Five New Foodies to Visit This Week
From a cool steak and lobster bar and grill and a plant-based eatery to the place to grab the perfect slice of pizza, here are five new foodies you need to know about
New to Hexham, Charred is a modern steak and lobster bar and grill, and has opened its doors on St Mary’s Chare. Cooking over charcoal flames, they have delicious weekly specials, a comprehensive cocktail list and an extensive bar menu. Starters include lobster fritters served with chimichurri and charred lemon mayonnaise, whilst mains include everything from burgers and flatbreads to salads. Look out for the Charred Mixed Grill which comes with a 10-ounce sirloin steak, chargrilled chicken breast, half a lobster and king prawns, alongside a range of delicious sides and sauces.
20–22 St Mary's Chare, Hexham NE46 1NQ
01434 752 172
The new entirely-plant based venue Meat is Dead is the latest Leeds restaurant and bar taking the foodie scene by storm. Offering junk-free dining, Meat is Dead have a clean and fresh approach to their dishes. Look out for breakfast bowls in the morning and tasty small plates served from 12pm, as well as plant-based Sunday roasts at the weekend. We love the look of the Devil’s Garden – a super-spicy green curry with green veg, green sauce and a cool cucumber yoghurt on the side.
231–239 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2AS
0113 294 9431
Tastes of Travel
Offering amazing flavours and a feast from far and wide, the newly opened Marshall’s in Yarm gives diners a taste of Asia as well as the Mediterranean (and Middlesbrough) with a range of dishes including tapas, pad Thai, burgers and sharing platters, as well as 35 varieties of Teesside’s famous parmo. Look out for creatively crafted cocktails such as the Nectar and Ambrosia – a Greek libation that comes with its very own bag of sweets!
68 High Street, Yarm TS15 9AH
01642 989 750
Farm to Fork
Taking pride in where they source their ingredients, Rumpus Burgers offer an artisan experience in the heart of Huddersfield. Using beef from their own farm in Slaithwaite, the team behind the delicious burgers now have two successful venues, with the latest opening in Saltaire. Look out for favourites such as their Fear the Beast burger, which has a 12 ounce Colne Valley beef patty served with smoked cheddar, caramelised onions and streaky bacon. More of a chicken fan, or even vegetarian? Try their non-beef burgers and you’ll still get that great Rumpus flavour.
7 Church Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AS
01484 841 979
A Slice of the Action
Newcastle pizza pros Scream for Pizza have opened their much-anticipated Quayside outlet offering giant pizza slices, loaded ice creams and breakfast sandwiches. Famous for their Brooklyn-inspired pizzas, we recommend the Truffle in Paradise; a vegan truffle, mushroom, caramelised fennel and toasted pumpkin seed slice. If pepperoni is more your style, Brooklyn’s Finest is also a winner, or try a soft artisan ice cream topped with rainbow cake, strawberry ripple sauce and popping candy for something sweeter.
Three Indian Kings House, 31 Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE
0191 422 3988