Discover one of the North East's lesser-known dining highlights, by checking out Quandoo's selection of Hartlepool restaurants. Often overshadowed by Middlesbrough and Newcastle, Hartlepool has restaurants that more than match its bigger cousins. From up and coming Asian eateries around the redeveloped Marina, to British brasseries that serve up seasonal classics, as well as a smattering of Caribbean and Turkish options, it's a town that becomes more appealing for foodies all the time. And all of the finest Hartlepool restaurants can be booked in no time with Quandoo.
If you want to get right to the heart of Hartlepool's restaurants renaissance, the Marina is definitely the place to be. Once one of England's biggest shipbuilding centres, the Marina is now at the centre of a local masterplan to bring tourists to the city, and plenty of high-class eateries have signed up to the vision. New restaurants are opening all the time, andt you can already pick between Southeast Asian options like Thai Village, and numerous Indian spots. With clubs and bars aplenty, you can even combine great food with an evening's entertainment, making the Marina the ideal destination for group fun and celebrations.
Focusing on the food, Hartlepool's British restaurants are a revelation. At innovative spots like the Conservatory, you can see how the city is developing and emerging from the past, with gourmet dining leading the way. You can feast on seasonal, locally-sourced root vegetables and succulent pork belly, slather home-made liver pate on fresh artisanal bread, and finish up with favourites like Eton Mess or cherry pie. There's no better way to find out why British food is becoming so highly rated these days, than heading to Hartlepool's city centre restaurants.
While the options for Asian and British cuisine will more than satisfy many diners, Hartlepool's restaurants have much more to offer, so be sure to explore. For example, there are some Caribbean grills in Middleton, where you can tackle fiery jerk chicken portions, or burgers covered in jerk mayo. And not far away, Turkish options at Navigation Point showcase authentic Adana kebabs, freshly grilled fish and much more besides.