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Spring Alfresco Dining Spots

Your guide to outdoor dining in Middlesbrough.

We are alfresco dining. We are Middlesbrough.

If there is anything better than dining out, it’s dining outside. And here in Middlesbrough, you are spoilt for choice with the alfresco dining spots available.

This spring, if you are looking to settle down in a sun-trapped spot for a bite to eat, here is a selection of venues where you can enjoy dining outdoors for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Central Park
Legendary Middlesbrough restaurant, Central Park has been serving great food for over 35 years and has a large and varied menu which will have a dish for all members of the family to enjoy.

Busy and always buzzing, this restaurant has seen many expansions over the years, where you are always guaranteed a warm welcome.

The restaurant’s terrace overlooks the beautiful Albert Park and iconic Dorman Museum making it the ideal pit stop for a post-museum treat.

The Chairman
The Chairman offers an unique food menu using high quality locally-sourced ingredients.

For spring, they have introduced a new tapas menu to tempt your taste buds, where you can dine outside at this popular Bedford Street eatery, which features a brand new seating area.

Alongside their tapas menu, they have recently launched a new look Sunday roast and not to mention their famous tiger bread filled rolls.

Their late-night bar also serves a wide range of drinks from around the world.

Spring into action and sample the new menu at The Chairman.

Spring into action and sample the new menu at The Chairman.

The Oven
As one of Middlesbrough’s premier restaurants, The Oven is the perfect location for a large family party or an intimate dinner for two.

Their dishes include British, Italian, Mediterranean, and Arabic flavours, served simply and using the best locally-produced ingredients.

The newest addition to the restaurant is a brand new pizza oven serving traditional Napolitana sourdough pizzas.

This Linthorpe Road eatery is also home to a striking outdoor dining area, which features lots of comfortable seating and greenery.

Baker Street Kitchen
Situated in the heart of the town centre, Baker Street Kitchen serves up quality food and coffee.

All day breakfast, brunch, and lunch are served in a setting which is stylish and relaxed, along with regular special evening events.

There is plenty of space to venture outside to enjoy food and drinks in the sunshine in their designated outdoor area.

The coffee shop also has a passionate for creating unique loose leaf teas, which you can choose to enjoy at home.

Tempt your taste buds with a sweet treat brunch outside at Baker Street Kitchen.

Tempt your taste buds with a sweet treat brunch outside at Baker Street Kitchen.

Dine out in Middlesbrough’s Parks
Take in some fresh air and enjoy dining out at some of Middlesbrough’s most popular green spaces.

Covering 30 hectares of space, Albert Park is an award-winning Green Flag park in the town centre, it’s also located next door to the striking, Dresser’s Tea Room.

Nestled inside the Dorman Museum, the tea room produces delicious home-made cakes, scones, sandwiches and plenty of tea for you to enjoy.

Or you can head to Stewart Park, where you can enjoy a bite to eat at either of the park’s two cafes. Foodies can also enjoy award-winning produce from artisan suppliers at regular farmer’s markets at the park.

For further inspiration, visit our Food and Drink Guide. 

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