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The Best 12 Eateries, Bars & New Restaurants In Newcastle You’ll Want To Know About

From Spanish tapas serving us a taste of the Mediterranean to Newcastle's first absinthe bar, here are the newest openings...

Written by High Life North
Published 11.11.2021


Punto Italian Kitchen, Heaton

Punto Italian Kitchen, 208-210 Heaton Road, Newcastle, NE6 5HP

A new Italian has arrived in Heaton. Experience Mediterranean hospitality through their high quality, mouth-watering, modern Italian food, using locally sourced ingredients, made in front of your very own eyes in their open kitchen. Whether you’re eating in or taking out the Punto team will have all your cheese and carb cravings satisfied.


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Cafe Andaluz, Newcastle City Centre

Café Andaluz, 87-89 Grey Street, Newcastle, NE1 6EG

Hola to Cafe Andaluz as this Newcastle city centre restaurant welcomes a new taste of Spain. On the former Italian restaurant Carluccio’s site, Newcastle’s latest tapas bar and restaurant has gone all-out with a Spanish makeover and is inviting us to soak up a sunshine holiday atmosphere and enjoy some Andalusian cuisine.


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 2Knives Kitchen, Ouseburn

2Knives Kitchen, Unit 43, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE6 2HL

Who doesn’t love a good old juicy burger? A little taste of America comes to Ouseburn. This new diner serves us the best of US-themed food, including burgers, Key Lime and pecan pies and a range of American beers. And guess what? It has its own butcher and smokehouse!


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Glazed Vegan Donuts, Grainger Market

Glazed Vegan Donuts, Unit 132, Grainger Market, Newcastle, NE1 5QN

Newcastle’s very first plant-based donut shop has now opened a new store in Grainger Market, serving us homemade donuts, made using only the best organic and sustainable ingredients – perfect for your sugar fix.


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Long Friday, Jesmond

Long Friday, 46 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 3DH

Serving a selection of delicious small plates including crab and dill wontons, shoyu spiced lamb ribs and mackerel ceviche with cucumber mezcal alongside their cocktail menu; this new bar-restaurant brings lively, friendly vibes to Jesmond.


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German Doner Kebab, Newcastle City Centre

German Doner Kebab, 2B Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5RE

Us Geordies are known for our love for a kebab – that’s why this gourmet kebab chain has opened its new store here. Bringing high-quality doner kebabs inspired by those sold in Berlin, with meat imported from Germany to the Toon, these kebabs are said to be a gamechanger!


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ChachaBuchi, 28-32 Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF

Had to cancel your skiing holiday this year? Worry no more, here you can sip drinks in the surroundings of a ski chalet. This split-level, chic nightclub is home to a stage, DJ booth and food is served all day, every day – dance the night away in this stunning Instagramble setting. Expect vibrant wall art, fun shuffleboards and snazzy retro mezzanine flooring.


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Pleased To Meet You, Morpeth

Please to Meet You, Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1NB

The wait is finally over. After nearly two years of work being delayed due to lockdown, the 400-year-old Queen’s Head site has now been converted into this high-end bar. With Newcastle’s popular bar now branching out to Northumberland, with a delicious cocktail and wine menu.


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La Fée, Newcastle City Centre

La Fée, 28-32 Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF

Newcastle’s first Absinthe bar has arrived. La Fée is the place for everyone to let loose until 3am. Serving specialist Absinthe cocktails and sharers, explore the taste of this high strength spirit whilst tucking into sushi or pizza served every day until 9pm.


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The Hustle, Newcastle City Centre

The Hustle, Newgate Street, Newcastle, NE1 5RE

Offering a friendly, inclusive luxury new spot, this all-day disco lounge serves a New York-style tapas menu, with dishes including sliders, mac and cheese, and pizza cooked in an in-house pizza oven. Not forgetting their modern cocktail menu to wash their delicious delights down with.


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Verano, Newcastle City Centre

Verano, 28-32 Collingwood Street, Newcastle, NE1 1JF

Inspired by the kind of celebration that only the Mediterranean can provide, you won’t find a bubbly swizzling, tequila slamming destination like this anywhere else. A carnival of flavours with live DJs and entertainers mixed with small plates, sunshine slushies and disco balls, a fun-filled night is guaranteed at this tequila terrace.


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