Eating Out

Eating Out in Newcastle

Newcastle is packed with places to eat, from unpretentious deli bistros, to familiar names like Jamie Oliver and rooftop dining at Gateshead's BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The annual EAT! Festival brings new culinary adventures at affordable prices.

Here's a flavour of venues which are popular with students. See the NewcastleGateshead website for a full directory of places to eat out in the city.

Students eating in restaurant

Independent eateries

A range of independent eateries provide a warm Geordie welcome and a taste of the toon:

  • Fat Hippo Underground is the city's go-to burger joint
  • As You Like It delights with quality food and whimsical chic 
  • Olive and Bean is just one of many deli-bistros across the city
  • The Bridge Tavern offers modern comfort food, nestled between the beams of the Tyne Bridge 
  • Lane 7 combines American-inspired food with boutique bowling, ping pong and karaoke

Big names

Familiar favourites and popular venues around the city include:


Newcastle caters for all tastes with cuisines from around the globe, at venues such as:

  • Newcastle's Chinatown, home to many of the city's Chinese restaurants
  • Zapatista, which serves a taste of South America
  • Red Mezze, a favourite for Turkish cuisine
  • Fat Buddha, an Asian fusion restaurant