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

  •   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

      ...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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      Varied menu something for everyone. Modern interior good atmosphere. Tasty well cooked food and good portion size. Friendly staff.

    thumb Carol H
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      On our way to view a property, had been told about The Apple, anyway arrived with 35 minutes before our viewing appointment, met with a lovely warm welcome, indicated we hadn't much time could they do sandwiches failry quickly, " a lovely young lady said...More

    thumb Botham22
  •   Monday evening visit after eight pm so no need for booking. Frendly staff and good food with range of pizzas, crepes etc. Recently opened after new extension / refurb and has a very good modern look with impressve stonework. Would recommend.

    thumb Robert D

      After having a really nice meal at the apple inn we decided to try the apple core just across the road. Both owned by the same people i believe. Poor quality to say the least. Main course was bland and the pizza tough. My wifes...More

    thumb stig1955

      We ate here after previously trying it's sister, Apple Inn, opposite, and were pleasantly surprised. For some reason the Apple Core was much less busy and service was more personal and attentive. The main courses are largely pizzas and galettes plus some other dishes. We...More

    thumb Jan81

      We discovered the Apple Core after seeing an advert for it on the harbour wall at Seahouses - it was exactly what we needed, particularly with a fussy 5 year old who likes pizza, and crepes with Nutella! We turned up 'on spec' at around...More

    thumb ChrisOfSwindon
  •   What an amazing place! The food is top notch and the staff are fantastic. This was our second trip here, we’d been two years ago. On both occasions we’d got lost via Sat Nav issues on the way, a quick call to the restaurant to...More

    thumb David B

      Good selection of Gluten Free meals. Nice pizza's , tasty and freshly made. Great building, clean and friendly staff. Good value for money.

    thumb Ilkleygirl

      We stumbled upon the Apple Core after a day in the area and sat outside. We particularly wanted pizza and found the food tasty and fresh (and quite unlike the usual pizza establishments). All gluten free too. The desserts were delicious - possibly one of...More

    thumb LadyCofthemanor

      We all enjoyed our end of holiday meal here, good selection of tasty mains and deserts and the starters sounded good too although we did not try them. It was great we could bring our dogs in too, only small quibble was the real ale...More

    thumb cjdoug


The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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