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 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

    thumb l_r_kramm
    1/03/2020

      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

    thumb 76colins
    12/31/2019

      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

    thumb Nick S
    12/23/2019

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

    We will be back!

    thumb chrismckellen
    11/26/2019
  •   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

    thumb Mark S
    11/23/2019

      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

    thumb Odyssey766433
    11/22/2019

      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

    thumb 4407KR
    11/15/2019

      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

    thumb SimonH715
    11/11/2019
  •   The welcome we received was lovely and a great choice of food - good value for money too, Dogs were welcomed.

    thumb Alison274
    11/05/2019

      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
    10/31/2019

      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
    10/30/2019

      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
    10/30/2019
  •   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
    10/30/2019

      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
    10/27/2019

      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
    10/03/2019

      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
    10/03/2019
  •   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
    9/29/2019

      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
    9/27/2019

      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
    9/20/2019

      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
    9/10/2019
  •   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
    9/05/2019

      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
    9/04/2019

      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
    9/04/2019

      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
    9/04/2019
  •   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
    9/01/2019

      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
    8/29/2019

      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
    8/28/2019

      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
    8/25/2019

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The Apple Core

Lucker, Belford
Northumberland
NE70 7JL

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Please note we may close earlier than listed in quieter periods

Open Friday to Sunday from 5pm.

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