Take some of the best cuisine from around the world, add a splash of fine dining finesse then sprinkle on some artisan cafés for a taster of what Newcastle has to offer. With a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs all offering fantastic food, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to eat in this city. Check out our guide to what’s on the menu in Newcastle.
Places to eat in Newcastle
From global cuisine to great British pub grub, the city’s filled with great eateries. And, by checking in to one of our city centre Newcastle hotels, you’ll get your pick of them all. Or choose our Newcastle Quayside hotel for stunning views and the best of the city’s waterfront restaurants right on your doorstep.
For gourmet food in an elegant setting, head to the Quayside, where the House of Tides offers delicious tasting menus in a light-filled dining room.
At Peace & Loaf in Jesmond you’ll find artfully crafted British cuisine in a stylish restaurant. Or, for something with a little more history, head to Blackfriars in the city centre. This thirteenth century former medieval friary serves an award-winning seasonal and local menu.
Love international food? You can take a trip around the globe in Newcastle’s eateries. From pan-Asian restaurant Sohe in Jesmond and Turkish grill Lezzet in Benton, to Mascalzone and Café Vivo offering plenty of Italian options in the city centre, you’re spoilt for choice.
Or make like the locals and find a pub. Newcastle has plenty of good, old-fashioned boozers which serve hearty food. Try The Broad Chare in the city centre for traditional pies and Sunday roasts or The Bridge Tavern - a brewpub and eatery serving artisan ales and locally sourced seasonal British comfort food with a twist.
Good, old-fashioned boozers
You’ll have no problem finding the perfect cup of tea or coffee in Newcastle - the city offers café culture at its finest.
Head under the Tyne Bridge to find Quay Ingredient serving coffee, teas and tasty treats. Or go to Quilliam Brothers, located next to Newcastle University. This quirky tea shop offers over 60 loose-leaf tea varieties and has a small cinema and art gallery in the same building.
And, whether you’re a culture vulture or not, it’s well worth a visit to Newcastle’s art galleries to sample some of their excellent coffee shops. Six, the BALTIC's stunning rooftop restaurant, has sustainably sourced local food and breathtaking panoramic views of the city. At the Biscuit Factory, you’ll find the Factory Kitchen café serving hearty home cooked food, while Artisan offers great British inspired menus using the finest regional and seasonal ingredients.
If you love a good bargain, try to catch one of the city’s popular food markets to ensure you get to sample some of the best local produce around.
On the first Friday of every month from 9.30am to 2.30pm, Grey’s Monument plays host to the outdoor Newcastle Farmers’ Market. Here, local producers show off their wares, from unique local cheeses to handmade chilli sauces. The rule is that all products must be raised, grown or produced within a 50-mile radius of the site of the market, so you’re guaranteed to find some truly local delicacies.
Tynemouth Market is held each weekend, but while it’s mostly arts and crafts, every third Saturday of the month, local farmers turn up to sell fresh, local produce. From fruit and veg to cheese and artisan sausage rolls, you’ll find everything’s tasty - and available at market prices.
The only permanent indoor food market in Newcastle, Grainger Market is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. The Grade I-listed building is hugely popular, selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to local meat and fish.