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

  •   Had a takeaway pizza from here during our recent stay in Bamburgh. This is only open at present at weekends due to Covid. Staff were very friendly and Ordering on... read more

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      After a slightly dodgy start regarding our booking was resolved very quickly by the manager, the rest of the evening was a perfect end to our lovely stay in Bamburgh.... read more

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      Nice pub. Starters were ok - we had Scotch egg and Cheese soufflé, both of which were nice. Mains were ok - haloumi and watermelon salad. Service was good. Would... read more

    avatar thumb AandP433

      Chose here to eat as good reviews and near to wear we are staying .
    Lovely old school conversion,
    Very pleasant staff and we had a very nice... read more

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  •   Staff and food excellent.the staff could not have been more helpful and accomodating.
    Great service
    Thank you

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      Nice evening meal out from local HPB at Lucker. The main courses of pizza had plenty of tasty topping filling sadly mine was over cooked almost burnt on the edge,... read more

    avatar thumb JezGateshead

      Lovely clean and comfortable room. First class breakfast, staff very helpful and friendly. Good evening meal. Would stay again

    avatar thumb Christine J

      In winter just open w/es and we went Sunday night. Eating out can be disappointing so often so we did not go with huge expectations but just delighted to find... read more

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  •   Excellent gluten free garlic bread and pizza, definitely worth a visit. Great service from very pleasant staff.

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      We came across The Apple Core following an internet search for somewhere to eat on our way back to Holy Island from Alnwick. So glad we found it!
    The two... read more

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      A great find, tried this place as a new option for early dinner. The restaurant is very clean and well presented with a welcoming atmosphere . The drinks options are... read more

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      Booked for family dinner over Christmas holidays. Don 't be fooled; this punches well above its description on every aspect. Outstanding service, what a warm friendly genuine welcome! Menu is... read more

    avatar thumb Nick S
  •   Absolutely delicious food - thin crispy base pizza and spaghetti bolognese. Very friendly and efficient staff and pleasant, comfortable setting.

    We will be back!

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      I don’t normally leave reviews, tonight the family meal was spoiled by very poor service, the two chefs work really hard and when the food arrives at the pass they... read more

    avatar thumb Mark S

      The staff were both friendly and helpful but the food did not live up to expectation.
    While there was nothing wrong with it, and the lasagne was delicious, the overall... read more

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      I don't like writing negative reviews, particularly when we live in the area and want to return. However this is the second time when we have had a disappointing meal;... read more

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  •   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.

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      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

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      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

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  •   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

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      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

    avatar 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

    avatar 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

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  •   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

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      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

    avatar 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.

    avatar 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

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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The Apple Core is closed until further notice. We will keep you updated on our social media, and will update our website once we know when we will be re-opening. The Apple Inn is open as usual, if you would like to make a reservation here instead, visit our website: Thank you for your understanding.

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