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Eat around the world at these 4 food spots in Newcastle

As it seems very unlikely that we’ll be jetting off on holiday this year, get a taste of traditional cuisines from across the globe right here in the North East.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 18.11.2021

Ury Sūpasātra

Proud to be the first restaurant to bring a taste of Sri Lankan and South Asian cuisines to the Quayside, Ury Sūpasātra is nestled just a stone’s throws away from the iconic Tyne Bridge.

Spice up your evening with Ury Sūpasātra’s powerful flavour combinations presented in stunning colours, all tamed by rice. Here you’ll be served a range of mouth-watering seafood prepared from recipes passed down through generations, alongside fiery curries, sweet relishes and sour lime which all promise to awaken the senses, and transport you to a beautiful Indian Ocean island.

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous and fancy trying a traditional Indian dish, Ury Sūpasātra has a delicious selection of classic curries, dosas and speciality dishes on the menu. And they haven’t forgotten about you vegetarians; there’s an excellent selection of warming and filling meat-free plates, too.

HLN TOP TIP: Give the Banquet a go for an exquisite four-course journey through the culture, tastes and aromas of South Asia.

Ury Sūpasātra, 27 Queen Street, Newcastle, NE1 3UG

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The Big Banh

Head to The Big Banh on Chillingham Road for a taste of Vietnam. Start your day off the right way with a Breakfast Banh – we promise mornings won’t feel so bad afterwards, Our pick? The Egg Banh Mi (with a chance to add a cheeky slice of bacon) and Smashed Tofu Shiitake Mushroom on offer.

Wanting to level up your lunch game? These tasty Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches will do just that. Whether you fancy a Big Banh filled with pork belly simmered in Asian soy stock, or prefer a smoked chilli and soy tofu, here you’re served a wide selection of different Banh’s – giving you a chance to try out new taste sensations that you’ve never experienced before.

And why not wash all these airy, light baguettes with a thin and crispy crust down with specially selected drinks and Vietnamese coffee? Designed to bring out all the mash-up of Asian flavours, it’ll be sure to get your taste buds tingling.

The Big Banh, 280 Chillingham Road, Newcastle, NE6 5LQ

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Acropolis

This award-winning street food vendor brings us authentic Greek cuisine to the North East. Acropolis’ slogan, ‘Authentic Greek Street Food’, is posted on each of their stalls, and nothing can get more authentic than the beautiful people behind this family-run business who are all originally from Greece.

From chicken gyros and halloumi wraps to fried halloumi bites and special fries, we’re so spoilt for choice on their menu. And what better way to wash these delicious delicacies down with a refreshing Mythos beer too?

These days, it seems that at every turn in the North East you’ll find another Acropolis stall popping up. From Stack Seaburn and Stack Newcastle, to By The River Brew Co, Tynemouth Market and Jesmond Food Market, Acropolis has well and truly captured the hearts of us North Easterners with never-ending queues outside each and every one of their stalls, every weekend.

Bun Bun

Bun Bun is the place to visit when in South Shields. Whether you’re looking for bottomless brunch, lunch or dinner, this Mediterranean menu with a twist is guaranteed to bring those holiday vibes that you miss.

Fancy indulging in some gorgeous Greek cuisine? For starters, go for halloumi fries before moving on to some chicken souvlaki skewers or a shredded lamb gyro. Or why not try something new with their Greek-themed burger, Mykonos By The Sea?

If you want to satisfy those cheese and carb cravings, there are some impressive Italian dishes on the menu too. Treat yourself to a Burrata Fritto to start, followed by a Carbon-ara burger or a deep pan pizza, including Garlicky Chicken, Steak N Slice, or live the high life and go for the Lobster Lobster.

HLN TOP TIP: Check out our 6 reasons to visit Bun Bun.

Bun Bun, 3 St Hilda Street, South Shields, NE33 1QD

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