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A Taste of Gateshead Beckleberrys Beckleberry's ice cream created in Gateshead

Experience a taste of Gateshead

Explore Gateshead's vibrant food and drink scene and discover fine-dining restaurants, cafe culture, a world of street food, a family-run ice cream company and an independent brewery.

By The River Brew Co is must-visit destination on Gateshead Quayside which is the hipster home to the Hawker Market where you can get a pint of locally-brewed craft ale to accompany a plethora of street food options which are guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds. While you're there, pick up a Matcha Latte or Bikers Brew from Backyard Bike Shop or settle in for award-winning, nose-to-tail dining at open-fire restaurant Trakol - you'll need to book ahead as this is one of the hottest foodie tickets in town.

A Taste of Gateshead Firebrick brewery Firebrick Brewery in Blaydon

Further along the River Tyne in Gateshead you'll find Firebrick Brewery which is located in Blaydon but also has a stall in Newcastle's Grainger Market selling its cask, keg and bottled beers. The independent brewers have a choice of 16 creations from Toon Broon, Wey-Aye PA and Tyne 9.

Nearby family-fun Blaydon business, Beckleberry's, is an award-winning ice cream and patisserie. Visit Metrocentre to buy a cone topped with gourmet ice cream flavours from espresso to salted caramel via liquorice & blackcurrant and keep your eye out at venues or even on airlines to get your hands on a tub of Beckleberry's fresh cream ices.

Independently-run Staiths Cafe is ideally placed along the River Tyne for those who fancy a wander away from the main hustle of the Quayside. The popular cafe overlooks historic riverside monument, Dunstan Staiths and provides a bustling home-from-home for locals and visitors alike.

A Taste of Gateshead Enfields 2 Enfields Kitchen at Gateshead College

Enfields Kitchen at Gateshead College thrives on the passion of its lecturers and students. Training up the next generation of award-winning chefs, Gateshead College teach the skills and techniques needed to run a successful restaurant with students gaining invaluable first-hand experience in their busy kitchen. Dine at Enfields Kitchen to enjoy modern, contemporary with a focus on seasonal produce created by the next generation of top chefs.

A place of culture and vibrancy, Gateshead is home to an excellent independent food scene. Go on a Gateshead culinary journey in a series of short videos exploring a taste of Gateshead and meet the faces behind these independent businesses...