Best Restaurants in Newcastle
Newcastle is a bustling and modern city on the North East coast that’s known for its creativity, culture and global influence
So when it comes to food, this city knows how to do it best! Ranging from the independent and quirky to world-renowned eateries, Newcastle is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat on any day of the week! With all that said, we’ve put together a list of the best restaurants in Newcastle to save you the time and hassle.
1. Fat Hippo Underground Newcastle
Since 2010, Fat Hippo Underground Newcastle has been serving up some of the best burgers you’ll find anywhere in the city. Open every day of the week, this restaurant is situated in an old Victorian cellar beneath the bustling streets of Newcastle. If you’re looking for meat-free then you’re in luck as this restaurant provides dedicated vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menus for you to browse. Starting out with just one site in Jesmond back in 2010, this restaurant has grown successfully and now operates 5 venues in total across the UK.
2-6 Shakespeare St | Website
You can't go wrong with a tasty Italian restaurant, and Insieme is one of the best in Newcastle. Named for Fine Italian dining, the relaxed atmosphere is perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes. Whether you want a light lunch or carb-filled dinner! Insieme seves all the classics as well as a few of their much-loved staples like their romantic 2 person deal. As well as the food, this venue is right in the heart of the action. This makes it an easy stop for any plans you might have in the Northern party city.
59 Westgate Rd | Website
3. Tortilla Newcastle
If Californian-Mexican cuisine is your thing, then head over to Tortilla Newcastle and discover some of the amazing tacos and burritos that make this place a hotspot for hungry shoppers! Proud to be fiercely independent, this restaurant isn’t “themed”, but rather aims to be as authentic as possible, with the owners hailing from San Francisco themselves. Whether you fancy some nachos, a classic burrito or a delicious quesadilla, this place has plenty for you to choose from!
Lower Level, intu Eldon Sq | Website
4. Nudo Noodle House
Serving the city of Newcastle some of the most unique flavours from authentic Chinese cooking, Nudo Noodle House opened in 2009 and has arguably become the most popular independent pan-Asian restaurant in the city. Aside from the speciality noodles, you’ll find a host of different Asian dishes on the menu like sushi, rice dishes and more. Aside from the main menu, this restaurant also provides dedicated vegan and gluten-free menus too. If you are fancying something that will start your day off, you may prefer the best bottomless brunch in Newcastle.
54-56 Low Friar St | Website
5. Aneesa's Buffet Restaurant
Specialising in Indian, Punjabi and cuisines from across the world, Aneesa’s Buffet Restaurant was proudly named “Best Buffet Restaurant” in the 2019 Food Awards England! The concept is pretty simple; With one fixed price every day of the week, you can enjoy an ‘all you can eat’ meal with their starters, curries and even their pizza, pasta and stir fry stations too! Even if you fancy a carvery, you can head down here on a Sunday and tuck right in!
Forster St | Website
6. Pizza Punks
Now with three restaurants across the UK, Pizza Punks Newcastle also has a pretty simple rule when it comes to food and prices; you can treat yourself to unlimited toppings when you create your own pizza for one set price. Also providing vegetarian and gluten-free options as well, this restaurant’s dough ingredients are sourced straight from San Francisco and homemade in-store every day. If you’re a big fan of pizza and looking for somewhere that puts quality, taste and price above everything else, this is a fantastic place to go.
34-40 Grey St | Website
If you’re looking for a table with a view, then Chaophraya Newcastle definitely won’t disappoint. Although situated in the busy intu Eldon Square shopping complex, this is a rooftop restaurant that gives you unparalleled views of the city and further beyond as you dine and relax. Specialising in modern and contemporary Thai cuisine and, of course, cocktails… this popular eatery has become a success and now has sites in multiple cities across the country. We also have an impressive list of the best clubs in Newcastle that you may find useful!
15 Upper Level, intu Eldon Sq | Website
8. Portofino Newcastle
Established in 1983, Portofino Newcastle is a proudly independent Italian restaurant & pizzeria situated in a stunning Grade II listed Victorian building after moving in 2000. With a particular focus on authenticity, there’s a huge amount of variety on offer, whether it’s pizzas, pastas, salads and much more. Not only that, but there’s also a huge selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options on the main menu too! Even on the weekend you’ll find the Sunday Lunch menu for you to take a look at as well.
12A Mosley St | Website
9. Tapas Revolution
If Spanish food is your thing, then head over to Tapas Revolution Newcastle for a delicious small-plate feast! Founded by famous Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy who featured on “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant”, this popular eatery makes authenticity a top priority. As well as tapas, you’ll find a range of paellas, small bites, lunch and vegan options on the menu too. The restaurant itself has a warm and inviting atmosphere, featuring industrial-inspired décor and raised tables. On top of all that, we can
Blackett St, Eldon Square | Website
10. George's Great British Kitchen Newcastle
Celebrating the best of British food, George’s Great British Kitchen Newcastle is a multi-award winning eatery that’s renowned for its fresh and modern take on fish & chips, cottage pie and much more! With a breakfast, lunch and main menu, you’ll find a whole host of vegan and vegetarian options across the board as well as a dedicated gluten-free menu too. If you fancy a drink or two as well, you’re in luck as this eatery also doubles up as a gin bar!
intu Eldon Sq | Website
11. Za Za Bazaar
Boasting a huge menu of world foods, Za Za Bazaar is a fantastic buffet restaurant that’s known for being the biggest restaurant in the UK with room to cater for up to 1000 diners! Situated in The Gate complex right next to the Chinatown area of the city centre, you’ll find cuisines from all over Asia alongside a burger bar, Tex Mex, Italian, British and much more! As well as the food, there’s also a bar that also features beers, wines and cocktails from across the globe!
Unit 8/9, The Gate, Newgate St | Website
12. The French Quarter
On the doorstep of Newcastle Castle is The French Quarter, a restaurant and wine bar that’s known for its welcoming and casual atmosphere as well as fantastic food. With a large and varied menu, there’s also a dedicated vegetarian & vegan section that boasts a great range of options. This eatery, situated beneath the iconic railway arches, is renowned for its authenticity… as well as its huge list of wines that we think you should definitely take a look at as well!
Arch 6, Westgate Rd | Website
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