BTRBC on Quayside

NewcastleGateshead Quayside is one of the city's most iconic locations. Visitors and locals stroll in their droves on a sunny afternoon and the Quayside's bars and restaurants come alive most evenings. The Quayside is typically defined as the stretch of the River Tyne where seven of the region's most striking bridges cross the water to connect Newcastle with neighbouring Gateshead. Daytrippers will find a wealth of cafes and coffee shops to refuel at as they walk, run or cycle along the Quayside, while visitors looking for a meal out along NewcastleGateshead Quayside will find a wide choice of restaurants on both sides of the river, from well-known chains such as Pitcher and Piano and Gusto to 'must-visit' independents and easy-going places to eat which are perfect for big groups. 

Whether you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, fancy a catch up on NewcastleGateshead Quayside while you share a meal or need the perfect date night location - there are some great restaurants flanking both sides the River Tyne. 

Read on for our guide to 13 restaurants on NewcastleGateshead Quayside with a range of cuisines and styles that you should add to your list for when you next visit... 

Trakol at By the River Brew Co.

If you're looking for something unique then book a table at award-winning Trakol on Gateshead Quayside. The open fire kitchen is part of By The River Brew Co which is a must-visit hotspot for craft beer lovers and foodies. Trakol is an excellent choice if you're dining in a crowd as their menu is perfect for sharing and the restaurant prides itself on ethical, nose-to-tail dining. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed while the food is of top-notch quality so book a table and tuck into locally sourced food from their imaginative menu. 

The onsite Tap Room has an ever-changing list of craft beers, ales and beer brewed by Wylam Brewery and during the warmer months, By The River Brew Co's outdoor Hawker Market provides a heady range of street food from local traders for anyone who would rather eat on the go. 

Gino D'Acampo Quayside

The newest addition to Newcastle Quayside is a stylish riverside restaurant created in a genius collaboration between popular TV chef Gino D'Acampo and international hotel chain INNSiDE by Melia

Gino D'Acampo Quayside manages to ooze stylish sophistication whilst also being informal and unpretentious. Sample Italian food chosen from a menu taken from Gino's award-winning books and TV show while enjoying views of NewcastleGateshead's iconic Quayside. From breakfast, light lunch to evening meal - there are plenty of opportunities to experience Gino D'Acampo Quayside whether you're staying the night at INNSiDE, looking for a lunchtime restaurant to catch up with friends, in the mood for an intimate date night or need to grab an espresso whilst strolling the Quayside riverside path. 

Gino D'Acampo Quayside Restaurant
New to Newcastle Quayside - Gino D'Acampo at INNSiDE by Melia

Dobson & Parnell

Known for its creative blend of European and British cuisine, Dobson and Parnell has built an award-winning reputation on Newcastle Quayside over the past five years since it opened. Dobson and Parnell is a great stopping off point if you are looking for some fine-dining without the fuss. The restaurant is in the same family of restaurants as 'must-visit' independent Blackfriars Restaurant in the centre of Newcastle, and is a popular choice for Sunday lunches, taster menus, sharing platters and lunch time meet ups. In fact Dobson and Parnell, along with Blackfriars, makes it onto our top 10 restaurants in NewcastleGateshead - not just the best along the Quayside! 

Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle

Hard Rock Cafe needs little introduction. The world-renowned restaurant has become a tourist's dream hot spot and now, Newcastle Quayside is home to the latest edition. Opening in 2021, Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle can be found in the historic Guildhall building beside the Swing Bridge... what a location! Choose Hard Rock Cafe for American-style burgers, shakes and mega desserts which is the perfect lunch time spot for families visiting Newcastle Quayside or dial up the night out vibes with an iconic Hard Rock Cafe cocktail.  


