Takeaway food blog

Updated from 1 June 2020

You might be searching for where to get a takeaway Sunday Lunch or recreate a lazy weekend brunch in your own home. As lockdown guidelines are reintroduced, we’re grateful for the innovative minds behind the independent cafes and restaurants across Newcastle and Gateshead who are continuing to serve takeaways and collection. The simple pleasure of a delivery of great food at this uncertain time is enough to get us all salivating – and what a rewarding way to support local business?!

Make sure you plan ahead as there is going to be high demand and some limitations, for example the delivery distance for takeaways. Many of the restaurants offering meals for collection or foraying into the world of takeaway food, are small businesses with small teams. We applaud their creativity as they fire up their kitchens so that the people of Newcastle and Gateshead can tuck into a juicy burger, Indian curry, vegan takeaways or afternoon tea at home.

Here’s a reminder of government guidelines and practical information about coronavirus and make sure you maintain 2 metres apart and look after yourselves and those who are serving us. Staying safe and protecting lives is always a priority. 

If you'd rather stay at home or you're self-isolating but still want to support local businesses and enjoy a tasty NewcastleGateshead takeaway - check out Grab North East who have a great selection of local takeaway options that you can order online and have delivered to your door. North East taxi firm Blueline Taxis are behind the door-to-door takeaway delivery service. 

Get ready to get your chops around these…

1. Brinkburn Brewery, Ouseburn

Perhaps serving up one of the best Sunday Lunches in Newcastle, Brinkburn Brewery Bar and Kitchen in Ouseburn are offering takeaway Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Make sure you put your order in early to secure a kerb side pick-up or delivery slot. The brewery has diversified with a takeaway menu which also includes burgers, pizzas, loaded nachos, breakfasts and beer + food meal deals. Join them on a weekend morning for a delicious hot bacon sarnie to go and tuck into breakfast from a bench along the Quayside. View the menu and details of how to book on the Brinkburn Brewery website.

Where does Brinkburn Brewery deliver to?

Brinkburn Brewery delivery to up to a 10-mile radius of their Ouseburn restaurant (NE6 1LN) but safe kerbside collection is also available.

2. 1901, Jesmond

Jesmond-based bistro, 1901 Caffe is serving a wide-reaching area with their delicious cakes, big breakfasts, sandwiches and afternoon teas. Discover what is on the delivery menu 1901 Caffe in Jesmond here.

During this second lockdown, the independent cafe is also staying open (very safely and within government guidelines) for you to pop in an collect your brunch, breakfast, lunch or selection of cakes and hot drinks to takeaway with you. Recreate your lazy brunch in a cafe at home or take your coffee and cake into nearby Jesmond Dene for a winter stroll.

3. Grainger Market, Newcastle city centre

Part of Newcastle’s history for nearly 185 years, Grainger Market is open for business each day from 9am to 4pm each day, selling essential groceries such as fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, deli products, loose dry foods, pet supplies and hygiene products. All products can be ordered for delivery including fresh bread and afternoon tea from French Oven, or a tasty selection of cheeses from Matthew’s Cheese? The resident street-food favourites found in Grainger Market, Redhead’s Mac n Cheese, Pizza by the Slice and Dumplings and Buns are also delivering a 'heat and eat' option.

Where does Grainger Market deliver?

Deliveries from Grainger Market now go as far as Whitley Bay postcodes as well as delivering to homes across Newcastle and Gateshead. Read the Grainger Market FAQs for more information.

You may also like: Local Heroes Food and Drink

Local Heroes deliveries allow you to choose from a delivery box of meat, fresh fish or groceries from local traders and businesses - or, why not build your own package? Make your own delivery box of local produce including cheese, jams and chutneys, drinks, chocolate and milk. Wander the virtual Local Heroes market here and sit back to await your hamper.

4. Scream for Pizza, Sandyford Newcastle

Scream for Pizza did a roaring trade during the summer and are back to bring you the very best in stonebaked pizzas. Get your hands on a fresh stonebaked pizza from independent pizzeria Scream for Pizza by ordering online from their website. You can order your takeaway pizza and famous parmesan and truffle fries for collection only up to 7 days in advance of when you’ll be eating. Be warned – these guys are VERY popular so you may need to be patient, but it will be worth the wait!

5. Dabbawal, Jesmond Newcastle

Dabbawal is one of Newcastle’s most popular restaurants, serving up a flavour-filled and imaginative menu of Indian food, small plates and unpretentious street-food. If you’re craving a top quality Indian takeway in Newcastle then you really must order from Dabbawal.

Order online for collection only during lockdown from their Jesmond and Newcastle city centre restaurants.

If you like Indian food you can also try...

