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8 new restaurants and bars in Newcastle

Nights out never looked so fresh than with these new Newcastle restaurants and bars.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 12.07.2023

THE DUBLINER

12 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RE

Having only just opened last week, you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t heard of one of the newest bars in Newcastle just yet. But it’s well worth checking out if you enjoy live music, sport, and a taste of Temple Bar along the Quayside.

Opening times TBC

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ALLARD’S MONKSEATON

19 Seatonville Road, West Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 9DA

The latest venue to open in the Allard’s empire continues this coastal chain’s legacy – except, this time, their great food, drinks, live music and quiz nights are served across two distinct (though still dog-friendly) areas: an opulent café-bar and the bright and airy Orangery restaurant. 

Monday – Sunday: 8am – 11pm

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ALTITUDE NEWCASTLE

109 Clayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PZ

Boujee rooftop bar Altitude is here to give Newcastle two things it’s been sorely missing: London-like skylines and ultimate holiday vibes. Mellow meet ups are the name of the game here, with DJs spinning Ibiza classics, fruity cocktails flowing and bottomless brunches with pizza from Ouseburn faves, Gingerinos. 

Friday: 5pm – late

Saturday: 12pm – late

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ARDENS KITCHEN

Eldon House, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PW

Hearty breakfasts served from a proper ‘breakfast time’, sexy brunch and lunch options, and homemade treats to satisfy every sweet-toothed craving – the newest of Gosforth restaurants does it all.

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 2pm

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THE GEORDIE STAR

79 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SQ

Jumping on the back of the renewed Geordie fever Champions League qualification and Sam Fender has ignited across the Toon, this sports bar Newcastle has just welcomed is a homage to all things local: with a Newcastle Walk of Fame, live music from local artists, and enough HD screens to catch every match of the new season.

Monday – Sunday: 12pm – late

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KATIE O’BRIEN’S

20 Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1JF

It seems Newcastle has been waiting ages for a new Irish bar to come along and then two arrive at once. Katie’s promises live music, full sports coverage and great craic.

Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 3am

Friday: 3pm – 3am

Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 3am

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PLAZA CAFÉ AND BISTRO

Bowmont House, Wagonway Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 9BL

Plaza is the latest neighbourhood bistro to take quality dining and make it an everyday staple – serving brunch, lunch and sharers with panache.

Sunday – Wednesday: 9am – 6pm

Thursday – Saturday: 9am – 8pm 

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INSA KOREAN

34 Osbourne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2AJ

Newcastle’s first and only Korean charcoal BBQ restaurant – Soju & Goji – has opened up a brand new premises along Jesmond’s famous Osbourne Road: dedicated (like their city centre bolthole) to savouring the sizzle, Korean style.

Tuesday – Friday: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday: 12pm – 10pm

Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

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