If you’re a Newcastle resident or even just visiting the city for a hen or stag party, birthday, sporting event or any other special occasion then you’re going to want to know where’s best to eat in Newcastle? We’ve over 400 amazing restaurants in and around our vibrant city we’ve created the ultimate guide to choosing somewhere to eat in Newcastle.

We’ve grouped the restaurants into cuisine types, just click on the style of food that takes your fancy and we’ll take you straight to that section.

Artisan

artisan @ The Biscuit Factory*

Location: Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN | Phone: 0191 260 5411 | Website: artisannewcastle.com

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Selecting local produce and curating seasonal menus, artisan is located within the Biscuit Factory, one of Newcastle’s most prestigious galleries. The stylish, modern restaurant located is nestled in the cultural quarter. Taking inspiration from the location artisan fuses together art and food to create highly appealing dishes with a veritable selection of ingredients that are also delicious.

Read our full review of artisan here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Intimate and quaint atmosphere
Personal Rating: 3/5

Six @ The Baltic*

Location: The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA | Phone: 0191 440 4948 | Website: sixbaltic.com

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Located inside Gateshead’s Baltic art gallery, Six offers exceptional views of the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. The restaurant itself serves up sustainable and local menus. With a twist on classic favourites and new ideas brought to the table, Six is the restaurant of choice for many going to performances at The Sage.

Read our full review of Six at The Baltic here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Quiet atmosphere, with amazing views
Personal Rating: 1/5

British

Dame Bella’s Bar & Bistro at Customs House

Location: Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES | Phone: 0191 427 3737 | Website: customshouse.co.uk

Heading to the Customs House Theatre, not familiar with the area of South Shields? Dame Bella’s restaurant inside the theatre serves up hearty home cooked favourites including vegetarian lasagne and scampi. Traditional pub favourites with a twist, the restaurant is popular with theatregoers of all ages.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Yes
Ambience & Vibe: Busy, no-frills with a warm atmosphere
Personal Rating: 3/5

Lola Jean’s*

Location: 1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JE | Phone: 0191 230 1921 | Website: lolajeans.co.uk

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Following the success of their Tynemouth location Lola Jean’s offers a British pit-stop. With quirky twists on traditional favourites and a cocktail menu to boot this is certainly a place to chow down a burger or opt for a little surf and turf before a visit to the theatre or as a spot of independent dining whilst city centre shopping.

Read our full review of Lola Jean’s here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Yes
Ambience & Vibe: Intimate, boutique style
Personal Rating: 4/5

Mason + Rye

Location: Fenwick Food Hall, 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AF

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Fenwick’s Food Hall has been transformed into a boutique eatery haven. With an array of cuisines, there’s something to compliment all tastes and Mason + Rye are no exception. Indulge in one of their sumptuous cakes, enjoy a decadent afternoon tea or tuck into a hearty baguette. With attention to detail in the dishes, they create Mason + Rye is a top spot to visit for a cake and coffee or a light bite whilst shopping. They also offer full-sized cakes for special occasions if you can’t just stick with one slice! Do be aware the battle to get a seat is ferocious and the service isn’t the best.

Read our full review of Mason + Rye here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Yes
Ambience & Vibe: Busy but great to stop for coffee and cake whilst shopping
Personal Rating: 3/5

Brunch

Ahhh man there’s nowhere in Newcastle that’s taken our fancy for brunch (just yet) stay tuned we’re constantly updating our Newcastle Food Guide and hope to bring you some suggestions soon.

Burgers, Pizzas and Dogs

Billy Bootleggers*

Location: 28 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AN | Phone: 0191 261 2729 

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Head down into Billy’s spittin’ sawdust American dive bar for a truly authentic US experience without the long-haul trip. From live music weekly to their home-brewed moonshine this is one of the best-kept secrets in Newcastle. Enjoy a Snappy’s hot dog and dirty fries and take in the surrounding. Perfect for snacks and stomach liners but don’t expect Michelin stars, but that’s what adds to the alluring charm of Billy’s.

