Your Jesmond Guide: Margarita Brunches, Waterfall Walks And Live Music

Published . By Lauren Cole.

Ever wondered where the hottest parts of Newcastle are? If you hadn't already heard of this stylish suburb, then we're not sure what rock you've been living under. From escaping into the great outdoors to hitting up chic cocktail joints and tucking into bottomless frozen margarita brunches, here's our guide to activities, bars and restaurants in Jesmond.


Check Out These Jesmond Restaurants

Zarabanda Bing Bing: This Archbold Street eatery is merging the glamour of 70s Ibiza with live entertainment, deer-laden chandeliers and lush greenery. Expect to sip through 'watermelon sugar high' cocktails while munching on Japanese green curry or a Northumberland braised venison hotpot.

Geisha Jesmond: For pan-Asian fare, including the likes of sushi, bao and dim sum, look no further than a trip to Geisha, one of the best restaurants in Jesmond. Settle down among the lanterns and sakura to enjoy a meal in the gorgeous space.

The Fat Hippo Jesmond: Gut-busting burgers? Sign us up. This laidback spot definitely fits the bill, dishing out patties slapped between two buns with a variety of toppings, such as candied pineapple, chilli bacon jam and pulled pork rib.

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse: Any meat fiends are going to want Rio on their radar, as it's fronting the finest cuts and juicy morsels for you to chow down on. Topping it off? A list of cocktails to help your meal go down easily.

Peace And Loaf: Restaurants in Jesmond Newcastle don't get much better than the opportunity for some fine dining. Here, MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Dave Coulson offers an experience that's earned two AA Rosettes and a mention in the Michelin Guide.

Branches Jesmond: This contemporary restaurant whips up five-course tasting menus, alongside a la carte options and Sunday lunch, for a relaxed twist on fine dining. You'll find it on the hugely popular Osborne Road.

Sohe Jesmond: Mosey over to The Cairn Hotel and you'll uncover an elegant eatery tucked away in a Victorian building. Head inside for a fusion menu of pan-Asian dishes, which includes influences from Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea and more.

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Zarabanda Bing Bing is one of the many great restaurants in Jesmond, especially for live performances.

Sip Away At Jesmond's Bars And Pubs

The Holy Hobo: From the vintage leather sofas and open fire place to its antique lampshades, this watering hole is one cosy den. The DJ's music will keep you groovin', while the cocktail list features dib dab flavoured martinis and the food menu offers a choice of kebabs or burgers.

97 & Social: A vibrant cocktail and gastro bar, 97 & Social is your go-to for tipsy teas, bottomless brunches featuring tacos and frozen margaritas, or alfresco drinks. Nab a table here to celebrate all occasions, or just because.

Spy Bar Jesmond: Out of all the bars in Jesmond, this spot is the best for sports fans. Home to three big screens and eight TVs, alongside a choice of American-style burgers or pizzas, it's not to be passed up when you want to catch a screening.

Jam Jar Jesmond: Offering up £5 martinis on Mondays, £3.50 house doubles on Thursdays, and 2 for 1 grub on Tuesdays, Jam Jar is just the place for lovers of a good deal. What's more, the drinking and dining destination also serves a dreamy boozy brunch. 

Osbornes Jesmond: Showing big screen live sports, while serving food from Brack Burgers, makes this one of the finest pubs in Jesmond. Whether you fancy a bite to eat at the sprawling streetside tables or just want to sink a pint, it's got everything you need. 

The Bluebell: An idyllic boozer found in Jesmond Vale, The Bluebell offers a warm atmosphere for pub grub, Sunday lunch and playing pool. Their vast, grassy beer garden strung with fairy lights completes their offering.

97 & Social Jesmond Bar | DesignMyNight

You can even wash tacos down with bottomless frozen margaritas at 97 & Social Jesmond.

Discover Quirky Things To Do In Jesmond

Wylam Brewery: When it's hosting everything from pizza festivals to live brass bands and killer DJ sets, you know Wylam Brewery is the place to be for events in Jesmond. And if you fancy a pint of craft beer, their tap room is ready and waiting too.

Jesmond Dene Park: This narrow woodland valley follows the river Ouseburn, with Jesmond Dene Falls and House making up the main attractions. Better yet, theatre fans can enjoy open-air theatre performances throughout the summer.

Exhibition Park: With its skate park, sports areas, boating lake and Victorian bandstand, this gorgeous public park is a great choice for activities in Jesmond. Head down with the family or on a chilled date to enjoy a quaint green space in the urban outdoors.

The Town, Dukes & Little Moors: If you fancy yourself as more of a rambler, but don't want to leave the city, these three moors are a safe bet. Found just west of Jesmond, they're easily accessible and perfect for walking the pooch or enjoying views over Newcastle.

Newcastle Cricket Club: Get up close and personal with some of the city's sporting action right here. Watch the Newcastle team battle it out in the North East Premier League, with a drink in hand, of course.

Things To Do Jesmond Dene Wylam Brewery | DesignMyNight

From gazing at waterfalls to catching a gig, Jesmond isn't short on fun things to do.

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