Grainger Market

Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne: Hours, Address, Grainger Market Reviews: 4.5/5

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.
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Theatrefan2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK108 contributions
Rip off Butchers with their excessive card charges
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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SharonJT67
Durham, UK4,726 contributions
Great market
Oct 2020 • Couples
Popped in for a look for old times sake & bought a few bits, it’s a little sad at the moment with many stalls either closed permanently or temporarily whilst we deal with this ongoing pandemic, there is a lot of work going on with scaffolding at various points in the market too. The greengrocers, butchers, cobblers, cheese stall, delicatessen, M&S bazaar & a few cafes & various food stalls are still operating. You can’t take away the authenticity of this place, it’s so special and brings so many fond memories, just hope it manages to make it through as it’s steeped in history!
Written October 10, 2020
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trickeymicky
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK17 contributions
Greengrocer
Oct 2020 • Solo
I always go to the same greengrocer for my veg over the last few weeks I noticed there was different staff I thought the shop was bought by someone else and the product has went down hill bought some potatoes and when you fry them some of them go brown and the rest of them are white so they must be mixing old with new will never shop again at this establishment
Written October 9, 2020
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saintmorag
perth68 contributions
Great treck around for an hour or so
Sep 2020 • Couples
Loved all the little stalls, butcher meat is so cheap the one2one cafe is a great place for a spot of lunch, really reasonably priced
Written September 21, 2020
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gourmetflaneur
York, UK977 contributions
Classic market building that is coming back to life
Aug 2020
The building is undergoing restoration, thankfully to keep this market standing Glass roof lights, columns and aisles of the traditional Victorian(?) market are not fully visible everywhere at the moment but you can get a pretty good idea of its scale and style. The variety of shops is a little diminished at present - will the Spanish deli re-open, I hope so. but the fresh fish stall - superb - are open as are the butchers and grocers. You can buy socks, second hand books, women's clothes and painted footwear. It is lacking a vibrancy at the moment but all the more comfortable to visit when footfall is light. And there are a few cafes doing brisk trade. Well worth a visit.
Written September 5, 2020
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,416 contributions
Good
Aug 2020
This is a average market with a few great stores. The Chinese food shop was really good I can’t remember what it was called but I like it. La casa is good too.
Written August 26, 2020
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thimble
Hertfordshire, UK317 contributions
great
Aug 2020
its been a while since we were last here... a lot of the stalls are closed because of the covid but those that were open were very good especially the one that sells the stottties and pease pudding.. lovely and fresh ham and meat squares that are FULL of meat and not all puff like the supermarket ones.
Written August 9, 2020
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ReviewChimp
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK422 contributions
Grainger Market - A North East Gem
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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Sharon
Wallsend, UK19 contributions
Home Delivery
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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Dean Nelson
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK145 contributions
How shopping used to be!
Aug 2019 • Solo
Step inside and go back in time. A time before supermarkets and department stores. Some real hidden gems inside!
Written June 7, 2020
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