A Local’s Guide To The Best Restaurants in Newcastle

Mmmm, FOOD!

Is food not just single-handedly the best thing on this planet? Not only does consumption quite literally keep you alive, but it’s also a fabulous social activity and (depending on what it is that you’re eating, of course) is just so delicious.

Newcastle is a city renowned for its fabulous restaurants, cafes, and eateries – tasty food in unique locations. When you step out of Central Station and into the heart of the city centre, you may feel overwhelmed with the vast choices, and who could blame you?

The Newcastle Chronicle created their own list featuring 10 jaw-dropping restaurants, but we’ve whittled it down to make it even easier for you. Follow our simple guide so that you know exactly where you need to be for a good chow down. Time must not be wasted…

Fat Hippo Underground

You may be startled by the name of this restaurant if you haven’t yet heard of it – please, just hear us out!

Fat Hippo Underground is the place to be if you’re wanting to pig out on some incredible, dirty (we know you know what we mean) burgers. Beneath a subterranean lair in this lively north-eastern city awaits juicy patties, messy fingers, and punchy sauces. Prices start from £9.90, so you don’t need to break the bank in order to satisfy all of your junk food desires.


Just when you thought that Newcastle’s Quayside couldn’t get any better, Aveika popped up offering a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. Their full menu is proudly displayed on their website – we have our eye on the ‘Prawn Katsu’ and ‘Dragon Roll’. 2-courses from the bustling set menu will only set you back £14 and if you want to make it 3-courses, it’s only £2 more!

Satisfied with your meal but not ready to end the night? This particular place transforms into a bar/nightclub, playing dance music until the early hours of the morning.

The Botanist

The perfect meal can be found at The Botanist, located within Monument Mall. Cost of a main course starts at £9.95 and although it does get steeper the further your creep into luxury, we assure you it’s worth it.

The most important part of a restaurant is the quality of the food and nothing should compromise that, but the second is probably the aesthetics. The Botanist sure delivers; explore a secret garden with a beautiful roof terrace as you dine. No booking or celebrity status necessary, you can simply head up the stairs and embrace the breath-taking view of Grey Street.

When you’re up there, you may think about the roof on your own property and decide it could do with a freshen up to increase value or make your neighbours jealous. Findley Roofing & Building are roofers (Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle and beyond!) who would love to help.

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