Grainger Market
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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The Grainger Market is a traditional style covered Market of 123 shops, built in 1835 it is Grade I Listed. It has a huge variety of traditional fresh meat/poultry/fish/bakery/fruit + veg/cheese and deli's that rub alongside great street food from all around the world. Quirky specialist shops selling everything from vintage/retro/geeky goods to make and mend haberdashers/wool/crafts/fabrics. From Marks and Spencers Original Penny Bazaar to Robinsons Famous Pet Store and the one and only Scorpio Shoes. We host Saturday Fairs, food and history tours, plus a free entertainment programme for families in the summer school holidays. Its a great place to visit for real customer service and some canny Geordie banter whilst sitting at one of the cafe's and lots of local businesses waiting to welcome you.
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Waddler
York, UK9,719 contributions
Aug 2022
In years gone by I'd pass Grainger Market without dreaming of going in.

In 2019 I was tempted in to try the pizza at Slice, which I enjoyed, but it was close to closing time so not much seemed to be going on.

This time we went on a Saturday lunchtime. I was very impressed with the food options and loved Snackwallah - another of our party went to the coffee shop next door.

Its an interesting place as its a real mix of modern street food vendors, traditional fishmongers, meat sellers (whole pigs head anyone?), grocers and some old school bits and pieces.

Its probably still not Grainger Market's heyday, but the food outlets are a far cry from the old style cafes I remember from decades past and are giving it a bit of a renaissance to my mind.

If you aren't interested in a bite to eat, then there's probably less to keep you and it won't take long to have a quick poke around.
Written August 8, 2022
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK9,288 contributions
Mar 2022
Whenever we visit Newcastle we always make a point of looking around Grainger Market and the variety of stalls/outlets with items for sale.

Our favourite stall by far is that of the Geordie Bangers Co. During this year's visit to Newcastle we went one day to buy cooked sausage rolls for lunch; I can thoroughly recommend the spicy one I had containing Chorizo (?). We were travelling by train and on the day of our return to Edinburgh we visited the stall again and bought some packets of bangers to take home with us and more sausage rolls to eat for lunch as we travelled homewards.
Written October 4, 2022
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debparamita
23 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Food of many types is available. Though most places offer cold sandwiches, here I could locate an eatery that offered warm and toasted bread sandwiches. A variety of fast food is available in this market, ranging from Italian, Chinese ans French to Indian. Everything is available under one roof of a heritage building. Read Destination Wedding @ Newcastle upon Tyne in Papu Mashi the Nomad
Written July 25, 2022
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John M
Whitley Bay, UK34 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a great covered market that all the locals love and well worth a visit when in Newcastle. It contains a wide variety of excellent stalls selling everything under the sun. There is a great fishmonger, butcher, cheese stall, clothes stalls, a shoe shop which my wife loves (Scorpio Shoes), a fantastic Spanish deli, jewellery, gifts, and many, many more.
The real highlight for many locals though is the food vendors. This is the location where many great local eateries began, often moving on to bigger and better things, and there is always someone doing some form of great food in here. Current highlights are Feds Fried Chicken (truly next level fried chicken that should be exported to Kentucky and the rest of the US) and Dumpling & Bun (insanely good Chinese dumplings)

The only downside, and this is temporary, is that the building’s roof is currently being renovated, which likely won’t be complete until 2022, so if you are a visitor to Newcastle before the work is complete you won’t fully get to see how nice the building is, and the back of the market (Clayton Street end) is difficult to navigate due to all the scaffolding etc.

