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restaurants in ponteland The Blackbird, Yolo, Mambos, Fratelli
Eat and Drink
July 2022
Reading time 4 Minutes

From brilliant bars to fabulous restaurants (and everything in between), Ponteland is a foodie's dream

Take your pick from our favourites.
English pub

The Blackbird

North Road, Ponteland NE20 9UH
01661 822684

This popular pub’s menu features all the favourites and some more unusual dishes too, and the puddings rightly deserve attention, including the warm almond tart served with berries and creme brûlée ice cream, and they have an impressive 73 gins on offer. It’s a great place to relax over Sunday lunch and you’ll find that plenty of locals agree.

indian restaurant interiors


3–5 Broadway, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9PW
01661 872727

Haveli takes Indian food to a whole new level. Alongside curry house classics, you can try authentic signature dishes including gosht awadhi – Northumbrian lamb with ground almonds and cashews, garnished with silver leaf as it is for the royals in India.

darkly lit restaurant


3 Brewery Lane, Ponteland, Newcastle NE20 9NZ
01661 822951

The South Shields based, family-owned Mambos now have an outpost in Ponteland too. It’s a busy spot where you’ll find friendly service, good food and great cocktails. Take a seat in the bar as you enter and enjoy a drink while you choose from the extensive menu – we recommend the Mediterranean hanging skewers with chargrilled pitta, tzatziki and tomato salsa.

New Rendezvous Restaurant

3–5 Bell Villas, Ponteland NE20 9BD
01661 821775

Ponteland’s original Chinese restaurant, New Rendezvous has long been a favourite with the locals. Making the most of the locally sourced ingredients, it remains popular, serving freshly prepared dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Takeaway is also available.


2 Bell Villas, Ponteland NE20 9BE
01661 872195
There are few places as good as Fratelli for experiencing the true authentic taste of Italian and Sardinian cuisine. Serving an extensive menu, from family favourites to speciality dishes, it’s the perfect place to dine which offers something for everyone. The lasagna al forno is legendary, but if we were you we’d get the penne Fratelli, which comes with chicken, basil, pesto, toasted pine nuts, mascarpone and a touch of cream.

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9 Bell Villas, Ponteland NE20 9BD
01661 824146
This stylish eatery is the perfect place to start and end your day. The menu is substantial from small plates and sandwiches to pizza and burgers – but if you could only get one thing, it has to be loaded fries. When evening falls, Yolo becomes a trendy bar with cocktails and live music. Make sure you head there on a Friday for two-for-one cocktails all night long. If you want to get the round in, we’ll have a Candy Pants… or two!

fairy lights and outdoor tables


9 Broadway, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9PW
01661 820820
With an emphasis on fresh and local food, Number9 Bistro in Darras Hall is well worth a visit. Whether you’re after a coffee in the morning, tapas for lunch or something more indulgent in the evening, the team are eager to please.

English pub

The Pont Tap

10 West Road, Ponteland NE20 9SU
Ponteland’s first and only micro pub has become a village hit since it opened its doors in 2020. Serving a fantastic range of locally-sourced real ales, craft beers, gins and wines, there is something for everyone. Did we mention they’re dog friendly too?

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