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

  •   We came here on the 30th October as a family of 5. We had been recommended the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was freshly made and very... read more

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      The welcome we received was lovely and a great choice of food - good value for money too, Dogs were welcomed.

    thumb Alison274

      We all had a lovely sit down meal at The Apple Core during our weeks stay in Lucker. We also got takeaway pizza’s one night, we rang up and only... read more

    thumb MulberryKim

      Had a great time with friends for an evening meal at The Apple Core, food was good and promptly served by the local staff. Friendly atmosphere and a good time... read more

    thumb Markatwakie4
  •   we've been regular visitors to the Apple Core and always had a great experience. Now we have a dog I am pleased to say that we were welcomed with open... read more

    thumb Jason A

      We really enjoyed our visit here, having 2 hungry fussy teenagers, it amazingly had something they both enjoyed, great food great service, our son said it was the best pizza... read more

    thumb calpol07

      We were staying at the nearby Lucker Hall HPB. This pretty well represents a captive audience for the Apple. The dining area conforms to modern taste by being stripped down... read more

    thumb Tessa M

      Had a superb meal with family whilst on holiday in the area. Pizza fantastic as was the calzone special. Staff were great with our toddler and baby- so much so... read more

    thumb stuartpuddy
  •   Had an evening meal and all aspects of the visit was excellent. Really friendly and great service the meal was brilliant. Dog friendly and good wheelchair access. Don’t hesitate in... read more

    thumb Dougal55

      We found this restaurant and it's sister Apple Inn when searching on line for Gluten free options in the area. What a find ! Menu, food quality and staff were... read more

    thumb David W

      Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Very good value for money too. Part of the restaurant allowed dogs which meant I could take my Golden Retriever with me.

    thumb Amanda G

      Too be honest I was so disappointed with the food, service was good if not a wee bit slow. Attention to detail for the waiting staff could be better, such... read more

    thumb Nicola S
  •   Excellent food and service. We came as a couple with our dog and the dog area is as lovely as the none dog area. All the staff are friendly and... read more

    thumb suealm399

      My father, my husband and myself have just enjoyed a lovely meal at The Apple Core. It is light and spacious and very clean. The staff were friendly and attentive... read more

    thumb Lpa1234

      Went here for the first time last night and wish we had discovered it much earlier in
    the year. What a great eaterie. Stylish, relaxed decor, super friendly and helpful... read more

    thumb Dawn H

      Walking distance from our holiday cottage, this lovely pub served great food and the staff were very welcoming to us (including our two dogs).

    thumb SafedogCarCrates
  •   Arrived a few minutes before last orders for food and chef and staff were very welcoming and happy for us to have a table. Staff were lovely, friendly and attentive,... read more

    thumb Buzzell35

      i was initially impressed with the apple core as when i phoned up they told me they were very busy but were able to squeeze us (a table of 2)... read more

    thumb olivia1601

      We ate here on 2 occasions, both times as a family of 7 involving 3 generations and 3 teenagers. Most of our food was fantastic but on each occasion there... read more

    thumb Rev Stephen P

      Wife and I visited without booking; was busy but had table after a short wait in the garden. Food was exceptional: we had starters of ‘’focaccia / breads / oils’... read more

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  •   We visited this restaurant with family and friends for the first time.

    My sister had booked in advance for six people, we arrived slightly later than my sister and... read more

    thumb 34seans

      As a family we have been here many times over the past few years and always made a point of visiting when in the area ... but this time was... read more

    thumb Jo P

      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

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm.

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