Looking for a new spot for brunch in Newcastle? We’ve discovered a hidden rooftop terrace to take it alfresco – The Factory Kitchen
Spoiler alert – this ultimate suntrap sanctuary in The Biscuit Factory has a new cocktail menu, (and it’s 5 o'clock somewhere, right?)
Contemporary pizzeria menu including light lunch options, single-origin locally roasted coffee and artisan cakes.
A cafe offering delicious cakes, slices, pies, quiches and lunch options - all freshly baked every day.
A cosy inn serving first-class cuisine based on British ingredients such as Stornoway black pudding.
A subterranean wine and cocktail bar in the heart of Newcastle.
Angels Cut Bar and Bottle Shop
Speciality wines, beers & spirits, to drink in or buy to take away. Secret garden for alfresco drinking.
Kitchen and Bar offering hearty burgers, bao buns & loaded fries, plus a take-out option.
Independent cocktail bar based in the heart of Darlington.
Darlington's 1st Micropub. Providing the highest quality local real ales, craft beers & whisky.
Flat White Kitchen
A coffee shop specialising in baked goods and typical café fare in a renovated 17th-century townhouse.
Flat White Cafe
Flat White Kitchen's sister coffee shop, located in the heart of Durham City.
Monsieur Crepe Cafe
All types of pancakes are on the menu, crepes - both sweet and savoury, as well as American stacked pancakes. Plus coffees, teas and milkshakes.
Elder Beer Cafe
On the foodie fave street Chillingham Road, you'll find Elder Beer Cafe. A cafe-bar selling snacks, merch/ artwork, and craft beer of course. They also have seats inside and also through at the back, a perfect hidden spot.
Block and Bottle
Multi-award winning free-range butchers and craft beer shop, based on Heaton Road. Great advice available if you're not sure, and delicious fresh meat, as well as dairy products, some veg, and eggs too. Busy at weekends so get there early!
Tyne Bank Brewery
Brewery and tap room.
Cafe with locally roasted coffees prepared in an espresso machine, plus hot and cold snacks and cocktails.
The Brandling Arms
A lively tavern with regular quiz nights and modern pub food as well as a great outdoor terrace.
A fully licensed cafe with great coffee and food. Also offering specially selected wines, beers, evening small plates and live music every Saturday.
A piece of Italy in Gosforth, with authentic, rustic Italian coffees, cakes, wines, beers, salads and a range of hot weekly specials.
Caffe 1901 Deli Gosforth
Caffe 1901 is a creative space that has community at its heart. Welcoming everyone including canine friends.
An artisan coffee house and delicatessen, with a craft beer cellar, specialist wine and premium spirits off licence.
Lilburns Bar Restaurant
Well known for its fabulous food which is all sourced locally, Lilburns has a reputation that speaks for itself.
The Market Tavern, Steakhouse and Lodge
Welcome to The Market Tavern Steakhouse serving premium steaks, local ales and fine wine every day.
Serving home-cooked comfort food, including beef pies, lasagna, puddings, scones and sundaes as well as delicious beers, ales, teas and coffees.
A small family-run cafe and smoothie bar with fresh homemade food and cakes made on-site daily. Great for afternoon teas, too.
The Dirty Bottles
A centuries-old pub and restaurant with luxury rooms and a rooftop terrace.
The Dyvels Inn
Dog friendly with a lovely garden and a menu with something for everyone.
The Angel of Corbridge
A dog-friendly countryside pub and hotel with hearty pub grub, local real ales, cosy rooms and roaring log fires.
A unique micropub with a contemporary restoration, fabulous location and unmistakable heritage.
The Black Bull
A rustic 18th-century inn serving traditional British pub dishes and real ales, with curry nights and an outdoor terrace.
Massey’s Tea Room
Traditional tea room, set in the heart of the village, serving the finest quality homemade dishes, all lovingly prepared.
Tea and Tipples
A cute cafe offering breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Watling Coffee House
Coffee House serving delicious homemade breakfasts and light lunches. Great to take kids.
A lovely setting right on the river, with delicious food and a varied menu.
Contemporary Thai and Pan-Asian restaurant/bar with heated 'urban jungle' dining area with palms.
A modern Mexican taqueria with a terrace, crafting homemade tortillas and serving cocktails and wine.
A dog-friendly cafe serving delicious food which is freshly made every day. Try the egg dishes they are famous for.
An award-winning patisserie by Chef Emma Carlton, with a couple of tables to enjoy coffee and a cake in-store.
A coffee shop and restaurant with delicious tapas in a relaxed setting.
Kork Wine and Deli
Visit for wine, beers, charcuterie, cheese and bread that's worth the difference.
Fox and Finch
Serving breakfast, then classic tapas from lunchtime, with a modern twist in a relaxed laid-back atmosphere and a well-stocked bar.
Serving Asian cuisine in opulent surroundings, right in the heart of Tynemouth.
On Tynemouth Front Street, serving street food and signature cocktails.
A small but mighty cafe and music venue situated on Grand Parade overlooking Longsands beach.
The Wheel House
Fantastic homemade biscuits and cakes, with great coffee and a lovely atmosphere.
Square Roots Kitchen
Providing tasty cruelty-free, animal-friendly food and drink to customers. Situated in Tynemouth Metro Station.
A laidback tapas restaurant serving fine wines and bespoke cocktails.
The Peacock Sunderland
A stunning family run Edwardian public house and events space in the heart of the City. Great food. Lush beer. Live Music.
Number One Bar and Coffee House
A bustling Classic Bar & Coffee House, based in the heart of Darlington town centre, specialising in great tasting coffees and cocktails.
Hash Bar and Kitchen
Family owned Cafè bar in the heart of Darlington. Relax in airy, comfortable surroundings from early til late.
Dr. Inks Darlington
Quirky cocktail bar serving afternoon tea & drinks.
Sortie Charcuterie & Bar
Charcuterie and bar serving British charcuterie, cheeses and antipasti paired with delicious drinks.
The Fox Hole Pub & Kitchen
A traditional British village pub in Piercebridge, near Darlington, serving dishes made from locally sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients.
The Juniper Tree
Bistro, Gin House and Cocktail Bar - nestled at the beating heart of the Imperial Quarter in Darlington.
House of Hop
A craft bar, with a modern, friendly atmosphere. Offering a rotating range of 4 cask ales and a 10 product font, spirits and a range of soft drinks.
The Cheese and Wine Shop
Darlington's only cheese and wine specialist. Hidden gem of a shop, running for over 20 years in Darlington's historic Clarks Yard.
The Wandering Duck
Brunch, lunch and cocktails.
By The River Brew Co
An independent container settlement which lives and breathes beneath the iconic Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river.
Container settlement hosting fantastic street food and delicious drinks every Friday to Sunday at By The River Brew Co.
Backyard Bike Shop
Specialises in high-end custom bike builds and offer a range of servicing on road and gravel bikes. Also serve takeaway coffee and light snacks throughout the day.
Gateshead's quirkiest real ale bar.
The Bank Restaurant & Bar
Airy, exposed-brick eatery set in a former bank serving eclectic small plates & classic cocktails.
Sophisticated rooftop restaurant at an art gallery, with city views, serving modern British food.
The Staiths Cafe
Independent cafe, bar & local store located on banks of the River Tyne.
The Central Bar
Pub, serving hand-pulled ales, in a Victorian building with a function room hosting live music.
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