These are our recommendations for the best 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough (11, actually) so read on and find out more about where we like to eat.
Boro: full of amazing places to eat
This small town is full of amazing places to eat, with exciting new restaurants opening up all the time, from Italians, Indians, & Chinese to Steakhouses, and some even have places that only specialise in deserts too!
Many of the best restaurants in Middlesbrough are located on and around Linthorpe Road, which is the main through road into the town centre and all within easy walking distance of our townhouses, so if you are unable to make your mind up on what to eat, then just take a walk and see which one can tempt you inside.
So, here are 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough and on a reasonable budget too.
Our Top 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough
1. Mannequin Café
Mannequin Café is a true European Polish café here in Boro, and also offers a vegetarian friendly, vegan, and gluten free options for meals too.
If you like the usual Paninis, Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes, Soups or Wraps, there are plenty of choices here, ending with a Desert delight.
Ideal for breakfast, lunch or brunch, offering either indoor seating (with free Wifi) or as takeout.
Check out some of the reviews:
What a brilliant Bistro / Cafe’ this place is….. Five Star food and a friendly welcome as soon as you walk through the door.
An Independent ‘Family’ business with a massive choice of meals ….whatever your requirements may be during opening hours.
Over the years, we have made several visits when in Middlesbrough, and the selection of meals on the menu never ceases to amaze us.
“Forget the generic run of the mill cafes”
“A warm welcome on a cold day”
“I visited for the second time, and nothing has changed. The Owners are friendly and very welcoming. The cafe is warm, and clean and has a relaxed atmosphere. The food is as tasty and well cooked as on my last visit. My wife and others who were with us commented that the hot chocolate was the best they had tasted.”
“My thanks to the owners for a wonderful place to visit that I can keep coming back to again and again. I can’t wait until the next time I visit M/boro so I can try the Hunters Stew…”
2. Dressers Tea Room, Dorman Museum
A traditional British coffee and snack establishment inside the Dorman Museum, Dressers Tea Room, Dorman Museum caters to all, including vegetarian and vegan options.
The environment is surrounded by the museum’s authenticity, maintaining its character – ideal for that afternoon Tea!
Freshly made hot and cold food while relaxing in this comfy area with a mouth-watering cake accompanied by one of their fabulous coffees.
They do not serve fast food – instead, they claim to serve fresh food as fast as possible!
3. Off the Ground
Leaning more toward a good coffee house with an array of tasty bites, including sandwiches, toasties, and cakes, Off the Ground is still well worth a visit.
4. Toby Carvery Marton
A traditional British pub grub environment and on a good budget (typically £6 – £12 range), the Toby Carvery Marton offers across the board a range of good, humble food for all tastes and at any time of the day too.
5. The Discovery
OK, so, maybe another pub with grub, but The Discovery offers a large selection of meals and snacks catering for all.
Small plates of build your own board for less than £12 – a great value deal!
There are plenty of other offer deals on their menu and plenty on the menu to the vegetarian taste buds.
Check out the ‘Bottomless Brunch’ from only £20!
6. The Swatter’s Carr
The Swatter’s Carr has been a public house for more than a century and is recorded in the 1891 census as the Swatters Carr Hotel Public House. Today, it’s part of Weatherspoon and offers the usual pub culinary.
Take your pick from the various options on their menu, from a hearty breakfast and deli lunches to full on dinners – all topped off with traditional British Deserts.
7. The Cauldron
This is Welcome Middlesbrough’s first 100% Gluten Free Bistro. You will find a lot on offer at The Cauldron, with plenty of snacks, sandwiches, salads, and hot and cold dishes catering mainly for breakfast and brunch, all washed down with an array of coffee, teas, smoothies and their mighty milkshakes.
8. D. Petch Butchers
Located in TS9 (less than 9 miles from Middlesbrough Town centre), D. Petch Butchers is worth a mention as it’s a family-run business located on Great Ayton’s busy High Street and was voted independent butchers of the year 2019 at the North East Independent Retail Awards.
If you like your pies, this should be your first choice.
Located in the centre of Middlesbrough Town centre, O’Connells prides itself on serving quality bar meals, excellent beers and lagers.
All the usual generous sized portions from a friendly pub and catering for vegetarians too.
10. The Coronation
The Coronation has a wide range of the usual classic pub grub and beyond the traditional British menu too.
Just pop in for a light lunch or a delicious evening meal with the family.
From Sausage & Mash or Cod & Chips to one of our Show Stopping Burgers, such as The Ultimate Chicken Burger. There’s plenty for all tastes, all washed down with a traditional pint, lively glass of wine or a cheeky cocktail.
There you have it, our top 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough, with a handful of options if you’re on a budget.
Bonus listing, just outside our top 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough
Here’s one more (a bonus one) in addition to our top 10 places to eat in Middlesbrough:
The Fork In The Road Café
The Fork In The Road Café is only open between Tuesday and Sunday, but their fantastic chefs create exquisite food in a relaxed, comfortable environment.
By day they serve a diverse menu that provides something for everyone during breakfast, lunch, and brunch. And on Friday and Saturday evenings, they add even more flavour and flair to the tables.
With a weekly, exclusive Supper Club offering, guests can choose from a range of special dishes – starters, mains and desserts, all created for the occasion.
What makes them different is that it is a Social Enterprise, which means it is a non-profit organisation committed to creating social impact in its operations.
Worth a try!
As with any popular and busy town, there is a multitude of things to do, as well as eateries and restaurants to visit and enjoy. Boro is no exception.