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 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 selection. The food was very tasty with decent helpings although the pizza was a bit on the small side. There is ample parking and plenty of seating. It’s a bit out of the way but still worth a visit.

    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 pizza which she really enjoyed and followed by a white chocolate and raspberry crepe. The...More

    thumb mick1518979

      Sat outside in the lovely sunshine with a glass of Tempranillo (or 2). Had a really good Pizza with Goats Cheese. Excellent

    thumb Joana101

      A confused offering. Fine dining or a pizza place? On the face of it a beautifully decorated venue but with no atmosphere at all even though we were not the only people there. It doesn’t hurt to crack a smile if your a waitress....please try.

    thumb Keith H
  •   We were staying locally and wanted to get back to the cottage and have a night by the fire ( yes - fire - June ☺️). The pizza really was fab, fresh and such a pleasant change from the pizzas you get from chains. The...More

    thumb J C

      A perfect sized and varied menu. Excellent value and the food clearly all cooked fresh. Not well known (mundane) dishes, but flavoursome and a great size. Not overstating this, a genuinely excellent restaurant. Delicious !

    thumb L1202TMalexd

      Stopped off today on the way back from a wedding planning trip to bamburgh castle. First impressions were that it was a very modern and clean looking, but cozy pub. Beautifully decorated and restored still with original old brickwork. We had the chicken club flatbread...More

    thumb Pegasus00

      Decent english restaurant with pizzas and other Italian style dishes. Relaxed atmosphere with plenty of room between tables. Better than the establishment on the other side of the road which is under the same ownership and shares waiting and cooking staff.

    thumb robpP4823HJ
  •   Enjoyed an evening meal here after many recommendations, absolutely faultless. All the staff were friendly. The food was cooked to perfection. Would highly reccomend

    thumb Sharon C

      We had a lovely meal here. The staff were excellent from making the reservation on the phone to actually arriving and being dealt with. They cater for all dietary restrictions and the food was great.

    thumb 106Biscuit

      Beautifully renovated family-run Italian restaurant, only a few minutes walk from HPB's Lucker Hall. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Excellent pizzas and friendly staff. Recommended.

    thumb Daphne4465

      There seems to be a staff problem here. Not the staf that are there , they are trying their best, just could do with more or better organisation. It may be that the season hasn't started for The Apple Core yet. Anyway currently if you...More

    thumb MnJ267
  •   Superb place, clean & modern beautifully fitted out truly dog friendly never seen so many dogs on leads at the bar! We would definitely go back if we were in the area. Great food, excellent service we loved it!

    thumb Quest802903

      Very friendly staff and great food made for a nice evening meal. The food was well presented and at reasonable prices.

    thumb gemdoc

      I had booked this restaurant for a family treat at the end of our holiday and was very disappointed with the service. When we arrived the waiter said he didn't have my booking. I showed him my confirmation email and instead of apologising he seemed...More

    thumb 161jenic

      Lovely meal, everyone enjoyed what they had and the waitress’ couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating to us. No request was too much and they were always positive and happy. Gorgeous place and staff!

    thumb brigidk2015
  •   Lovely evening in this friendly relaxed restaurant. Lots of choice and they were very accommodating for a dairy free diet. We all had different things and enjoyed them all. Portion size was just right - room was left for a delicious crepe for dessert. Friendly...More

    thumb sparrotte

      We chose the Apple Core for our last night of the holiday on the basis that the menu looked a bit more special than most other venues. We had submitted an electronic booking request although didn’t see the confirmation and phoned - all was in...More

    thumb WyldeGreenJMA

      Last night of our holiday and what a wonderful way to end it. Gorgeous building and ambiance. Lovely people and great food, we really enjoyed it. I really recommend this restaurant, we will certainly be returning when we are back in the area. 10 out...More

    thumb Carole P

      What a great place! The staff are fantastic, they make you feel welcome from the word go and are friendly and attentive throughout. It actually seems that they enjoy their work! Jen looked after us and she could not have done a better job. The...More

    thumb 71LizC
  •   Called in for tea and sat outside on the sunny terrace .We ordered the fish Burger chips and salad and we were not disappointed it was lovely The bun the burger was in was lovely I would definitely call back and try something else off...More

    thumb 1964SM

      Visited with 2 friends, one of which is vegan. There were plenty of choices on the menu, with a few vegan friendly options including pasta & pizza. When we arrived, we were informed that we had a booked a table for the wrong evening and...More

    thumb LaurenEmmaRose

      If staying in the area this place is well worth a visit. Looks great inside and the food matches. Good selection on the menu and very child friendly. Some lovely wines too. There is a pub across the road which is also worth a look-...More

    thumb MrSteve-1

      The Apple Core is a lovely restaurant in the village of Lucker. It is easy to get to being just a mile or so off the A1. The restaurant specialises in Italian food (pizza and pasta) but also serves many other dishes. I would readily...More

    thumb RDS61
  •   Absolutely fabulous evening at The Apple Core! Superb service, food and wine. Fantastic building and awesome artwork! Highly recommended. Great kids menu and lovely relaxed atmosphere. We were so impressed! So great to see an independent family business doing so well!

    thumb Kelly P

      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

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

    thumb AnonymousAgain

      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


The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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