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Eating in Newcastle

Eating in Newcastle

Newcastle caters to a global community, so you're sure to find food that reminds you of home.

We are proud to have a large international community at Newcastle. So, we offer a wide range of cuisines to match different tastes. Our vibrant and multicultural city has many speciality shops and restaurants. This means you should be able to find everything you need to feel at home.  

Food for international students.


There are 13 cafés on campus, each serving hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. You could grab something between lectures or relax with your friends over lunch. Whatever you want to do, you’ll have plenty of choice

Something for everyone

We cater to dietary requirements, so it will be easy for you to find vegetarian and vegan options. The INTO Newcastle café also serves halal chicken meals. We try to accommodate all dietary needs. Just ask a member of the team and they will be happy to help you. If you’re on a budget, there are loyalty cards and meal deals to help you save money. 

Eating out

Newcastle has a variety of different restaurants. The city caters to all tastes with cuisines from around the globe, at venues such as:

  • Newcastle's Chinatown, which is home to many of the city's Chinese restaurants
  • Za Za Bazzar, offering a mix of cuisines to suit most tastes
  • Zapatista, for a taste of South America
  • Red Mezze, which offers a selection of Turkish food
  • Fat Buddha, an Asian fusion restaurant

This is just a very small selection of what Newcastle has to offer. You can visit the NewcastleGateshead website to see a full list of all restaurants. Or you could read our guide to eating around the world without leaving the city

If you fancy trying something new while you’re here, the city regularly holds a Restaurant Week. Most of the city's restaurants have offers during this week, meaning you can eat at a discounted price.

Just a short walk from the main campus, and across the road from the Business School, you will find Newcastle's own Chinatown.
We’re located in the heart of Newcastle near everything it has to offer, including a range of specialist shops and supermarkets.


Prefer to cook? Check out one of our many specialist supermarkets. These include Caribbean, Chinese, Indian and halal foods.

There is no need to worry about finding food from your home country. Read one of our student blogs to find out where other people shop in the city.