Definitely worth popping in for a snack and a browse of the stalls.
Written August 11, 2021
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LauraDaveJames
Solihull, UK3,742 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This traditional indoor market is located in the centre of Newcastle quite close to Grey’s Monument. It is an historic marketplace dating back to 1835.
It was not quite as vibrant as we remember it a few years ago. It appears to have suffered during the pandemic resulting in a number of the stalls now being empty.
However it is still well worth a visit if you’re in the city.
Written May 29, 2022
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Scenic511741
61 contributions
Feb 2022
A visit to this indoor market should probably be kept short.
It was very cold in Feb. Some stalls are quite nice but there are a lot of cafe style eateries within the market.
The mac and cheese place sounded nice but I wasn't ready for lunch by then.
They have the oldest, smallest Marks & Spencer stall. Only worth taking a photo - actual goods were not worth looking at.
Written February 18, 2022
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Theatrefan2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK141 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
I visited the butchers Oliver and Eden Family butchers today as I prefer my meat fresh off the counter. Ordered myself a steak. 20p was added to the order. Doesn't sound like much but when you are told you have to spend £10 to not get charged for using a card. My steak was just under £7. Yes one steak! Disgraceful as I know that any card transaction under £5 results in a charge to the business. Not £10. In the current pandemic where people are reluctant to have cash they must be raking it in. Its a shame because I know other traders in this market are not like this! Its traders like Oliver and Eden that prompt people to go to the likes of Tesco because the price you see is the price you pay. Disgusting
Written December 4, 2020
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ReviewChimp
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK443 contributions
Apr 2020
Grainger Market was one of my "go to" places whenever a visit to town was required.

Not only does it have a range of market stalls such as butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, and bakers but there's also a plethora of eateries (Turkish, Greek, chinese, British, but amongst the best there is Redhead's Mac n Cheese in my opinion) and other shops selling such things as retro games, records, toys and action figures, a brilliant comic shop, a pet shop, and clothes shops. You name it, Grainger Market probably has a store for it, all under one roof.

Unfortunately, lockdown happened, and being one of those people who require "shielding", this pretty much ended my Grainger Market adventures.

Life had changed...

It was, at the start, impossible to get delivery slots from supermarkets, I had to rely on friends and family dropping off bits and pieces for me. I know that is a true of many people. The feeling of helplessness was unreal.

However, I then spotted ads on the usual social media, Grainger Market had some sort of delivery system in place. I'm not sure if this was always available, but this proved to be invaluable.

I placed on order, got some meats from Finlay butchers, pastries and flour from French Oven (fantastic bakery), bird feed from The Fruit & Nut Company, and some pizza from the pizza shop that always has a giant queue outside it.

It arrived the next day, before lunch time, delivered by a cheery man, we chatted a little (from a distance), he was happy to still have a job, and was happy to be able to be in a position to help people.

Such a marvellous experience, from checking the website for things I want, to delivery. in fact, I've ordered from them since then, more meats, more pastries, cakes, yeast, all sorts, delivered by two amazing young ladies who were pleased to be able to help.

I'm not joking I say that Grainger Market has thrown me, and others, a lifeline. Every single item I've ordered from the place has been great (I've even had freebies thrown in from some traders), the delivery team have been nothing short of exemplary.

When we get through this, and we WILL get through this, I will continue to support Grainger Market, and I will do more of my essential shopping there. Although it's easier to get delivery slots from the big supermarkets now, they weren't the ones who proved potential life savers at the start. It was local traders from Grainger Market who helped feed my family.

More traders are being added all the time with goods for delivery, including the music merchandise shop, the dumpling stall, and gift shops.

I would urge people to visit the market if you can, spend your well earned money there if you are able to, in fact support your local markets and traders wherever you are.
Written June 25, 2020
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sheepygold
london5,223 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We spent a good 30 minutes wandering through the market. It was Saturday morning so pretty busy. There are all sorts of items to buy and places to eat. The original Marks and Spencer penny bazaar is also still here.
Written October 15, 2022
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Ludwik D
239 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I visited on Monday lunchtime, so it wasn't busy.
It's the last and probably greatest of the city indoor markets.
It's past its heyday,. It must have been very impressive decades ago. Now it's in decline, but still far far better than the newer smaller indoor markets in other towns.
This place must have been grand in its day. Although that greatness has faded.
Written August 1, 2022
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