Eat, drink and shop in a host of independent businesses and eateries throughout the town. Restaurants offer a choice of global flavours with special offers available during the annual Restaurant Week while fabulous shops stock the latest designer clothes and unique homewares.
Try Linthorpe Road for award-winning independent stores and restaurants. Discover Baker Street, Middlesbrough's vibrant new area of cafes, clothing stores, salons and micro-pubs. Located in Middlesbrough Town Centre, Baker Street is collectively unique and home to an emerging and growing collection of truly British homegrown, homemade food. Why not check out The Twisted Lip, a gem of a place, tucked away from the mainstream where they like to do things a little differently including Secret Cinema on a Monday night.
Check out Bedford St Coffee House a coffee bar that serves delicious, seasonal, single origin espressos and filter while sourcing everything with a conscience. Serving gluten free cakes baked with care by Elizabeth's Kitchen and offering a range of tasty lunches.
Food wise, Middlesbrough's probably most famous for the parmo! It's a not-to-be-missed fast food legend; look out for it on most restaurant and takeaway menus. It's the stuff of legend.
Middlesbrough town centre has 4 shopping centres: Cleveland Centre, Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Captain Cook Square and Dundas Shopping are all centrally located within a minute's walk of each other.
From there it is a quick walk to Linthorpe Road Central, the fabulous independent, designer shopping area dominated by the impressive Psyche building, and Baker Street, the new place to go for trendsetters and vintage-hunters, home to the newest, hottest independent shops and cafes.