Whatever the weather, there is some beautiful scenery in Tyne & Wear and some lovely restaurants where you can enjoy great food and take in the surroundings. Whether you fancy sampling the local seafood or enjoying great service at a family run restaurant, there’s somewhere for you.
Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, this striking four-star hotel provides an exceptional experience – where exquisite charm meets contemporary comfort.
A small family run fine dining restaurant in Low Fell, Gateshead. They pride themselves on attention to details and really go the extra mile to look after their diners. Almost all dishes can be made gluten-free, and a vegetarian and vegan menu is available on request when booking in advance. If you’re planning a party, the team at 1964 is happy to accommodate with special party menus – just let the staff know your budget and they’ll do the rest.
The newly developed Seaham Harbour Marina is home to the appropriately named Lookout, a coffee shop with a spectacular view. Offering stunning vistas of the East Durham coastline as far as the eye can see, it’s the perfect place to take some time out, sip a quality cup of coffee and enjoy delicious, homemade café cuisine.
Evan’s Bistro is conveniently located within easy reach of the Metro station in the heart of Whitley Bay. This family-run venue boasts a lovely menu showcasing locally sourced, wholesome food with modern touches. Cosy booths and soft lighting create an intimate ambience.
Head chef Mark Spratt creates innovative bistro-style dishes such as potted crab and shrimp with clarified butter and garlic toast, black pudding and asparagus salad with a poached egg, and North Shields mussels tossed in either garlic, white wine, and parsley, or tomato and chilli sauce, and served with baked ciabatta.
Newcastle’s lively Quayside is home to Big Mussel, a glorious family-friendly restaurant serving the best of British seafood alongside flavoursome grilled steaks and Belgian beer. Upon entering the restaurant you’ll notice a decidedly European ambience, with a light and airy interior and blackboards that list the chef’s creative specials.