Eating Out

Eating Out in Newcastle

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

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

There are lots of local gems across the city where you'll receive a warm Geordie welcome. 

  • Fat Hippo Underground is the city's go-to burger joint, you'll also find their street food vans at events across the city. 
  • As You Like It is a one-stop venue for drinks and food in whimsical surroundings.
  • Right next to campus, Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse has over 60 types of loose-leaf tea and delicious, freshly baked goods. 
  • Lane 7 combines American-inspired food with boutique bowling, ping pong and karaoke.

Big names

Newcastle is no stranger to the familiar favourites and popular chains that you'd expect to find in any major city, including:


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, just a short walk from campus
  • Zapatista, which serves a taste of South America
  • Red Mezze, a favourite for Turkish cuisine
  • Fat Buddha, an Asian fusion restaurant
  • Zaap Thai, which offers authentic Thai street food