Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne

Feeling hungry? You’re sure to find an option to suit everyone in our round-up of the best restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne. There are so many different styles of cuisine to choose from, the city is foodies' paradise. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite from a casual eatery, or a meal to remember from a Michelin-starred restaurant, there's an option to satisfy every craving and budget.
From authentic Italian cuisine to Indian street food and beyond, there are so many Newcastle restaurants that you'll be spoilt for choice read on to start planning your visit.


Dabbawal ·

69–75 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BX

Tucked away on High Bridge Street, Dabbawal serves genuine Mumbai street food in a casual atmosphere. There's a huge choice of small plates and big dishes, and sharing is encouraged, so it's great for large groups. Located just off Grey Street, it's ideal if you're after a bite to eat before hitting the city centre bars for a night out. There's also a pre-theatre menu that offers very good value for money between 5–6pm. Newcastle has plenty more to offer in terms of Indian food so, if you're a big curry fan, you'll definitely want to take a look at our guide to the best Indian restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne while planning your visit.


Pani's Café ·

61–65 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BX

If you love traditional Italian food, you'll definitely want to check out Pani's Café. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can expect to find this cosy hidden gem buzzing with diners enjoying authentic Sardinian pasta and seafood. Service is quick, and prices are very reasonable. The location on High Bridge Street means it's also the ideal spot for a pre-theatre meal. Pani's is a traditionally Sardinian restaurant, so you won't find any pizza on the menu, but if that's what you're craving, there are plenty of other options across the city. Take a look at our round up of the best Italian restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne to find your fix.


La Yuan ·

7–9 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG

There's no shortage of great Chinese restaurants in Newcastle, especially in the Chinatown district around Stowell Street and the Gate. One very popular example is La Yuan in the Gallowgate area, which offers authentic Sichuan cuisine in stylish modern surroundings. You'll find a huge selection of traditional hot and cold dishes, including tasty stir-fries, noodles, soups, seafood and stews. They don’t skimp on the spices either, so it’s a must-visit for diners who like hot food.


The Broad Chare ·

25 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ

If you want to try some hearty British food during your stay, visit The Broad Chare. It's a proudly traditional pub that serves up classic fare like mince and dumplings, fish and chips, and Scotch eggs. There's also a fantastic selection of local beers on tap, so be sure to wash your meal down with a pint of real ale. It’s located just off the Quayside right next to the Live Theatre, so it's great if you’re off to watch a show or visiting the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art during your trip.


Fuego ·

Fenwick Newcastle, Central Square South, 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7AS

Nestled away at the back of Fenwick Food Hall, Fuego is a Mediterranean-inspired café offering small plates and traditional tapas in a vibrant but casual setting. You'll find all sorts of Spanish dishes and charcuterie, as well as crispy stone-baked pizzas with a variety of toppings. They also have an excellent wine selection, so be sure to sample a drink or two during your visit. Owing to its convenient location inside Newcastle's premier department store, it is the ideal place to stop and recharge your batteries during a busy day of shopping


Blackfriars ·

Blackfriars Restaurant, Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN

If you would like to celebrate your visit with a spot of fine dining, then book a table at Blackfriars, a traditionally British restaurant just outside the Chinatown district in the city centre. Located inside a stunning former monastery dating back to the 13th century, it’s believed to be the oldest dining room in the UK, so it’s perfect for history buffs and foodies alike. The menu is seasonal, offering classic British fare made using fresh local ingredients. If it’s a special occasion, you could even consider hiring out their private dining room, available for groups of 8–18 people.


Chuchos ·

Byker – 271A Shields Rd, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1DQ / Jesmond – 36 Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2DJ

If you are looking for something quick, casual and tasty, Chuchos has got you covered. Call in at their Byker or Jesmond outlet and you'll find delicious fresh corn tacos with a range of authentically Mexican toppings, including homemade chilli salsas. Plus, the prices are great value, with tacos from around £2 each, so it's ideal if you're in need of a cheap eat.


The French Quarter ·

Arch 6, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SA

Good French cuisine that doesn’t cost a fortune can be hard to find these days, but not in Newcastle. At the French Quarter restaurant and wine bar, you can expect to find authentic French dishes cooked to perfection at very reasonable prices, all in a relaxed, sociable setting. The food is served as small plates, so it’s great for sharing, and the service is impeccable. If you’re on a tight budget, make use of the various set menus on offer throughout the day.


Scream for Pizza ·

21–25 Starbeck Avenue, Sandyford, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1RJ

You can't beat a great slice of pizza, and that's exactly what you'll find at Scream for Pizza, based just outside the city centre in Sandyford. Their speciality is real Neapolitan pizzas with inventive toppings, hand stretched and baked in a specially imported log fired oven. You'll also find a selection of starters, sides, and desserts made from local ingredients, all capped off with friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.



Guildhall, Newcastle, NE1 3AF

The Hard Rock Café Newcastle brings the classic American diner to the North East. Located within the historic Guildhall Grade 1 building dating back to the 17th century, you will find the renowned Hard Rock music memorabilia, synonymous with the brand. So grab a stacked burger with some delicious sides, shop the merchandise and take in the stunning surroundings with the added bonus of river side views.