No trip to Newcastle would be complete without sampling some of the delicious cuisine on offer in the eateries of this lively and welcoming city. Local produce is fantastic here thanks to the nearby coastal waters and lush green countryside surrounding the city, so expect fuss free flavours and delicious local fayre on the menu. Book into a Newcastle Travelodge hotel and discover some of the favourite eateries of the fun loving Geordies. Some great recommendations are:
House of Tides
With an enviable position, just a stones throw away from the Tyne Bridge. The House of Tides is located within a 16th Century merchant’s town house which has recently been lovingly restored to its former glory and is a stunning venue in which to dine. Downstairs there is a rustic reception and bar area tiled with 16th century flagstones, which is the perfect place to enjoy a drink before dinner. Upstairs is the intimate yet casual dining area, with beautiful old exposed beams, which is home to food from the now famous chef Kenny Atkinson. Food here is exquisite, simple, tasty and beautifully presented.
The Moulin Rouge Cafe & Grill
A firm favourite among locals and visitors to Newcastle alike, the Moulin Rouge Cafe & Grill might not look like much from the outside, but inside it’s the owners and the delicious food served here that makes it hugely popular. With tasty Turkish favourites like kofta kebabs served with flatbreads and rice, delicious fresh flavour-packed salads and dips, lamb and okra stew and some amazing mixed grills, you will be glad you found this little gem.
Pet Lamb Patisserie
Not a restaurant but a gorgeous bakery in Grainger Market set up by two friends with a passion for baking. You’ll find all kinds of delicious goodies awaiting you here, from cupcakes to traybakes and layered cakes to cookies and biscuits. Watch out for the cupcake specials, featuring such delicious delights as ‘Elvis’ a banana and chocolate chip sponge cake topped with their signature peanut butter frosting or ‘Parma Violet’, named after the childhood favourite sweets of the same name, which is both sweet and nostalgic. Perhaps try the huge array of brownies – Baileys cheesecake brownies, Mars Bar brownies, Red Velvet swirl brownies and Oreo brownies are just a tiny fraction of what’s on offer here. The perfect place for those with a sweet tooth.
A firm favourite with fans of Indian cuisine, Luigikhan’s offers a rather eclectic mix of Punjabi and Italian cuisine. Beautifully decorated and perfect for both adults and families thanks to a great kids menu, it’s the perfect restaurant to visit for a relaxed meal in pleasant surroundings. You’re always sure of a warm welcome here, and the customer service alone is the reason many a visitor returns time after time.
As varied as the city itself, the cuisine of Newcastle is certainly worth heading here to try. With a great mix of restaurants, bars and cafés serving everything from good old fashioned Geordie favourites to cuisine from all over the world, you’ll find something to suit every taste.
This is a guest post.