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This Month's Foodie News From Across The North East and Yorkshire Clockwise from top left: Warrendale Wagyu | Chakh Dhoom | North Star Coffee Shop | The Printworks Cocktail Bar and Lounge | The Schoolrooms
Eat and Drink
April 2024
Reading time 5 Minutes

Here's the latest on all things food and drink

This has been a great month for food and drink across the North East and Yorkshire. Catch up on the latest below.

Full of Flavour

Chakh Dhoom is Jesmond’s newest Indian street food spot and is quickly becoming a firm favourite with the locals. With a cosy, chic interior and a great team of staff, you can expect delicious, flavourful food made using traditional cooking techniques on the carefully-curated menu. The bone marrow lamb stew is a must-try.


176 Bar and Kitchen has recently opened its doors on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough and is dedicated to serving up delicious modern takes on classic British favourites, including split pea pudding with caramelised mushrooms and soldiers, ham hock terrine with pumpkin piccalilli on sourdough, and crunchy squid with hot lemon butter and tartare sauce. In the mood for something sweet? Tuck into their classic sticky toffee pudding, served with butterscotch and vanilla ice cream.


Head to Seaham to try the newly opened The Printworks Cocktail Bar and Lounge. Formerly The Ranch Meat House, a major refurbishment took place early in the year to transform the space into a cosy and relaxed cocktail bar. Expect rustic features, exposed wooden beams, cosy lighting and a range of more than 45 cocktails to choose from. The bar also hopes to welcome local artists for live music events during the year.


Keep your eyes peeled for a brand new restaurant coming to Newcastle this spring. Social Bird will take up residence on Fenkle Street, taking the spot of the former Marco Pierre White Steakhouse. The restaurant will specialise in delicious chicken dishes and promises to be a fun and relaxed addition to the food scene in the city.

On Show

Head to Swinton Estate for an exciting new culinary project hosted by new head chef Josh Barnes. Beginning Friday 8th March (and thereafter from Wednesday to Saturday from 7pm), you can see Barnes as he masterfully crafts your eight-course meal before your eyes as part of his Chef’s Table event. The evening will also include a drinks reception, seasonal aperitifs and a special gift. Barnes has more than 10 years’ experience in the UK’s best Michelin-starred kitchens and is passionate about championing local produce.


Warrendale Wagyu have just launched the UK’s first fat-washed gin. Their new premium tipple WA-GYN starts from £30 and is a savoury gin with an exquisitely smooth finish courtesy of the fat-washing. Savour the comforting umami aromas, complemented by bright bursts of grapefruit, lemon grass and warming pink peppercorn. You can buy it online at We’ll drink to that! 


No National Tea Day would be complete without a visit to a tearoom or two and Jameson’s Tearoom and Kitchens has been a firm favourite in Sheffield since 1883. They pride themselves on delicious afternoon teas, homemade cakes, breakfast, brunch and lunch.


Celebrating it’s one year anniversary, Assembly at The Schoolrooms in Low Bradfield is a relaxed and inviting bar and bistro which has become a firm favourite with locals. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, they host their popular Supper Club with delicious food served at a discount, and they have recently introduced their own Sunday roasts. With a cosy and contemporary interior, hearty meals and a great range of drinks, it’s a great way to unwind. Visit for more.


A recent survey has ranked North Star Coffee Shop and General Store at Leeds Dock as one of the most popular cafés outside of London. The coffee shop has a creative menu with dishes all made from scratch, as well as delicious baked treats and top-quality speciality coffee. Inside you’ll find a welcoming, no-fuss environment. You’re in for a treat no matter what you pick from the menu, but the French toast with cinnamon-roasted plums and oat crumble is particularly good. They also have a kiosk in the city which is perfect for takeout coffee and food on-the-go. Hear from the founders here.

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