Whether you’re planning a romantic date night, heading out with friends or treating your family, we’re here to answer your questions and help you decide where to book.
If you’re planning a day out in Newcastle with the kids, why not treat yourselves to a family meal? Fat Hippo has branches in Jesmond and on Shakespeare Street in the city centre, where kids can build their own burger with a range of garnishes and toppings. You can’t eat a Fat Hippo burger without making a mess, but that’s all part of the fun!
Alternatively, Las Iguanas on Grey Street boasts a delicious kids’ menu featuring tacos, crispy cod fingers and many more Mexican delights. Or head to Gusto on the Quayside - home to many of the city’s best restaurants. Here kids can build their own mini burgers - and even make their own pizza! Check out this guide to family-friendly restaurants in Newcastle for more information.
Newcastle boasts many great restaurants where you can get the perfect pasta or pizza dish, including Pizza Express and Bella Italia in Eldon Square. There are lots of independent restaurants along the Quayside too – Sabatini, which offers authentic Italian and Sardinian dishes served in friendly, cosy surroundings, comes highly recommended.
Further out of the city centre you’ll find options including Fratello’s in Jesmond, serving classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. These are just a few of the options on offer, so make sure you browse our list of Italian restaurants in the area before making your choice.
Carnivores are spoilt for choice in Newcastle thanks to the fantastic range of restaurants and steakhouses serving slabs of prime cut meat. The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Grill, housed within Hotel Indigo on Fenkle Street, serves classic T-bone, ribeye, sirloin and fillet steaks with a delicious array of sauces and accompaniments.
There are some great options outside the city centre too. Wallsend’s The Rose Inn serves delicious steak meals, and is highly rated by Groupon customers for its friendly service. Or you could take the Metro to Whitley Bay, where you’ll find Brazil Brasserie at the Windsor Hotel on South Parade. Its menu changes through the seasons, but you’re guaranteed to find rich, meaty dishes on it all year round.
Many city centre hotels serve indulgent afternoon teas, including the four-star Maldron Hotel where you can enjoy a cream tea with scones, or the full version with sandwiches, cakes and a sparkling cocktail.
If you want to escape the busy city centre, the Caledonian Hotel in Jesmond has an on-site bistro, where you can enjoy freshly baked scones served with jam and clotted cream, accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. Or for chocolate enthusiasts, Delicious Decadence on nearby Newlands Road is the perfect choice. Their chocoholic afternoon tea features scones with chocolate spread and a traybake with hot chocolate.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.
Cuddle up with Thai food and a movie or head out for a prix fixe meal and candlelit conversation? Here’s some ammo for your next date-night decision.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... That’s right, nothing says seasons greetings quite like the warming aroma of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can keep your pungent pot pourri because I’m all about the home baked goods. If I could bottle the smell of this baking, I would surely be able to retire and spend the rest of my days