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Where To Eat: Newcastle

This week, we've handpicked three of our favourite places to dine for brunch, lunch and dinner when in Newcastle. So, after a long, hard day's shopping in one of our Cruise stores, why not kick back, relax and enjoy some of the finest food and drink the north east metropolis has to offer.


artisan, The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

t - 0191 260 5411

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Located in The Biscuit Factory; the UK’s largest art and craft design gallery, artisan is influenced by its cultural location and has the look and feel of a Manhattan apartment. Surrounded by the latest collections of contemporary sculptures in the adjourning gallery, the furnishings display flourishes of creativity and originality. artisan is spacious and modern in design yet friendly in feel and is the perfect place to dine in great surroundings with great food.

All of the ingredients at artisan are sourced locally, from companies such as Northumberland Cheese Co., Crane Row Farm, North Shields Fisherman and many more. The kitchen is run by former North East Chef of the Year Andrew Wilkinson, who brings to the kitchen an undeniable skill and natural ability along with a contagious passion for creating outstanding dishes. The general manager, Dom McCracken is a friendly face who deals with the day-to-day running of the restaurant, greeting, seating and ensuring diner’s experiences are as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

The menu changes daily to accommodate the ‘freshest of hauls’ from artisan’s producers and suppliers and on offer are A La Carte, Early Evening, Lunch and Sunday Lunch menus. The ‘Seasonal Showcase’ menu is a seasonal supper club, for which you can book on their website. The restaurant also boasts a private dining room, which can be booked for family parties and business lunches alike.

To book a table, visit or call artisan on 0191 260 5411


The Silk Room Restaurant Ltd, Pandon Bankside, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2HH

t: 0191 260 3506


The award winning Silk Room Restaurant & Champagne Bar is a one of a kind, exciting restaurant situated in the heart of the Newcastle Quayside. Offering modern cuisine and friendly, attentive service, the restaurant gives a distinctly stylish and boutique feel. Owned and run by David Ursell since 2005, the Silk Room Restaurant has been serving modern cuisine for seven years - the only restaurant and champagne bar to do so in the North East.

Self-described as a place to ‘have fun and eat great food’, the restaurant is a popular destination for famous sportsmen and musicians; offering a staggering 25 different Champagnes and 16 champagne cocktails along with a specially selected variety of classic and new world wines.

The Silk Room offers the perfect setting for celebration evenings, corporate hire, private dining events and romantic dinners for two, all in the city centre.

Boasting an all-round impressive menu, dishes that come particularly recommended include the Kobe Wagyu Burger, a dish widely accepted as the most expensive and succulent meat in the world and favoured by stars such as James Bond legend Pierce Brosnan and tennis ace Boris Becker. Other signature dishes on the menu are the Kangaroo Fillet Steak with Port and Caramelised Pears and the Local Whole Lobster in Garlic Butter Sauce.

To book a table, visit

Best for Brunch: HOTEL DU VIN

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle, Allan House, City Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2BE

t: 084473 64259

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle is situated in the banks of the River Tyne, asserting outstanding views of Newcastle Quayside and bridges. Moments from Newcastle city centre, the former home of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company has been wonderfully converted into 42 timelessly styled bedrooms, a trademark bistro, Laroche tasting room, two stunning private dining rooms, Bubble Bar, a courtyard for alfresco dining and an outstanding wine cellar.

For brunch, a delightful four courses are served in the Hotel’s French-themed Bistro. A soup course is followed by a help yourself lavish French Market Table, the centrepiece of Sunday Brunch at Hotel du Vin, which looks just as good as it tastes. The Market Table offers an exciting choice of fresh seafood, crustaceans, charcuterie, pâtés, fillets and a selection of salads, vegetables and freshly baked artisan breads. The next course proposes an abundance of your favourite Sunday lunch favourites including the traditional ‘Roast du Vin’. Finally, six delectable desserts to choose from, including an outstanding crème brûlée and an artisan cheese board.

At £22.95 for four courses, Sunday brunch at Hotel du Vin is undoubtedly value for money and provides the perfect setting for a celebratory Sunday lunch, followed by a long walk along the Quayside if the weather is kind.

If Sunday Brunch doesn't take your fancy, then try the Bistro’s A La Carte menu or Al Fresco Dining menu instead.

To book a table, visit:

(Written by Rachael Fletcher)