Our restaurant and café recommendations
A holiday on the coast would not be complete without icecream…
Coxon’s Icecream is a must when visiting this part of the coast. Grab a 99 through the hatch in Main Street, Seahouses and then wander down to the harbour wall, or sit in the parlour and really indulge. Their icecream van can also be spotted at Beadnell Bay during the summer months.
Alternatively, head to Morwick or Doddington Dairies and have some icecream straight from the farm.
The Northumberland Arms
From evening meals to breakfast or brunch, The Northumberland Arms serves locally-sourced, seasonal fayre in its bar and restaurant by acclaimed Head Chef & North East Chef of the Year, Gabor Puzstai.
This magnificently refurbished 1820s coaching inn was built by the 3rd Duke of Northumberland and offers a delectable bar and grill menu as well as mouth-watering a la Carte dining in the intimate Cromwell Restaurant.
Situated in the in the idyllic village of Felton, the inn has direct views of the River Coquet and is a short drive from our Alnmouth and Amble properties.
The Northumberland Arms, The Peth, Felton, NE65 9EE
Tel: 01670 787370
The Percy Arms
With rave reviews and locally sourced seasonal produce, The Percy Arms – in the heart of rural Northumberland – is a short drive from our Rosebud cottage and well worth the drive if you are staying on the coast.
With its own herb gardens and soon-to-arrive quails for its own eggs, this gastro pub has become renowned for serving up inspirational dishes at the hands of Head Chef Alistair Merrey and for its personal touch executed by manager Trevor Thorne.
Situated in the quaint village location of Chatton it has impressive private function rooms as well as welcoming bar and restaurant areas.
The Percy Arms, Main Road, Chatton, NE66 5PS
Tel: 01668 215244
Bistro 23 – A tea room in the day and a fully-licensed restaurant on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Alnmouth. Tel: 01665 830393.
The Treehouse – In the grounds of Alnwick Gardens, this magical treetop restaurant complete with wobbly rope bridges should not be missed. Denwick Lane, Alnwick. Tel: 01665 511852.
The Old Boat House – Fantastic seafood overlooking Amble harbour. Great for light lunches or evening meals watching the sun go down. Also offers restaurant quality takeaway food, but only delivers to Amble postcodes. Leazes Street, Amble. Tel: 01665 711232
Mizen Head Seafood Restaurant – A seafood lovers’ paradise. Highly recommended. Lucker Road, Bamburgh. Tel: 01668 214254.
Sunnyhills of Belford– A wholesome and fun farm shop bistro with fresh, local and tasty breakfasts, lunches and cakes. There is a play area for the children, ride-on tractors, chickens and alpacas. South Road, Belford. Tel: 01668 219662.
The Potted Lobster – One of the most popular Bamburgh restaurants, receiving rave reviews for its delicious seafood. Well worth a try. 2-3 Lucker Road, Bamburgh. Tel: 01668 214088.
The Victoria Hotel– Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the brasserie within this central village hotel. Great service and a fulfilling children’s menu. 1 Front Street, Bamburgh. Tel: 01668 214431.
The Wynding at the Lord Crewe – Excellent service at this hotel restaurant. Front Street, Bamburgh. Tel: 01668 214243.
Box.Pizza – Artisan wood-fired pizza from a pop-up converted shipping container, with views of Beadnell Bay beyond. Swinhoe. Tel: 07518 433555.
Saltwater Cafe – A cafe by day serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks, and a bistro by night. The Wynding, Beadnell. Tel: 01665 720333.
Berwick upon Tweed
The Barn at Beal – A café and restaurant overlooking the causeway to Holy Island. Beal Farm, Berwick upon Tweed. Tel: 01289 381477.
Craster Fish Restaurant – The seafood restaurant of the smokery has recently undergone a transformation to excellent reviews. Haven Hill, Craster. Tel: 01665 576223.
The Jolly Fisherman – a gastro pub with fantastic sea views and gorgeous crab sandwiches. Haven Hill, Craster. Tel: 01665 576461.
The Shoreline Café – The perfect spot for breakfast, soup, sandwiches, cake and cappuccinos. 1 Church Street, Craster. Tel: 01665 571251.
Newton by the Sea
The Joiners Arms – A family-friendly gastro pub with great food and cool interior. Newton by the Sea. Tel: 01665 576112.
The Ship Inn – A relaxed pub with a log fire and outdoor seating in a grassed courtyard overlooking Low Newton beach. Serves lobster straight off the boat in the Spring and Summer months. It has a micro brewery and great coffee. Low Newton. Tel: 01665 576262
Carnaby’s Cafe – Carnaby’s has an excellent cafe (Coastal Retreats receive 15% off food through our partner offers) as well as a gift and homeware shop, and a children’s play area.
Elan Pizzeria – Freshly baked artisan pizzas. Highly recommended. 68 Main Street, Seahouses. Tel: 01665 721311
The Olde Ship Inn – A sea-themed pub with open fire and bar meals. The best real ale pub in the region. Main Street, Seahouses. Tel: 01665 720200.
Pinnacles – Recommended by the Hairy Bikers, this is everything that a fish and chip restaurant should be – formica tables, the option to take away a freshly cooked fish. 17-19 Main Street, Seahouses. Tel: 01665 720708.
St Aidans Bistro – An ever-changing menu with locally caught seafood and Northumberland produce. Fantastic views of the coast from the restaurant. Seafront, Seahouses. Tel: 01665 720355
The Spice House – A traditional Indian restaurant with good reviews. 52 Main Street, Seahouses. Tel: 01665 720345
The Old Dairy – a ‘concept store’ with a great café and champagne bar. The café only serves homemade produce or locally sourced breads and cheeses. The menu isn’t extensive, but you can be guaranteed that whatever you choose will be excellent. They are particularly renowned for their coffee. Tel: 01890 820325
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The Royal Garden – A popular Chinese restaurant where you can dine in or takeaway. Marygate, Berwick upon Tweed. Tel: 01289 331 411
The Magna Tandoori – An Indian restaurant voted one of the best places for curry in the UK. Bridge Street, Berwick upon Tweed. Tel: 01289 302736
Burt’s Hotel – recently awarded Scotland’s Dining Pub of the Year by the Good Pub Guide, Burt’s is the epitome of Scottish-ness with its roaring fire, excellent range of ales and whiskies and fabulous food. Market Square, Melrose. Tel: 01896 822285.
The Townhouse – A contemporary brasserie serving locally-produced meat and fish. Market Square, Melrose. Tel: 01896 822645.
Marmion’s Brasserie – Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner or just coffee. Buccleuch Street, Melrose. Tel: 01896 822245.
Ochiltrees Restaurant – stylish eating at Abbotsford House – the home of Walter Scott – with stunning views of the place from the restaurant. Open for coffee, lunches and afternoon tea. Abbotsford, Melrose. Tel: 01896 752043.
Mainstreet Trading Company – excellent choice of coffee and cakes at this cafe within a book store. Also online deli with home delivery or click and collect service. Main Street, St Boswells. Tel: 01835 824 087.