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

  •   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

    thumb J1mJ1mJ1m

      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

    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


The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
NE70 7JL

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Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm.

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