Great places to eat in Newcastle

Award-winning Sunday roasts, Goan grub and incredibly satisfying burgers, there are plenty of reasons for foodies to take trains to Newcastle...

 

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

Let’s face it, you can’t beat a Gregg’s pasty, our Darren loves a sausage roll. But we’ve got a couple of recommendations that will take your fancy.

Top-notch tapas from Craig

Fenwick & Fuego

“I’m totally missing the odd Saturday mooch around town and then stopping for lunch at and a drink or two at Fuego, which is conveniently placed in the lower floor of Fenwick in Newcastle. The service is always excellent and the tapas are top-notch. In fact, I’m feeling hungry just typing this!”

  • Where to find it? 39 Northumberland St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AS
  • How much? ££

The best bacon buttie from Brian, we can’t argue with that!

Destination 1850

“Destination Bar Newcastle Station they do the best bacon buttie”,/p>

  • Where to find it? Central Station, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DB
  • How much? £-££

For a few more of the best spots why not try:

GREASY SPOON CAFE

The Cafe

Full English or bacon sandwich? A great place for a hangover cure or just a brilliant start to the day. The fry-up is hard to beat – bacon, sausage and all the rest, with a cheeky hash brown on the side.

This family-run traditional café has friendly staff, is in a great location and won't break the bank either. Pass the ketchup.

  • Where to find it? 1 Queen Street, NE1 3UG
  • How much? £

STREET FOOD

On The Goa

Authentic Indian street food. The menu includes Bhaji Pao, a popular street food dish which originated in Mumbai, Wada Pao, a deep-fried garlic potato ball served in a bun, and Bhel Puri, a cold snack made using puffed rice and sold from roadside carts throughout India.

  • Where to find it? Newcastle Quayside Sunday Market (most Sundays)
  • How much? £

LIGHT LUNCH

La Petite Creperie

Crepes and buckwheat galettes are made before your eyes on a sizzling hot plate at this mobile gem run by French folk, which pops up all over the city. Light, crispy and delicious, go for the Emmental with ham and mushroom. And round it off with the salted butter caramel or Nutella for a not-so-light lunch.

  • Where to find it? Often have a stall at Grainger Market
  • How much? £

CHEAP EATS

 Fat Hippo Jesmond

These burgers are so loaded with tasty stuff we're not sure you'll get your mouth around one without forgoing your table manners. Maybe that's where the name came from? As they so eloquently put it – 'good food, messy fingers, juicy burgers – Fat Hippo do the good kind of gluttony'. Burgers are super-good and gluten-free too.

  • Where to find it? 35a St Georges Terrace, West Jesmond, NE2 2SU
  • How much? £

RUSTIC ROMANTIC

Blackfriars 

Set in a former friary, Blackfriars has a really intimate feel, with upper and lower sections each seating just 36 people. Get a bit giddy with champagne or prosecco by the glass and finish with the passionfruit cheesecake and passionfruit sorbet to ramp up the romance.

  • Where to find it? Friars Street, NE1 4XN
  • How much? ££

TRENDY HIPSTER

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These days craft beer is much more about trendy hipsters than middle-aged real ale fans wanting a pint and a pie. Here you are more likely to get a goat's cheese salad, sourdough pizza or a slider. Try the burger made from beef dry-aged in Europe's only Himalayan salt chamber, giving it amazing flavours and textures.

  • Where to find it? 11 Market Street, NE1 6JN
  • How much? ££

FLAT WHITES AND FLAPJACKS

Pink Lane Coffee

You know it's a place that takes coffee seriously when they tell what brand of espresso machine they use. (It's a La Marzocco GB5 MP if you really want to know). Beans come from coffee roasters such as Extract, Origin and Round Hill. Great for vegans as they have soy and almond milk too. Salads, wraps and quesadilla often feature on the menu. There's also brownies, flapjacks and tempting handmade truffles.

  • Where to find it? 1 Pink Lane, NE1 5DW
  • How much?> £

AFTERNOON TEA

Hotel Indigo 

It's one of Marco Pierre White's restaurants so you know you are in safe hands with afternoon tea here. Delicate finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam served with tea from Ringtons or coffee make this a classic afternoon tea. Add a glass of champagne if you feel like some fizz.

  • Where to find it? Hotel Indigo, Fenkle Street, NE1 5XU
  • How much? ££