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The 5 newest food menus in Newcastle to tuck into this spring

Spring has sprung and so have some new food menus. Think Thai fish and chips, black truffle mushroom fettuccine, and Disaronno panna cotta…

Written by High Life North
Published 06.05.2022


258-260 Chillingham Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5LQ

Price: £55 per person; add a wine flight for an additional £44 per person

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for… With this indulgent Heaton restaurant already fully booked months ahead, we can guarantee it’s well worth the wait to try their new tantalising seven-course tasting menu, which is set to really ruffle up some feathers this spring.

We’re talking Liam’s Thai fish and chips spicing up our good ol’ British favourite, kinderton ash, pickled beetroot, carrot chutney and cheese scone, and dark chocolate and orange mousse with blood orange gel and vanilla yoghurt to finish things off – NEST have really levelled things up a notch this year. Plus, there are vegan menus and wine pairings available, too.

Read more about NEST here.



Blackfriars Restaurant

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN

Price: Lunch (12pm-2:30pm Monday to Saturday): £17 for 2 courses/£21 for 3 courses Early dinner (5:30pm-7pm Monday to Friday): £21 for 2 courses/£25 for 3 courses

 Blackfriars is a traditional British restaurant inside a gorgeous Grade I-listed, 13th century friary, home to one of the oldest dining rooms in the UK. And you’re sure to have an extra memorable culinary experience here with their new spring set menu that’s sure to have you coming back for more.

With the options of beetroot cured salmon with fermented cucumber paired with horseradish mayonnaise, smoked duck breast, wild garlic ketchup with a spring vegetable salad, and ham shank terrine, cheddar croquette and piccalilli on the menu, our mouths are watering already.




55 Degrees North, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BL 

Our fave casual pasta bar that serves hand-rolled fresh egg pasta has dished out a new menu to satisfy all our carby cravings. Of course, we had to try it for ourselves before we could possible recommend it to you lot… We strongly suggest you order the black truffle mushroom fettuccine and roast red pepper, spinach, ricotta, tarragon and olive oil ravioli – it won’t disappoint.



Umai Mi

Unit 13 Grey’s Quarter Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AP

If you love your Chinese food, then listen up. This chic, Pan-Asian restaurant, which draws bold flavours from the Orient with a contemporary twist, has announced its new menu. We went for the donburi and Korean fried chicken with a tasty side of salmon, and we’ll definitely be going back for more.



Punto Italian Kitchen

208-210 Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HP

We’re suckers for anything filled with cheese and carbs here at HLN; that’s why we love popping down to Punto Italian Kitchen in Heaton. Now, the friendly team have launched their brand-new spring menu and are serving us some delicious new dishes. From the porchetta tirata pizza paired with Punto’s homemade salsa di BBQ to the Disaronno panna cotta for dessert, it’s time for you to indulge in some proper Italian food.


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