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

  •   There is a very good selection on the menu - something to suit all tastes.
    The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and service was good.
    The meal itself... read more

    thumb AM41288

      We had a fantastic meal at The Apple Core tonight. The service was good (David was our waiter) and it was very clear that the chef cares very much about... read more

    thumb SusanP518

      We have visited the restaurant a few times now and have always been totally satisfied with the meals and service. Highly recommend

    thumb 8469Joanne

      Nicely done out restaurant, but service was average at best, as was the food. We were served pasta with a knife and fork, and a spoon wasn’t forthcoming. Our request... read more

    thumb M1kej0nes
  •   My partner and I visited the apple core as a result of scouring the reviews on here and we enjoyed our visit. The decor is well done and classy and... read more

    thumb thomassN2641UO

      Visited here last week with a couple of girlfriends, we were thrilled to find out they had Thai food on the specials menu! I had vegetable Spring rolls & Thai... read more

    thumb T310893

      I had my surprise 30th birthday here. They catered for a group of 14 with no issues. The service was excellent and the food was of the highest standard. I’d... read more

    thumb Jackq1989

      Great location, great bar and staff. Food is to die for. They even offer take away if you're not inclined to wander to lucker. Highly recommended!!

    thumb StevenLynas
  •   Called in on route to Alnwick. Lovely local pub! Beautiful renovation work. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great place. Will be back to try the food. Lovely friendly place.

    thumb sphgie

      We ate here twice during the week we stayed at Seahouses. The first time it was because of the great menu, especially as they offer a fantastic range of Gluten-Free... read more

    thumb Badhamsmc

      Ate at the Apple Core as we were staying nearby as part of a party celebrating an important birthday. Things didn’t look good when we were told we couldn’t order... read more

    thumb KirkLondon_England

      Suggest clients order a take away as they get served faster and have priority over restaurant customers. Having phoned to book an early meal at 1745, a family meal with... read more

    thumb RSABelford
  •   Great to be back again in Lucker & see The Apple core is just as great as I remember. Not only are the pizzas & crepes to die for, they... read more

    thumb GlenRodgers00

      My family stayed at the Millhouse cottage for a week in July and dined here for breakfast and dinner pretty much every day.

    The staff were very friendly... read more

    thumb Richard B

      We have been here before and know it gets busy - tonight we called in hoping for a table but if not, we would get a take away. We arrived... read more

    thumb Paul B

      This was our first visit to The Apple Core, on the last night of our holiday in the area. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the place was. Our... read more

    thumb Miffy1960
  •   Clearly the sister restaurant of the Apple Inn but not inferior to the other sister. Different more open ambience than Apple Inn - no bar for example - and different... read more

    thumb Douglaspat

      After excellent meals at the Apple Inn over the road I assumed the Apple core was part of the same enterprise.If it is then I am extremely surprised. The service... read more

    thumb Dirtydan_uk1

      We heard there was a new chef in cooking Thai food so we gave it ago. The Thai food was unreal and literally the best we've eaten (and we've been... read more

    thumb hidenseekme

      Been coming here last few years when holidaying in the area and it’s a family favourite. The atmosphere is great, restaurant and facilities pleasant and clean, food is delicious whether... read more

    thumb 437flanagan
  •   Very mediocre food. Shame because it was recommended but it was disappointing...children's portions were very small and service was slow.

    thumb 601alimek

      Stunning restaurant in fantastic location my partner and i tried the Thai Special consisting of vegetable spring rolls, satay chicken and pad thai curry polished off by prosecco cheesecake delicious... read more

    thumb edith s

      We decided to try the Apple Core whilst on holiday in the area on a wet, grey day.

    A lovely venue with excellent food and a great pub across... read more

    thumb MightySkiddaw

      Visited The Apple Core on Thursday, booked a table because we heard it would be busy. The restaurant itself was nice though a bit clinical. We ordered a Camembert starter... read more

    thumb bogaz1
  •   A thoroughly enjoyable meal. The spicy crab aranici was great & the moules frittes spectacular. The moules were prepared in a tasty mead broth. Simply delicious.
    My husband loved the... read more

    thumb Elizabeth_and_David

      For great food,great service and great surroundings you need to look no further. Can't recommend it highly enough!!

    thumb pOddy_10

      This restaurant looks like it has a had a recent facelift as it is very bright and light inside. The service was first class and there is a decent menu... read more

    thumb Bfmcm

      We ate here tonight and the food was lovely. I hade deep fried Camembert and the meat feast pizza. My wife had pigeon breast and blackberry, goats cheese and pistachio... read more



The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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