Morpeth is the county town of Northumberland. Its long history dates back to the 13th century and, sitting on an important crossing point of the River Wansbeck, it's been a busy stopping point on the route between England and Scotland for centuries. Today it's a bustling market town, attracting many visitors to its handsome town centre, with its stylish shops and outstanding architecture. Restaurants in Morpeth reflect the town, with plenty of traditional eateries offering delicious regional dishes alongside contemporary and international cuisines. Check out our selection of Morpeth's best restaurants for a taste of what this ancient town can offer.
We know that Morpeth has always been a meeting place for travellers, absorbing influences from afar. Today, culinary influences abound, with lots of international restaurants in Morpeth offering dishes from around the world. Take Ephesus Restaurant, for example. This Turkish eatery brings the rich flavours of the Middle East to the heart of Northumberland, offering some classic dishes such as moussaka, kebabs and delicious baklava. Tandoor Mahal, meanwhile, brings us the great cuisine of the India, with some truly memorable tandoori dishes and a range of excellent curries.
There is an exciting movement in the UK towards eating fresh, local and seasonal food and this is reflected in the number of Morpeth restaurants specialising in regional Northumberland cooking. The North Sea provides a dizzying array of fabulous seafood, from delicate Lindisfarne oysters to the richly smoked kippers of Craster. Local beef, lamb and pork are all first-class and provide chefs with the perfect ingredients for countless dishes. When you add some wonderful cheeses and ales, you have the recipe for some stunning regional cooking.
When it's time for a great night out, it's time to visit one of the atmospheric restaurants in Morpeth. Meet up with friends for great conversation and tasty eats before heading out on the town, or simply sit back, relax and make an evening of it around the table with your nearest and dearest. We've gathered together a fine selection of Morpeth's leading restaurants, so it's easy and quick to book a table and share a fun night out with friends or family.