Six New Foodies You Need to Know About
Looking to try somewhere new? We’ve got six places to whet your appetite
New in the Neighbourhood: Long Friday, Jesmond
Long Friday is the brand new sister restaurant to Anna Hedworth’s popular Cook House. On Jesmond’s bustling Brentwood Avenue, Long Friday offers drinks and dining for walk-ins only. Showing the same commitment to food as its big sister restaurant, it’s already been a huge hit with lucky locals. Expect small plates and delicious desserts accompanied by a well-rounded wine list, signature cocktails and a number of beers and ciders too.
A Flavour-forward Favourite: NOVO, Morpeth
In the heart of Morpeth, NOVO is a modern neighbourhood brasserie. Flavours are big here, with an emphasis on seasonality and using the finest local suppliers from across the region. Take a seat in one of the plush velvet booths and enjoy a delicious three-course meal – or head downstairs and perch under the twinkling birch tree for a refreshing cocktail or two.
Jazz it up: Nola, York
New to the city of York, Nola is a restaurant and bar housed in the old congregational chapel on Lendal. Taking a 1920s Art Deco theme, upstairs is decorated with period mirrors and a marble bar, while downstairs the main restaurant has leather-upholstered chairs and banquette seating. Enjoy small plates – a mix of Cajun-inspired dishes and flavours from around the globe – as well as drinks and cocktails which complement the extensive food menu. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the roaring twenties and live jazz music on Tuesday and Sunday evenings.
Asian Fusion: Oba, Leeds
From the owners of Hang Sing Hong food store on Vicar Lane, Oba Kitchen brings a fusion of Korean and Japanese cuisines to the people of Leeds. Priding themselves on flavoursome food and great service, the team at Oba Kitchen bring two of the most famous Asian food cultures together creating something new. Expect Korean pancakes, noodle dishes and classic kimchi, alongside rice dishes, sushi and rich teriyaki plates.
Café Culture: Brew and Bite, Gosforth
After the success of their first coffee shop in Heaton, Brew and Bite have officially opened the doors to their latest café in Gosforth. Whether you’re after a grab-and-go breakfast with a strong yet delicious coffee, or looking for somewhere cosy to sit down and enjoy a pastry, Brew and Bite is the place to be. This dog-friendly venue ticks all the boxes on tasty treats, with our personal favourites being the filled cruffins and glazed cinnabuns – perfect for a Sunday stroll pit-stop.
A Fresh Approach: Crimple Food Hall, Harrogate
Overlooking Crimple Valley, just outside Harrogate town centre, Crimple Food Hall stocks more than 50 specialist producers, as well as offering an in-house butchery, juice bar, bakery, deli and cheese counter. Alongside fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and patisserie produce, Crimple also has a restaurant and bar serving an eclectic mix of modern British dishes created using the local and seasonal produce found within the food hall. Pick up everything you need to stock up, then head to the restaurant and bar to refuel before you head home.