  • Thali Tray in Ouseburn, Newcastle: Pre-order online here for collection only. Thali Tray have an excellent and full-flavoured feast of Indian food waiting for you! Either collect from their Ouseburn venue or order for delivery to your door by Blue Line Taxis.  
  • Raval, Gateshead: Indian takeaway offering click and collect from Mondays - Saturdays, 5.30pm-10.30pm. Find out more and place an order here.  
  • My Delhi Newcastle: Order online for collection or delivery within a 5 mile radius of NE1. My Delhi are open from 12noon - 10pm, Friday to Sunday and 4pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday.

6. GB Cupcakery on Newcastle Quayside

Whether it’s a much-needed sugar boost for you, a celebration cake for a lockdown birthday or a gift for someone you can’t hug, place your orders for essential sweet treats at two of Newcastle’s independent cafes.

Order a Postal Treat Box from GB Cupcakery who deliver to Newcastle and Gateshead.

Or an artisan selection of chocolates, truffles, brownies and cakes from Studio 28 Patisserie who deliver to a select range of Newcastle postcodes on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as offering Click and collect, Tuesdays - Saturdays.

Dreamworld Cakes in Ouseburn are selling their delicious treats online too. You can also choose from a selection of indulgent cakes, patisserie items, French macarons and even an Afternoon Tea to be delivered to your home. Start browsing the Dreamworld Cakes online shop.

7. STACK Newcastle

STACK Newcastle in the centre of the city are resuming their popular takeaway service. Choose from sushi seven days a week, shawarma wraps from The Bake or some very dirty fries from Texas Smoke. The click and collect service is available at some of Stack's resident traders and each street food vendor has different operating hours.

Find out more here and get booking your STACK takeaway. 

If you like street food, try these takeaway and collection options...

8. Fat Hippo, Newcastle and Durham

Get your hands on THE Fat Hippo Burger delivered to your door thanks to one of the best burger restaurants in Newcastle. This is another popular option for burger fans so you will definitely need to plan ahead. You can pre-order your PB&J burger or Notorious VFC vegan burger alongside a selection of juicy sides.

Where does Fat Hippo deliver to?

When you pre-order you can choose from one of three Fat Hippo restaurants (Newcastle, Jesmond, Durham) with the option to have a delivery or click and collect. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates. Fat Hippo now have an app too available on IOS and Google Player. Links here.

If you're looking for burgers... then Lola Jean, in both Newcastle city centre and Tynemouth, also offer a takeaway service on their menu (collection and delivery), seven days a week. Minimum £25 order with no delivery charge. Take a look at their menu and book your slot online.

9. The Staiths Café, Gateshead

The Staiths Café nestled on Gateshead Quayside, overlooking Dunstan Staiths, has put a lot of thought into safely bringing you their top-notch grub and have gone digital. They worked hard this year to keep the people of Newcastle and Gateshead well stocked in everything from groceries as well as coffees, teas, excellent cakes, breakfasts and sandwiches.

The independent cafe on the banks of the Tyne have stated that they will be taking a well-earned rest but will resume their takeaway and delivery service from Thursday 19 November. As with the other cafes and restaurants, check out their Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Where does The Staiths Café deliver?

Once service resumes, you can order a delivery from The Staiths Café if you live within a 2-mile radius of their Dunstan-based café. Contactless payments only. Collection also available.

More cafes in NewcastleGateshead with collection and takeaway cakes and coffees...

  • Cake Stories in Jesmond - perfect for coffees to take with you for a stroll in Exhibition Park.
  • Pink Lane Bakery (Newcastle City Centre and Gosforth) are open for artisan bread, pastries and coffee and a range of essentials including  milk, cheese and flour for collection Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm.  

10. Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle

This is not a drill... award-winning independent restaurant, Blackfriars began selling their fine-dining menu as a takeaway option during the summer. The Newcastle city centre restaurant serves some of the best food in the region and regulars will be pleased to see some of the Blackfriars' signature dishes making it onto the takeaway menu including their popular Sunday roast dinners.

Order from Blackfriarsathome.co.uk.

Which other NewcastleGateshead restaurants are now doing takeaways?

  • Enjoy the mouth-watering flavours of Asian fusion tapas from River Beat, Gateshead Quayside. Food will be available for collection from the restaurant beside the Swing Bridge or delivery via Uber Eats.
  • SIX at BALTIC have created a home dinner kit so that you can enjoy a delicious meal by the award-winning restaurant despite their temporary coronavirus closure. Take a look here: SIX at BALTIC Dinner Kit.

Check out NewcastleGateshead Instagram @MyKindofToon to find more suggestions of local businesses providing takeaways as more begin to open up.

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