If you’ve been sailing the seven seas searching for a scrumptious and extra-special dining experience, the industrial maritime-themed Dodgin’s Yard, situated on the bustling Fish Quay in North Shields, is sure to satisfy with its eclectic menu, spectacular views overlooking the River Tyne, and dishes featuring Dodgin’s Yard’s very own unique blend of seasoning.

Famous for its fantastic meat and fish boards, dining out at Dodgin’s Yard is a delight for all the family. Feast on their five-hour slow-cooked beef brisket cooked and served in rich BBQ sauce, their spicy Lebanese lamb kofta with grilled flatbread and mint yogurt, and the beer-battered sea bass with grilled lemon and homemade tartar sauce to name just a few of the fantastic dishes you’ll find here.

Their signature board, the aptly named “The Ship Wrecker”, is perfect for parties of 4 or more. Featuring all the seafood, including sea bass, salmon, and king prawns, all the meats, including beef brisket, pork, Moroccan-spiced lamb sausage, rump steak, lamb kofta, and spice-rubbed chicken breast, as well as 4 sides and 4 sauces all for just £69.95, this is a meat eater’s fantasy.

Dodgin’s Yard understands flavour and their sauces are simply exceptional. Try the smoky, spicy and sweet harissa and honey sauce or the coconut and chilli relish that packs a real punch. The fresh garlic mayonnaise also makes the perfect accompaniment to the herby lamb kofta kebabs.

Once you discover Dodgin’s Yard, you’ll no doubt make this restaurant a regular visit, and with its mixed meat and fish deal, it’s never been more affordable. If you visit mid-week, you can get any 2 meat dishes, any two fish dishes, any 2 sides, any sauce, and 2 drinks for the unbelievably affordable price of just £20.

If you’re planning a visit during breakfast or lunch and all this meat and fish is a little too overwhelming, don’t worry because the mouth-watering menu also boasts tempting breakfast and lunch options. Featuring their signature Dodgin’s Breakfast which is also available in a vegetarian option, there’s no better way to begin the day than with a plate packed full with streaky bacon, merguez sausage, poached eggs, life buoy beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms, black pudding and sourdough.

With all this food you’ll need something to wash it down with, and a drink from Dodgin’s Yard cracking cocktail menu is sure to do the trick. Sample the Fishermans Cuppa Joe, an espresso martini but not as you know it, the tropical and tangy Spin Drift, or the Swedish Sangria made with Beefeater gin, white wine, strawberry and lime Rekorderlig, and lemon and mint.

This December, Dodgin’s Yard is even introducing a festive cocktail menu that is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit. Think warming mulled wine, eggnog, hot buttered rum, and snowballs.


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