The weekend is here again, so we are taking a look at the best places to grab a meal in and around Stockton-on-Tees.

From Chinese and Indian to Italian delights, and of course a classic fish and chips dish, Stockton-on-Tees' restaurants offer something for everyone.

But we looked at TripAdvisor to see which establishments were the best according to you.

These are the top five restaurants in and around Stockton-on-Tees, according to TripAdvisor reviews.

The Pepper Mill Bistro

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 42 Station Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 1AB

The Pepper Mill Bistro is the top restaurant in Stockton-on-Tees - and it's no surprise when you see photos of these delicious European-inspired dishes.

The Northern Echo: A selection of dishes served up by The Pepper Mill Bistro. Photo from Tripadvisor/management.A selection of dishes served up by The Pepper Mill Bistro. Photo from Tripadvisor/management.

Winning one of Tripadvisor's Travellers Choice 2021 titles, reviewers are in love with this bistro.

The bistro serves up "an absolute flavour sensation", according to one recent review.

The customer, who handed out a five star Tripadvisor rating, said: "Very unsuspecting little bistro you could easily walk by. Once inside your tastebuds are in for a treat. An absolute flavour sensation. Everything is cooked and flavours matched to absolute perfection. I couldn’t speak more highly of this restaurant."

This bistro is a grest way to celebrate a special event, enjoy a couples date night venue or meet up with friends post-pandemic.


Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 5 Varo Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1JY

This Italian restaurant serves up fresh, authentic cuisine, perfected over 35 years, as well as the best Sunday lunch "you will ever experience".

More than 700 happy customers handed out an 'excellent' rating to Caruso.

One local said: "Had an absolutely wonderful meal today, the staff is very lovely and the food is excellent. Today I had delicious Cozze Marinara and I had never had clams until this point and I absolutely adored the dish.

"As a main I had a Grilled Salmon which was very lovely, even the simple things such as how the vegetables were cooked creates such fantastic taste.

"Rocco is lovely kind hearted man who loves to interact with people, thank you for creating such a friendly environment to dine in. Thank you and your staff for such a pleasant time."

Hope & Union

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 9-10 Silver Court, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1SL

Hope & Union is yet another winner of Tripadvisor's Travellers Choice 2021 title - serving up classic British pub food with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Found in Stockton's cultural quarter, this is hub for conversation, drinks and delicious food.

One customer recently left a shining Tripadvisor review for Hope & Union.

They said: "We have visited Hope and Union twice now and both times the food and service have been amazing. We had Sunday lunch this time and went for the all in sharing plate, the portions were big and everything was so well cooked, put only complaint was that we couldn’t fit in a dessert.

"Staff were really attentive and shout out to Chloe especially who not only made sure we had everything we needed, but also made sure our dog Mr Darcy was not left out. We can’t wait to be back again."

Kaminaki Greek Taverna

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 92 Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1TW

There are dazzling reviews for Kaminaki Greek Taverna - a place for Mediterranean and Greek dishes.

One reviewer told Tripadvisor: "It's a nice cosy place with excellent Greek food. The staff and the lady, who owns the place, are just wonderful folks (sorry, that's an understatement)."

Sadly you'll have to wait to taste the delights served up here as it is temporarily closed at this time.

The Pot and Glass

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 10/12 Church Road Egglescliffe Village, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees

Found in Yarm, the Pot and Glass is a British pub serving up traditional, home made food.

There are lots of fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor - from the pub's "warm welcome" to the "good selection of beers and wines".

One customer told Tripadvisor: "Proper homemade tasty pub grub! The homemade desserts are amazing! Friendly warm service. Can’t wait to visit again soon."