Alnwick has a huge choice of independent cafés, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs, takeaways and other eateries within the its historic town centre. We’ve listed some of our favourites here:


The Origame Café
5 Narrowgate
Homemade cakes, spectacular milkshakes, teas and coffees created by Judy, the irrepressibly welcoming owner.
Facebook: @theorigamecafe

The Olive Branch Café
10 Market Street
Coffee from a local Northumberland roaster, marvellous out of the ordinary scones and quiches and great cakes. (You can buy the the owner’s art from the walls too). Closed Sunday & Monday.
Web: Olive Branch Café | Tel: 01665 702727

Grannies Deli & Tearoom
18 Narrowgate
A lovely downstairs tea room – they do good take away cakes from their deli too
Web: Grannies | Tel: 01665 602394

The Station Buffet at Barter Books
In Alnwick’s Old Station, Wagon Way Road
Even if you’re not coming to browse the books, always a comfortable place for a tasty bite in it’s cosy and characterful rooms. Truly a unique place.


7 Paikes Street
A friendly family run restaurant. It’s worth making a booking to make sure you’ll be able to get in during your stay.
Web: Lilburns | Tel: 01665 603444

Caffe Tirreno
45 Bondgate Without
A small but popular Italian restaurant – you can’t book, so may have to wait for a table

Carlo’s Fish & Chips
7-9 Market Street
A pretty good fish and chip restaurant
Web: Carlo’s Fish & Chips | Tel: 01665 602787

Di Sopra
9 Bondgate Within
Another popular Italian restaurant- they also do deliveries.
Closed on Mondays in the Summer, Sundays and Mondays in the Winter.
Web: Di Sopra | Tel: 01665 606540

SherKhan of Alnwick
2 Market Place
If you fancy and Indian, this is a pretty good one. (Closed on Tuesdays)
Web: SherKhan of Alnwick | Tel: 01665 605550

The Treehouse
The Alnwick Garden (Denwick Lane)
A spectacular restaurant with a unique atmosphere. Great cocktails and tasty food. Unsurprisingly pricier than most of the competition, you’ll probably need to book well in advance during the holidays.
Web: The Treehouse | Tel: 01665 660320


You’re again spoiled for choice, but here are a few to get you started.

The Market Tavern
7 Fenkle Street
A friendly pub and steakhouse right in the centre of town, there are tables for food in the bar and a spacious restaurant in the back.
Web: The Market Tavern | Tel: 01665 602759

Alternative Options

For more suggestions, take a look at our Eatery Listings.