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

  •   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
    5/15/2019

      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
    5/13/2019

      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
    5/12/2019

      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
    5/10/2019
  •   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
    4/28/2019

      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
    4/28/2019

      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
    4/28/2019

      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
    4/24/2019
  •   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
    4/24/2019

      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
    4/19/2019

      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
    4/18/2019

      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
    4/14/2019
  •   They coped well with our party of 15 tonight. Most enjoyable evening, would most certainly recommend!

    thumb AnonymousAgain
    4/12/2019

      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
    3/07/2019

      What can I say? We had just been rescued by the RAC in Seahouses, and were in need of hot food and a welcoming atmosphere as we made our way back to our holiday cottage. Excellent welcome, friendly and attentive staff. Nothing was too much...More

    thumb Alan C
    2/22/2019

      We had been to the restaurant opposite and had an excellent meal so decided to try it’s sister est opposite. We were not disappointed, Started with a really excellent garlic bread pizza to share. I had a calzone which was a twist on the usual...More

    thumb Robtt
    1/19/2019
  •   ...actually got hitched really and its all (well at least 50% as have to say my husband, claims the other 50) down to the very lovely Ian 'he of the Apple Inn' who so happened to tell us about a local person having their wedding...More

    thumb dmoore888
    1/08/2019

      Came for a meal as a couple on the 30th Dec. Sat down promptly, food came within a reasonable time - and was fine, pizza was good (nothing extra special but good enough) and halloumi sticks on the side were nice. Food was cleared and...More

    thumb Kazi87
    1/06/2019

      First visit to the Apple Core restaurant there were 6 of us in the party all of us enjoyed all the food apart from one main course which was a seafood burger so probably not a good choice to start with so in the main...More

    thumb davidcD8041EU
    12/30/2018

      Just back from a great meal at the Apple Core. Great selection of drinks and a variety of choices on the menu. Some superb starters with great mains such as the best Mussels my wife has ever had. Great desserts served by attentive staff in...More

    thumb pwright09
    12/22/2018
  •   A really wonderful atmosphere. It looked fabulous with the log fire and beautiful decorations, and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food was great, and the service was exceptional.

    thumb AmisonFamily
    12/15/2018

      Lovely restaurant in a converted school. The menu is varied with an emphasis on Italian, anything from cheaper pizzas through to more fancy meals. There is a good choice of drinks along with some good value wines. Service was friendly and there was a clear...More

    thumb Gadabouts95
    11/29/2018

      The take away was soooooo good, there was no hesertation as to where we should eat the very next night. And unlike many other places, we received perfection a second time. The staff were so accommodating and friendly, they were happy to deal with any...More

    thumb Chloe R
    11/18/2018

      This is a 2 parter with the Apple Inn over the road. On a November night we were a table of few. A big coverted school so lots of space. The food is short order in a good way. I saw some good looking fish&...More

    thumb Jennifer P
    11/09/2018
  •   We bought a takeaway from here as we were staying in the village and have a baby so cannot go out for an evening meal. The pizzas were on the take away menu but when ordering we asked if we could have the battered halloumi...More

    thumb JessicaDi88
    11/05/2018

      Lovely setting, friendly staff and great value. Highly recommended restaurant, we were lucky to find it as we were staying in Bamburgh but was worth it and only a ten minute drive away!

    thumb tk46hal
    11/03/2018

      Fantastic restaurant! Beautiful building, immaculate decor and furnishings. The food was gorgeous and the service was very prompt and friendly. Visited last night with our 11 year old, our baby and our dog. After a couple of minutes of reading the menu my daughter groaned...More

    thumb Sarah776907
    10/29/2018

      This is a friendly, informal restaurant with a varied regular menu and specials on top. Great to see vegan cheese on offer for the pizzas and non-dairy ice cream options and sorbets as well as a wide range of diary ice cream. I am sure...More

    thumb Steve T
    10/24/2018

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
Northumberland
NE70 7JL

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