Grainger Market
Grainger Market
4.5
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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Theatrefan2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK159 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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debparamita
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Scenic511741
61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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LauraDaveJames
Solihull, UK4,856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ReviewChimp
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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David M
Gateshead, UK82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Heard a lot about the 'fresh' seafood available tried 'Lindsays' for winkles...dear me paid nearly £4 for grit & sand? Now ive been brought up on winkles & any winkle lover knows if they're not rinsed your in for a gritty time...these were full of sand & grit went straight in the bin which is a dis-service to the poor winkle tbh. Absolute garbage.
Written April 26, 2023
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sheepygold
london5,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sharon
Wallsend, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I placed an order with the Grainger market requesting fresh cream cakes and brownies from ‘The French Oven’ and a cheese selection from ‘Matthews cheeses’ as a Father’s Day gift. The cakes were lovely, fresh and tasty. The cheeses were delicious and were beautifully presented. The package was delivered promptly and well packaged. The gentleman delivering taking exceptional care in this current pandemic. A great purchase 😁
Written June 21, 2020
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Susan R
Durham, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Brilliant market, lots of friendly stall holders ready to have a chat or give a cheerful smile. ..and so many great things. Amazing meat from Oliver and Eden...lamb mince so much less than the supermarkets!
Bargain fruit and veg, wonderful pumphrey's coffee,
Smoked anchovies from the fishmonger, cheese, plants, vintage clothes AND a beautiful heritage Marks and Spencer stall.......and that's before I ve got to the vast range of food outlets....go at midday and you won't be disappointed.
Written December 6, 2022
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