Do you enjoy eating out but have certain dietary requirements? Looking for disabled access restaurants, stylish restaurants with a step-free entrance? Want to find out which cafés and restaurants in NewcastleGateshead are suitable for wheelchairs or offer a braille or large print menu? Here are some welcoming, accessible places to eat and drink in the city.


Blackfriars Restaurant | Accessibility Guides 

Blackfriars, situated in the heart of Newcastle, occupies the historic premises of a 13th-century refectory, which is thought to be the oldest dining venue in the UK. You can indulge in a diverse array of dining experiences, specialising in traditional and local food with menus that change seasonally. 

Blackfriars has level access to the main entrance, parlour bar, dining table, banquet hall and Cloister Garden. All staff have disability awareness training, and some staff have British Sign Language training, with menus available in large print.

Miller & Carter

Miller & Carter Newcastle | AccessAble

Miller & Carter is an upscale steakhouse nestled in the vibrant heart of Newcastle. They hold the prestigious title of 'Masters of Steak' with commitment to quality. The menu offerings cater to every palate, featuring both à la carte and lunch options, allowing them to personalise your dining experience. 

Miller & Carter offer ambulant toilet facilities, convenient ramp access to the building, and dedicated staff that partake in disability awareness and equality training to ensure that every guest feels welcome and comfortable.


Fenwick | AccessAble 

Established more than a century ago, this flagship store stands as a cherished Northern landmark. Fenwick Newcastle has evolved into a premier destination, for an all round shopping experience. 

The expansive beauty hall, contemporary home collection, and the renowned Food Hall are all yours to explore. Fenwick has an accessible toilet, is mobility impaired friendly and has sloped access. 

Pitcher and Piano

Pitcher and Piano | AccessAble 

At the Quayside in between Newcastle and Gateshead is the popular Pitcher and Piano, serving food, drinks and bottomless brunches. This bar and restaurant boasts impressive views of the river with its glass structure and rooftop dining. 

The Pitcher and Piano offers on-site parking, with level access into the building and lift to all floors.

Shearer's Bar

Shearer's Bar | AccessAble 

Shearer's Bar serves as a beloved matchday place for fans from both home and away, making it a convenient gathering spot in the heart of the city even on non-matchdays. Nestled at the Gallowgate End of St. James' Park and welcoming guests all week long, Shearer's Bar boasts, food drinks and a charming atmosphere.

Shearer's Bar formally known as Nine Bar has sloped access, an accessible toilet and ambulant toilet for customers. 


Gusto Newcastle | AccessAble

This contemporary Italian restaurant is located in the heart of the Quayside, with views overlooking the river. Simple Italian cuisine make Gusto one of the most popular restaurants in Newcastle, perfect for brunch, lunch and tea. 

Gusto has a fully accessible toilet, with ramp access to the entrance and with parking nearby.

Dobson and Parnell

Dobson and Parnell | Accessibility Guides

Dobson and Parnell named after Victorian architects, combines ethically sourced local produce; supporting small businesses to create seasonal menus. The Victorian style décor mixed with rustic charm makes it one of the most popular destinations in the city to eat.

Dobson and Parnell have main entrance level access, a large print menu and all staff have disability awareness training.


Hinnies | Accessibility Guides

Hinnies are a welcoming and cosy eatery, offering the kind of comfort food such as traditional and hearty Geordie-inspired classics crafted from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to capture the authentic flavours of the North. 

Hinnies offer main entrance level access, a large print menu and all staff have disability awareness training. 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist Newcastle | AccessAble 

A cocktail bar and restaurant unlike any other, The Alchemist in Newcastle is legendary as one the most exciting bars in the city. Located next to Eldon Square, the drink are dining experience is like no other, adding theatrical flair to your night.

The Alchemist offers sloped access, Blue Badge parking and a step free toilet. 

In all cases we advise you check with owners or managers that your particular requirements can be met before making a reservation. We are unable to inspect all aspects of establishments included on our listings. In many cases the information is self-assessed and at times changes are made without our knowledge.

NewcastleGateshead has some of the most diverse and interesting places to visit, many with facilities for visitors with disabilities seen and unseen. Most attractions will provide access and facilities for our less mobile visitors, but it is best to check specific requirements with the attraction before your visit.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information featured here, we urge all visitors to contact businesses in advance to check full accessibility information.

Our understanding is that these establishments are 'accessible' however we advise that you check with them directly based on your own specific needs.