in the warm conservatory overlooking a lovely walled garden, which visitors are free to explore. The Cafe is run by Emily Cookson who also knows how to put on a warm welcome. Prices here are quite competitive with a range of home-made light lunches, cakes, tea and coffees etc offering good value for money. I ordered a cappuccino and the bacon and sausage sandwhich which was swiftly brought out and came with a fresh side salad. For a weekday that was fast approaching Winter there were plenty of people enjoying their lunch and wandering in the garden.
The gift shop as you enter to the left is also impressive, filled with festive treats and gifts - if you can't find something you like here there really is something wrong with you! They have a really good range of local crafts and produce to choose from. We always enjoy our visit the Kitchen Garden at Meldon Park and would thoroughly recommend that you stop in if you're in the area.