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Local love: unique date night spots in Heaton you need to try

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When it comes to planning a date night, NEST, Flight and Layover in Heaton are a must-book.

As we all know Heaton is having a real moment with new places popping up on every corner. The stylish suburb spot is becoming the go-to place for date night.

We’re talking chic cocktail bars, neighbourhood restaurants making fine dining cool and a quirky pop-up bar that offers a unique cultural experience.

Here’s everything you need to know…

HLN TOP TIP: Layover and Flight are both dog-friendly so feel free to bring your pooch along, too.


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Before indulging in a delicious meal at NEST, why not head over to Flight for pre-dinner cocktails? If you’re looking for the ultimate blend of elegance and local charm, look no further than this cocktail bar.

Flight has quickly become Heaton’s hotspot for sophisticated sips with over 28 different cocktails on the menu. From local beers to quality wines and expertly crafted cocktails, Flight offers a taste of the vibrant nightlife scene in Heaton and is open seven days a week.

Step inside and immerse yourself in its cosy ambience, complete with moody lighting and lavish seating featuring iconic peacock chairs (perfect for the ‘gram). The lively buzz sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable date night.



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NEST, the beloved neighbourhood gem on Chillingham Road, is gearing up to tantalize your taste buds like never before.

NEST isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a culinary haven born from the love for great food and wine. They’ve mastered the art of fine dining without feeling intimidated – it’s all about creating happy, memorable experiences. Picture yourself sinking into honest, humble dishes with a creative twist made from local ingredients, all without compromising on quality.

Whether you’re craving a lunchtime tasting menu, planning a mid-week date night, or seeking a luxurious evening out, NEST has you covered. Plus, you can even indulge in a Sunday lunch date followed by a refreshing walk in Heaton Park.



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Looking for a date night that’s out of this world? Head over the street to Layover. If you’re a couple with a passion for travel, this is your dream drinking destination in Heaton.

Layover is your passport to unforgettable experiences and one-of-a-kind date nights. Go on a global adventure without needing to leave Newcastle. Imagine experiencing the romance of Paris, the energy of New York or the exotic charm of Havana – all in one spot.

It’s a concept that’s as brilliant as it is unique. The pop-up cocktail bar transforms every month, themed around six different cities for four weeks serving up its own signature serve sand ambience to the Toon.


Image credit: Sean Elliot Photography

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Rachael Nichol
Creative Solutions Manager

After gaining a first in her BA Media and Journalism degree at Northumbria University, Rachael worked at Newcastle’s leading regional newspaper with her stories being picked up in national and global newspapers She spent two very successful years giving a voice to those communities across the North East who otherwise…


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