Your Guide to Food and Eating Out in Northumberland

Northumberland has a proud heritage of food production and you will find that most of the Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes in the area celebrate this by sourcing their produce locally. Northumberland is famous for several dishes and you will find them on many menus across the County, be it North Sea Craster Kippers, Ice Cream, Bamburgh Bangers or Salmon from it's great Rivers. 

We are also one of the best Meat and Game producers in the Country, so whatever you choose to eat, if it's been sourced locally you can be sure it will be of excellent quality.

There is, of course, a vast choice of places to eat and drink in Northumberland, from Cafes, Pubs and Inns to Bistros and fine dining restaurants. Each of our Area Guides gives a full breakdown of all these establishments and also a chosen few of our favourites are highlighted and reviewed. We only highlight places that we enjoy eating in ourselves, so you can take these places as a personal recommendation.

Select an area from the list below or explore the map on the right and use the links to take you to each area's guide.

In October 2011 we launched a campaign to find Northumberland's Best Sunday Lunch. With the help over 1,000 nominations we narrowed down the field to a list of 'Extremely Highly Recommended' places and four finalists. Visit our Sunday Lunch Page to read our recommendations.

We are so lucky in Northumberland to have some of the finest food producers in the Country. We have created a Guide to our great Food Producers and have highlighted some of our favourites, read all about them here. These fantastic producers generally sell at the many local Markets and Farmer's Markets around the County.