Our favourite new lunch picks

Monday 31 July 2017 by Lydia Achard

Our Favourite new lunch picks

Adventures in Aude

The idea came to life in a small village region of France when two chefs came together with a dream of the good life. 1000 miles later in their trusty converted 1970’s Citroen HY van, here they are cooking up a storm in Alnmouth serving delicious boxes packed with crunchy slaws, tangy grains, Smokey halloumi flat bread and veggie frittata bursting with charred vegetables, nuts and seeds. Talented head chef Andy also makes his own charcoal rolls which are filled with BBQ chorizo and pickled fennel. Andy has created a unique menu using his vast experiences ranging from fine dining in London, boats in the Mediterranean, alpine chalets and his time spent traveling. They are currently enjoying the summer in the yard of the Old School Gallery where there is ample seating or grab lunch on the way to the beach.

Opening Hours – Open most days but best to check with The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth for specific opening times or visit https://www.facebook.com/adventuresinaude

Bait in Beadnell

Beach grub just got real in this fantastic pop up shipping container located just a few metres away from stunning Beadnell Bay. Expect Fish Finger Sandwiches with lashings of homemade tartar sauce, crabby fries, langoustines with garlic and parsley butter, mackerel served with pickles and horseradish potato salad and scallops with smashed peas and homemade salsa verde. Washed down with Pilgrims roasted coffee or a selection of cold pressed fruit juices. Don’t miss out on Emily’s homemade double chocolate and orange brownies … they are heaven!

Opening Hours – Open every day 08:00 – 19:00 except Monday’s or visit https://www.facebook.com/baitatbeadnell/


The Northumberland café scene has just got a lot more exciting with the opening of Carnaby’s located in Brownieside just 10 minutes north of Alnwick. High ceilings and huge windows add to the drama of this bustling and friendly café and boutique serving locally roasted coffee and a colourful collection of Storm teas with an adventurous counter bursting with colourful salads, pastries and cakes – don’t miss out on the epic sausage rolls and black pudding scotch eggs. And did someone say boutique? This fantastic place offers a ‘best of’ edit of women’s contemporary loungewear and cosy knits, classy luggage, jewellery, heavenly candles and bath and body collection from Noble Isle, children’s gifts and homeware including fabulous throws.

Opening Hours – Open every day from 08:00 – 18:00 except for Sunday’s when it closes at 15:00 or visit https://www.facebook.com/CarnabysBrownieside