Top Choice Gastopub in Craster

Jolly Fisherman

Crab (in sensational soup, sandwiches, fish platters and more) is the speciality of this superb gastropub, but Paul Bocuse–trained chef John Blackmore's other amazing creations include roast pheasant with tarragon m…
Top Choice Modern British in Bamburgh

Mizen Head

Bamburgh's best place to eat and/or stay is this stunning restaurant with rooms. Local seafood – lobster thermidor, roast turbot with asparagus, tarragon and lemon butter – is the kitchen's speciality, along with ch…
Pub Food in Embleton Bay

Ship Inn

Set around a village green, this wonderful pub brews 26 different beers – blond, wheat, rye, bitter, stout and seasonal – using local River Coquet water. The food is first-rate, too, from local crab to slow-cooked P…
Modern British in Berwick-upon-Tweed


Named for the last vessel to be built at Berwick Shipyard (in 1979), Audela is the town's top table. Local suppliers provide the ingredients for dishes like twice-backed Northumberland cheese soufflé, halibut with l…
International in Alnwick


Within the White Swan Hotel, this fine-dining restaurant is fitted with the original dining room decor from the Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic – elaborate panelling, ceiling and stained-glass windows included.
Modern British in Alnwick


Surrounded by Alnwick Garden's treetops (but not perched up within them as its name would imply), this timber-lined restaurant serves adventurous British fare: roast North Sea cod with pickled clams and peas; Northu…
Pub Food in Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Barn @ Beal

You can watch the causeway tides on webcam at this sociable mainland pub 1 mile northeast of the A1 turn-off, 2 miles west of the island. Grilled, herb-crusted goat's cheese with beetroot chutney, local smoked-fish …
Bistro in Northumberland Coast

Sea & Soil

Amble's best place to eat is this hip little bistro near the harbour. Locals love the Northumberland beef and sofl-shell crab burgers, but there's also a fantastic range of starters such as lobster ravioli or goat's…