Top Places to Eat and Drink in Newcastle:
I’ve put together the top places for students in The Toon to grab some ‘scran ‘– whether you’re searching for the best hangover cure, a romantic spot for Valentines or a place to catch up with old friends, we’ve got it sorted!
Quay Ingredient, Queen Street:
Tucked away on a quiet street on the Quayside, Quay Ingredient is the perfect cosy café serving up delicious breakfast and lunch dishes! After breakfast, why not walk down to the water on the Quayside for beautiful views of Newcastle and the infamous Millennium Bridge, or head over the Tyne to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to soak up some culture!
The Butterfly Cabinet, Heaton Road:
If you’re feeling fragile from the night before, then head to The Butterfly Cabinet on Heaton Road, located just ten minutes from Jesmond and City Centre. This small, bohemian art-filled café serves up the best Full English Breakfast, pancakes, paninis, milkshakes and burgers!
Harvest Canteen – St. Georges Terrace, Jesmond:
If you’re looking for a quiet, chilled-out spot to get some work done, the Ouseburn Coffee Company baristas in Jesmond serve up delicious Artisan Coffee and a full menu of light lunches and snacks! Open daily from 8am-5pm, the café also hosts regular evening events!
Nudo Sushi Box – Jesmond/City Centre:
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or you haven’t tried before, Nudo serves up the best sushi in Newcastle, located in Jesmond and the City Centre for a reasonable price. If you’re in a rush grab a bite to go, or sit in and watch the world go by! If you’re feeling lazy why not head to their website for home delivery!
Sale Pepe – St. George’s Terrace, Jesmond:
Serving delicious Italian pizza and pasta dishes, Sale Pepe is an affordable place to grab a quick lunch – the restaurant also offers lunch and unlimited Prosecco for £20 on Saturdays! If you like to stay healthy, check out the restaurant’s sister juicery, Clean & Press on Acorn Road – Jesmond’s first and only cold press juicer!
Olive and Bean, Grainger Street:
Serving up the tastiest afternoon tea for two for just £14, with giant scones, sandwiches and delicious cakes – this café located opposite Tesco Metro at Grainger Market is a really affordable treat, great for catching up with friends or a welcome break from lectures!
Quilliam Brothers Teahouse, Claremont Buildings:
Owned and operated by three brothers from Wylam, and located just 2 minutes away from the Robinson Library, the Quilliam Brothers Teahouse offers the ideal location for a well-needed revision break or catch up with old friends. With over 60 types of tea on offer and a welcoming friendly atmosphere, and lots of tasty cakes, this café is the perfect spot for Newcastle University Students! Tip – the teahouse also hosts art exhibitions and films!
Peace and Loaf – Jesmond:
If you’re looking for a perfect location for a special occasion, look no further. Peace and Loaf offers an a la carte menu with a great atmosphere in the centre of Jesmond!
Cal’s Own – Chillingham Road, Heaton:
With a reputation for having the best pizza in the Toon, it’s well worth the trip to Cal’s Own in Heaton. Serving up the tastiest Brooklyn style pizza pie, the restaurant also delivers to Heaton, Jesmond, Benton, Walker, Sandyford, Sheildfield, city centre and Quayside, so there’s no excuse not to try!
The Botanist – Monument Mall:
The Botanist has a huge selection of creative cocktails, craft-beers, Champagne and wine on offer. With great views, atmosphere and live music, the Botanist is the ideal destination for locals and students alike!
Jam Jar – Osbourne Road, Jesmond:
Located in the heart of Jesmond, Jam Jar serves up tasty burgers and delicious jam-jar cocktails for a great price, perfect if you’re looking for a tasty treat close to home!