Where to Eat in Alnwick: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 3, 2018 Ying Subia

Alnwick (/ˈænɪk/ ( listen) AN-ik) is a market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the traditional county town. The population at the 2011 Census was 8,116.
Things to do in Alnwick

1. Carlo's

7-9 Market Street, Alnwick NE66 1SS, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Seafood, Fast Food, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 +44 1665 602787
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Carlo's

Reviewed By Peter S - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Don’t have fish and chips very often but when they are just what you fancy you hope that you are not disappointed. At Carlo’s you will not be disappointed. Fish and chips were superb - so was the tea. Really nice to eat inside too rather than from a box or newspaper.
Give them a try.

2. The Red Lion Inn

22 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 1665 830584
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

The Red Lion Inn

Reviewed By PamelaMowtown - Newcastl upon Tyne

Visited March/2018 - ate hot beef Sandwich with blue cheese, altho tasted lovely there was a bit too much blue cheese, onion rings nice but too much batter that wasnt cooked thoroughly - beers nice good selection of cask available, and of course dog friendly so it gets 10/10

3. Lilburn's

7 Paikes Street, Alnwick NE66 1HX, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1665 603444
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Lilburn's

Reviewed By Mike V - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Never ever had a meal here that was not excellent.
Service is always first class and food is superb, whether it is a Lunctime offering or an evening meal with all the trimmings.
Given a choice wouldn't go anywhere else in Alnwick and for anyone planning on visiting Alnwick this place is a "Must"

4. Bistro 23

23 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1665 830393
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 416 reviews

Bistro 23

We serve breakfast, fresh coffee, homemade cake,light lunches & afternoon tea in the Tea room and evening meals on certain evenings in The Bistro (depending on time of year).Please ring for our opening hours .

Reviewed By SaraHitchin - Herts

Had a fabulous meal here on Saturday evening. All beautifully cooked and presented, great welcome from the team. Slightly restricted wine list but served our needs. Really enjoy coming here and never disappointed. Need to book though!

5. The Craster Seafood Restaurant

Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TR, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$243 +44 1665 576230
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 530 reviews

The Craster Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By mudcow - Northumberland, UK

I'm allergic to fish and seafood and yet this has become my favourite restaurant in Northumberland. After repeated visits we've come to expect wonderful homely hospitality where no little request is too much but it's also clear that the staff take enormous (and justifiable) pride in the food that they produce. There's a Northumbrian/Portuguese/Brazilian fusion thing going on that is rather delightful.
Booking is pretty much essential but well worth it. The views from the restaurant are amazing, almost as good as the food!
If I could change one thing it would be the opening hours, I wish that this wonderful restaurant could be open all year round but understand that providing this level of brilliance leaves the team in need of a much deserved break over the winter.

6. Caffe Tirreno

45 Bondgate Without, Alnwick NE66 1PR, England Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1665 605455
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

Caffe Tirreno

Quality authentic food served daily<br>01665 605455

Reviewed By TheDuchess - Northumberland, United Kingdom

An authentic Italian restaurant almost next door to the theatre, making it perfect for lunch or dinner before a show or film.

7. Bari Tea Brewery

28 Narrowgate | Castle Quarter, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Drinks, Brunch, Lunch HK$55 - HK$110 +44 1665 510508
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 319 reviews

Bari Tea Brewery

Bari [baa-ree] - Lovely in Northumberland.<br>Contemporary tea brewery, with a traditional Northumberland heart: fine teas and teaware to try before you buy.<br>Open 7 days during school holidays, closed Tues & Weds in Term time. Please check our website for details.

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

I returned here after nearly a year of not visiting the place and was not disappointed. I was reminded about the incredible attention to detail of the world of teas that this place encapsulates. The staff are very knowledgeable and always ready to talk about tea from around the world. It is easy to miss the place if you are a visitor to town - head down Narrowgate in the direction of the Castle and Bailiffgate and it is on the right hand side. the food menu is small but the produce is excellent. It is a lovely, beautifully decorated tearoom and ideal for tea and cakes.

8. Station Buffet Barter Books

The Old Station | Wagon Way Road, Alnwick NE66 2BJ, England (Formerly Station Buffet) Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$110 +44 1665 604888
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 490 reviews

Station Buffet Barter Books

Open every day except Christmas Day, 9:30-17:00. (Last orders for hot food, 16:00 Winter; 16:30 Summer) The Station Buffet is owned and operated by Barter Books - one of the largest secondhand bookshops in Britain and the home of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. The inviting ambiance includes an open fire in three of the rooms, while the menu specializes in the owners&apos; own preference for comfort food at its best - all of which is home-made, using local produce whenever possible. This ranges from soups to bacon sandwiches to Northumbrian rarebit to baked goods to die for! Also on offer: barista coffee, teas, hot chocolate - and, yes, wine, too!

Reviewed By Val M - Morpeth, United Kingdom

I have stopped for a coffee on previous visits but this time after a brief browse at maps we decided to stay for lunch. The buffet was extremely busy as we arrived at about 1pm but we managed to find one spare table.
On the specials menu was a kitchuri curry made from lentils and rice - it was delicious. Not too spicy but extremely tasty and I would definiely choose it again.
The staff were continuously busy serving food and clearing tables but stayed jolly and pleasant throughout the time we were there.
Before we left there was time for another browse, this time through some of the amazing books.
I bought a gift voucher - a really useful alternative to give as present.

9. Grannies

18 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$86 +44 1665 602394
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Grannies

Grannies Tea room and Delicatessen was established around 1984, then the tearoom only held a couple of tables placed within the shop. It was only later, in 1989, that the intimate downstairs tea room was developed within the basement where the old fashioned coal chutes, old style steps, fireplace and flagstone flooring can still be seen. Grannies is a strong advocate for the local food movement in Alnwick, and offers a wide range of local produce within the deli, shop and tea room.

Reviewed By dodo029 - Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom

A real gem of a place , small coffee shop under a delicatessen. Food amazing - baguettes filled with LOTS of tasty delicious fresh fillings such as chicken , Brie and chilli rum chutney. Delicious cakes.Coffee lovely too. All staff are so friendly and helpful - definitely recommend a visit

10. The Horseshoes Inn

6 Rennington Village | Alnwick, Rennington, Alnwick NE66 3RS, England Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$212 +44 1665 577665
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

The Horseshoes Inn

Reviewed By Gill M - Ipswich, United Kingdom

We visited the pub in the evening as we were staying across the road in a holiday cottage. The food is amazing, my husband said he had the best gammon steak ever! Great value and plenty of choice. The staff including the landlord are friendly...MoreThank you very much for your brilliant review so pleased you enjoyed your meal at The Horseshoes. Hopefully we may see you again soon if in the area or if you stay in the cottage in the village it is a beautiful cottage too.

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