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5 reasons you need to visit Ury Sūpasātra

We check out the Quayside’s hottest restaurant serving up a slice of Sri Lankan cuisine to Newcastle...

Written by High Life North
Published 20.11.2021

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Ury Sūpasātra is the first restaurant to bring a taste of Sri Lankan and South Asian cuisine to the Quayside. So, whether you’re looking for fiery curries, mouth-watering seafood or sweet relishes, Ury Sūpasātra promises to awaken your senses – and is guaranteed to spice up your evening.

Try something a little different

Although, at a glance, this restaurant seems like your typical Indian, Ury Sūpasātra serves more than just your classic nann, korma, madras and butter chicken. Instead, this restaurant brings us Sri Lankan cuisine that’s actually closer to the South East Asian cooking of Thailand or Vietnam, with its use of lemongrass, spice pastes, coconut and cinnamon, all unique to the island.

And what better way to indulge and enjoy the magical touch of Sri Lankan cuisine than with Ury Sūpasātra’s new menu? We tried the crab curry, named one of the tastiest dishes in Sri Lanka, cooked slowly to ensure maximum flavour and we can confirm that it didn’t disappoint. But we also had our eyes on the Jaffna lamb curry on the menu, a traditional dish that’s a must-try for spice lovers. We can guarantee these dishes will get your taste buds tingling!

Test your spice level

Sri Lankan cuisine is a totally different blend of spices than other South Asian food… So, do you think you have what it takes to take on the spiciest dishes on Ury Sūpasātra’s menu? These powerful flavour combinations are presented in stunning colours and are all tamed by rice to help cool down the heat a little.

Feeling brave? Go for the dry-fried lamb – idivettuirachi, boneless lamb cubes, are dry-cooked in turmeric water, then stir-fried with black pepper, curry leaves and finely sliced fresh coconut slivers. A spicy dish, great with a combination of paratha bread or chapatis – our mouths are already watering at just the thought of this!

Or spice up your night with the red chilli tilapia – meenmulaghu. Tilapia fish is cooked gently with red chillies, chopped onion sauce and tamarind, before being dry-fried, making it authentically rich in spice and flavour – but can you handle the heat?

Experience authentic Sri Lankan cuisine

Nothing is more authentic than dishes made from recipes that have been passed down through generations of Sri Lankan ancestors. Owner Dushantha (Dush) Alawattegama grew up in Sri Lanka and was a corporate banker, but he always dreamt of becoming a restaurateur due to his passion for food and cooking. Now Dush brings his experience, family recipes and the best of his Sri Lankan culture to the North East.

With four expert chefs, each with their own specialities in Sri Lankan and South Asian cuisine, here you’ll get spicy sensations that you’ve never experienced before with each dish being prepared freshly every day. It would be rude not to try a traditional dish while you’re there. Ury Sūpasātra offers a delicious section of classic South Asian curries, delicious dosas and speciality dishes on their menu for you to try.

Treat yourself to a feast

Ever visited a restaurant and still felt hungry afterwards? We can guarantee this won’t happen at Ury Sūpasātra. Their banquet is an exquisite four-course journey through the culture, tastes and aromas of South Asia. This experience includes pre-appetizers, a selection of starters, a variety of mains with meat and fish, rice, bread and side dishes to accompany and a traditional dessert to finish that’ll sweeten you up after those tingly sensations from the scrumptious Sri Lankan herbs and spices.

And there’s also a vegetarian banquet available too. Whichever you choose, Ury Sūpasātra’s banquet menu gives us the perfect way to try a range of dishes on the menu, all in one night.


Ury Sūpasātra is nestled just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Tyne Bridge, making it a perfect spot for dinner after an evening stroll along the River Tyne.

Home in the heart of the Quayside, this is an ideal spot to indulge in some South Asian goodness whilst taking in the scenic views Newcastle has to offer and watching the busy hustle and bustle of city life go by.

Want to book a table? Visit Ury Sūpasātra’s website.

Or do you have a special occasion coming up? Book a private dining area by calling 0191 232 7799 or 07878913494.

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