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Newcastle's stylish suburb of Jesmond is known for its lively bars, upmarket shopping and tree-lined streets. Discover 10 restaurants to try in Jesmond from the best in Indian cuisine, fancy fine-dining for your next splurge and great lunch spots.

You will be spoilt for choice in Jesmond when it comes to great restaurants and places to eat out. There are some of the most fancy fine-dining establishments in the region, from The Patricia and Peace and Loaf, which are included time and again with the Michelin Guide as well as a breadth of independently ran local restaurants and cafe bars which serve up excellent quality food as well as adding their own flavour to the Jesmond foodie scene. There are also a range of cuisines on offer to tickle a variety of tastebuds as well as something to suit most budgets.  

A visit to Jesmond is a top choice for visitors who want to stay near Newcastle city centre - it is also well connected with two metro stations as well as a great selection of top hotels from the well-positioned Holiday Inn and 91 Aparthotel to the luxurious and secluded Jesmond Dene House - and many with great onsite restaurants. 

Read on for our guide to 10 restaurants in Jesmond which will not only take you on a culinary journey around the elegant suburb, but also around the world. 


Branches is found on Osbourne Road, a short walk from Jesmond Metro and at the nearest side to Newcastle city centre. The Jesmond restaurant manages to provide a classy fine-dining experience without being pretentious, while the staff are warm and welcoming and will make you feel right at home. Choose from their a la carte menu or sample the taster menu; both have contemporary dishes with a dedication to 'best of British' flavours using the freshest produce.

Branches is a light and airy venue complete with a statement blossom-heavy tree in the centre of the restaurant - a popular Instragam spot for many restaurant goers! It is a great choice if you are looking for someone in Jesmond to have an evening meal or Sunday Lunch as well as providing a good spot if you're looking to book a celebration, family event or private party as Branches has a choice of private dining set menus for gatherings of up to 22 people.

Peace and Loaf

A multi-award-winning restaurant, Peace and Loaf in Jesmond is your top choice if you love to experiment with innovative food, enjoy truly creative cooking or if you're a big fan of the Masterchef. The two AA Rosettes restaurant, which also features in the Michelin Guide, is owned by Dave Coulson - a former finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals - and exudes experimental dining. 

Peace and Loaf is another excellent Newcastle-based restaurant with a commitment to fresh, locally sourced produce and rolls out carefully curated seasonal menus to ensure no visit is the same. Dishes at Peace and Loaf are definitely an art form - and a splurge - but it is well-worth a visit. The tasting menus start from £40 so there is a sliding scale to 'high-end' at Peace and Loaf for foodies who fancy a treat.


Sohe can be found at the top end of Jesmond's lively Osbourne Road in the thick of the action and is a brilliant restaurant for evening gatherings, date nights and celebrations. It perfectly rolls from day-to-night vibes with it's sumptuous decor and extensive cocktail menu too. A stylish option, Sohe won't break the bank and serves up a flavour-filled menu of pan-Asian dishes from Thai green or katsu curries to ramen noodle dishes or teriyaki salmon main options. 

Fat Hippo Jesmond

Fat Hippo Jesmond is a fun place to stop by for a casual meal out, lunch time indulgence or send in your order for a much-needed takeaway. Fat Hippo's signature is their excellent and juicy burgers which come in every combination from beef patties with peanut butter and jelly to chicken with sriracha, hoisin and Asian ‘slaw as well as vegan versions which are as innovative as their meaty counterparts. Easy going and budget-friendly - get ready to tuck into a big and dirty menu that will leave you loosening your belt, licking your lips and planning your next visit! 

The Patricia

If messy dining at Fat Hippo is not your thing... let's head back to the more refined establishment! Bijoux, intimate and uber fine in its dining, The Patricia is all about the delicately crafted food. You're in for a treat and guaranteed the freshest, most exclusive dishes as the set 6-course tasting menu changes subject to what's available that day. The Patricia is definitely a restaurant for the discerning foodie and should be on your 'treat night' list.


The cafe, restaurant, bar and onsite bakery - Arlo - is a wholesome, hearty and friendly place on Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond and sits alongside a number of independent boutiques, restaurants and must-visit cafes. Arlo is a relaxed and informal setting, ideal for a long lunch, coffee catch up or an evening meal. The food is excellent with a varied menu of home-cooked food from indulgent breakfasts of Full English or Smashed Avo and Tahini on sourdough to dirty fries or Korean beef salad for lunch to a choice of small plates for dinner or a full meal to yourself! Families are welcome with a great kid's menu available all day, every day and the onsite bakery ensures the quiches and cakes should be a top choice on your next visit." data-instgrm-version="14" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:540px; min-width:326px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);">

Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House Restaurant provides a tranquil, secluded setting to escape the bustle of urban life and experience a seasonal menu of more traditional British cuisine. Tackle a hearty Sunday lunch with the family or treat yourself to a refined and luxurious Afternoon Tea at the independent hotel-based restaurant. This is also your second chance in our guide to restaurants in Jesmond, to dine at a venue ran by TV superstars as the Executive Head Chef, Danny Parker, was also a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals. The menu is classic and elegant, with a higher price point making it a great option for special occasions.

Dabbawal Jesmond

Dabbawal Jesmond also has a sister restaurant in Newcastle city centre and both restaurants arguably serve some of the best Indian food in the region. Their menu is inspired by the street food of India and has an excellent variety of authentically Indian and well priced dishes as well as a good vegan menu. Dabbawal is the ideal place to go for sharing a selection of small dishes, dipping in, trying new things and generally enjoying the social side of eating out with your friends. Their takeaway 'Dabbabox' has been created for on the go lunches or spicing up your work packed lunch. Dabbawal even offers a Bottomless Brunch to set you up for a weekend in Newcastle.

If you love Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisine then also check out Jesmond's The Valley Junction and Papa Ganoush.

Pizzeria Francesca Jesmond

Pizzeria Francesca has a reputation of being one of the best Italian restaurants in Newcastle. Family-friendly, easy going and very budget-friendly - you won't be disappointed but you may have to roll home after a hefty Calzone or pasta dish! Pizzeria Francesca is very popular with locals and a staple in Jesmond's portfolio of restaurants for many years. It can be found tucked along the side streets of residential Jesmond, away from the main bustle. 

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

Meat-lovers are going to love a visit to Rio Brazilian Steakhouse in Jesmond. Get your chops around as much authentic Brazilian meat as you can muster. The power is in your hands as you give the green light or halt to rest a while by flipping your card to red. Ideal for getting together as a big group, business lunches or celebrations - Rio serves up the best in marinated and barbecued beef, lamb, succulent pork as well as fish and vegan options. Load up your plate at the self-serve salad bar and sit back to dine until you are full up! 

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