Middlesbrough’s culinary scene has exploded over recent years. Fine dining gastro restaurants such as Fork in the Road, Vine and Acklam Hall source local produce where possible accompanied by impressive menus with forward-thinking fusion cooking. Artisan bakeries, independent coffee shops, innovative cocktail bars and a specialist charcuterie restaurant have all firmly established themselves as part of Middlesbrough’s ever-expanding food and drink scene.

Olivellos serves up an American-Italian themed menu with impressive desserts and has established itself as a popular haunt for locals and celebrities alike.

The Vine is Middlesbrough’s must-go-to for seafood and steak enthusiasts. The stunning interior has been stripped back to uncover original brickwork and locally produced wrought iron steel which gives a unique dining atmosphere.

Acklam Hall is an impressive Grade 1 listed building, constructed in the 17th Century. With its exquisite interior and exterior, private dining rooms and original features, fine-dining restaurant The Brierley is the perfect place for afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.

A number of well-established, popular family run restaurants in the centre of Middlesbrough are highly regarded among locals and visitors. There’s a cuisine for all tastes including Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, Greek, Turkish, Lebanese and more. Middlesbrough also has an excellent choice of country pubs and restaurants offering British dishes and local specialties such as the famous ‘parmesan’.