Food & Drink


From street food to five-star gastronomy, the Tees Valley has an amazing independent food and drink scene bound to keep your taste buds satisfied. Perfectly situated between land and sea means you are never far away from fresh fish and chips or a hearty pub lunch made with locally sourced ingredients and served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

You can find a selection of cosy cafes which sell hearty breakfasts and light lunches across all corners of the Tees Valley. Try market to table meals at Café Lilli in Norton, enjoy lunch at Baker Street Kitchen in Middlesbrough, or head to Mrs C’s Patisserie in Hartlepool.

The Tees Valley coastline is not just amazing to look at, it’s also lined with independent food and drink spots offering seaside views. Feast on fresh fish and chips whilst enjoying panoramic views at Seaview Restaurant in Saltburn, enjoy a combination of steak and seafood at Tomahawk Steakhouse Saltburn or try woodfired pizza at the Beacon Lounge located inside Redcar Beacon.

Fancy five-star gastronomy? Head to Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth to experience their flagship 4AA Rosette Orangery Restaurant, or head to Raby Hunt Restaurant in Summerhouse for a Michelin started meal. If you’d prefer to try food from around the world without leaving the Tees Valley,  enjoy Thai food from The Copperstone in Middlesbrough, head to The Old Yard Tapas Bar in Darlington, or fill up on Greek cuisine at Acropolis Restaurant in Middlesbrough.

Yarm is home to an award-winning High Street filled with fabulous eateries. Head to Cena Trattoria for Italian cuisine, enjoy a delicious meal from Muse or head to Cafe Nossa for food and drink with some Mediterranean flare.

Nothing beats a comforting pub meal after a long day, from cosy seating to open fires and real ales, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Tees Valley. Relax by the open fire at The Devonport in Darlington, try award-winning dishes from Chadwick’s Inn Maltby, enjoy traditional atmosphere at The Masham in Hartburn, or head to The Nuthatch in Middlesbrough for specialty cocktails.

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