When visiting Plawsworth Hall, you’ll no doubt be curious about where the best places in the area are to get a bite to eat. Chester Le Street is a beautiful local town chock full of great places to dine or for a cheeky takeaway. Located only a 10-minute drive from the hall, it’s an excellent meal option when you don’t fancy cooking or taking a trip to Durham. To help you get started on choosing dinner, we’ve created a list of favourites below. And when you don’t want to leave your accommodation, many places around the town deliver directly to our accommodation too.
Fabio’s is a friendly, local Italian restaurant in the heart of Chester-le-Street town. They are known for creating authentic and tasty Italian dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients while offering a warm, friendly atmosphere designed to be enjoyed. They offer fabulous Italian fare for lunch and dinner while serving tasty cocktails from their bar along with a wide range of beer, wine and spirits. The menu also caters for dietary requirements, including Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan, so there is something for everyone to enjoy on a night out.
The Lambton Worm
Named for the infamous Lambton Worm that is said to have cursed the Lambton family after slaying a beast that went wrong (you can read about the story here), the Lambton Worm Pub is home to locally sourced, high-quality food, craft and cask beers, gins and cocktail. Run by a passionate team focused on great local food and supporting local producers, you can’t miss this one for a meal out.
REfUSE is a small cafe with a much larger vision – to reduce waste. Each month they intercept food that would go to waste from North Eastern retailers, which is redistributed through their ‘Pay As You Feel’ community cafe and restaurant. PAYF means there are no set prices, allowing customers to pay what they can afford. Those who can’t afford to pay anything or find it more challenging to pay can contribute by washing up or welcoming others. This is a great community initiative with great food to try while in town.
This Indian food is ranked highly on the review sites for a reason! Le Raaj offers excellent food, amazing decor, and service with stunning flair that will captivate celebrating couples or entire family groups looking for a tasty night out. Undoubtedly, the food and drinks you will sample at Le Raaj restaurant are sure to please. Consider this fabulous venue for a special night out or a Sunday lunch with a twist. There are also vegetarian and vegan dishes available, offering something for everyone.
After great pizza? Try Antico Birtley – this place fuses the cosy vibes of a traditional English pub with the taste of Italy. Expect great food, wine, beer and even better service. The pizza offers something for carnivores and vegetarians alike and is certainly something to rave about. Antico is worth trying for lunch, dinner, takeaway or delivery.