Middlesbrough Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Middlesbrough

April 6, 2018 Malia Yoakum

Middlesbrough (/ˈmɪdəlzbrə/ ( listen) MID-əlz-brə) is a large post-industrial town on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, north-east England, founded in 1830. The local council, a unitary authority, is Middlesbrough Borough Council. The 2011 Census recorded the borough's total resident population as 138,400 and the wider urban settlement with a population of 174,700 technically making Middlesbrough the largest urban subdivsion in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough is part of the larger built-up area of Teesside which had an overall population of 376,333 at the 2011 Census.
Things to do in Middlesbrough

1. Cafe Central Park Bar & Restaurant

337 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6AA, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Pizza, Mexican, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$102 - HK$267 +44 1642 820586
Excellent
59%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Cafe Central Park Bar & Restaurant

Located on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough, opposite the entrance to Albert Park, Central Park is arguably one of the North East’s favourite Restaurants. Central Park first opened it’s doors in December 1985 and has been providing excellent food and service ever since. We cater for every occasion; be it a quick bite to eat at lunch or a birthday celebration on an evening, we provide the highest standard in food and service. So whatever you're celebrating, Central Park is the ideal venue.

Reviewed By Ravelling - North East England

Called in for early evening meal with colleagues from work. Great selection of gins and tonics - presented very nicely. Watermelon and cucumber tonic water is probably one of the tastiest ive had. Bar staff were friendly and knowledgeable.
Unfortunately, the food let the place down. Battered garlic mushroom starter was sitting in a pool of oil from the deep fryer and the mushrooms were uncooked inside the batter.
Pasta was over cooked and mushy, although in a nice sauce.
Service was good, given that we were in quite a big group.

2. Fellinis

325 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6AA, England (Formerly fellinis) Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +44 1642 814597
Excellent
68%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Fellinis

A Truly Family Friendly Restaurant Where Children Eat Free. Serving Award Winning Sustainable Fish, Shellfish, British Charcuterie, Pizza And Pasta For 18 Years. OPEN MON-FRI 12-1.45 5-LATE SATURDAY 12-LATE

Reviewed By NicolaB1664 - Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

We were visiting on Business and a local recommended to come here. EXCELLENT service. One of the group was undecided as to which meal to have so was offered to have half and half. Complimentary tasty flatbread. 20% discount to NHS. My first parmo which was delicious. Super value for money and super tasty. Might come back in June!

3. Chadwicks Inn Maltby

High Lane | Maltby, Middlesbrough TS8 0BG, England Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1642 590300
Excellent
61%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Chadwicks Inn Maltby

Reviewed By tinklerj - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

This has been a familiar place for my wife and I for many years, as it was The Pathfinders when we first started going in...some very happy memories indeed. However, we decided we would give Sunday lunch a try, and we were very pleasantly surprised, not that we shouldn't be as we have dined on an evening many times. As always, the staff were extremely pleasant, and it was a joy to see them all dressed so smartly, not like some places where it looks like they have dragged someone off the street and they don't care. Food was of a very high standard, and we will not leave it so long next time.

4. Linthorpe Tea Room

1 Burlam Road | Roseberry court linthorpe ground floor, Middlesbrough TS5 5AF, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner +44 7939 370871
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Linthorpe Tea Room

Situated within the old Cleveland Art College on Burlam Road, this 19th century building is the perfect venue for the nostalgic Linthorpe Tea Room Serving full English Breakfast all day Monday to Saturday Lunches- try our black pudding and apple or haggis and black pudding-just a treat Black pudding home made scotch eggs We have a Piano for customers to play at there leisure come along and play that tune I have some music sheets or -bring your own. Have fun the whole restaurant will sing along with you playing We have Parking in our forcourt just drive through the big black gates and turn left book an afternoon Tea and enjoy the experience Why not try one of our full English Breakfast -or a bacon bun and a Latte or a choice of our Teas

Reviewed By MrsJD2007 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

A favourite of mine in boro so glad to see it's no longer up for sale and all my favourite cakes and meals will be staying.
Had corned beef pie with chips, peas and gravy, until £5.25.
Took some lavender cake home.
They do basic stuff like corned beef pie and fish and chips but also more unusual meals like haggis scotch eggs, Thai fishcakes along with parmos, Boros firm favourite!
They do lots of nice cakes and scones and lovely coffee or pot of tea.
Don't have to book but can get busy
Staff are friendly

5. Mannequin Cafe C.I.C.

51 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1LT, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Polish, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$63 +44 1642 941200
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Mannequin Cafe C.I.C.

