Best restaurants in Newcastle

Feeling hungry? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurants in Newcastle, including top favourites. We tried to focus on unique and popular restaurants known to Newcastle. We hope you enjoy and indulge in some tasty food afterwards.

Lola Jeans


Lola Jeans is located in Grainger Tower, in Newcastle city centre. Their restaurant is heartfelt and full of loving, unique and quirky characteristics. The décor includes beautifully painted murals by local artists as well as stunning chandeliers that fill the ceiling. They offer some of the very best dishes such as steak topped dirty fries along with significant cocktails and upbeat music.

Fat Hippo


The Fat Hippo is an underground restaurant located on Shakespeare St near Greys Monument (one of Newcastle attractions). They serve up famous quality burgers, known to be the best burgers in Newcastle. The Fat Hippo is a hidden city gem with unique style and an easy-going atmosphere. If you’re looking for wholehearted burgers and a friendly venue, Fat Hippo is the place.

Geisha Bar

geisha bar

Geisha Bar is located just off Newcastle city centre on Sandyford Road, near Jesmond. This fun and exciting restaurant is Japanese themed, filled with creative décor such as their colourful lanterns. They produce elegant and succulent pan-Asian food, ranging from duck dumplings to katsu curry. They offer delicious cocktails that are unique to the style of their restaurant.

Hard Rock Cafe


Hard Rock Café Newcastle is a well known chain restaurant, providing high quality food and outstanding service. This café is new to the North East, newly furnished for the public to enjoy. This venue offers amazing views onto the river, whilst providing a stage and VIP area. Hard Rock Café are known for their fantastic events so keep your eyes peeled.



Avekia is a gorgeous bar, restaurant and nightclub located on Quayside. Their inside is furnished with stunning décor, including an eye-catching chandler. Their restaurant serves contemporary Japanese food, famous sushi and grill food. Some famous dishes include their katsu curry, mini bite sized burgers and tasty sushi. They host incredible music for you to enjoy alongside your tasty food.

Central Oven and Shaker


Central Oven and Shaker is located near central station, offering some of the best pizzas in Newcastle city and one of the best cocktail bars in Newcastle. The pizzas include significant San Marzano tomato toppings and specially made Fior di latte mozzarella. They also have an array of pasta dishes such as Duck and kale and the classic Carbonara. Central Oven and Shaker also provide excellent cocktails, being one of the best Newcastle cocktail bars in town. 



Gustos is a Luxury Italian restaurant (up there with the best restaurants in Newcastle). They strive to give you the finest dining Italian experience, with quality service and food. This restaurant is located just opposite Pitcher and Piano in Newcastle, perfect if you are wanting a drink beforehand. Gustos is all for making memories and moments in everyday life, celebrating day to day life in the most incredible ways.

Holy Hobo


The Holy Hobo is just off Newcastle city centre, usually a sweet and short worthwhile drive away. Their venue hosts uplifting music nights, to entertainment such as bingo or quiz nights. Their food is incredible ranging from their famous chicken kebabs to steak frites. Holy Hobo also has the most amazing cocktail and drink selection, perfect for drinks with your friends or family.

Lau’s 202


Lau’s 202 is an outstanding ‘all you can eat’ buffet, with a delicious selection of chinese food. This restaurant is located by Eldon Square shopping centre, making it a perfect place to eat after a full day of shopping in Newcastle.


We know we couldn’t cover every incredible restaurant in Newcastle but here are our top favourites for you to explore. Head over to our Enjoy Newcastle website for more exciting content. 

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