Restaurants

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, the Michelin-starred House of Tides. Established by acclaimed Newcastle-born chef Kenny Atkinson, it incorporates premium in…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Barnard Castle

Raby Hunt

A two-century-old, ivy-clad drovers' inn 11 miles east of Barnard Castle is now the staging post for gastronomic expeditions by self-taught chef James Close, who received his first Michelin star in 2012 and second i…
Top Choice Deli in County Durham

Knitsley Farm Shop & Cafe

It's worth stopping off 12 miles northwest of Durham en route to Northumberland National Park and Hadrian's Wall to stock up on Knitsley Farm Shop's incredible cheeses, meats, fruits, veggies, homemade sweets, biscu…
Top Choice Seafood in Tynemouth

Riley's Fish Shack

Steep timber stairs lead from East St to the beach and this rustic, tucked-away shack. Phenomenal local seafood underpins wood-fired dishes from wraps to empanadas and mains like cod on puy lentils with pancetta and…
Top Choice Gastropub in Barnard Castle

Bay Horse

It's well worth the 19-mile trip east of Barnard Castle to this 15th-century coaching inn in the pretty riverside village of Hurworth-on-Tees, but book ahead so you don't miss out on exceptional locally sourced dish…
Top Choice Deli in Corbridge

Corbridge Larder

Gourmet picnic fare at this fabulous deli includes bread, over 100 varieties of cheese, chutneys, cakes, chocolates and wine (you can get hampers made up) as well as made-to-order sandwiches, pies, quiches, tarts, a…
Top Choice Seafood in Bamburgh

Mizen Head

Bamburgh's best place to eat and/or stay is this stunning restaurant with rooms. Local seafood – lobster, mussels, crab, salmon, squid and more – is the kitchen's speciality, along with chargrilled steaks. Its 11 ro…
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 that mi…
British in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Blackfriars

A 13th-century friary is the atmospheric setting for 'modern medieval' cuisine. Beautiful stained-glass windows frame the dining room; in summer tables set up in the cloister garden. Consult the table-mat map for th…
Gastropub in Tynemouth

Staith House

Opposite the fishing quay where catches are landed daily, gastropub Staith House has a sunny beer garden, bar made from recycled timbers and an outstanding menu drawing on local, sustainable produce including seawee…