Newcastle and North East Dining Articles

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The Silk Room (2009)

The Silk Room (2009)

A stone's throw from Newcastle's Quayside and just behind the law courts, this unapologetically sumptuous restaurant and champagne bar is all about sophistication. The lighting is low key with candlelit tables, chandeliers, dark wood floors and red silk threads dripping from the ...Read This Article

The Gastropub Trek (2009)

The Gastropub Trek (2009)

If you're into a more relaxed dining affair, and perhaps like to drink a decent pint of draught beer with your meal, or aren't overly fussed about an overwhelming choice of wine, then gastropub dining might just be your thing. Over recent years, pubs have become highly succes...Read This Article

Unlicensed To Thrill (2008)

Unlicensed To Thrill (2008)

All things considered, it may be a disadvantage for a restaurant not to be licensed, especially in the UK where alcohol consumption -- particularly wine -- appears to be relatively recession-proof. But there are advantages too. Unlicensed -- or bring your own (BYO) restaurants --...Read This Article

Prickly Pear At The Quayside (2007)

Prickly Pear At The Quayside (2007)

Many will lament the relocation of Treacle Moon to its new Ambleside setting on Lake Windermere, as it had a great reputation and was an elegant fixture of the Newcastle dining scene. Fear not though as it has been replaced by a burgeoning little enterprise from the relatively ne...Read This Article

Gourmet Hotels In The North East (2007)

Gourmet Hotels In The North East (2007)

If you're staying in new territory, it's good to know where to find not only a comfortable hotel, but one with a quality restaurant on the premises. It can provide a real boon and make all the difference to your stay. Even if you're a local, some hotel restaurants deliver that so...Read This Article

Landmark (2007)

Landmark (2007)

For those who like a little style with their Chinese, there really is only one place to go and that’s the Landmark on Newcastle’s Stowell Street. It’s appropriately named as it’s so close to the newly erected Chinatown Gate which is done in the highly orna...Read This Article

The Best Of French (2007)

The Best Of French (2007)

If you're in search of a sophisticated meal out, then French cuisine is what's required. These days it may well be served up under the guise of 'modern British' or ' modern European' but don't be fooled, the Gallic influence is plain to see. Right up in the high flying stakes are...Read This Article

Brasserie At The Sage (2006)

Brasserie At The Sage (2006)

There can be no other dining venue housed in quite as striking a building as Gateshead's Sage Centre. Designed by Sir Norman Foster and opened in 2004, the Sage is home to some of the world's best performers and musicians. But within its bellowing, cavernous mass lies a hidden ge...Read This Article

The Best Of Newcastle's Chinatown (2006)

The Best Of Newcastle's Chinatown (2006)

Never mind waiting for the Chinese New Year to experience the rich taste of the Orient. Chinese food is rich, tasty, fast and nutritious and on Newcastle's Stowell Street - right next to the Great Wall (or at least old city wall) - you have plenty of choice. Appropriately named a...Read This Article

The Spice Cube (2004)

The Spice Cube (2004)

If we said that the cuisine for this particular restaurant was Indian, you might well be forgiven for conjuring up images of ornate lamps, red upholstered furnishings and carpets, carved wooden chairs, sitars, flock wallpaper and the like. Well The Spice Cube located on the top f...Read This Article

Newcastle's Arts Dining Scene (2004)

Newcastle's Arts Dining Scene (2004)

Newcastle, as everybody knows who lives here, is getting a fine reputation for encouraging the arts. The city was nominated onto the shortlist of cities for 'City Of Culture 2008' and it's hardly surprising when you see what's being built, especially around the quayside that stra...Read This Article

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