Where to Eat, Meet and be Merry
Take a hearty serving of contemporary cuisine, stir in a range of exotic eateries, add a liberal sprinkling of home-cooked goodness and season with a pinch of pavement cafés before washing it down with a classy cocktail bar or good old-fashioned pub.
Blackfriars, Friars Street, Newcastle
Located in a medieval monastery and the oldest dining room in the UK, it is one of Newcastle's best-loved restaurants.
Six at BALTIC, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road
This stylish restaurant on the 6th floor of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art offers fine dining and stunning views across the city.
Byker Vista Café, 16 Stoddart Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle
Located on the first floor of The Biscuit Factory Art Gallery it is the perfect place to enjoy a light lunch or a coffee and a slice of delicious cake whilst taking in the views over the famous Byker Wall.
Brasserie Blackdoor, The Biscuit Factory, 16 StoddartStreet , Newcastle
The menu at Brasserie Black Door is focused firmly on a philosophy of using the freshest local produce available. Adding to the appeal is an art gallery which runs the length of the restaurant.
Jesmond Dene House Restaurant, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle
With a passion for ingredients and an emphasis on creating fine food, there’s something to suit all taste buds.
Scrumpy Willow and the Singing Kettle, 89a Clayton Street, Newcastle
There is a distinctly laidback, hippy vibe at this small organic cafe. The lunch menu of sandwiches, omelettes, quiches and specials like Irish stew (impressive vegan/vegetarian options, too), gives way, in the evening, to relatively sophisticated dishes like teriyaki beef with bokchoi dumplings, wasabi peas, beetroot pudding and pickled ginger.
Café 21, Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle
Smart but not stuffy, sleek but not pretentious, fun but not gimmicky, it’s about eating good food in comfortably stylish surroundings.
Paradiso Caffé Bar, 1 Market Lane, Newcastle
Set over two floors this eatery is as stylish as they come, attracting many of the fashionable types around town. It's a jack of all trades too, with great sandwiches and snacks during the day, full à la carte menu at night.
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