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An open-flame restaurant, part of the new 'container community' under the Tyne Bridge in Gateshead.

survey result

Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An unabashedly carnivorous outfit in a “fantastic location on the quayside” – part of the container-bound By The River Brew Co. – housing brewery, street-food market, and bike shop. The “brilliant food is cooked over flame”, with a “lovely use of different cuts” doled out in “hearty servings” (“the pig’s head crackling is so plentiful you have to share it with other tables!”).

Summary

£67
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wood-fired wonders from one of Newcastle’s best!” – a “tremendous menu” of “raw-in-tooth-and-claw meat cooking over open flame” draws aficionados to this “wonderful location, right under the Tyne Bridge”. There’s “nothing here I could cook at home – many things I couldn’t even imagine. Risky, but it works!”

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very good” reports again on this restaurant that’s part of the container village under the iconic Tyne Bridge, run by the ‘By The River Brew Co’. There’s also a covered terrace and outdoor market. Grills over open fire are at the heart of the menu, and there are many exotic local brews to wash down the food.

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Right on the banks of the Tyne, under the iconic Tyne Bridge, with some of the UKs best city views” – these “trendily laid-out, converted shipping containers” have “a fabulous setting” and are “quirky in every way”. “Start with a beer: there’s around 15 to choose from, many brewed on the premises, served in 1/3 and 2/3 measures (a good plan given the strength range, of 5%-10%)”. The food is “cooked in-view” in a ‘fiercely seasonal, open-fire kitchen’ and the fairly eclectic results are regularly outstanding: “mains were as good a meat as I’ve had. The Barnsley Chop was gargantuan, cooked with seafood (it works!). The whole lemon sole easily fed two, and was perfect”. The odd reporter does strike unlucky, though: “duck predicted as ‘tender’ wasn’t… steak and bone marrow was very salty yet vegetables were bland”.

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Hillgate Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2BH

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Trakol Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Trakol Restaurant in NE8, Gateshead by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Trakol restaurant.
David C
Oysters with caviar, followed by a feast of...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Oysters with caviar, followed by a feast of pigs head, pork, black pudding, steak bone marrow, Caesar salad and vegetables … six ravenous blokes were satiated and delighted and we didn’t get close to eating it all! We can’t believe Trakol closed at the end of 2023 … it will be sorely missed!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £28.00 £4.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Hillgate Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2BH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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