Riley’s Fish Shack
Whether you frequent the North East or not, it’s likely you’ve heard about Riley’s Fish Shack. Its reputation has stemmed from the fact that this place has several things going for it, including an amazing location on the sand at King Edward’s Bay, the incomparable tang their wood-fired oven gives everything it touches, and the fact that Adam Riley’s command of seafood is second only to Poseidon himself. From 16th July enjoy your fish supper from a brown paper box, perched on the sand by one of the fire pits, as the sun goes down.
King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth NE30 4BY
Arch 2 Brew Pub
Once a tyre garage, Arch 2 is now a cool father-and-son run brewpub with Indian street food hero Thali Tray at the helm of its kitchen. It’s industrially chic inside, and there’s a festoon-lit outdoor courtyard covered by the arches of Byker Bridge, so whether we can bank on the sunshine this summer or not, it’s a spot worth knowing about.
Stepney Bank, Newcastle NE1 2NP
By The River Brew Co.
This thriving community of bars and eateries housed in shipping containers overlooking Newcastle’s Quayside really is up there with one of the best spots in our region. Tables are dotted along the riverside for you to enjoy coffees and pastries, courtesy of Backyard Bike Shop, by day and local beers, ales and street food from their pop-up market by night. Or, if you’re looking for something to really blow your tastebuds away post lockdown, there’s Trakol, a seasonally-inspired open-fire kitchen.
Hillgate Quays, Gateshead NE8 2FD
The Pheasant overlooks the duckpond in the village of Harome, with a courtyard of fruit trees. The terrace is an idyllic spot when it’s warm – ideal for indulging in their mouthwatering menu.
Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JG
A Nation of Shopkeepers
This quirky pub arguably has one of Leeds' best outdoor dining terraces. Stop by for an American feast washed down with a local ale in their hip beer garden, or when the sun goes down, a heated booth in the courtyard.
26-27 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS2 3AG