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Top Choice Modern Irish in Newcastle


Above the Anchor Bar, this nautical-styled 1st-floor restaurant is one to watch. Chef Paul Cunningham's local foraging skills and inspired flavour combinations give rise to dishes such as rhubarb-cured salmon with b…
Cafe in Newcastle

Niki's Kitchen Café

The crowds testify to the success of this large, airy eatery, where the menu focuses on quality versions of classic cafe cuisine, including seafood chowder, fish cakes and sides of chunky chips served in a wee wire …
Irish in Newcastle


The menu at this sleek town-centre bistro shamelessly promotes Irish produce: roast cod with leek gnocchi, Cherry Valley duck breast with parsnip tarte tatin, and buttermilk panna cotta with blackberry gel and peanu…
Ice Cream in Newcastle

Strand Cafe & Bakery

Yes, there's a cafe and bakery here, but the real reason to stop by is to order a cone of award-winning ice cream, made here since 1930. Classic flavours include raspberry ripple, honeycomb, and chocolate and orange…
Cafe in Newcastle

Olive Bizarre

Vegetarian and vegan options abound at this chilled little cafe: soups, quiches, pies, jacket potatoes, sandwiches and daily specials such as organic falafel balls with Ballymaloe spiced tomato relish and hummus.