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Top 10 NE1 Restaurant Week Picks

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The Muddler
Tables fill up quick, so get ahead with our top picks on where to book now ahead of Restaurant Week

Redhouse 
Thanks to its outstanding pies, produced by Amble Butchers, this quayside pub is one of Newcastle’s most reliably comforting eateries. Pick a pie, add your choice of mashed potato, pick a liquor to accompany it, and thanks to Restaurant Week you’ll get a dessert too, all for just £10. 

My Dehli 
Inspired by the streets and markets of India, this new spot, which refers to itself as an ‘Indian Streetery’ offers a new kind of Indian dining experience in Newcastle. Try their onion bhajis followed by the railway station lamb curry – a a throwback to the days of the British Raj – or, veggies can try the dilli paneer butter masala. 

St Vincent
Café by day, wine-bar by night, St Vincent’s is a go-to destination for informal, tapas-style dining with fine wine. Speaking of tapas, their Restaurant Week menu of four plates for £15, includes snacks, charcuterie, cheese, seafood and vegetables and makes for the perfect evening meal for those who love sharing. 

Horticulture 
Horticulture is one of Newcastle’s newer additions, catering to our breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinking needs. Choose two dishes from their Restaurant Week brunch menu – think shakshuka, eggs Benedict and their popular Shloumi plate of halloumi, avocado, poached eggs, mushroom, sour dough and spiced tomato sauce – for just £10. Or, make the most of their four plates for £15 evening menu. 

ROUTE
This casual bistro in the heart of Newcastle may feel minimalist, but their simple yet flavourful British plates really pack a punch. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to sample their imaginative dishes, which include cured sea trout with kohlrabi and apple, and rosemary rubbed lamb with orzo and mint. 

Hibou Blanc
The menu here promises to showcase the best local and seasonal ingredients (with an emphasis on fish and shellfish). Order the smoked haddock with potato cake and a poached egg to start followed by the cod goujon and apple and cinnamon streusel. It’s British fayre at its finest. 

The Muddler
The Muddler serves great pan-Asian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Their delicious dishes are instagram-worthy, and Restaurant Week is the perfect chance to gather your friends and indulge in a sharing feast. With three dishes for £15, we’d suggest ordering a mixture of the classics – think chicken katsu, peppered squid and spring rolls – tempura dishes, chargrilled robatta and dimsum. That way you’ll have the chance to sample just about everything! 

Tomahawk 
Tomahawk are a go-to for classic steaks, cooked well. And restaurant week is no exception. Start with oven baked king prawns with feta and garlic toast, before moving onto the main event, eight ounce flattened rump with fries and salad – or, upgrade to an Argentinian fillet for an additional cost. Whatever you choose, finish with the wedge of brie and red wine poached pear. 

Zucchini
This minimalist spot on the middle of a busy roundabout might not seem like the type of place to find freshly-made, amazing pasta, but trust us when we tell you it is. We haven’t dabbled in their starter or dessert offering, as pasta is what they do well here, but Restaurant Week seems like a good excuse to. We’ll be trying the mushroom, basil and goats cheese crostini, (our go-to) beef shin ragu, and the biscoff and Amaretto cheesecake. 

The French Quarter 
This relaxed restaurant, nestled under the old railway arches of Newcastle’s Central Station, specialises in French dining that is neither formal nor fussy. Their Restaurant Week lunch menu includes classic dishes like French onion soup, whilst in the evening you can expect boeuf Bourguignon and moules marinières – whenever you visit be sure to try out their selection of wines, you won’t regret it. Or, maybe you will.  

Published in: January 2020

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