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Where to Eat in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - a food and dining guide

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In line with the diverse nature of the city, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne offers a hefty helping of fine cuisine from a variety of cultures. Whether you’re munching through a traditional medieval banquet in the city centre or scoffing some favourite Asian flavours on Westgate Street before hitting the town, you’ll be hard-pressed not to over do it. But rest assured, it’s well worth it.
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A pioneering region when it comes to smoked fish, Newcastle retains a reputation for delivering kippers in their finest form, whether you want them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Grainger Town

 

The historic centre surrounding the Eldon Square shopping complex takes its name from 19th century developer Richard Grainger and spreads across much of the area between Westgate Road, Mosley Street, and John Dobson Street. Just a short walk from Central Station, Blackfriars serves up meat-heavy medieval-style banquets in an actual 13th century Dominican friary. Meanwhile, the Scrumpy Willow and the Singing Kettle on Clayton Street is a quirky café-bistro boasting scrumptious organic bites and veggie feasts in a hip atmosphere.

 

• Blackfriars, Friars Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 4XN; Tel: +44 (0) 191 261 5945

Scrumpy Willow and the Singing Kettle, 89 Clayton Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE5 5HS; Tel: +44 (0) 191 221 2323

 

Westgate Road

 

Fancy some proper, homestyle curry? Westgate Road has the ideal eatery. Luigikhan’s is a mid-range Indian with a soaring reputation, thanks to celebrities and foodies flocking from all over the UK to try a few courses of their fragrant Punjabi specialities. You’ll find it little more than a 15-minute walk from the city centre. A little closer to the heart of the action is Moulin Rouge Café, a Persian gem preparing fresh authentic lamb kebabs and golden saffron rice.

 

• Luigikhan’s, 358 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE4 6NU; Tel: +44 (0) 191 272 4937

Moulin Rouge Café & Grill, 223 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; Tel: +44 (0) 191 232 0276

 

Jesmond

 

Sitting just to the north of the city centre, Jesmond is a trendy district with its own bustling nightlife. A leisurely walk from West Jesmond Metro Station, Osborne Street cuts straight through the middle and is home to a high concentration of bars and restaurants. For succulent meat and seafood the Cherry Tree is a safe bet and serves monkfish, loin of lamb, and belly pork dishes amid elegant modern decor. Then there's Arlo, a favourite with the local community for years. Unpretentious and delicious, this family-friendly restaurant is well worth a visit.

 

• The Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE2 2AE; Tel: +44 (0) 191 239 9924

Arlo Café and Bistro, 36-38 Brentwood Avenue, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE2 3DH; Tel: +44 (0) 191 281 4838

 

Quayside

 

The focus of major redevelopment in recent times, Newcastle’s Quayside is bursting with quality nosh. Perched next to the Gateshead Bridge, Gusto boasts a spacious terrace, elegant cocktail bar, and a tempting menu offering dishes like baked sea bass with pepperonata, and pizzas topped with slow roasted pork. For a slick and snappy selection of sandwiches, head to Quay Ingredient. “A small coffee house underneath a big bridge”, it's got a hip, minimalist vibe and dishes up grilled Craster kippers, steak sarnies, and hand-made burgers.

 

• Gusto, 106 Quayside, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 3DX; Tel: +44 (0) 191 260 2291

Quay Ingredient, 4 Queen Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 3UG; Tel: +44 (0) 191 447 2327