Newcastle upon Tyne, a vibrant city in Northeast England, is not just known for its rich history and iconic architecture, but also for its thriving food scene. The city is a gastronomic haven, offering a diverse range of dining options that cater to all tastes and budgets. From traditional British pubs serving hearty classics, to upscale eateries offering gourmet dishes, Newcastle's culinary landscape is as diverse as it is delicious. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne, each offering a unique dining experience that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Whether you're a local or a tourist, prepare to embark on a culinary journey that you won't forget.
The staff here are so helpful and put a rush on the food with the kitchen cause one of us had a train to catch. And also offered to draw us a map of the station. Food was good, vibes were lively, cocktails looked sound (and from the 2 sips I had tasted good too).
4 / 5
Just a cheeky cocktail and a few starters for a well deserved special late lunch for my partner and I. The food was excellent! (I've been many times and have never had a bad dish). The cocktails are above average and we got 2 for 1 at happy hour. Very reasonably priced and nice relaxing atmosphere. ... I'm going back next weekend!
5 / 5
The Waiter Courtney was really good regularly getting us drinks during our bottomless brunch so we always had drinks.
5 / 5
Visited last night for a meal with my husband. We’ve been before and each time the food has been delicious. We’ve tried something different each time and have never been disappointed. Everything is cooked beautifully, the kitchen staff are superb. I’ve attached the one photo of the food I took (inhaled the rest before the thought of a photo crossed my mind) which was my sweetcorn fritter starter. But it, and my main of Trini prawn curry, was cooked to perfection. My husband had the Run BBQ ribs and the meat fell off the bone. Our server last night was Will, food brought out quickly to us and he checked up with us to make sure everything was good, which it was. Mocktails and cocktails were lovely as well as the food, so big thanks to the bar staff also. The restaurant is always clean and tidy, even though it’s often busy. Even when it’s pretty full the staff are friendly and attentive. Niall is great and although he’s constantly doing jobs across the restaurant, made time to chat at the end of our meal. Overall, another brilliant experience dining here and will be back again.
5 / 5
This place is amazing! Went out for a birthday meal here, absolutely not my usual sort of place, but the menu had a few things I wanted to try, so I thought we’d give it a go. 100% a great decision - good tunes, delicious food, and some of the best staff I’ve ever seen in the service industry. Lorraine was *so* good at her job - friendly, attentive, just all round amazing, made us feel so welcome and created the perfect atmosphere. I’m absolutely going to visit again next time I’m in Newcastle!
5 / 5
Greek and Italian dining in a whitewashed, taverna-like restaurant with a pavement terrace.
Visited for restaurant week. Was very accommodating for walk-ins, staff were all extremely friendly. The decor of the restaurant is great and really captures the atmosphere you'd expect from a genuine Greek taverna. The food was excellent and I'm looking forward to visiting again and trying the rest of the extensive menu full of Greek classics. As mentioned it was restaurant week but the regular prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes are good. There's really no other option for Greek food in Newcastle.
5 / 5
Very good Greek food that comes in large portions as well. Love their gyros, always fresh and served with crispy chips. It has excellent meat to salad ratio. The tzatziki is also delicious. Add to that, fantastic service from the staff everytime I've been there.
5 / 5
I really like the design of this place! and All the walls are mainly painted in white and blue in order to show the Greek architecture traits. Their service is also very nice, all the staff are efficient and friendly. Also the food is amazing. Chicken was really soft and the fries are not too oily. The only thing is like that the dinning rooms look good in photos but actually quite small. It looks like they bought some kind of old hotel and refurbished it. Because it is too small of a room so it can get quite loud when there are too many people. However, overall, I love this place and I’ll come back.
5 / 5
Food is spectacular and value for money. I had the big fat Greek gyros dinner and it was magic. Greek sausage, lamb kebab, chicken souvlaki, pork gyros and banging home made chips the dinner was beautiful, well presented and well served. The staff are fantastic, especially CJ who is an absolute credit to the owners. Total cost for dinner with cocktail was £24 quid
5 / 5
Wow! Best Greek I’ve been too! Portions were fab, food quality was intense, atmosphere was brilliant. Enormous selection of cocktails and staff are super friendly and attentive! Can’t wait to go back. We had Greek nachos and a mezze sharing platter. Incredible! Thank you team
5 / 5
Stylish chain steakhouse serving sustainably raised, grass-fed British beef, burgers and ribs.