Read our full review of Billy Bootleggers here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Live music, rustic traditional American style country bar
Personal Rating: 4/5

Chez Mal*

Location: 104 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DX | Phone: 0191 389 8627 | Website: malmaison.com

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With spectacular views over the Quayside, the boutique luxury chain opens it’s doors (and arms) to their Brasserie. With a typical ‘pub grub’ menu with a luxury twist, you can enjoy sliders, curries and even a lobster! Food is good but not spectacular and there are much more delicious places to dine for similar prices. They do however throw a great party!

Read our full review of Chez Mal here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Yes
Ambience & Vibe: Relaxing and luxe feel, with a gastro-pub style menu
Personal Rating: 3/5

Fratellos*

Location: Jesmond Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1PR | Phone: 0191 212 5500 

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Serving up a selection of pizzas, pasta and burgers this modern Italian is located in the Jesmond Holiday Inn Express. With a vibrant bar attached, Fratellos boast a large pizza oven and serve freshly baked pizzas in their contemporary food hub. Mixing Italian heritage and local inspiration.

Read our full review of Fratellos here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Menu caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Family atmosphere with a modern twist, vibrant feel and great service
Personal Rating: 3/5

Meat:Stack (formerly The Grind)*

Location: 52 Clayton St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EX | Phone: 07772 742469 | Website:meat-stack.com

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Dubbed the best burgers in Newcastle by multiple sources Meat:Stack is now located at The Dog & Parrot, a short walk from Central Station. With a stand in the Grainger Market the creators of the brand offer a small but perfectly formed menu. With burgers, wings and fries smothering the menu it’s a meat lovers paradise (although they do cater for vegetarians)

Read our full review of Meat:Stack here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Vegetarian items on the menu, GF available upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Good food, good music, great feel
Personal Rating: 5/5

Pizza Punks*

Location: 34-40 Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6AE | Phone: 0191 230 0777 | Website: pizzapunks.co.uk

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Looking for somewhere where you can build your own pizza? Pizza Punks have you covered. From choice of base, to cheese and toppings you can personalise your pizza to be as individual as you are.

Read our full review of Pizza Punks here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Cater to all diets, gluten-free bases and vegetarian/vegan toppings
Ambience & Vibe: Party style atmosphere, open kitchen with a punky feel
Personal Rating: 1/5

Smashburger*

Location: Grey’s Quarter, Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JB | Phone: 0191 261 4566 

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Located within the Greys Quarter this fast food joint serves a selection of burgers and fries. With ice cream milkshakes and a Coca Cola vending machine which can create thousands of flavours, you can really connect with its American roots. Served on metal trays to truly give that diner style experience.

Read our full review of Smashburger here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: A couple of vegetarians options on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Fast food with a calmer twist, attentive staff, quirky
Personal Rating: 3/5

For more burgers see; Marco Pierre White

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Clean Eating

Kith & Kin

Location: 172 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3QW | Website: kithandkinwb.co.uk/

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Located in Whitley Bay, this kitchen & coffee house is perfect for breakfast or brunch and sources meat from the local butchers. Simple decor and fresh, wholesome food with a predominantly egg-focused brunch menu.

Read our full review of Kith & Kin here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Focused mainly on clean eating so cater well for all diets
Ambience & Vibe: Busy and vibrant, Scandi style decor
Personal Rating: 4/5

The Naked Deli

Location: 231 Chillingham Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5LJ | Phone: 0191 908 7260 | Website: thenakeddeli.co.uk

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Main restaurant located on Chillingham Road, with a concession in Fenwick’s Food Hall and Newcastle airport this clean eatery serves up clean yet hearty food. Expect to see lots of post-gym revellers enjoying sweet treats made from avocado and beetroot as well as dishes which substitute naughty calorific items for cleaner alternatives. Featured on Geordie Shore.

Read our full review of The Naked Deli here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Main focus of the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Clean eating, very health-focused minimalist decor. Service a little slow
Personal Rating: 3/5

Desserts Only

The Great British Cupcakery, Bakery & Parlour*

Location: 5 Queen Street, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG | Phone: 0191 230 2151 | Website: gbcupcakery.co.uk

Undoubtedly the most Instagrammable eatery in Newcastle. The Great British Cupcakery is a family business who welcome you as part of their own family when you step through the door. With cakes, afternoon tea and gorgeous hot and cold drinks if you’re looking for a sweet treat then this is it.

