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Eat and Drink
January 2023
Reading time 3 Minutes

Newcastle’s Restaurant Week is back!

From 16th to 22nd January dine at a discount across the city, with deals including two to three courses for £10, £15 or £20. Here’s our top pick of where to book, but be quick as they’ll fill up fast.

Friars Street, Newcastle NE1 4XN 
0191 261 5945  
Start your week as you mean to go on at Newcastle’s iconic Blackfriars. The purpose-built dining room dates back to 1239 here, and British cuisine is served at heavy wooden tables in the former refectory of the friary. This January the deal is three courses at lunch time for £20 or two in the evening for £20. Our choice would include a starter of curried potato velouté, followed by either the chicken and tarragon Wellington, or the pan-roasted cod, with the dark chocolate delicé and salted caramel ice cream to finish.

Grey Owl 
94 Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6AG
0191 261 8000
One of Grey Street’s most recent openings (and sister venue to the popular Hibou Blanc) is Grey Owl. During Restaurant Week diners can enjoy a light bite and a drink at lunch time for just £10, but if brunch is more your style, book a table and enjoy two dishes for £15. The menu includes classic eggs Benedict or Royale, as well as crushed avocado on toast, Turkish eggs or honey-glazed halloumi over Harissa beans.

Grey Owl

86 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SG
0191 261 9386
This cool, quirky and totally Instagrammable restaurant and cocktail bar is offering dinners a choice of three platters to share for just £10 per person. Choose from the carnivore platter with Sriracha pork belly, flat iron steak and jerk chicken; the pescatarian platter with tempura cod bites and cured salmon; or order the loaded vegan platter with padron peppers, charred corn ribs and edamame bean salad. Their sister restaurant Horticulture is also offering brunch and dinner deals for £15 and £20 respectively.

Tomahawk Steakhouse
95 Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DH
0191 222 1122
Back again offering three courses for £20, head to the Quayside for an evening of flavour at Tomahawk Steakhouse. Although this restaurant is known for its delicious steak, there’s also chicken or vegan mushroom ravioli on the menu. Our order would be the winter roast squash salad to start, followed by the Himalayan salt dry-aged rump steak with fries, and a crème brûlée for dessert.

Roof Thirty Nine 
39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle NE1 7AS
Sitting at the top of Newcastle’s iconic Fenwick department store, Roof Thirty Nine offers an all-day menu including light bites and evening meals. Diners can enjoy two courses for £15 with dishes including a starter of Tuscan bean and kale broth, brioche burger or pumpkin tagine to follow, and chocolate panna cotta or custard and nutmeg tart for dessert.

Read More: Why You Should Try Victors, Newcastle Quayside

The Hustle
Newgate Street, Newcastle NE1 5TG 
0191 466 1730
This city centre bar, grill and disco lounge offers diners a New York-style tapas menu teamed with modern cocktails. The deal for the week includes two courses for £10 or three for £15. There’s everything from chicken strips, nachos and mac and cheese bon bons, as well as pizzas, meatballs, burgers and superfood bowls – leave room for dessert though as there are warm pancakes on the menu.

27–29 Nelson Street, Newcastle NE1 5AN
0191 447 5590
A hidden gem in the heart of Newcastle, No.28 has been serving tasty dishes and fabulous cocktails since 2010, bringing something a little different to the city’s food scene. During Restaurant Week you can enjoy your choice of one tapas dish alongside two side plates and a sweet waffle for dessert. Our pick? Try the croquetas de jamon with Serrano ham or black pudding tempura fritters alongside patatas bravas.

Khai Khai

Khai Khai 
29 Queen Street, Newcastle NE1 3UG 
0191 261 4277
After making its mark on the North East food scene as one of the region’s most popular Indian restaurants, Khai Khai is taking part in this year’s Restaurant Week. If you’re looking for a discount this January, book a table and sample a chickpea chaat pre-starter, one small and smoked plate, a heritage dish and a side of rice or naan for just £20.

Chart House
63 Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE 
0191 338 7989
In a Grade-II listed building on Newcastle’s bustling Quayside, Chart House opened last year offering dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, Arabian and South China Seas. The deal during Restaurant Week includes two courses for £15 or three for £20. Dishes such as calamari with truffle aioli and salt and pepper chicken are on offer for starters, with Thai red curry and lamb kofta flatbread for mains, and desserts include warm honey and almond cake and apple tarte tatin.

The Muddler 
69 Grey Street, Newcastle NE1 6EF
0191 222 0125
You can enjoy three small plates and a side, or two sushi dishes and a side, for just £20 at the popular pan-Asian restaurant, The Muddler. Choose from crispy chilli squid, duck spring rolls, teriyaki chicken and tempura prawns, as well as dim sum, chicken katsu sushi and California sushi rolls.

Chart House
The Muddler

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