Sea and Soil
Jonny Bird’s cosy restaurant Sea & Soil, in the heart of Amble, serves sophisticated dishes inspired by international cuisine. There’s a focus on fresh seafood as well as local meat and game, but his menus always also boast a range of creative vegetarian dishes.
Looking to get away from it all and enjoy good food while you’re at it? Make a b-line for Rockcliffe Hall. Their rooms are now available for you to enjoy a luxury stay, and the Orangery has opened it’s doors to allow hotel residents three AA Rosette-awarded a la carte and tasting menus, developed to make best use of the highest quality seasonal and regional produce – some foraged from Rockliffe Hall’s 365 acre estate.
Horticulture is one of Newcastle’s newer additions, catering to our breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinking needs. We can’t wait to get back to their spot on Market Lane and start our day with their Muckle breakfast, or kick off an evening with small plates like king oyster mushrooms with homemade curds, and chicken thigh tagging with giant couscous – and end it with one of their famous espresso martinis on the terrace.
The iconic Spanish City is re-opening it’s doors and beginning to take bookings. Trenchers will be serving up their famous fish and chips, The Champagne Bar are opening for drinks, The Gallery are serving up traditional afternoon teas, whilst Valerie’s Tearoom is on hand with patisseries and coffees. If you don’t feel too comfortable sitting inside just yet, the team are also extending their outdoor area, so you can enjoy a feast al fresco in the fresh air overlooking the sea.
Salt Water Café
In the heart of Beadnell, on the Northumberland Coast, Salt Water Café serve hearty breakfasts – think full Northumbrians and smashing eggs Benedict’s. But it doesn’t stop there, lunches, like posh fish finger sandwiches are also on offer, as well as evening meals, where specials can include smoked cod fishcaåkes and king prawn skewers. Can you tell they’re into their seafood?
If you’re further south than Whitley Bay, head to the original Trenchers in Whitby. Few places in the world are better for fresh seafood than here – they bring the very best bounty of the sea to your plates. Order classic fish and chips, or dip your toe into different culinary waters, with their ever-changing specials, which may include the not-so-classic halibut steak.
If, like us, you’ve missed proper hearty grub then you’ll be pleased to here that this picture-perfect pub are reopening their doors this Saturday. Enjoy classic modern British dishes with new and exciting flavours using fresh, seasonal Yorkshire ingredients from Head Chef, Jon Smith and his talented team. But you’ll need to make a reservation, and quick.
The Star Inn The City
Andrew Pern’s celebrated city spot in York turns the very best of the county’s produce into a countryside-inspired menu — think high-grade game, pork and chicken. The restaurant is a go-to for classic Yorkshire-style dining, whilst the sun-drenched terrace is a must for drinks beside the river.
Vice and Virtue
The second floor of this restaurant-cum-bar is dedicated to the restaurant Virtue. And this weekend, they’re re-opening with a revised layout for you to enjoy their fine dining style dishes, alongside a menu of a select few of their award-winning cocktails. If you've missed refined dining during lockdown, then this one's for you.
Housed in a former cutlery factory in Kelham Island, Cutlery Works is a unique food hall home to a number of permanent and semi-permanent independent foodies and producers, who showcase some of the finest in world cusine. There’s Base Pizza Co, a truly Italian pizzeria serving Neapolitan style pizzas with a contemporary twist, Edo Sushi who have a real passion for Japanese food, Fin and Bone, lovers of cooking high quality produce on the bone and over the fire, amongst Indian street food kitchens, eclectic bars, health cafés, chocolate shops, coffee roasters and more. If you’re not sure what you fancy trying first, post lockdown, this one’s got them all.