Top Choice Gastropub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Broad Chare

Spiffing English classics and splendid cask ales are served in the dark-wood bar and mezzanine of this perfect gastropub. Starters such as crispy pig ears, pork pies and venison terrine are followed by mains includi…
Top Choice British in Newcastle-upon-Tyne


A 12th-century friary is the atmospheric setting for 'modern medieval' cuisine. Check the tablemat map for the provenance of your cod, woodpigeon or rare-breed pork. Everything else is made from scratch on site, inc…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

House of Tides

A 16th-century merchant's house is now the home of Newcastle's most celebrated restaurant. Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson (a past two-time winner of the BBC's Great British Menu) works with premium ingredients…
Pizza in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Pizzeria Francesca

Excitable waiters and huge portions of pizza and pasta keep locals queuing at the door of this chaotic, cheerful neighbourhood restaurant – get in line and wait because you can't book in advance.
Modern British in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Jesmond Dene House

Head chef Michael Penaluna is the architect of an exquisite regional menu – venison from County Durham, oysters from Lindisfarne and herbs plucked straight from the garden. The result is a gourmet extravaganza.
Cafe in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Quay Ingredient

Beneath the Tyne Bridge's soaring steel girders, this chic little hole-in-the-wall has a devoted following for its eggs Benedict (and Florentine, and Montreal), but don't discount the rest of the menu – Craster kipp…
Burgers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Fat Hippo

Humongous burgers arrive on wooden planks with stainless-steel buckets of triple-fried, hand-cut chips at this local success story. Stinky Pete comes with blue cheese, jalapeño peppers and red-onion jam; 4x4 has a w…
International in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Silk Room

Glamorous fare (Northumberland grass-fed beef; whole local lobsters with garlic butter; kangaroo with port and caramelised pears) is complemented by over 25 brands of bubbly and 16 champagne cocktails at this glitzy…
Gastropub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Hop & Cleaver

Inside the magnificent Jacobean Bessie Surtees House, this hip spot is great for a drink (it brews its own small-batch craft beers) but the food (including house-smoked meats) is equally brilliant: smoky brisket wit…
Burgers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Fat Hippo Underground

An arched brick basement houses this city-centre offshoot of Jesmond favourite the Fat Hippo. Its namesake Fat Hippo burger comes with double beef patties, bacon, chorizo, cheese, onion rings and secret house sauce;…