Came for an evening meal with my girlfriend. First time here, and it was amazing!! Really enjoyed the food! I had the 120z sirloin steak (medium), and it was delicious. Can't believe I've waited so long to come! The Mrs was really impressed as well. We both had 3 courses, and it was a good amount of food but not too much to feel overly full! Highly recommend visiting.
5 / 5
Lovely meal today. Jonny our sever was amazing with his knowledge of the cuts on offer, what’s recommended and made us feel comfortable in ordering what we wanted rather than just agreeing with what was said on the menu. He’s an asset to the restaurant.
5 / 5
Overall a nice evening, but waitress Olivia was virtually a one man band and so occasionally we had to wait, but that is nothing against her she never stopped. The steak was tasty but the accompianing items were quite small. The toilets were very clean which is always a good sign.
4 / 5
I have been to the restaurant for lunch with my friend. The restaurant has a beautiful interior. We had chicken breast and steak as a main and double chocolate ice cream and profiteroles. The chicken breast and steak were very juicy, soft and full of flavours. The service staff was good. Although the restaurant was not busy for lunch. Overall the dining experience was amazing. We see you again.
5 / 5
We are here on a Thursday night, I had the special menu and my fiancé had the main menu. Our server mark was excellent, exactly what you expect from millers and Carter. Great experience, great food and great service.
5 / 5
Polished Sicilian restaurant serving char-grilled dishes, stone-baked pizzas & seafood.
Fabulous clean and well presented restaurant located on the Tyne Quayside. We made reservations in advance, and we're seated on the upper floor. It's worth noting that as time progressed, the restaurant filled significantly. Helpful and friendly staff, table service. We asked for water for the table and noted that until the bottled option had been opened and poured, tap water was not brought to the table. We chose to opt for wine by the bottle as it was a much cheaper option than by the glass. The food was superb, very generous potion sizes, and all served hot. There was literally no room for dessert, as temping as the menu was. The upstairs toilet facilities were in good condition and clean, and there was no queue for the ladies during our visit. When presented with the bill, we did have to ask for the service charge to be removed. We made our own decisions about the value of service received. We would definitely visit again, especially for the calamari, which was exceptional.
5 / 5
We had a work party here (14 I think) and were very well looked after by the staff, drinks were kept topped up and waits for food were fine. I had just mains to try the place out without spending a big whack. When my lasagna came I was initially a bit worried that I might end a little hungry. But I was stuffed, and happy with the flavours too. In both the lasagne sauce and the dressing for the rocket and parmesan side salad there was a lovely tang that I couldn't put my finger on - sweeter and less sharp than balsamic vinegar. Maybe it was a certain type of tomato in the pasta. The sauce of the lasagne tasted very fresh and was so lovely I wanted a bit more to eat with some bread. Lasagne was £15 and small glass house pinot grigio was £7.75. The set meal was quite pricy I thought, but I was fairly happy with the price I paid. I think experiences in the group were a bit mixed for food vs value however. Interiors are lovely and spacious, clean, and modern - simple dark lines, classy. I wouldn't say it screams fancy though. Maybe it's the echoing of cutlery. Or that toilets are upstairs which feels a little poorly thought out. Overall I had a nice time here and felt looked after. I enjoyed my dish but sadly not everyone did.
4 / 5
Overcooked pasta, precooked meals; you can tell from the powdery chicken. No need to squeeze your wallet and torture your palate with them. There are many good Italian restaurants with reasonable prices in town. Instead of being served, essentially, a microwave food that has been nicely presented, at the highest price.
1 / 5
Book in advance! I had fantastic time in this restaurant! Food and drink was expensive but worth it. The first floor is cosier on winter days, and some snowy animated light outside adds to the seasonal atmosphere. I liked our waitress knew when we need her, was brief and efficient. Champagne costed about £10 per glass, and delivered its promised long taste. Filet stake was small, but delightful, enough for me, but I'm not sure if you'd be satisfied if you are a big hungry guy! I had a non-alcoholic coctail with gin, it does taste right in my opinion. Two of my companions were happy with their choices too. See the photos. Yes, the bill was high, but I felt it was right for the occasion. Mind you, some kids had a birthday party just opposite our table, so if you are on a date or just need a quiet spot, it might be worth mentioning when booking.
5 / 5
One of the best restaurant in the UK. Food was delicious, great atmosphere and lovely staff. Just portions were bit smaller and extra price for both pricey steak sauce was unfair. I will definitely go again.
