Celebrate your visit

With hundreds of trendy drinking haunts and heavenly restaurants, you will have no issue finding the perfect hot-spot to celebrate your visit to the North East. Treat yourself in the region’s most treasured eateries, or unleash your free-spirit and discover your own hidden gems…

Grey Street and Monument ·


With so many top-quality eateries on offer in Newcastle you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you fancy Thai, Italian, tapas or British cuisine, you will find an abundance of choice within metres of the Grey’s Monument. Overlooking the Monument, The Botanist is a must-visit for a delicious meal, horticultural-themed cocktails and regular live music.

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Quayside ·

Gateshead, Newcastle

You will be torn between the exquisite food, variety of restaurants and breath-taking views along Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside. A must-visit is By the River Brew Co on the Gateshead side, a quirky shipping container village tucked under the Tyne Bridge. Sample some locally-brewed beers, enjoy open-fired restaurant dining or tuck into some independent street food.

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Tynemouth Front Street ·


Visit Riley’s Fish Shack, a stylish beach hut restaurant on the cliff-lined King Edward’s Bay. Take in the view of the nearby ruined Tynemouth Priory as you enjoy the freshest seafood dishes. If you prefer a more conventional meal, a walk along the bustling Front Street reveals a selection of upmarket bars and restaurants.

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Ocean Road ·

South Shields

Linking South Shields metro station to the town’s seafront, this popular street is packed full of great restaurants. For a taste of an authentic traditional English seaside experience make sure you try award-winning Colmans fish and chips. They have a restaurant on Ocean Road, or you can visit the nearby Colmans Seafood Temple overlooking the beautiful sandy beach.

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Durham City ·


Durham is bursting with quaint cafés and tearooms. Try the Flat White Kitchen or Café, both a true hit with locals and a must-visit for tourists. Serving delicious coffee and highly-acclaimed food, the quality service attracts huge queues outside of its door on a daily basis.

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