Where? Hibou Blanc
What? A partly French-inspired eatery with an extensive list of expertly-mixed cocktails, a menu that showcases fresh local seafood and live music to boot.
Why? If New Year’s Eve for you is all about glitz and glamour, this decadent spot, that will take you back to the 1920s, is the perfect place to celebrate. Expect jazz performances from Alice Grace and Jeremy McMurray as you dine on smoked cod, crispy oyster and Queen scallop canapés and a glass of Champagne, followed by three delicious courses. Our choice? Dressed crab, beef wellington and a chocolate fondant with brandied cherries.
Where? The Quayside
What? Fireworks on the river.
Why? It simply wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve in Newcastle without heading to the riverside to watch the fireworks soar above the Tyne. Book a ticket to watch the spectacle from Gateshead’s shipping container village, By The River Brew Co, where you can enjoy a local craft beer in their Alpine lodge, and unparalleled views.
Where? Jesmond Dene House
What? An independent luxury hotel just 15 minutes from the centre of Newcastle. With an exceptional bar and restaurant to boot, you could easily see in a new century without even leaving their door.
Why? Once you’ve rung in 2020 in the city, escape to the quieter suburb of Jesmond to rest your head. Plus, you’re in the perfect place to enjoy a New Year’s Day stroll through the picturesque Jesmond Dene.
Cure your hangover with…
Where? The Butterfly Cabinet
What? The Business – bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding, white pudding, potato scones, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, fried bread and beans.
Why? The Butterfly Cabinet is a North East institution that consistently draws crowds, serving slap up breakfasts that can cure just about any hangover. There will be a queue (probably out of the door and down the street) but we promise it will be worth the wait.