4 / 5
The ambience was top notch with the view from the window seats. Papaya salad and basil fried pork were not bad, but did not stand out as much as I expected in terms of spice/flavour. The pineapple fried rice could do with more wok hei but was otherwise delicious. Waiters did not let us know beforehand that the prawn crackers would be subjected to extra charges, but were very polite. Would still come back again.
4 / 5
We spent a wonderful evening in the company of friends. We celebrated our friend’s graduation in the restaurant. The atmosphere was fantastic and the workers were wonderful. We ordered coffee and some dessert, as well as the evening dishes, all of which were delicious.
5 / 5
Family 60th birthday held at restaurant. First time I have been hear and found it hard to see food due to dim lighting throughout restaurant. Food was very nice, Ribs to start - unusual flavour and texture tender but more fatty than I was expecting. Curry and coconut rice as main this was very nice would have again. Prawn Crackers ordered for table, nice flavour with a little spice. Only negative on service would be for a party of 21 people they only had one person serving, by the time the server had placed the mains you were waiting 5 - 10 minutes for the rice and sides to be put out.
3 / 5
I just want to say thank you to Mike and Asia who got us sorted yesterday for my partners surprise dinner. I remember trying to book the terrace for 7 guests but it was unavailable. I eventually put it in a request box and on the day of the event, Mike reached out to me and tried to sort the terrace out for me. Asia was the one who brought us the wine and drinks and when I told her it was his birthday, she got him a cake. We ALL enjoyed the food and the ambiance and honestly, it was worth everything we paid. Our friends also loved the food and the restaurant. Will definitely recommend.
5 / 5
A lovely place, an excellent atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service were great. I can't wait to dine there again.
5 / 5
Gastropub-style dining, kebabs, brunch & botanical cocktails in a striking interior.
What a fun place! We sat at a table with an amazing view of the 'strip' and my wife and I just looked out for ages! The kids were on their phones anyway so they were fine! The food was decent, I shared the kebab for 2 and the kids had chicken and beef burger. No regrets coming here. We had a couple of cocktails which were really cool and the puddings were very good. Our waiter J was very friendly and did everything he could for us. I will come back here again to try out other dishes which should allow me to up the food to 5 stars...
5 / 5
Food was decent (not the best, but still nice), I got a scotch egg first and a meat skewer after. The place looks stunning with the bright glass roof. Service was excellent, very kind and attentive, and very quick. I’d totally recommend.
5 / 5
The food was very tasty. Really good sized portions and also plenty to choose from on the menu. Atmosphere was fantastic, good music and a great vibe, a decent singer was on also. Will definitely be back again
5 / 5
The food and drinks here were all lovely it was easy to order from the table and the service was quick. I came here with my partner because we have been to a few botanists, we always have a good experience the middle area above the bar was beautifully decorated. Only downside was it was a little loud near the bar for my preference however I am more sensitive to sounds so that may be something to keep in mind for certain people. Once sat further in it is no longer a problem, our server Abby was very nice helped with any questions about the food and my dietary restrictions
5 / 5
Lovely Saturday lunch with my daughter. Chicken satay & hummus with flatbread for starters. Hanging kebabs for mains. All food was beautiful. Server was friendly & knowledgeable. We had no wait for our food. Our go to place when we come into town. 1st class *****
5 / 5
Low-key corner restaurant offering Italian pasta, pizza, salad & meat dishes, plus outdoor seating.
This is the best Italian cuisine I had in Newcastle, authentic and delicious. Ordered seafood linguine and really enjoyed. The flavour was spot on, the only downside for me was one or two clams tasted a bit sand, it was really difficult to fully clean the sand though. Compared the ones I had in the past, it was really good. The garlic bread was top notch too with great size. Family had lasagnas and they said it was lovely as well.
5 / 5
Mascalzone is an authentic neighbourhood Italian. We found the food delicious especially the ravioli. The service was exceptional and the menu was excellent value for the quality of food you get. We found the location and venue is charming. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to try a family run Italian.
5 / 5
Superb meal, food was very tasty, hot, well presented and all came out timely for our party of 9. Thoroughly recommended 👌
5 / 5
Just had tagliatelle with smoked trout and asparagus, I don’t often bother with fish but I saw someone order this. It was absolutely delicious. We both had it, and couldn’t believe how much we enjoyed it. Ian the chef has created something lovely.
5 / 5
Wonderful food as always, prompt and attentive service. We’ve been before and will continue to visit, fantastic restaurant.
5 / 5