If you're looking for a new restaurant to try out but want to avoid the crowds, then look no further.

We've put a list together of the best restaurants that offer takeaways.  

From traditional Polish delicacies to Indian food, there is such a wide variety of food in Middlesbrough.

See if your favourite restaurant made the list of best takeaways - as recommended by hundreds of Tripadvisor reviewers. 

Turtle Bay - Middlesbrough

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 32 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2RT

If you want to bring sunny vibes from the Caribbean to your home, Turtle Bay offers a range of street food and Jamaican dishes.

There are vegetarian and vegan options - perfect for takeaway nights where you need to cater for a mix of dietary needs.

Expect "Rum, Reggae and Jerk" as well as the "best vegan burger", according to one review.

One happy customer simply said: "Cocktails = amazing. Food = gorgeous. Service = the best service I've recieved in a long time."

You can order via the Turtle Bay website for collection or get it delivered with Deliveroo.

The Northern Echo: Turtle Bay's curry goat dish. Photo via Tripadvisor/management. Turtle Bay's curry goat dish. Photo via Tripadvisor/management.

Persian Cottage

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 2 Benson Street Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 6JQ

Tuck into a Middle Eastern feast at Persian Cottage - one of Tripadvisor's Travellers Choice Award winners.

More than 200 customers rate their experience with Persian Cottage as 'excellent' while it gets five stars in food, service and value on Tripadvisor's page.

One reviewer told Tripadvisor: "Each dish was prepared with care and delivered beautifully. Without question the best aubergine recipes I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. Genuinely great experience all-around."

Meze Lounge

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 240 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3QP

This popular restaurant offers Mediterranean and Turkish takeaway dishes - as well as an array of vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten free options.

One local described the menu as "absolute authentic turkish food" while another customer said: "The sharing platter is great with chicken, lamb and steak."

The Tripadvisor reviewer added: "The salad and rice also very good. Some lovely starters as well."

Barbs Pizza

Tripadvisor rating: 4.5/5

Location: 13-15 Bedford Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LL

Barbs Pizza not only serves up Italian woodfired pizzas but has takeaway deals like 2 for £12.

You can tuck into vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals and what some describe as the "best pizza for miles".

One reviewer told Tripadvisor: "As usual a perfect delicious pizza ready for me when I came to collect on Friday.

"Always greeted by the very friendly staff and this time the owner Scott came out to have a quick chat as well to express his appreciation of supporting the business.

"Really appreciate the warm welcome and personal service as a regular customer."

Mannequin Cafe C.I.C.

Tripadvisor rating: 5/5

Location: 51 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LT

This "hidden gem" of a cafe serves up traditional Polish dishes as well as British breakfast favourites. 

You can try krokiety - Polish croquettes - with beetroot soup and pierogi - filled dumplings - cooked up by the cafe's team.

One customer told Tripadvisor: "Magical pierogi.

"This restaurant is an absolute hidden gem. The food is amazing and the coffee is sublime. Every meal is unique and the staff are knowledgable about the food they create. I can't recommend Mannequin Cafe high enough."