Where to Book for Newcastle Restaurant Week
Back for 2024, NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week is always a real treat. Here's our pick of the best spots to chow down for cheap
Bealim House NE1 4SG
0191 221 2266
Start the week with a bang at this Indian-inspired restaurant in the heart of the city, right by St James’ Park. The restaurant has a relaxed, gastro-pub feel and serves delicious, customisable trays of food packed full of authentic Indian flavours for you to explore. We recommend trying the Laal Maas Thali Tray, slow-roasted lamb with chilli, rosemary and garlic. The restaurant has a great range for vegetarians and vegans too, like the gobi manchurian – crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a sticky Indo-Chinese sauce. Thali Tray is offering two brunch dishes for £15, or in the evening, a Taster, Thali and a Treat for £20 this Restaurant Week.
29 Broad Chare NE1 3DQ
0191 232 1331
The perfect spot for after-work drinks and a relaxed bite to eat with friends, this restaurant is known for its well-stocked wine list from small, independent producers and a cosy atmosphere. The food is designed to be perfect for picking at between drinks, with minimal fuss, but doesn’t compromise on flavour, taking inspiration from French and Italian cuisine. Their offer for Restaurant Week covers two courses for £20 or three for £25. We recommend trying the braised beef cheek with wild mushrooms and horseradish salsa verde.
Sushi Me Rollin’
25 Grey Street NE1 6EE
Fun and vibrant, this is the perfect place for anyone who loves sushi. Although not available on Saturday, it's open for the rest of Restaurant Week, serving delicious, fresh sushi with a modern twist and extensive cocktail menu. For only £25, you and your friends can enjoy a full sushi platter and we recommend choosing the Something Fishy to truly test your tastebuds. For those new to sushi, they also offer the Sushi Me Rollin’ Starter Pack platter for a gentle but delicious introduction to the cuisine.
35 Side NE1 3JE
0191 243 9648
Tucked under the Tyne Bridge is this cosy and welcoming Greek restaurant. New to the city, Salparo (meaning sail away) aims to help you along on your culinary journey of discovery with great modern Greek dishes made with the finest ingredients. This Restaurant Week, enjoy a choice of three sharing plates from an extensive menu for just £25.
Fenwick NE1 7AF
0191 260 3373
This eatery on the first floor of Fenwick is a great place to stop in during a mid-week shopping excursion. A friendly atmosphere, great hospitality and no need to book in advance make it ideal for some me-time during a busy day. For Restaurant Week they’re offering two courses for only £15 or three for £20, with great options to choose from. For a main we would recommend the lamb and mint burger with feta cheese and cumin mayonnaise, and for dessert the white chocolate panna cotta with poached Yorkshire rhubarb looks particularly good.
Hotel du Vin
Allan House NE1 2BE
0191 389 8628
With dark floorboards and soft, warm lighting, this is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner for two. The staff are knowledgeable and there is also a sommelier on hand to help you choose the perfect wine pairing for your meal. Head here for Restaurant Week and enjoy two courses for £20 or three for £25.
I Scream for Pizza
31 Quayside NE1 3DE
0191 422 3988
Friendly, unpretentious and with great views of the Tyne, this is a great choice for a laidback Friday night bite before hitting the town. The offers for the week are very generous – grab a 14” pizza, dip and homemade soft-serve with toppings for only £15. Double up on the pizza, dip and ice cream for only £20 or go big with a 20” pizza, garlic bread and four cans of pop for £25 – perfect for splitting with friends. We recommend trying the Frankie’s, with a vodka cream base, fennel sausage, pepperoni, pickled jalapeños and their famous chilli honey sauce, which they also sell separately.
29 Queen Street NE1 3UG
0191 261 4277
It’s all about Indian comfort food at Khai Khai. Although their Restaurant Week offer does not extend past 5pm, this is a great spot for lunch. The restaurant has gone to great lengths to strip each dish back to make it as authentic as possible, from the ingredients to its preparation. Enjoy a pre-starter, a smoke plate and a heritage dish for £25. The chicken ghee roast with coconut and mustard curry leaf is particularly good.
Nudo Noodle House
54–56 Low Friar Street NE1 5UE
0191 233 1133
This family-owned restaurant opened in 2009 and has since been taken over by the original owners’ daughter who is continuing their mission to serve delicious food at reasonable prices. Their speciality is soup noodles, but their wok and lo-mein noodles are just as good, and they offer delicious dumplings and sushi. For the week (excluding Friday) the offer includes two courses for £20 or three courses for £25. The salmon futomaki roll is not one to miss.