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From street food to five-star gastronomy, the Tees Valley has an amazing independent food and drink scene bound to keep your taste buds satisfied. Perfectly situated between land and sea means you are never far away from fresh fish and chips or a hearty pub lunch made with locally sourced ingredients and served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

You can find a selection of independent food and drink businesses across Baker and Bedford Street in Middlesbrough. Enjoy light bites at or try tasty Italian dishes at Panuozzos, head to The Nuthatch for an award-winning cocktail, or sip on real ales at Bedford Street Social.

Comfortable cafes which sell hearty breakfasts and light lunches can be found across Middlesbrough. Enjoy a spot of afternoon tea at The Tea House, indulge in sweet treats at Cafe Etch, feast on fresh light bites at Baker Street Kitchen, or head to Gutsy Girl for good homemade grub. 

Try food from around the world without leaving Middlesbrough, take to The Copperstone for Thai food, try Japanese dishes at Umi Japanese Bar & Restaurant , enjoy all you can eat steak at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, fill up on some good Greek cuisine at Acropolis Restaurant, or enjoy vegan street food from Base Camp.

Head to We Are Middlesbrough for more recommendations on food and drink in Middlesbrough.

If you’re looking to venture out, you will find independent food and drink spots offering amazing seaside views on Tees Valley’s coastline. Feast on fresh fish and chips whilst enjoying panoramic views at Seaview Restaurant in Saltburn, enjoy a combination of steak and seafood at Tomahawk Steakhouse Saltburn or try woodfired pizza at the Beacon Lounge located inside Redcar Beacon.

Yarm is home to an award-winning High Street filled with fabulous eateries. Head to Cena Trattoria for Italian cuisine, enjoy a delicious meal from Muse or head to Cafe Nossa for food and drink with some Mediterranean flare.

Nothing beats a comforting pub meal after a long day, from cosy seating to open fires and real ales, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Tees Valley. Relax by the open fire at The Devonport in Darlington, try award-winning dishes from Chadwick’s Inn Maltby or soak up the atmosphere at Hope & Union in Stockton.

For more places to eat and drink in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees head to enjoyteesvalley.com.

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