35a St George’s Terrace, West Jesmond NE2 2SU
0191 340 8949
Shakespeare Street, Newcastle NE1 6AQ
0191 447 1161
36 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU
0191 370 9699
Fat Hippo has taken the North East by storm, one gourmet burger at a time – they’ve got a dedicated kids’ menu and, for the grown-ups, we recommend the Candy Man burger.
Central Oven and Shaker
8 Neville Street, Newcastle NE1 5EN
0191 349 9187
The pizzas this trendy Italian eatery put out from their wood-fired oven are among Newcastle’s best.
1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle NE2 1AP
0191 260 5216
Ernest’s brunch bowls have become the stuff of legend, but this indescribably cool spot also does a great line in flatbreads come eveningtime.
134–136 Manor House Road, Jesmond NE2 2NE
0191 281 6586
This is the absolute acme of a friendly neighbourhood Italian: full of life, unbeatable value, and bags of flavour.
63 Front Street,Cleadon Village, Sunderland SR6 7PG
0191 519 1747
Romano and Paolo Minchella set up shop in 1999 and became a firm local favourite for using local ingredients in both traditional and innovative dishes.
Beal, Berwick TD15 2PD
As the last stop before the journey to Holy Island, Lindisfarne Inn serves up a selection of hearty food including burgers, pies and pizzas.
7 Bedford Street, Middlesbrough TS1 2LL
This place does the sweetest little cupcakes for every occasion you can imagine: anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, Thursdays.
96 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AG
0191 384 0096
Tango K-G-B does a great range of gourmet kebabs, burgers, chicken dishes and steaks.