Read our full review of The Great British Cupcakery, Bakery & Parlour here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Good selection to cater to all diets
Ambience & Vibe: Cute and whimsical, great location for Instagrammable photos
Personal Rating: 4/5

Italian

Gusto*

Location: 106 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DX | Phone: 0191 260 2912 | Website: gustorestaurants.uk.com | Book Table: Quandoo | Deliveroo: Order now

With fabulous views of the Millennium and the Tyne upstairs is the best place to sit. This trendy Italian chain changes up its menu seasonally and offers something more of a sensory dining experience. With a large selection for those who are gluten-free or vegetarian, it is a good all-round place to meet up with groups of friends or for an intimate date night.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Eclectic mix of people, gorgeous decor, relaxed and intimate with a buzzing atmosphere.
Personal Rating: 3/5

Piccolino

Location: Stockbridge House, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HJ | Phone: 0191 260 2912 | Website: individualrestaurants.com

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Once regarded as one of Newcastle’s most elusive dining spots Piccolinos offers a curated Italian menu with a higher price tag than those around the city, the service leaves a lot to be desired however the restaurant itself is large and the decor is pretty. With pizza and pasta a plenty the location is perfect for post-dinner drinks on the quayside

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Available upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Empty, dull and miserable
Personal Rating: 1/5

Mexican & Latin

Holy Hobo*

Location: THREE, Jesmond Three Sixty, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1DB | Phone: 0191 281 3010 | Website: holyhobo.co.uk

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Travel to where Newcastle City Centre meets student favourite, the leafy Jesmond suburb to discover The Holy Hobo. Sister venue of The Palm the menu is an amalgamation of the menus from the venues at The Palm to create a burger and kebab haven. Served with their full cocktail menu with a quirky twist on traditional favourites.

Read our full review of Holy Hobo here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Relaxing but on-trend, good music and feel-good vibe
Personal Rating: 1/5

Loca*

Location: 46-52 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RQ | Phone: 0191 252 4040 | Website: loca-latin.com

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Bringing the Latin to Whitley Bay, located on South Parade this cocktail bar and kitchen serves up Mexican tapas and sharers. Mains include traditional Xim Xim dishes, fish curries and steaks. If you’re in the mood for proper hearty Latin dishes take a look at their burritos, tacos and fajitas. They also serve a selection of burgers and dogs.

Read our full review of Loca here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Some vegetarian dishes on the menu, cater to vegan diets upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Latin feel with a luxe modern vibe.
Personal Rating: 1/5

Turtle Bay

Location: The Gate, 117 Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RZ| Phone: 0191 230 4002| Website: turtlebay.co.uk

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at Turtle Bay. Located next to The Gate complex, this chain restaurant serves up starters as tapas dishes including all your favourite Caribbean flavours including Jerk flavouring. Mains include traditional dishes such as goat curry. With a carnival atmosphere and great drinks offers, enjoy a chilled Caribbean feel with a party vibe.

Read our full review of Turtle Bay here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Latin vibe, good music and great atmosphere
Personal Rating: 1/5

Seafood

Colman’s Seafood Temple

Location: Sea Rd, South Shields NE33 2LD | Phone: 0191 511 1349 | Website: colmansseafoodtemple.co.uk/

With great views over South Shields beach Colman’s Seafood Temple has become the go-to for fish cuisine in South Tyneside. A predominantly glass restaurant serves up the traditional classic of battered fish and chips alongside Thai favourite Seafood Curry, lobster dishes and daily specials. With a varied menu and relaxing ambience the Temple brings elegant dining to South Shields.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Fish mainly. Very little (if anything) for vegetarians/vegans
Ambience & Vibe: Relaxing with a nice buzz, staff very friendly and attentive
Personal Rating: 4/5

Crab & Waltzer

Location: 5-7 Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LX | Phone: 0191 251 9555

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A large corner plot directly across from The Links and the beach, serving up a selection of seaside favourites and fish dishes. With inside and outside dining the restaurant has a plethora of tables. Service a lot to be desired, food just as much. Plenty of fish and chip shops directly across the road or Di Meo’s serve up a large Italian menu, again across the road.

