About: The Prickly Pear

The Prickly Pear Bistro is a ‘hidden gem’ on the outskirts of Middlesbrough town. The unique ‘Spanish Courtyard-Esque’ venue is nestled in The TAD Centre. The Bistro oozes a certain rustic charm and stylish interior; exhibiting a large ‘Wall Art’ sculpture, inspired by succulent plants and wisteria. The entrance foyer area provides a glimpse of a unique, commissioned piece of glass sculpture, with sea, waves and nature being celebrated in a 3D stunning format.

The Bistro’s sophisticated space, starts the day with an open, light ambiance for lingering breakfasts, where customers can sample our sumptuous, fresh ground coffee. As the afternoon and evening draws in, the feel of the space changes again, to a somewhat surprising cool vibe, with a gentle hubbub…….. a perfect backdrop to sample our delicious range of lunch and dinner specialities, revealing a hint of ‘Asian inspired’, flavours.

The different styled timber pergolas create exciting nooks and crannies. The individual spaces are designed to allow different seating areas which will appeal to friends catching up; families enjoying each other’s company and the ‘all important’ business meetings. The extra charging points we have scattered around, ensure that customers can always stay powered up.

Now, to the important part: The FOOD! We pride ourselves on delivering freshly prepared dishes to delight all our customers. Our team of chefs have designed dishes which compliment the atmosphere and embrace current trends. We offer our stunning Parmo menu, showcasing over 35 different styles of the famous Teesside dish. Our stylish Vegetarian menu and our succulent meat skewer options, to name just a couple, will ensure there is something for everyone. For those who are a little peckish, the ‘light bite’ lunch menu will guarantee all customers leave feeling satisfied.

If you have a sweet tooth, then join the club! We have a mouth-watering selection of special sweet treats to complete the perfect meal experience.

Our range of drinks is second to none. We have scoured the local area to find unusual offerings and stories, for an authentic selection of still and sparkling water, gins, wines, cocktails, mocktails, mockgins and minerals. We have created a distinctly different drinks menu, to provide full descriptions of everything on offer and featuring our own signature cocktail, The Pear Drop.

So, if you enjoy quirky unusual places to eat, pop in! We are an independent family run business, aiming to provide a quality dining experience on the outskirts of Middlesbrough.