El Castillo

Classic Spanish flavours infused with Northern spirit

El Castillo is Bishop Auckland’s newest restaurant, offering a taste of Spain with a local twist, in the heart of the historic town. Our tapas combines the rich flavours of Spanish cuisine with the best our region has to offer.


Expect a changing menu of unfussy, flavourful small plates celebrating seasonal ingredients. Our chefs cook with the freshest produce, much of which is grown in the 17th-century Walled Garden at Auckland Castle.

Take a look at our Food Menu.

Take a look at our Wine Menu.

Take a look at our Drinks Menu.

Opening times

Wednesday: 11am-5pm (last orders at 4pm)

Thursday: 11am-5pm (last orders at 4pm)

Friday: 11am-10pm (last orders at 9pm)

Saturday: 11am-10pm (last orders at 9pm)

Sunday: 11am-5pm (last orders at 4pm)

Book a table

Join us for a relaxed dining experience. Book your table using the form below, use the Dish Cult booking app, or contact us directly by phone or email:

Email: elcastillo@aucklandproject.org

Tel: 01388 600530

Find us at

Market Pl, Bishop Auckland DL14 7JF