Read our full review of Crab & Waltzer here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Available
Ambience & Vibe: Sat outside, not much atmosphere
Personal Rating: 1/5

Riley’s Fish Shack

Location: King Edward’s Bay, Tynemouth NE30 4BY | Phone: 0191 257 1371 | Website:rileysfishshack.com

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Featured in Jay Rayner’s The Guardian top fish restaurants this shack is located on King Edward’s beach in Tynemouth. A short metro ride from Newcastle City Centre. With rustic open (and weather exposed decor), food served simply in cardboard boxes accompanied by wooden cutlery adds to the enjoyment. The menu changes daily based on what’s catching as fresh fish sourced locally.

Read our full review of Riley’s Fish Shack here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Pescatarian friendly, very little in the way of vegetarian/vegan, many dishes served gluten-free.
Ambience & Vibe: Amazing, grab a fire pit on the beach for maximum enjoyment
Personal Rating: 5/5

Saltwater Fish Company

Location: Fenwick Food Hall, Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1AR | Phone: 0191 239 6613 | Website:saltwaterfish.co.uk

Brain child of Terry Leybourne, located in Fenwick’s Food Hall, Saltwater serves up a set menu or fresh catch of the day from their chalkboards. Offering a full fishmonger service to the front of the restaurant. Oysters are their speciality so if stopping past, do make sure that these are on your order.

Read our full review of Saltwater Fish Company here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Fish restaurant, serving fish. Very little for vegetarian and vegan
Ambience & Vibe: Great atmosphere, especially seating overlooking kitchen
Personal Rating: 5/5

Wildernest at The Palm (technically Sunderland)*

Location: Timber Beach Rd, Sunderland SR5 3XG | Phone: 0191 516 9009 | Website: discoverthepalm.com

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The 5 restaurant super venue located in Sunderland offers a huge selection of different foods under one (very large roof). With it’s own club The Palm is the place to be seen. Wildernest, their lobster bar and cabin specialises in seafood dishes. With their signature lobsters freshly sourced from Whitley Bay and Hartlepool. The extensive menu offers a wide variety for those not in the mood for seafood.

Read our full review of Wildernest here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Available as labelled on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Quaint and cosy, great for a date night
Personal Rating: 4/5

Also see; 1910 @ The Spanish City

Steakhouses & Grills

Liberty Brown at The Palm (technically Sunderland)*

Location: Timber Beach Rd, Sunderland SR5 3XG | Phone: 0191 516 9009 | Website: discoverthepalm.com

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Another restaurant located within The Palm, Liberty Brown serves up steaks, burgers and other meaty stacks. With a large menu and quirky serving style there’s something for every body visiting. With a great atmosphere for children it’s a perfect place for a celebration.

Read our full review of Liberty Brown here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Available as labelled on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Great for families, ideal location to bring children
Personal Rating: 3/5

Miller & Carter (Newcastle)

Location: Mosley St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF | Phone: 0191 261 2028 | Website & Book Table: millerandcarter.com

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Rapidly growing in popularity, this chain steakhouse is located on the crossroad of Grey Street and Mosley Street. An ideal location for theatregoers or those heading to both the Quayside or along the ‘diamond strip’ as known by locals, for a few drinks. A wide selection of steaks and burgers are served in a plush and opulent surrounding.

Read our full review of Miller & Carter here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: A small selection on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Lunchtime vibe, very relaxing
Personal Rating: 2/5

Marco Pierre White @ Hotel Indigo*

Location: 2-8 Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XN | Phone: 0191 300 9222 | Website:mpwrestaurants.co.uk

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Located inside Hotel Indigo, minutes walk from Newcastle station, a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse is quaintly nestled. Serving up steaks, burgers and a vegetarian menu this high-end restaurant is ideal for all events from date nights and corporate dining.

