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Eat and Drink
October 2022
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You don’t have to travel far in the North East to get a taste of worldly flavours

Here's four we love.


On Heaton Road, a bustling street full of up-and-coming foodies, you’ll find Boquerones, Heaton’s first and only Spanish restaurant which brings the best of traditional and modern tapas to the North East. Their freshly-made dishes are created using premium ingredients and well-known Spanish specialties such as Manchego cheese, Serrano ham and padron peppers – and you can pair a bottle of their Spanish wine or fruity sangria to your small plates.

The Rabbit Hole 

Durham’s opulent 1920’s Shanghai-inspired supper club brings an eclectic mix of fine dining and cosy intimate corners, perfect for enjoying oriental favourites or a platter of dim sum. In the evening order spring rolls, prawn crackers or hot and steamy dumplings for appetisers, followed by satay chicken, chow mein or chilli fried rice.


Get a taste of India at Ponteland’s popular Indian restaurant, Haveli. This multi-award winning restaurant serves contemporary Indian dishes combining innovative and and traditional recipes to create a true culinary experience. Indulge in signature curries such as chicken madras, vegetable dhansak and king prawn bhunas, alongside poppadums, onion bhajis and crispy filo samosas.


Flavours and seasonality are the cornerstones of the menu at Côte Newcastle, and following a recent refurbishment, you won’t find finer French-inspired cuisine anywhere else. Start your day off right with a croque monsieur or a freshly-baked croissant, or book a table in the evening and enjoy the classic French onion soup, moules frites, Côte de boeuf or squash taboulé – make sure you leave room for a dessert, because the crème brûlée is a must!

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