Breakfast or brunch?

Picture this – you’re finally sitting under the parasols and canopies at the likes of Central Park or Tipsy Cow, or maybe you’re braving it and taking advantage of the outdoor seating at The Chairman, Baker Street Kitchen terrace, Olivellos or at The Corner cafe at Debenhams. But one thing is for sure – don’t forget your big coat!

If you’re still preferring to stay indoors and order a something to pick up from the likes of Bech Boro, Barbs Pizza, Prickly Pear Bistro, Fellini’s or Copperstone – then you won’t be disappointed. We’ve rounded up some foodie picks below for you to check out.

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Foodie round up

Bech Boro – Who doesn’t like mac & cheese? Serving up the BEST mac & cheese, tenders, dirty fries and loads more. Find these guys on Insta and prepare to drool. Based inside Bedford St Coffee.

The Corner – Currently situated at the corner of Debenhams (no surprises there), these guys know their stuff. With the legendary Rounton Coffee team at the helm you can be sure that you’re going to get one of the best brewed coffees and homemade in Boro, not forgetting their home-made sweet treats and sandwiches.

The Chairman (takeaway) – We’ve seen on their socials that they are now serving up Sunday dinners and parmos with chips and sauce… inside tiger bread rolls. And we are here for this. See the menu

Barbs Italian Stonebaked pizza – ‘When can we get a barbs pizza?’ – got to be one of the most asked phrases in Middlesbrough, right? The team have been busy expanding their menu recently and now offer a little taste of sunshine in the form of delicious bbq flamegrilled chicken boxes packed homemade slaw and Tzatziki (or pick the prawn option), there’s also a selection of dirty fries and one of the biggest and best choices of dipping sauces we’ve seen.  Pick a pizza

Copperstone Thai restaurant – Wanting cheap and cheerful? The team in the village are doing a pretty amazing lunchtime offer – any curry or stir fry dish for £5 plus rice and crackers for free.  View the lunch menu

Akbars (takeaway) – Now you can eat one of those giant naan breads in the comfort of your own home as Akbars are offering a takeaway service. Take me to Akbars

Delhi Lounge – Delhi Lounge is one of Middlesbrough’s most popular and longest standing Indian restaurants, and you can order anything from their restaurant menu to try at home via Just Eat. You’re spoilt for choice with their special gourmet dishes, charcoal grill meats, or try a set meal for £24.99 for two people. Did somebody say Just Eat?

Olivellos Their Happy Hour is always a great choice. From 11am – 9pm you can get any starter with pasta or pizza for £8.95, or any starter with a chicken dish or burger for £10.95. View the menus

Persian Cottage  – For a taste of authentic Persian cooking, such as kebabs, tabbouleh, and mixed grills, look no further than this gem in Linthorpe Village. Or go proper authentic and try the delicious Zareshk Pollo Ba Morgh or try their healthy salad options and smaller plates like fattoush or hummus awarma, which all cost around £5. Visit their website to order

Tipsy Cow  – Still not tried their parmos yet? They have daily specials too. Check out their offers

Fellinis – Voted for by the people of Middlesbrough as ‘Middlesbrough’s Best Restaurant’ in September 2020, and recognised by no less than chef royalty Raymond Blanc for sourcing sustainable fish and supporting British fisheries at The City of London Awards, Fellinis is a Boro institution. Their takeaway menu includes pasta, pizza and chicken dishes and a special mention needs to go to their brilliant Children’s Meal Deal – for £4.95 you get a mini main meal, fruit shoot, Haribo bag, and pot of ice cream, sauce and marshmallows for a do-it-yourself sundae. Place your order

Central Park (takeaway) –  You can pick up some tasty dishes from Central Park’s popular 2 for £12 menu. See what’s on offer

The Bake 2 (takeaway) – A taste of home-made Lebanese cooking at reasonable prices, plus you get 10% off your first online order and every 11th order is totally free. Try a lebanese pastry dish (a bit like a pasty) topped with halloumi cheese and parsley for just £3.70, they also offer shawarma wraps from £3.50 and there’s plenty of salads and vegetarian options available too. Check it out

Creams – And finally – a bit of something sweet. After all that savoury, get a sweet treat straight to your door with Just Eat. Order something sweet

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