Read our full review of Marco Pierre White here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Small selection on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: More corporate, fine dining, not as relaxed as other places but very welcoming
Personal Rating: 4/5

Porky’s BBQ

Location: Front St, Bebside, Blyth NE24 4HW | Phone: 01670 820599

Lover of meat? This menu is jam-packed full of the stuff. With an American BBQ, ranch-style restaurant choose your meat and your sides and stack ’em up, cowboy. With milkshakes and waffles bigger than your eyes it’s a great place for the kids.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Not really, meat upon meat is the order of the day
Ambience & Vibe: American style grill and with ranch music
Personal Rating: 3/5

Porterhouse Butcher & Grill @ Fenwick’s Food Hall

Location: Fenwick Food Hall, Fenwick Newcastle, Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 1AR | Phone: 0191 239 6612 | Website: porterhousencl.co.uk

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The most recent addition of 21 Hospitality Group and local hero Terry Laybourne, Porterhouse is located within Fenwick’s food hall next to sister restaurant Saltwater Fish Company. Serving up prime cuts of beef the Steakhouse prides itself on quality meat with a quality taste. Working closely with suppliers the beef is aged perfectly. With a wide selection of choices on the menu, this is a spot for meat lovers.

Read our full review of Porterhouse Butcher & Grill here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Steakhouse, mostly meat, a couple of vegetarian dishes
Ambience & Vibe: Great ambience and very relaxing
Personal Rating: 4/5

Also see; 1910 @ The Spanish City

Sunday Dinner

1910 @ The Spanish City

Location: Spanish City, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG | Phone: 0191 691 7090 | Website: spanishcity.co.uk

The destination restaurant within The Spanish City (yes, from the Dire Straights song), 1910 serves up a Saltwater Fish Kitchen meets Porterhouse Steak style offering. With a very ’21 Group’ vibe (although no involvement) the restaurant pays attention to every detail. With hearty portion sizes and an array of meats to choose from on Sundays.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Menu caters for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten-free diet
Ambience & Vibe: Stilted atmosphere, very little background noise
Personal Rating: 3/5

Revolution Vodka Bar*

Location: Collingwood St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JF | Phone: 0191 261 8901 | Website:revolution-bars.co.uk

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Not content with just being an evening bar, Revolution serve a large menu to start your evening or complete your Sunday. With a full Sunday Dinner menu and accompanying soul music, sit back, relax and enjoy food and cocktails from this well known chain.

Read our full review of Revolution Vodka Bar here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Menu caters well
Ambience & Vibe: Really chilled vibe on Sundays with soul tunes, perfect party atmosphere through the week. Gorgeous decor
Personal Rating: 2/5

The Hudson*

Location: Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DF | Phone: 01434 672323 | Website: hudsonnewcastle.co.uk | Book Table: Opentable

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Located across from Central Station this boutique bar and restaurant gives a more luxe vibe with a who’s who of diners. Traditional favourites are twisted with sophisticated charm to give a new perspective on dining.

Read our full review of The Hudson here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Menu caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Gorgeous decor, peaceful music, service a little hectic
Personal Rating: 2/5

The Woodman’s Arms

Location: Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 5BB | Phone: 0191 488 8998 | Website: thewoodmansarms.com | Book Table: Opentable

Multi-award winning and going from strength to strength The Woodman’s Arms means business. With every aspect of pub dining covered and a serious passion for food you can see why the awards are coming in thick and fast. A well knitted team front and back of house ensure a smooth service with fresh produce cooked to order. Dog friendly and plenty to entertain the kids. The pub’s decor is welcoming and totally Instagram worthy.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Great selection
Ambience & Vibe: Family friendly, warm and welcoming
Personal Rating: 5/5

Vallum Farm*

Location: Military Rd, East Wallhouses, Newcastle upon Tyne NE18 0LL | Phone: 01434 672323 | Website: vallumfarm.co.uk

From farm to fork is this family-run business’ mantra and with everything either grown on the farm and served to your plate or locally sourced, Vallum takes great pride in creating food that tells stories and tastes great. Located on the outskirts of Newcastle, a 10-minute drive from the city centre you get that out in the sticks feel without being too far from city life.

