Places to eat in Bamburgh
The little village of Bamburgh has plenty of unique and quirky places to fill hungry bellies. From upscale luxury to street food, you won’t go hungry on your visit here.
The Potted Lobster
Step into a fresh, vibrant restaurant with a nautical theme when you visit The Potted Lobster. They focus on providing the freshest local seafood caught in the surrounding waters of Bamburgh, with seasonal menus. There are several menus to choose from for lunch and dinner, including gluten-free, dairy-free, and children’s options. There are classics such as soup of the day and haddock chowder. Or go all out with a locally caught lobster and Thermidor sauce!
For a seafood restaurant, they have a surprising amount of vegan and vegetarian options. Why not choose the Jerusalem artichokes and parsnip tahini with crispy shallots? It would be rude not to choose a dessert from their menu to finish off your meal. Select a sweet staple like creme brulee or Eton mess.
If you have furry family members, you'll be pleased to know that The Potted Lobster is dog friendly. There’s a special dog-friendly area of the restaurant so you can enjoy a meal together! Find this restaurant in Bamburgh along Front Street.
The Castle Inn
Cuisine: pub grub
The Castle Inn is a welcoming, traditional pub with good home-cooked fare and a relaxing cosy atmosphere, whether that's inside the pub or outside in the garden.
Choose favourites such as pies, burgers, gammon and eggs. Or, if you arrive on a Sunday, pop in for a carvery with all the trimmings! There's a kid's menu to fill up little bellies too. If you're after no-nonsense, hearty pub grub, it’s well worth a visit. Plus, dogs are welcome inside.
Keep an eye out for the chef specials if you fancy something a little bit different such as Honey and Ginger cheesecake or Cullen skink!
The Lord Crewe
Cuisine: British classics
Enjoy a touch of luxury in a setting that's a mix of countryside traditional and spacious modern chic.
The upscale cuisine is best described as ‘classics with a twist’. Plain steak becomes aged ribeye, oysters are caught fresh in Lindisfarne. There's a wide range of delicious mains and desserts, all made with local, fresh, seasonal ingredients. The chefs take pride in offering an upmarket experience including for vegetarians and vegans, too.
For example, choose their beer-battered cod if you fancy something filling, or for a lighter bite, opt for goat’s cheese mousse or celeriac and Bramley soup.
Expect to be wowed!
Cuisine: coffee and lunch
If you’re exploring and hunger strikes, visit The Hut on the Wyndings - you won't be disappointed!
Offering freshly brewed coffee from Holy Island and mouth-watering buns stuffed with local kippers, mayonnaise and salad, bangers, eggs and more. It's delicious fare that you won't want to miss. This little gem is open on weekends, so if you're stopping by the Bamburgh area, grab a bite and eat it while taking in the coastal views.
The Clock Tower Tea Rooms
Cuisine: British classics
This little tea room is nestled in Bamburgh Castle and offers hearty English meals to keep you full as you explore the area. It’s no-fuss, simple British cuisine in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of seating and space for wheelchair users.
Enjoy delicious, freshly cooked pies with a generous portion of veg, fresh baked, stick-to-your-ribs scones, and a hot drink to warm you through. There are lighter bites too, such as toasties and paninis.
Got a sweet tooth? Get a scoop or two of local farm ice cream!
Cuisine: ice cream
Pilgrims Gelato is something to behold! Founded by local women on Holy Island, you can find the Bamburgh branch in the walled garden. This isn't just your typical gelato ice cream —it’s a vegan alternative to traditional gelato but keeps all the delicious flavours that you love.
Treat yourself to flavours such as iced latte, raspberry cheesecake, and chocolate mudslide.
You can even sample one of the edible spoons made from cocoa and oat fibre a creative touch that's kinder to the planet. Delicious!
The Copper Kettle Tea Rooms
Cuisine: coffee and cake
A quaint little eatery offering homemade light meals, homemade cakes and cream teas with plenty of tea and coffee to go around.
You'll find Copper Kettle in a picturesque little cottage building with a patio garden bordered with beautiful flowers. Tuck into a hearty ploughman's, treat yourself to a cream tea and top it all off with freshly brewed coffee or luxury hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. When you sit outside, you'll get a beautiful view of Bamburgh Castle.
Wyndenwell is an eclectic, quirky little eatery filled to the brim with mismatched chairs and tables and stacked with unusual art and photographs. It makes your visit one to remember. Come in for a fresh coffee and great cakes. You’ll find the usual cafe fare such as freshly made sandwiches, paninis and pastries. There’s a mouthwatering selection of ice creams from local farms, too!
Find Wyndenwell on Front Street, which is the perfect location after you've had a shopping trip and need to fill your hungry belly.
Creel & Reel seafood trailer
Cuisine: seafood and British street food
For an alfresco seafood experience, visit the Creel and Reel seafood trailer. You usually find it on Links Road. Choose from sumptuous options such as a hot lobster roll or king prawn chilli burgers.
If you fancy something meaty, try their bacon double cheeseburger! Have your food while on an adventure through Bamburgh as it's perfectly situated to walk either into town or along the coast.
The Apple Inn, Lucker
Cuisine: pub grub
Just outside of Bamburgh, you can find The Apple Inn in Lucker. It’s an award-winning gastro pub but welcomes families and furry friends with open arms. They provide all Northumbrian local food including seafood, meats, and vegetables with a selection of delicious real ales.
You've got your classic fish and chips served with skin-on chips and posh mushy peas, Northumbrian bangers with fresh veg, and even vegan options such as the sweet potato burger. While you’re here, you must sample a signature dessert including sticky toffee pudding to warm you up on a cold day.
Book a table to make sure you don't miss out on this unique dining experience! For one of the best restaurants near Bamburgh, Lucker is just a few minutes' drive out of the village.