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Best Food in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Newcastle upon Tyne has a wide range of cuisine on offer. From Turkish specialities and Persian dishes, to Italian favourites and Indian cuisine, this eclectic city is a hub of cafes, bistros, gastropubs, and fine dining restaurants. Amid such great variety and exciting surroundings, here’s a guide to the best food in Newcastle.

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  • Foodie

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Moulin Rouge Cafe and Grill

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21

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Lezzet Turkish Restaurant

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The Bridge Restaurant

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Fratello's Italian Restaurant

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Artisan

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Rasa

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The Broad Chare

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Blackfriars Restaurant

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COOP Chicken House

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Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Newcastle city centre is so compact it's easy enough to get around on foot. The city also has a quick and efficient Metro system and plenty of buses and taxis.
  • If you really can’t decide where to go for dinner (or lunch), head to Newcastle’s Quayside, a scenic spot where you’ll be spoilt for food choices.
  • Street food and other pop-up eateries are becoming increasingly popular in Newcastle, so look out for these as you wander around the city.
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    Moulin Rouge Cafe and Grill
    Restaurants (Cafe, Middle Eastern, Persian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Serving tasty Persian dishes that are simply bursting with flavour, the Moulin Rouge Cafe & Grill is a relaxed and unpretentious spot. It’s the perfect place to treat your tastebuds at lunchtime.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • To sample a variety of flavours before your main meal, order a sharing platter to start with.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Full English 09/16/2018
    • Tasty food and reasonable prices 09/05/2018
    • Moulin Rouge Cafe and Grill
    Address:
    233 Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6AD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 232 0276
    Hours:
    Sun
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
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    21
    Restaurants (European, British)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’re looking to impress (or be impressed), you can’t go far wrong by booking a table at Cafe 21. Sure, it’s a little pricey, but the dishes are outstanding, the atmosphere and surroundings are superb, and the service is attentive without being intrusive. What more could you ask for?

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Couples
    Tips
    • If you’re on a budget (and even if you’re not), the set lunch menu and the early evening special menu offer great value.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious 09/17/2018
    • The UK has grown up to provide excellent cuisine for all of us foodies 09/16/2018
    • 21
    Phone:
    +44 191 222 0755
    Price range:
    $28 - $72
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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    Lezzet Turkish Restaurant
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Grill)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This is a traditional Turkish restaurant serving delicious food in a fantastic atmosphere, and with lots to choose from too. Lezzet’s philosophy is simple: they use quality ingredients, cook their dishes to perfection, and serve each one with a smile.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • The two-course lunch special is fantastic, and is great value for money.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for special occasions! 09/19/2018
    • Meal with friends 09/17/2018
    • Lezzet Turkish Restaurant
    Address:
    Front Street
    Benton
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 266 2777
    Price range:
    $13 - $72
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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    The Bridge Restaurant
    Restaurants (British, European)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Vermont Hotel’s Bridge Restaurant offers fine dining with spectacular views over the River Tyne, including the Tyne Bridge. It serves modern European cuisine, and is ideal for a Sunday lunch or a special evening meal.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Check out the ‘wine and dine’ menu – you’ll get a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for a reasonable price.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #306 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    • Great food & service 08/26/2018
    • Lovely food. 08/19/2018
    • The Bridge Restaurant
    Address:
    The Vermont Hotel Castle Garth
    Castle Garth
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 233 1010
    Price range:
    $20 - $53
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Thu
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri - Wed
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Fratello's Italian Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you have a hankering for Italian food while in Newcastle, head to Fratello’s for a quality pizza, pasta, or grilled meat dish. The staff are super friendly and the food is of a high quality.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Fratello’s is attached to the Holiday Inn on Jesmond Road in the city, but there’s also one at Newcastle’s International Airport.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #120 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Italian Food 09/16/2018
    • Affordable yet tasty! 09/08/2018
    • Fratello's Italian Restaurant
    Address:
    Jesmond Road
    Holiday Inn Newcastle Jesmond
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7LB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 212 5500
    Price range:
    $4 - $28
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Artisan
    Restaurants (British)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Artisan is a British restaurant serving modern dishes using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Located in The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery, a night out at Artisan is as much of a cultural treat as it is a culinary one; the restaurant has an adjoining gallery, where a 25-foot glass wall displays a collection of modern sculptures. The restaurant itself is spacious and contemporary, offering great food amid fantastic surroundings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • If you love seafood, head to Artisan on a Friday when it celebrates its links to the North Shields Fish Quay by hosting ‘Fish Fridays.’
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wife’s birthday/Sunday lunch... Everything cooked to perfection 09/17/2018
    • Wonderful dinner in a top class restaurant 09/16/2018
    • Artisan
    Address:
    16 Stoddart Street
    The Biscuit Factory
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 260 5411
    Price range:
    $21 - $79
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Wed - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
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    Rasa
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    There are a number of great Indian restaurants in the Newcastle upon Tyne area, most of them serving northern Indian style dishes. Rasa stands out for offering quality Indian cuisine that's instead inspired from Kerala in the south. The results are delicious!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • I'm a huge masala dosa fan, and the ones at Rasa are hard to beat this side of India.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Now Uri, please see review 01/15/2016
    • Expensive but worth it 12/29/2015
    • Rasa
    Address:
    27 Queen Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 232 7799
    Price range:
    $29 - $59
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Broad Chare
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Broad Chare is a traditional, stripped back, no-nonsense affair. Popular among the locals, it’s a typical British pub, serving tasty, wholesome food. There’s a great atmosphere, and the menu is ambitious without being pretentious. That’s a thumbs-up from me.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • While it's a haven for meat-lovers, vegetarians may struggle to find much to tempt their tastebuds here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A classy, quiet place just off the Quayside 09/22/2018
    • Very Pleasant Public House for great beer and a lunch snack. 09/18/2018
    • The Broad Chare
    Address:
    25 Broad Chare,
    Quayside
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 211 2144
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Blackfriars Restaurant
    Restaurants (European, British, Contemporary)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Blackfriars Restaurant has a long history dating back to the early 13th century. You can dine in the candlelit medieval banquet hall, the intimate dining room, or even out on the garden terrace on a nice day. Blackfriars is not all about the setting though; the restaurant boasts an impressive, award-winning menu with delicious dishes and impeccable service – not to mention a fabulous wine list.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Blackfriars is ideal for that special occasion and, in particular, for a romantic night out.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not cheap but great food and ambience... 09/21/2018
    • Birthday lunch 09/17/2018
    • Blackfriars Restaurant
    Address:
    Friars Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 261 5945
    Price range:
    $10 - $80
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    5:30 PM - 9:45 PM
    Other:
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    COOP Chicken House
    Restaurants (Barbecue, British, Grill)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If chicken’s your thing, the COOP Chicken House is the place to be in Newcastle. It’s an affordable, no-frills option that’s nonetheless well-executed. Think wood-fired chicken, chargrilled corn cobs, and sweet potato fries, all washed down with a pint of the local brew.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • COOP Chicken House is located just moments from Newcastle’s train station on Collingwood Street.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 1,047 restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Chicken 09/15/2018
    • Much DortyBox Joy 09/14/2018
    • COOP Chicken House
    Address:
    25 Collingwood Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 191 261 1542
    Price range:
    $7 - $21
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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