Morpeth in the Northeast of England is a thriving market town. Within commuting distance of Newcastle this town has much to offer, not least in its range of restaurants. Situated on the river Wansbeck Morpeth is a growing tourist centre.
Close links to the A1 and a good rail network make Morpeth a convenient location to visit and endorses the town’s status as the gateway to Northumberland. As well as a noted craft centre Morpeth boasts a bagpipe museum, one of only a handful worldwide and unique to England. It is also home to the Chelsea flower show award-winning William turner physic garden.
Morpeth offers a range of specialist shops and encourages the sale of local produce and the promotion of local business. Today, Morpeth is a thriving local centre, a commuter town to the City of Newcastle and a home to local people proud of their North East roots. For this reason it comes as no surprise that many of the town’s Restaurants take pride in producing a wide variety of hearty Northumbrian dishes, taking advantage of the local industries and the wealth of local produce.
Flavoursome fish dishes are commonplace in many Morpeth Restaurants, owing to Northumberland’s flourishing Kipper industry, locally available salmon, and the thriving supplies of cockles and mussels, the latter being the main ingredient in the award winning Northumberland ‘Mussels in Cream’ dish, as featured on the Great British Cookbook.
Morpeth isn’t just known for its great British dishes though. A great number of brassieres and café bars can be found, as well as more diverse culinary delights such as Chinese, Thai, Indian, Turkish, French and Italian.
The popular Dobson Restaurant, for example, offers tasty succour to locals and visitors alike, from an ever changing menu. The confit of guinea fowl, served with steamed bok choi and ginger certainly tickles the taste buds and makes for a refreshing starter. Their baked blueberry and lime tart, with lashings of stem ginger Anglaise sauce is welcome indulgence for any palate.
Morpeth offers a wide range of eating establishments but we take great pride in recommending the six featured restaurants to suit a variety of tastes, needs and budgets.