Let me set the scene for you. It’s my 21st birthday about 18 months ago and friends from university have travelled from all over the country to attend. In the afternoon running up to the party I get a call from one of my friends asking where to eat in central Middlesbrough.
This was the first time I’ve ever been asked this question and I struggled a LOT! My reply was to head down to the cinema where there’s a Nando’s, Pizza Hut and a few other eateries. I was slightly embarrassed I’m not going to lie. Fast forward eighteen months and Middlesbrough’s food scene has changed dramatically. A little microcosm known as Bedford Street has been developed, now offering a multitude of dining experiences. I also happen to work in one (I’m not biased, honestly). With this being said I thought I’d share with you some of my NEW favourite places to eat and drink in my hometown, ‘The Boro.’
Bedford Street Coffee
Just what Middlesbrough needed – a fantastic coffee house! Featuring a minimalist décor inside and serving some seriously scrummy lattes. They source the coffee from local North Yorkshire based, Rounton Coffee Roasters. It’s also a great place to take your laptop and do some work – I should know; I can often be found there.
The Curing House
The vision for this restaurant comes from something that is simply just a love of seriously good food. Unique to Middlesbrough, The Curing House specialises in European charcuterie and curing meats as well as having a fantastic al-a-carte menu. It is also the ‘in’ place for brunch in Middlesbrough serving a selection of burgers, sandwiches and a good old full English.
Cocktails anyone? I have always loved visiting cocktail bars and probably spent far too much money on them as a student. Favourites of mine served at The Nuthatch would have to be the Blueberry Amaretto Sour and Cucumber Mojito – both amazing with the latter being particularly thirst quenching.
So there you have it. A selection of places to eat and drink along Middlesbrough’s new and improved Bedford Street. Exactly what was needed. I’m looking forward to continuing to try out these places time and time again.
Please let us know if you’ve tried any of these fabulous places or any of the other establishments along Middlesbrough’s new and improved Bedford Street.