Best Restaurants In Newcastle

Our city is overflowing with great places to eat, from gorgeous gardens for alfresco dining to daring date night locations that are sure to get you swooning. Whatever the occasion, this guide is on-hand with boozy brunches, cute afternoon teas and luscious libations to really make your experience extra special. Read on to uncover the very best restaurants in Newcastle.

Last updated on 23rd January 2023

97 & Social - Jesmond

375 user reviews 4

One of Newcastle's best restaurants for gastro goodies, 97 & Social is a gem in Jesmond's crown. Settle into whimsical surroundings and you'll find a menu of classics, including fish pie, moules frites, slow-braised chilli beef with chips, or taco and bottomless margarita brunches.

River Bar Washington

207 user reviews 4

Inspired by the great tastes of the USA, this top pick out of Newcastle restaurants has buns, booze and puds at the heart of the menu. Stop by River Bar Washington and you'll feast on homemade burgers doused in BBQ sauce or small plates that are almost too good to share. 


89 user reviews 4

Making our list of amazing restaurants in Newcastle Quayside is Aveika, who are on-hand with sexy pan-Asian small plates and handcrafted cocktails that provide the ultimate date night experience. Afterwards? Stop by the sprawling space's bar, garden or nightclub. 

Searching for Michelin star restaurants in Newcastle? House of Tides is the one and only; a charming escape in the Quayside area. Championing North East produce, the venue showcases British flavours at their finest against a backdrop of exposed beams and 16th century brickwork.

When it comes to Jesmond restaurants, the Fern Dining Room is a gorgeous pick from our list. From the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows to the gorgeous garden outlook, this setting couldn't get much better. Plus, the British menu from MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Danny Parker, is sure to wow too.

The Bridge Tavern might be a brewpub at heart, but the food menu here is equally as impressive. Made to be accompanied by a pint, the game bon bons, lamb kofta meatballs and beef brisket bites make for gorgeous small plate munching, while hearty mains include burgers or fish finger sarnies.

Lola Jeans

2 user reviews 5

A quirky restaurant with unique decor, Lola Jeans is a fantastic choice out of all the places to eat in Newcastle. To top it off, this venue really champions the humble burger, turning it into a gourmet feast thanks to a variety of signature toppings. 

For the best restaurants on Newcastle Quayside, look no further than The Broad Chare. While a gastropub at heart, this venue's plates include the likes of Lindisfarne oysters with apple, horseradish and dill dressing or goats curd-topped char-grilled celeriac - dishes that have earned them a mention in the Michelin Guide.

From the gorgeous space, which is decked out with sakura blossom and hanging lanterns, to the menu of pan-Asian food, Geisha is a paradise for those searching for a Japanese or Chinese restaurant in Newcastle. Foodies and Instagrammers alike will love chowing down on delicate dim sum, ramen and rich Thai curries.