5 best places to get lunch beside Centre Square, Middlesbrough

Whether you’re trying to impress a client or taking the team out for a much-deserved lunch, it’s important to know exactly where to go in Middlesbrough. As such, we’ve dedicated this journal entry to showing you the best places to dine in style in and around Centre Square.

Middlesbrough’s restaurant scene has a lot to offer its residents, and with so many great reasons to get yourself into town this Autumn, it’s the perfect excuse to visit some new establishments and see what all of the fuss is about.

So, let’s take a look at our top five!


Bistrot Pierre

Located on Albert Road, just opposite the Town Hall and roughly two minutes away from Centre Square, Bistro Pierre is the perfect place for lunch in Middlesbrough.

The French-style restaurant has recently celebrated its first year in business, and it’s safe to say that they’ve really made their mark. The restaurant is classy without being stuffy, leaving everyone feeling welcome – and it’s exactly this reason that makes it perfect for those all-important business lunches.

The menu is filled with mouth-watering options, including steak-frites, roasted fillet of salmon, or for those with a sweet tooth, apple, blackberry and cinnamon crumble.

If you’d like to see the full menu, visit their website today, or call to book a table on 01642 260 600.


Fork in the Road

An exciting non-profit restaurant where awesome food helps to change lives. This wonderful charitable restaurant serves great food & drink and does valuable work with people who need a second chance.

For more information, just  visit their website and read the reviews that made them Tripadvisor Number One, or call to book a table on 01642 243 552.


The Curing House

The Curing House is an independent bar and restaurant situated inside a terraced house on Bedford Street. They offer friendly and professional service and the food never disappoints. 

Some fan favourites include The Best Beef Dripping Chips & House Ketchup, for just £2.95 and the Steak, Caramelised Onion & Stilton Sandwich at £6.50. Promising high-quality food at very affordable prices, The Curing House is a great option for lunch in Middlesbrough.

For more information, just visit their website.

Al Forno Restaurant

Al Forno’s serves up the classic Italian cuisines we all know and love, from their £6.95 Pene Alfredo to their £22.50 Filleto Di Manzo - there truly is a dish for everyone.

Something that makes Al Forno particularly perfect for business lunches is its Express Lunch service. Unlike most restaurants, Al Forno gives you the opportunity to call ahead with your food order, saving you valuable time that could be better spent catching up on work or exploring the wonderful culture that Middlesbrough has to offer.  

To book a table in their Middlesbrough restaurant or to find out more about their fast lunch service call: 01642 242 191 or visit their website.


The Smeltery

This great restaurant occupies a cool artwork installation of a community cafe; providing a warm, organic social dining room.  The Smeltery has built a big open theatre kitchen, from where they also serve in Mima’s spectacular atrium.   

Call 01642 245679 or visit their website.


Is anyone else hungry?

We hope we’ve inspired you to dine out in Middlesbrough this Autumn and truly enjoy our town’s restaurant offering. If you have a different top four that you’d like to share with us, get in touch via Twitter or LinkedIn and let us know what it is.

To learn more about Centre Square, and Middlesbrough’s business potential, contact our agents today and they’ll be more than happy to chat.