House of Tides
Set within a beautifully restored Grade I listed, 16th-century former merchant’s town house, House of Tides first opened in February 2014 under the able leadership of top chef Kenny Atkinson and his wife Abbie. The 50-cover restaurant is situated on the historic Newcastle Quayside, just a stone’s throw from the iconic Tyne Bridge. Set over two floors, House of Tides guarantees a relaxed atmosphere and a dining experience to remember. The more rustic ground-floor entrance level boasts 16th-century flagstones and is an excellent venue for a pre-dinner drink, while the first floor has exposed original wood beams and houses the main restaurant seating area.
Kenny Atkinson’s bold and imaginative cooking has brought him national acclaim and numerous awards. As well as earning a Michelin star in 2008, 2009 and again in 2015 for House of Tides, Kenny has also retained three AA rosettes for over ten years and was voted The Caterer’s Cateys Chef of the Year in 2009. Most recently, House of Tides scooped Best Newcomer at the Secret Diner Awards and was crowned the AA Restaurant of the Year 2015-2016. Kenny has also become a well-known face on TV thanks to his appearances on BBC2’s Great British Menu, which he won with his starter in 2009 and fish course in 2010. More recently you will have seen him alongside James Martin on the BBC1 hit TV show Saturday Kitchen, and on Sky TV’s Good Food Channel in Market Kitchen and Perfect.
The cuisine at House of Tides is modern British in style, and Kenny aims to showcase the very best of Britain’s produce with a daily changing seven-course tasting menu.
The menu is dictated by the kitchen team’s trusted suppliers – every day a new menu is devised based on the produce available, whether from field, farm or sea. First-class ingredients are a must, so dishes might include succulent scallops or six-hour-roasted Highland venison, alongside exquisite game like partridge. An informed sommelier is on-hand to ensure your drinks complement every course.
With a celebrated chef and such a stunning historic venue, it comes as no surprise that House of Tides has become a stalwart of the North East’s dining scene after less than a year.