Places to eat in the North East
Tuck into some tasty local fare at cafés in places across the North East such as the Brewhouse Café at Seaton Delaval Hall and Wallington's Clocktower Café – whether you're in need of a takeaway coffee to perk you up or something more substantial. There's also lots of opportunities for a fresh spring picnic outside.
From takeaway coffee to hearty lunch, here are some great places to eat in the North East.
Break up your day by visiting one of the eateries at Cragside, and pop into the shop, set in the old stable block near the tranquil Tumbleton Lake.
Stop by the Clocktower Café at Wallington for a selection of hot and cold drinks, and homemade bakes. Then browse the shop for gifts, books, homewares and more.
There’s something for everyone at Gibside’s cafés, including freshly made sandwiches, tasty jacket potatoes, kids' lunchboxes and, of course, really good coffee.
Housesteads Visitor Centre is a great place to grab some refreshments during your day out at Hadrian's Wall.
Looking for some refreshments during your visit to Ormesby Hall? The café serves a wide range of drinks and snacks to eat in or take away. Afterwards, stop by the second-hand bookshop to pick up your next page turner.
During your visit to Seaton Delaval Hall, stop by the Brewhouse Café. Housed in a 17th-century building, it offers a wide range of drinks and snacks, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.
Discover where to eat, drink and browse for second-hand books during a visit to Souter Lighthouse and The Leas.
Dress for the weather and enjoy an al fresco lunch at some of the North East's most stunning landmarks. Grab some provisions and join us.
Find your favourite picnic spot on the estate at Cragside. From lakeside dining to feasting among the trees and shrubs, tuck into tasty treats from the tea-room and enjoy the scenery.
At Gibside you'll find plenty of picnic spots in the wide open spaces and can enjoy Derwent Valley views, historic buildings and wildlife aplenty.
Work up an appetite as you search for the perfect spot for a bite to eat along Hadrian’s Wall.
Pack a picnic and explore the golden sands of the Northumberland Coast. Enjoy your sandwiches on the long beach of Embleton Bay, or follow the Craster to Low Newton trail.
With coastal views and wildlife to spot, plenty of fresh air and miles of open grassland, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas is an ideal spot to sit, eat and contemplate.
There’s plenty of room to escape the crowds at Wallington and settle back for an al fresco meal after a busy day’s exploring.
Penshaw Monument isn’t just Wearside’s most beloved landmark, seen for miles around, it also has great views across Tyneside and Wearside, which makes it the perfect place to unpack your picnic hamper.