Read our full review of Vallum Farm here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Menu caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Welcoming feel, enjoyable atmosphere
Personal Rating: 4/5

Tapas

Papa Ganoush

Location: 240 Park View, Whitley Bay NE26 3QX | Phone: 0191 253 5550 | Websitepapaganoush.co.uk

Originally a street food pop up, Papa Ganoush are still firm favourites popping up at events around the North East. With a newly opened restaurant serving mezze tapas dishes in Whitley Bay’s cosmopolitan Park View shopping district as well as an outlet in the hip By The River Brew Co. A warren of shipping containers, located across the Tyne in Gateshead beneath the Tyne Bridge serving up wraps.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Plenty of it
Ambience & Vibe: Very hipster, busy with an eclectic decor
Personal Rating: 3/5

Tapas Revolution*

Location: Greys Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AP | Phone: 0191 261 4948 | Websitetapasrevolution.com

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This celebrity chef-owned restaurant is nestled within the Greys quarter. Serving up authentic Spanish tapas and paellas from recipes passed down from Omar Alibbhoy’s own family. Enjoy a dining experience and then slip through to the bar and submerse yourself in a Sangria fuelled fiesta.

Read our full review of Tapas Revolution here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Some vegetarian dishes, gluten-free and vegan upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Intention of a very Spanish fiesta vibe, seems a little lacking
Personal Rating: 2/5

The French Quarter

Location: Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SA | Phone: 0191 222 0156 | Website: frenchquarternewcastle.co.uk

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A nouveau twist on Tapas in Newcastle city centre. This positively Parisian restaurant with industrial decor and an atmospheric vibe is located in the arches by Central Station. Serving up an array of small plates to enjoy with friends.

Read our full review of The French Quarter here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Small vegetarian selection
Ambience & Vibe: Intimate date night venue or good for corporate meetings. Minimalist French decor
Personal Rating: 3/5

Tropicuba at The Palm (technically Sunderland)*

Location: Timber Beach Rd, Sunderland SR5 3XG | Phone: 0191 516 9009 | Website: discoverthepalm.com

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Located within The Palm, Tropicuba offers Cuban Tapas dishes to hungry diners before the fiesta begins. The venue’s dedicated club room. Enjoy a long list of cocktails from the menu including sharing cocktails and cocktail trees before watching live trapeze acts and enjoying club beats.

Read our full review of Tropicuba here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Small amount of vegetarian dishes
Ambience & Vibe: Club like feel, very upbeat and feel good
Personal Rating: 3/5

Turknaz

Location: North Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 1NX | Phone: 0191 253 0466 | Websiteturknazrestaurant.co.uk


Take a trip to the seaside town of Whitley Bay and head to the bottom of South Parade to enjoy a Turkish dining experience. From traditional mezze plates to charcoal grilled kebabs, moussaka and stuffed vine leaves. With Turkish nights and a real homely vibe, you’ll feel like you’re instantly transported to the Turkish coast.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Vegetarian menu, vegan and gluten-free upon request
Ambience & Vibe: Very traditional decor and feel, warm and welcoming
Personal Rating: 4/5

Thai, Chinese & Indonesian

Buddha Lounge

Location: 76 Front St, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30 4BP | Phone: 0191 270 8990 | Websitebuddhaloungetynemouth.co.uk

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Tynemouth is a diners haven, if you’re a fan of fish, do make sure you check out Riley’s Fish Shack. If you’re in the mood for Thai take advantage of the 4 tapas and 2 glasses of wine offer at the Buddha Lounge for £22 (price correct at time of publication). Traditional Thai dishes are fused with a sophisticated modern twist. A favourite place for special occasions and events The Buddha Lounge cater for large groups as well as small tables. 

Read our full review of Buddha Lounge here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Some items on the menu cater for vegetarians and a gluten-free diet
Ambience & Vibe: Chilled out feel with opulent decor
Personal Rating: 2/5

Chaophraya*

Location: Grey’s Quarter, 15 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW | Phone: 0191 731 4719 | Website: chaophraya.co.uk/

With a rooftop terrace, Chaophraya is the place to be seen for Asian cocktails in the heart of Newcastle. Dine overlooking Greys Monument and the iconic Fenwicks whilst enjoying Asian fusion dishes, created to awaken your senses. One of Newcastle’s higher end Thai restaurants, this is an ideal spot for celebrations and special occasions.

