Places to eat and drink
The Treehouse at The Alnwick Garden is a magical venue. Open daily for lunch from 12noon till 2.30pm (4pm on Sundays only) and on Wednesday - Saturday for dinner from 6pm – 8.30pm. The focus is on high quality, locally sourced produce and the food and service is excellent. Booking is advised, call 01665 511852.
Opened in late 2017, The Cookie Jar is a real gem - up market, sophisticated and with a focus on the very best service. Open for coffee, “small-plate” snacks and fabulous afternoon tea, daily from 11:00am – 4pm during the week and 11.30am – 4pm on the weekend. The Bistro is also open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm. Booking is essential, call 01665 510465.
Tucked away at the back of the brilliant Barter Books is one of Alnwick’s best cafes. With a lovely menu and seating to be found in one of the five rooms running most of the length of the building there is plenty of room in this quirky eatery. Find your seat first – you need to give your table number when you order at the counter. Berth-holders recommend the macaroni-cheese with crisp bacon bits and thrice cooked chips followed by the chocolate and cranberry tiffin!
Bari Tea is a joy. Calm, contemporary and relaxing this is the place to find the perfect cup of tea. With over 30 teas to try and lovely staff to offer guidance if needed plus homemade scones, cake and soup Bari Tea is highly recommended. Open daily 11am - 4pm during the school holidays (Thursday - Monday during term time).