Reviewed By Couple10 - Guisborough

We paid £12 for afternoon tea for two through Groupon so weren’t sure what to expect. It was fantastic! The wraps and sandwiches, including one vegetarian option, were delicious as were the scones and cakes, some items having a Polish twist. We both opted for coffee, one Americano and one latte, both of which included a refill. Full price for two would have been £16 which is still excellent value. The staff went out of their way to make us welcome. We’ll be back.

6. Meze Lounge

240 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3QP, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$173 +44 1642 242080
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 629 reviews

Meze Lounge

Reviewed By marrios - Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

...but definitely not our last.
Power cut forced an unexpected meal out, so we thought we'd try somewhere new.
Very friendly greeting vrom staff on entering.
Very quiet, but it was early and a Monday.
Shared two starters. Diced liver was succulent and well seasoned. Green beans simply delicious.
OH had moussaka, I had mixed kebab. Generous portions and very tasty indeed.
Service was good, attentive without being intrusive.
2 courses and two drinks each, total bill around £50 so very reasonable indeed.

7. Dressers Tea Room, Dorman Museum

Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6LA, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 7500 444230
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 87 reviews

Dressers Tea Room, Dorman Museum

Reviewed By MrsJD2007 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Lovely cafe inside Dormans Museam Had cafetiere if coffee and bacon butty Reasonable prices Friendly Service Cakes looked lovely

8. Sticky Fingers Cafe & Bar

152-154 Linthorpe Road | Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough TS1 3RB, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Cafe, British, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1642 242361
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Sticky Fingers Cafe & Bar

Steven James Sticky Fingers Cafe/Bar is a music bar and eatery sitting beside Steven James Guitar and Amp Centre, on Linthorpe Rd Middlesbrough. We have created an enviroment where you can come and relax during the day with a glass of wine, craft beer or coffee. Looking to have a bite to eat? We serve the best, award winning pie, mash and peas in the business,courtesy of Pieminister. Alongside this we have live music at least 3 nights a week. Not forgetting to mention our free WiFi, friendly & helpful staff and rock 'n' roll decor. So why not you pop in to say hello...We promise you won't be disappointed :)

Reviewed By Peter G

Been out all day and popped in for a couple of drinks with the boys on a Saturday night. The live music was excellent and the drinks were nice. Great staff, really cheerful and even the doorman had a craic whilst having a cigarette. Keep up the good work.

9. Khushi Indian Buffet Restaurant

11-13 Cumberland Road | Off Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough TS5 6JB, England Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Pakistani, Indian, Asian, Grill, Balti, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch HK$118 - HK$141 +44 1642 686155
Excellent
67%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Khushi Indian Buffet Restaurant

Freshest Authentic Home Style Indian Punjabi Buffet Restaurant with an ample private Car park near the Heart of Middlesbrough! Sample our vast range of mouth watering Indian Punjabi Cuisine in a New and Vibrant Buffet Restaurant! The taste of each mouth watering dish will bring you back to Khushi time and time again! Happiness is food at Khushi!

Reviewed By sancayetanocelt - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

6 Weeks on from last visit, no difference food service atmosphere is still superb, Owners and staff this is a great place, and no faults can be found by our party. Roll on 6 Weeks time. Keep up the good work.Thank you again Pat for your great review:) We look forward to seeing you the next time x

10. The Curing House

21-23 Bedford Street, Middlesbrough TS1 2LL, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$314 +44 1642 802232
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 402 reviews

The Curing House

The Curing House is an independent modern British restaurant with European influences. We specialise in the ancient techniques of curing alongside modern practices to enhance flavours and textures to provide a unique dining experience in Middlesbrough. A passionate, dedicated team work tirelessly to make everything from scratch and provide outstanding service. A small intimate dining room with luxurious furnishings sets the scene for the outstanding food served; from the best charcuterie and salumi from around Europe and Britain to the lunch and dinner prepared from only fresh ingredients served from the kitchen. A meal at The Curing House leaves a lasting impression. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Reviewed By HanMroz - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

I have been here numerous times with friends and I've never been disappointed. The meat platters are to die for as is the cheese. Service is excellent as is the wine. I've tried the burger, I forget which, and it was very nice. The Curing House is a must. I'll definitely be back.

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