Encompassing cities and areas such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and North Shields, Tyneside is never short on delivering a wide assortment of cuisines and culinary treats.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor and are seeking the best places for a quick bite or a fancy dining experience, Tyneside is sure to provide. Prepare to immerse yourself in the best available flavours as we present our top recommendations for dining in and around Tyneside in 2023! 😋
Discover Wearside Farm – the perfect place to stop for a quick bite and refreshments if you’re passing through Tyne and Wear. This warm and welcoming farmhouse inn located in Sunderland promises a spoilt-for-choice menu with ample breakfasts, pub classics, traditional carvery and even freshly baked goods. It has been voted as ‘Traveller’s Choice 2022‘ on Tripadvisor and to top it all off, it’s family-friendly with indoor and outdoor play areas to occupy your little ones so you can enjoy that nice cold pint! 👀
Step into the bustling Grainger Market in Newcastle upon Tyne and get your hands on authentic vegan Indian street food by SnackWallah. From curries and chaat dishes to signature specialities paired with a delicious chai, fresh fruit lassi or a nimbu pain – experience your favourite Indian dishes with a twist.
Pubs pubs pubs! Who doesn’t love a good ol’ pub? Luckily, Tyneside is in the UK so there are pubs on every corner. Our top pick is The Old George – Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating from 1582 and boasting royal links with King Charles I as a regular visitor. Expect a wide variety of pub food and drinks, live sports showings and even open-mic nights every Thursday and Sunday evening.
Special occasion dining
You might be looking to book a table for two for a special occasion such as an anniversary, a birthday or just to spice up the romance, you know? After all, it is said that love goes through the stomach! Tyneside is packed with restaurants and eateries for such occasions, from attractive fine dining experiences to charming ‘meet-cute’ places that don’t necessarily break the bank.
Ranked as #1 of 786 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne on Tripadvisor, Boquerones is a Spanish restaurant bringing the best of traditional and modern tapas to Newcastle. Their freshly made Spanish food is based on premium ingredients and well know specialities native to Spain. You can also pair the mouthwatering flavours from the Mediterranean with wine from the best vineyards in Spain.
Savour Turkish delights (not the confections!) at Lezzet in the epicentre of Newcastle upon Tyne and allow your taste buds to delve into authentic Turkish cuisine – from succulent kebabs and grilled meats to hearty stews and vegetable dishes. Not only is the food top-notch but so is the venue itself as it offers a fine dining environment with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, making it a perfect start for a night of romance.
A taste from France – ouh là là! The French Quarter is the perfect place to dine in if you wish to experience true French cuisine for a good price. But don’t take our word for it, see what a happy customer has to say. ↓
Buzz buzz – we’re buzzing for the Beehive – not an actual beehive of course, but a great place for a lazy Sunday lunch or a quick drink with your friends. In view of St. Mary’s Island and the golden Longsands of Whitley Bay, the Beehive sits at a perfectly secluded spot and features a cosy atmosphere. Its menu offers delicious dishes close to home with vegetarian and vegan options, craft ales and even dog treats!
In 2022 the Beehive was also featured as one of the best UK pubs for Sunday lunch in an article by The Guardian.
If you wish to partake in a MICHELIN Star dining experience then wave hello to the House of Tides!
This iconic restaurant is nestled in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and set within a beautifully restored Grade 1 listed 16th Century former merchant townhouse. The House of Tides offers a casual, informal fine dining space so that everyone can feel comfortable and relaxed without compromising on quality; it serves modern British cooking with a focus on natural, seasonal and sustainable produce which changes as the seasons evolve.
House of Tides is a One Star Michelin and Four AA Rosette awarded restaurant.
Voila – a list of our top picks for places to eat in and around Tyneside this year, from quirky quick grabs to fine dining experiences, there’s something for everyone!
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