The Apple Core

A Mediterranean restaurant & Crêperie

Inspired by al fresco dining

Serving freshly prepared Mediterranean food in Northumberland.

Family-owned Mediterranean Restaurant and Crêperie

The Apple Core is a family-owned restaurant, located opposite The Apple Inn, in the village of Lucker, serving authentic Mediterranean dishes.

Our menu takes inspiration from alfresco dining on the continent with a selection of freshly prepared pizzas, pasta and seafood, as well as traditional French galettes & crepes.

Alongside our dishes, we also serve a selection of wines, premium draft beers, coffees & teas.

fresh Produce

The Apple Core prides itself on using the freshest ingredients to prepare the most succulent Mediterranean dishes in Northumberland

Top chefs

Our chefs have trained for years to capture core flavours from the Mediterranean

A sophisticated restaurant for Mediterranean dining

Recent reviews

  •   This is a 2 parter with the Apple Inn over the road. On a November night we were a table of few. A big coverted school so lots of space. The food is short order in a good way. I saw some good looking fish&...More

    thumb Jennifer P
    11/09/2018

      We bought a takeaway from here as we were staying in the village and have a baby so cannot go out for an evening meal. The pizzas were on the take away menu but when ordering we asked if we could have the battered halloumi...More

    thumb JessicaDi88
    11/05/2018

      Lovely setting, friendly staff and great value. Highly recommended restaurant, we were lucky to find it as we were staying in Bamburgh but was worth it and only a ten minute drive away!

    thumb tk46hal
    11/03/2018

      Fantastic restaurant! Beautiful building, immaculate decor and furnishings. The food was gorgeous and the service was very prompt and friendly. Visited last night with our 11 year old, our baby and our dog. After a couple of minutes of reading the menu my daughter groaned...More

    thumb Sarah776907
    10/29/2018
  •   This is a friendly, informal restaurant with a varied regular menu and specials on top. Great to see vegan cheese on offer for the pizzas and non-dairy ice cream options and sorbets as well as a wide range of diary ice cream. I am sure...More

    thumb Steve T
    10/24/2018

      The interior of this place which describes itself as a pizzeria and creperie is surprisingly sophisticated and modern. The menu ranges from ambitious sounding cuisine to pizzas, crepes and pasta. On a chilly Wednesday evening it was quiet with much of the restaurant empty. Service...More

    thumb ChrisRugby
    10/24/2018

      Nice idea but...the main issue is the service. Very well-meaning, efficient Spanish waitress who barely spoke / understood English. We ended up having to point at the menu which is not great. I repeat not her fault, she was doing her very best. But the...More

    thumb NYorkmoors
    10/22/2018

      We visited here with our twins and pooch. We all enjoyed our food and the service was pretty good. I felt for the foreign waitress who didn't have the best grasp of English, however, the owner/recruiter needs to take that responsibility on board and provide...More

    thumb Alan S
    10/22/2018
  •   We visited here with our twins and pooch. We all enjoyed our food and the service was pretty good. I felt for the foreign waitress who didn't have the best grasp of English, however, the owner/recruiter needs to take that responsibility on board and provide...More

    thumb SKSAL
    10/22/2018

      What a great find! Booked after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, and we weren't disappointed. Staff extremely helpful, food excellent and pricing very fair, would definitely return if in the area.

    thumb Eddie T
    10/15/2018

      ...wasn’t the only bad experience I received at this restaurant. Very slow service, undercooked pancakes (they are not crepes), BIG mistake with the bill and then a bad tummy for 24 hours after the meal for both me & my husband (we shared the same...More

    thumb Hav3anic3day
    10/13/2018

      I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions and it has never disappointed me. The restaurant is nice and airy, tastefully decorated, the staff are friendly and attentive to the customers. The menu is perfect, a small number of dishes; which means they...More

    thumb Th3D0ct0r
    10/13/2018
  •   Beautiful food and very friendly staff, the Apple Core is a gem set in the Northumbrian countryside. We have been several times and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic, and very fresh. I had the deep fried camembert for starters and the moules...More

    thumb Maràica T
    10/13/2018

      Had takeaway pizzas one night, and they absolutely beautiful. On back of this, decided to eat in restaurant one night, and again, meal was superb. Amazing Chicken Pesto pasta dish. Friendly staff and dog friendly as well. Along with the pub over the road, ensures...More

    thumb QuakerA
    10/04/2018

      We were staying in the village so got takeaway from here. We had pizzas they were very good. We had picante which was really quite hot and a goats cheese pizza. They were ready really quickly. Would recommend

    thumb Kathrynowl91
    10/03/2018

      Happened across this lovely place by chance, and - well, what a happy chance experience this was. Such a warm, genuine welcome on a Tuesday evening. We instantly knew we were in the right place. Careful to ‘avoid’ the Italian dishes as my partner is...More

    thumb Nothingbutblueskies
    10/02/2018
  •   Really liked this restaurant, contemporary interior, looks very smart. Staff very friendly and service was excellent. But, we were a little disappointed with the pizzas. The toppings were tasty but the base wasn't the best & the crepes we had for dessert were very thick....More

    thumb debicing
    9/29/2018

      This was really nice inside - the service was good and there were some items on the menu suitable for us vegans but, sadly, no puddings other than sorbet! Be great if they had some dairy-free icecream!

    thumb renahockney
    9/18/2018

      As we were staying in nearby Belford we thought we would give this a try and we were not disappointed! From the moment we entered the restaurant we were met with a friendly smile, and were made to feel welcome. I ordered the lasagne and...More

    thumb James H
    9/17/2018

      Very good choice on menu. Ate there twice during our stay in Lucker. Both pasta meal and pizza were excellent. The best pizza I have had for ages. Staff very obliging and welcoming to us and our dog

    thumb PeterboroughSandy
    9/09/2018
  •   Varied menu something for everyone. Modern interior good atmosphere. Tasty well cooked food and good portion size. Friendly staff.

    thumb Carol H
    9/07/2018

      We visited the restaurant for a family meal with my 93yr old father who often has trouble hearing in noisy place. The waitress very kindly found us a table in a quiet corner that was perfect for him. The food was well cooked and nicely...More

    thumb 3kidsandamortgage
    9/05/2018

      My husband asked for a pizza made up on how he would like it and they were happy to help. Very tasty it was too.

    thumb linton22
    9/05/2018

      We visited this restaurant whilst on our first trip to Northumberland on holiday and were not disappointed. All our mains were absolutely superb and the crepes we had for sweet were just heaven. The waiting on staff were also polite and friendly. We enjoyed our...More

    thumb Ian W
    9/03/2018
  •   Visited Thursday 30th August . Group of 11 including 2 children. The meal in the main was okay. Sadly a couple of errors and poor service leads me to write this. The first error was completely missing one persons dinner and her having to wait....More

    thumb tiggermad53
    8/31/2018

      We had a great meal at the Apple Core, lovely newly renovated building, just about everything on the menu is available gluten free, first time my coeliac daughter has had crepes, we will be back next time we are in Northumberland.

    thumb PDC2505
    8/30/2018

      This was our first visit to the Apple Core and it definitely won't be the last. I had the warm goats cheese starter followed by salmon. My husband had the warm herring starter followed by a seafood pizza. What can I say other than the...More

    thumb Sue A
    8/25/2018

      We lucked into Lucker, knowing nothing at all about it. Stayed at the Apple Inn (highly recommend) and ate at the Apple Core. Absolutely delicious pizza, yummy crepe for dessert. Polite waiting staff (managed to work out what I wanted to drink even though I...More

    thumb Natalie R
    8/24/2018

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
Northumberland
NE70 7JL

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