Finding somewhere to eat in Middlesbrough is easy. Just make your way towards Linthorpe Road and you’ll be inundated with the aromas of some of the town’s best restaurants. We’ve gathered together some of our favourites to give you a headstart on where to have your lunch or dinner.
Restaurants in Middlesbrough
Persian Cottage on Benson Street is right up there with the very best restaurants in Middlesbrough. It’s an authentic Iranian kitchen serving up killer kebabs, mighty mixed grills and delicious salads from a stylish setting near Albert Park.
There are a lot of good places to eat on Linthorpe Road, but among our favourites is Meze Lounge. It’s a family-run Turkish restaurant with an authentic menu of delicious Turkish cuisine. The Lahmacun is one of the tastiest dishes in town, and the baklava for dessert will knock your socks off.
You may be able to guess the cuisine of our next recommendation based on the name. The Curing House is a charcuterie bar and restaurant based on Bedford Street. It’s an excellent location, surrounded by great shopping and Middlesbrough entertainment options and the food is absolutely beautiful. Listen to the locals and try their famous beef dripping chips.
The Fork in the Road is an inspiring non-profit restaurant right at the top of Linthorpe Road. It employs recovering addicts, ex-offenders and long-term unemployed people and aims to provide a helping hand where other restaurants may turn them away. The ethos is reason alone to visit, but on top of that, the food is excellent, as is the service and the high-end setting.
After an authentic taste of Italy? Make your way to Fellini’s, opposite Albert Park. It’s an award-winning restaurant specialising in fish dishes. The lobster spaghetti is a triumph. So too the sea bass. It’s a spacious restaurant, but we still recommend booking in advance just in case.
Alternatively, visit Al Forno on Southfield Road. It’s a hugely popular Italian restaurant which is good for pasta, pizza and risottos. Tuesday is the much-loved steak night when you can get two 28-day matured steaks and all the trimmings, plus a bottle of house wine for less than £30.
Lastly, you can find some of the tastiest Greek food this side of the Adriatic with a trip to Acropolis on the corner of Borough Road and Linthorpe Road. It’s a delicious Greek taverna ran by two brothers who grew up in Athens. They’ve put together a traditional menu of authentic cuisine, which has put Acropolis on the culinary map of the North East.