Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hardens guides have spent 29 years compiling reviews of the best Newcastle Upon Tyne restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 111 restaurants in Newcastle Upon Tyne and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Newcastle Upon Tyne restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Dabbawal Indian restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 69-75 High Bridge - NE1
“Quality Indian street food” and a “fantastic selection of really unusual small plates” attract the most feedback of any curry house on Tyneside for this 12-year-old near the Theatre Royal (and its Jesmond offshoot). “Our go-to for a very rapid meal in Newcastle”, its “innovative menu and fresh cooking” “never disappoint”.
2. Valley Junction 397 Indian restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne Old Jesmond Stn, Archbold Ter - NE2
The Valley Restaurants promise a unique and pleasurable dining experience in luxurious surroundings. Superbly presented authentic dishes from Bangladesh and the Indian subcontinent are served with impeccable style by attentive waiters. The Valley Restaurants are proud to have ...
3. House of Tides British, Modern restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 28-30 The Close - NE1
Behind “an unassuming but smart exterior”, Kenny & Abbie Atkinson’s much-accoladed venue was Newcastle’s highest-rated this year. Set on the Quayside in a Grade I listed sixteenth-century town house, you enter through the “lovely bar”, and climb to the upstairs restaurant, which is warm and vibrant, with “extremely helpful staff”. In the evening, the offering is a ten-course tasting menu (for £95) which is almost universally rated as exceptional in its quality.
4. 21 British, Modern restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity Gdns - NE1
“Still setting the standard for Newcastle restaurants” – Terry Laybourne’s “first class” brasserie remains the city’s most-mentioned venue, as it has been for most years in various locations since 1988. “Caring and friendly staff” provide “creative” food and it’s recommended for just about any occasion.
5. Pani’s Italian restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 61-65 High Bridge - NE1
“Still going strong after all these years”; for “real Italian food” (the “usual suspects” plus “some interesting Sardinian specialities”) you “can’t beat” brothers Roberto & Walter Pani’s recently refurbed “old favourite”, launched in the mid nineties.
6. Cook House British, Modern restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne Foundry Lane - NE6
“A real star amongst Newcastle’s growing stable of good eateries” – ex-architect Anna Hedworth’s casual, all-day haunt has moved from its original home in a Byker shipping container to a bricks-and-mortar building thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Serving up accomplished all-day fare and now also dinner: “excellent cocktails to start are followed by great food based on local and seasonal ingredients”.
7. Francesca’s Italian restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 134 Manor House Rd - NE2
A “brilliant traditional Italian”, in Jesmond, whose “fabulous” ambience, “cheap but great quality food” and “consistently good service” ensure that, even decades on, it’s usually packed to the gills.
8. A Taste of Persia Persian restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 34 Osborne Road - NE2
The “excellent Persian food” at this “friendly” Jesmond spot wins high ratings for “one of the cheapest restaurants in Newcastle for cooking of high quality”. A more central branch near the station has closed down.
9. Peace & Loaf British, Modern restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 217 Jesmond Road - NE2
Dave Coulson’s “grown up” six-year-old in Jesmond is one of the city’s best-known and best-liked addresses: “a very pleasant venture with some surprising dishes” either from the à la carte, competitively-priced prix fixe (two courses for £25) or the “fantastic seasonal tasting menu” (£80 – must be ordered in advance).
10. The Patricia British, Modern restaurant in Newcastle upon Tyne 139 Jesmond Road - NE2
“On the coast road through Jesmond not far out of Newcastle’s centre”, and hiding behind a “shop-front style façade that doesn’t really do it justice”, Nick Grieve’s bistro proves to be a “cosy” and “romantic” spot, with “lots of care taken to source and present quite excellent dishes”. “Brilliant Sunday lunch” too – “hooray!”
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