Restaurants

When you go to an independent restaurant you can be sure you’re tasting something unique, that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the country. In Newcastle and Gateshead we’re spoiled for choice, whether you want fine dining for two, a plateful of vegan delights or Indian street food for a party of twelve. Here we kick things off with our favourites:

Peace and Loaf

What is it? Since opening in 2013, Peace and Loaf has been a consistent source of foodie joy for the people of Newcastle and beyond. Part-owned by head chef, Dave…

Karma Kitchen

What is it? Run by a vegan and Geordie mother and daughter Karma Kitchen is a restaurant, takeaway and delivery service which offers to introduce your tastebuds to an absolute…

Super Natural

What is it? Named in homage to the first dedicatedly veggie and vegan restaurant to grace the streets on Newcastle in the seventies, Super Natural can be found serving up…

Dosa Kitchen

What is it? A South Indian canteen restaurant which is tucked away behind Osborne Road in Jesmond, Dosa Kitchen dishes out a melting pot of authentic gorgeousness which you will…

House of Tides

What is it? Newcastle’s only Michelin starred and 4 x AA Rosetted restaurant, House of Tides is a tasty jewel in the city’s Quayside crown. Located in a gorgeously restored…

Dabbawal

What is it? Dabbawal now has two lively and brightly coloured restaurants in Newcastle promising authentic Indian street food, just as you’d be able to buy it in Mumbai from…

Cook House

What is it? One of the coolest restaurants in the UK, according to The Times (and we’re not arguing), the Cook House began by occupying a couple of shipping containers…

Junk It Up Restaurant and Bar

What is it? Formerly The Bohemian, which bagged the Vegan Restaurant of the Year Award in 2017, Junk It Up promises – and delivers in all senses of the word…

Grumpy Panda

What is it? No better way to describe them than their very own strapline: The North East’s first American-style vegan diner – and Gateshead’s first 100% vegan eatery to boot….

Cal’s Own

What is it? Cal’s Own is the the first authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in the north of the UK, and the go to place for anyone that would take a poke…

Little Green Social

What is it? An absolute magnet for anyone looking for imaginative plant-based yumminess paired with a gorgeous atmosphere, Little Green Social is a vegan cafe, bar, restaurant, health food shop…

Ernest

What is it? Ernest is an absolute belter of a cafe bar, which has charmed itself into the routines of anyone who regularly finds themselves at the top end of…