Read our full review of Chaophraya here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Cater for all diets
Ambience & Vibe: Welcoming and busy atmosphere with a luxury feel
Personal Rating: 2/5

Parichat @ SoHe*

Location: 97 Osborne Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2TJ | Phone: 0191 281 8161 | Website: sohe.co.uk/

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Located on Osbourne Road, Jesmond, SoHe is nestled in the leafy suburb 5 minutes out of the city centre. With a passion of creating dishes based on traditional favourites, the chefs at SoHe spice up the menu with unique twists. All dishes are cooked fresh and the menu changes seasonally. With speciality cocktails created by award winning mixologists they have been shaken to complement the dishes.

Read our full review of Parichat @ SoHe here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Cater for all on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Beautiful decor, quite intimate dining feel. Staff a little surly
Personal Rating: 1/5

River Beat

Location: Pipewellgate House, Pipewellgate, Gateshead NE8 2BJ | Phone: 0191 477 0553 | Website: riverbeat.co.uk/

Located on the Gateshead Side of the river next to the Swing Bridge, River Beat is an award-winning restaurant serving up a selection of Asian fusion style tapas dishes. With river views and a modern twist on Asian decor. A short walk from The Sage.

Read our full review of River Beat here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Cater for all diets
Ambience & Vibe: Quiet and calming, zen-like atmosphere
Personal Rating: 3/5

The Imperial*

Location: 489 Durham Rd, Gateshead NE9 5EX | Phone: 0191 491 5558 | Website: imperialrestaurant.co.uk

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Head across the water to Gateshead for traditional Cantonese. This family-run restaurant pride themselves on serving up tasty dishes without the hefty price tag that sometimes comes alongside a high-quality Cantonese. The Imperial hopes to transport diners to a mini China in the heart of the North East.

Read our full review of The Imperial here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Variety of items on the menu to cater for vegetarians and a gluten-free diet
Ambience & Vibe: Family friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Very friendly staff.
Personal Rating: 3/5

Vujon*

Location: 29 Queen St, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG | Phone: 0191 221 0601 | Websitevujon.com

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If you’re looking for a decent curry in the heart of Newcastle then Vujon should make the list. Nestled under the Tyne bridge this sophisticated curry experience will appeal to all of your senses. Fine dining brings new flavour discoveries and a move away from traditional British curry dishes to feed your senses through traditional Indian dishes that the chefs are proud to serve.

Read our full review of Vujon here.

Price: £££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Caters for all
Ambience & Vibe: Chilled, relaxed, up-market vibe with a charming atmosphere
Personal Rating: 4/5

Themed

Antler*

Location: 55 Degrees North, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6BG | Phone: 0191 261 1066 | Website: antlernewcastle.co.uk

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This ski chalet-themed bar is located in the middle of a roundabout (you can get there via underground subways or overtop road crossings). Serving up Alpine-inspired food including schnitzel, bratwurst and meatballs the bar and restaurant take inspiration from Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Sit outside in the cable cars and all you’ll need to do now is to pray for snow.

Read our full review of Antler here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Very little available, lots of meat dishes.
Ambience & Vibe: Relaxed, Ski holiday vibe.
Personal Rating: 2/5

The Botanist*

Location: Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AL | Phone: 0191 261 6307 | Website: thebotanist.uk.com

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One of Newcastle’s Crown Jewels, The Botanist provides quirky cocktails and hearty home cooked grub with a twist of botany. Drink from plant pots and eat from wheel barrows this potting shed style bar is ideal for day drinking with friends or date nights under the twinkling lights with the sounds of acoustic live music rippling through the place. In good weather make use of their rooftop terrace with beautiful views down historic Greys Street.

Read our full review of the Botanist here.

Price: £
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free:
Ambience & Vibe:
Personal Rating: 3/5

The Alchemist

Location: 5, Greys Quarter Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AP | Phone: 0191 261 1112 | Website: thealchemist.uk.com | Order Online: Deliveroo

The hotly anticipated chain was billed as a welcome addition to the city centre, with cocktails served alchemy style, potions and mixtures were the first order, followed by their food menu. With a mixed selection of dishes from different cultures, there’s food for all palettes.

Read our full review of The Alchemist here.

Price: ££
Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free: Some vegetarian items on the menu
Ambience & Vibe: Very little atmosphere, service very slow
Personal Rating: 1/5


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