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

  •   Really nice meal. Friendly staff. Great food - varied menu to suit all. Specialities are pizza and Crepes, but they do a small range of other main courses to suit most preferences. We had a big group, including some fussy eaters, and all were really...More

    thumb Mike A
    4/14/2019

      They coped well with our party of 15 tonight. Most enjoyable evening, would most certainly recommend!

    thumb AnonymousAgain
    4/12/2019

      Excellent, loved having cauliflower cheese on my Sunday lunch, made with care and affection, everything very tasty, soup was excellent, staff excellent.

    thumb Andrea T
    3/07/2019

      What can I say? We had just been rescued by the RAC in Seahouses, and were in need of hot food and a welcoming atmosphere as we made our way back to our holiday cottage. Excellent welcome, friendly and attentive staff. Nothing was too much...More

    thumb Alan C
    2/22/2019
  •   We had been to the restaurant opposite and had an excellent meal so decided to try it’s sister est opposite. We were not disappointed, Started with a really excellent garlic bread pizza to share. I had a calzone which was a twist on the usual...More

    thumb Robtt
    1/19/2019

      ...actually got hitched really and its all (well at least 50% as have to say my husband, claims the other 50) down to the very lovely Ian 'he of the Apple Inn' who so happened to tell us about a local person having their wedding...More

    thumb dmoore888
    1/08/2019

      Came for a meal as a couple on the 30th Dec. Sat down promptly, food came within a reasonable time - and was fine, pizza was good (nothing extra special but good enough) and halloumi sticks on the side were nice. Food was cleared and...More

    thumb Kazi87
    1/06/2019

      First visit to the Apple Core restaurant there were 6 of us in the party all of us enjoyed all the food apart from one main course which was a seafood burger so probably not a good choice to start with so in the main...More

    thumb davidcD8041EU
    12/30/2018
  •   Just back from a great meal at the Apple Core. Great selection of drinks and a variety of choices on the menu. Some superb starters with great mains such as the best Mussels my wife has ever had. Great desserts served by attentive staff in...More

    thumb pwright09
    12/22/2018

      A really wonderful atmosphere. It looked fabulous with the log fire and beautiful decorations, and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food was great, and the service was exceptional.

    thumb AmisonFamily
    12/15/2018

      Lovely restaurant in a converted school. The menu is varied with an emphasis on Italian, anything from cheaper pizzas through to more fancy meals. There is a good choice of drinks along with some good value wines. Service was friendly and there was a clear...More

    thumb Gadabouts95
    11/29/2018

      The take away was soooooo good, there was no hesertation as to where we should eat the very next night. And unlike many other places, we received perfection a second time. The staff were so accommodating and friendly, they were happy to deal with any...More

    thumb Chloe R
    11/18/2018
  •   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

      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 Swt1963
    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

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
Northumberland
NE70 7JL

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Open Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm.

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