Aveika on Newcastle Quayside is a popular part of Newcastle's nightlife and is also famed for its weekend bottomless brunches. Aveika is an ideal place to dine out for any visitors who want to arrive early for an excellent meal sampling Japanese cuisine then seamlessly crossover into night out vibes. The Quayside restaurant also has it's own take on the classic high tea tradition with a Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea making it the perfect place for a whole range of celebrations from getting the girls together, date night or marking an occasion with cocktails. 


If its views you're after then head along to SIX at BALTIC on the Gateshead side of the Quayside. Sat atop BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, SIX has views for days across the Quayside from their rooftop restaurant as well as riverside views from their Terrace cafe. Stunning views aside, SIX is a stylish, must-visit restaurant with an excellent lunch and dinner menu. The Gateshead restaurant has a commitment to providing innovative vegan options as well as being a popular location for Afternoon Teas or cocktails after a busy day exploring the Quayside.

Khai Khai

Khai Khai is a very recent addition to Newcastle Quayside which is quickly gaining a glowing reputation from local diners who have sampled their 'at home' takeaway menu during lockdown. Khai Khai can be found nestled on a side street underneath the iconic Tyne Bridge and prides itself on using fresh ingredients and heritage flavours to serve up authentic Indian dishes that have been prepared in a traditional manner using fire and smoke. 

House of Tides

House of Tides on the Quayside holds the impressive accolade of being 'Newcastle’s only One Star Michelin and Four AA Rosette awarded restaurant.' Splash out on a meal at House of Tides on Newcastle Quayside, which is located in another spectacular, historic Grade 1 listed building. The tasting menu has a focus on elegant, modern British cuisine and aims to showcase the highest quality, locally sourced North East produce. 

The Broad Chare

The Broad Chare on Newcastle Quayside is a self-proclaimed 'proper pub' where you are well placed to get a pint of the best beer as well as find an impressive, seasonal menu with many of the quintessentially British pub favourites given a refined twist. The Broad Chare should be on your hit list for Saturday afternoon timeout with a beer and selection of bar snacks including the humble homemade scotch egg or Lindisfarne Oysters. Excellent quality pub fare and traditionally rustic cuisine mean that you will have the pick of dishes like Haggis on Toast or Bubble and Squeak, hearty pies and warming desserts like Buttermilk Pudding or Plum and Almond Tart. 

Prima Ristorante

If Italian food is what you fancy then head to Prima Ristorante along the cobbles of The Side where Dean Street meets the Quayside. Prima Ristorante is an excellent choice for a group catch up to suit all budgets. The Italian restaurant has a menu packed with classic stonebaked pizzas as well as salads, pasta dishes and Sunday lunches. Whether you're in search of a family-friendly restaurant near the Quayside, need a venue to celebrate with a big group or you're ready for a quick lunch - Prima Ristorante is a unpretentious restaurant serving up freshly made, reasonably priced food in a striking setting under the lofty railway arches. 


Victor's is one of Newcastle's most 'instagrammable' restaurants. Dine under the wisteria and enjoy the American-Asian style menu as you look out onto the Quayside. The restaurant caters to all whether it be cocktails with friends, lunch with work colleagues or an afternoon tea with your family, the spot has quickly become a firm favourite in the city.


Route is small but perfectly formed independent restaurant tucked away on Newcastle Quayside. A regular in the Michelin Guide Book, Route is a bistro serving modern, British cuisine. Grab a small plate and accompany it with a great glass of wine or settle down for a main dish which often includes the likes of pigeon, rump steak and the freshest of fish. Route sits at the more luxury end of the price spectrum but is well-worth a visit. 

Gusto Italian Newcastle

Gusto can be found on Newcastle's Quayside and is perfectly situation for a romantic date night. Not far from Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the stylish Italian restaurant has an authentic a la carte menu populated with pasta dishes, pizzas and flavour-filled mains. Sunday Lunch is a popular option at Gusto Italian where diners can choose from a selection of roasts, including a great vegan and children's option, as well as the rest of their Italian-inspired menu. 

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