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The Best Graduation Tables to Book In Newcastle Now Jesmond Dene House | Chakh Dhoom | Solstice | Bistro Du Vin | House of Tides | Lovage
Eat and Drink
July 2024
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Need a last minute table for your big celebration? We have you covered

Here are 10 of the best restaurants to book now for graduation in Newcastle.
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Bistro Du Vin

Allan House, City Road, Newcastle NE1 2BE
0191 229 2200

The buzzy yet relaxed Bistro Du Vin is at the heart of Hotel Du Vin serving classic French dishes with a modern British twist thanks to chef director Matt Powell and his team. They pride themselves on serving diners heart-warming, traditional French food which makes the most of regionally-sourced ingredients. Their Sunday lunches are always popular but you’ll want to browse their show-stopping à la carte menu for perfectly-cooked seafood and steaks and save room for their delicious desserts. Wine connoisseurs might wish to try the tasting menu where each course is paired with a complementary glass of wine chosen by their group sommelier.

Chakh Dhoom

127 Osborne Road NE2 2TB
0191 307 7300

New to Jesmond’s food scene, this restaurant serves delicious authentic Indian street food. The carefully curated menu is inspired by the diverse flavours of India, and be sure to check out their wine list when you visit too.

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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle NE2 2EY
0191 212 3000

Jesmond Dene House has so much to offer. Take part in their traditional Afternoon Tea with cakes, dainty finger sandwiches and their signature freshly baked, warm scones (and there’s a children’s version too). At Fern, their upmarket neighbourhood restaurant, the cooking is skilful, generous and heartfelt, with dishes inspired by the rhythm of the seasons with a focus on creating fine, flavoursome food. The team of chefs, led by executive head chef Eddie Saint, take inspiration from the classics and modern cookery techniques.

House of Tides

28–30 The Close, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3RF
0191 230 3720

At House of Tides, Kenny Atkinson’s elegant tasting menus emphasise natural, seasonal and sustainable produce and his efforts have won the restaurant a Michelin star alongside four AA Rosettes. This might be fine dining, but expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere inside the beautifully restored Grade-I listed 16th century former merchant’s townhouse where you can enjoy the likes of cured and confit sea trout and salt aged venison alongside carefully paired wines.

Lovage Lovage


115 St George’s Terrace, Jesmond NE2 2DN
0191 429 3750

This Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant in the heart of Jesmond use foraged and local ingredients to create their Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Menus change frequently, but with creative offerings like local lobster with fennel, sea veg and cuttle fish ink tuile, you’re always guaranteed something new.


6–10 Bowsden Terrace, Gosforth NE3 1RX
0191 243 5240

Since it opened last year, the French-inspired comfort food and wines served at this neighbourhood brasserie have made it a firm favourite with local foodies. Ophelia is the creation of chef Nick Grieves, and its offerings include delights like Gruyère cheese, wild garlic and leek quiche, the classic moules et frites, and fennel and honey set cream with Yorkshire rhubarb for dessert.

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125 Gosforth High Street
0191 825 0240

From the owners of Lovage comes this new spot in Gosforth that serves simple ingredients, sourced-locally and foraged where possible. Although closed on Monday and Tuesday, you can enjoy dinner from Wednesday to Saturday (5pm until 11pm) and lunch on Friday and Saturday from 12pm until 3pm. There is also an à la carte menu and a dedicated Sunday lunch. This small, family-run restaurant is definitely a must-visit.

Peace & Loaf

217 Jesmond Road, Jesmond
0191 281 5222

The accomplished British dishes served up at stylish fine-dining restaurant Peace & Loaf have made it a long time favourite in Jesmond. Experience Dave Coulson’s playful inventiveness with ingredients across one of their eight-or 12-course tasting menus, tuck into their three-course steak menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays, or come earlier in the day for a leisurely four-course lunch.

Six Six


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays NE8 3BA
07922 427019

With panoramic views over the Tyne bridges, Six arguably wouldn’t need to try that hard to be a destination restaurant. Luckily they do, and refined tasting menus offering modern British cuisine created using sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients have earned them two AA Rosette status. They also serve four varieties of espresso martini.


5–7 Side, Newcastle NE1 3JE
0191 222 1722

After only eight months of being open, Solstice – the newest fine-dining restaurant from Kenny and Abbie Atkinson – was awarded a Michelin star (which it has since retained). Just a stone’s throw away from the Tyne Bridge, it offers an elegant and intimate dining experience with 15-to 18-course tasting menus that emphasise simplicity, seasonality and sustainable practices.

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