When you visit Alnwick Castle and the surrounding town, you can expect to work up a healthy appetite. Once you’ve finished traversing the quaint cobble-stoned streets, enjoying our busy events schedule and learning about the castle’s rich history, a hearty meal wouldn’t go amiss after a day of adventure.


Alnwick is home to many restaurants and cafes, each serving up a unique take on Northumberland’s diverse food scene. Let’s take a look at the best places to eat in Alnwick, spanning from delicious pizzas and pub grub to Michelin Star dining experiences you’ll remember for years to come.

Stables Fryery

The Stables Fryery, one of our very own restaurants on-site at Alnwick Castle, serves up traditional fish and chips from our Victorian-style fryery on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. All of our cod is sustainably sourced.


Don’t worry — you’ll also be able to get your other chip shop favourites, too. Think battered sausage, curry sauce, and generously filled pies to fuel you for the rest of your visit.

Cafe Tirreno

Cafe Tirreno is an Italian restaurant situated in the heart of Alnwick’s town centre — just a stone’s throw away from The Alnwick Garden. Open from 12 pm to 9 pm every day (except for Tuesdays and Sundays), Cafe Tirreno is a low-budget, family-friendly restaurant option for a comfortable and relaxing lunch or dinner. 


At this Italian restaurant in Alnwick, you can choose from classic Mediterranean dishes, from fresh calamari and delicious pizza to a delectable tiramisu to finish. Cafe Tirreno has stolen the hearts of many visitors, with many returning for its accommodating nature and excellent menu.

The Market Tavern

Looking for the best pub in Alnwick that also serves top-notch food? Look no further than The Market Tavern.


Also based in Alnwick town centre, The Market Tavern offers a variety of dishes to suit solo travellers, large groups, couples, and families. Choose anything from their three-course à la carte offering to the satisfying simplicity of a good burger and a cold pint for lunch in the heart of Alnwick. However, their steak dishes and renowned Sunday lunches are also not to be missed.


Just a 45-minute drive away from Alnwick you‘ll find Haveli — a Michelin Star restaurant serving up the authentic flavours and rich culture of Indian cuisine. 


After winning countless awards for their fine dining experience, Haveli is worth the journey out of Alnwick if you’re looking for the best Indian food in the area. It’s the perfect spot for a date night spot or a sophisticated group meal.

Strawberry Lounge

Looking for a midday snack stop during your visit? Strawberry Lounge is one of (if not the best) dessert spots in Alnwick town, making it a go-to cafe if you’re visiting with little ones. 


Catering to many diets and preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, Strawberry Lounge serves up light lunch dishes as well as an array of treats and goodies to keep the excitement going throughout your stay.

The Courtyard Cafe

While you’re exploring the grounds of Alnwick Castle, don’t forget that we also have food and drink available on-site. Our Courtyard Cafe serves up delicious lunches and savoury bites from 10am to 4pm every day — all of which are freshly prepared by our chefs. For a snack on the go, we also have cakes and sweet treats available, as well as hot and cold drinks.


Limited seating is available inside, but we believe the true experience comes from sitting in the sun, encased by the grand walls of the surrounding castle. Our Courtyard Cafe truly gives you the best experience that eating and drinking in Alnwick has to offer. 

Sonnet Restaurant 

Looking for a luxury experience in the heart of Alnwick? Look no further than the Sonnet Restaurant, famous for their 14 course tasting menu. Their menu includes some of the most simple but highest quality, seasonal produce, to ensure that their dining guests get the best food experience throughout the year.  

The Dirty Bottles

A cheap lunch spot in Alnwick isn’t hard to find — especially not at The Dirty Bottles. They offer budget-friendly light bites such as baguettes, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and burgers to satisfy your lunchtime cravings. 


Fancy an evening visit? Tuck into their pub classics or a loaded hotdog — suited to families, couples, and solo travellers for a cheap, delicious and satisfying meal.

The Treehouse Restaurant

The Treehouse Restaurant is one of Alnwick’s most treasured food spots. Nestled between the magical treetops, you can enjoy a cosy lunch or a filling dinner under the glimmer of the treehouse’s twinkling lights. 


If you’re visiting Alnwick for a special occasion or for a weekend getaway with your significant other, The Treehouse Restaurant can’t be missed. Dine on sharing platters, small plates, and locally sourced mains beneath the stars, as well as specially curated cocktails. For a family affair, there’s even a kids’ menu serving up reasonably-priced meals for the little ones. 


A meal here would signify the most picturesque close to your stay and experiences in the enchanting town of Alnwick. 

Armoury Takeaway

Looking to enjoy food whilst watching one of our outdoor events or sat enjoying the Northumberland sunshine inside the castle walls? Head to our Armoury Takeaway on your visit to Alnwick Castle, perfect for grabbing freshly prepared light bites, including hot and cold drinks, paninis, sandwiches and sweet treats to keep every little one and adult happy. 

A dining experience to remember in Alnwick

No matter where you choose to fill your bellies in Alnwick, the Castle will always be ready and waiting to add adventure and learning to your visit. With an extensive selection of restaurants and eateries inside Alnwick Castle and nearby, we have a variety of activities and events over the summer to fill your itinerary.

Ready to plan your visit? Book your tickets to Alnwick Castle today and let the adventure begin.