I am very fortunate to live in an area with some great restaurants including the Michellin star House of Tides in Newcastle and two of the runners up in the Observer Food Monthly best restaurant and best Sunday Dinner awards, The Staith House on North Shields Fish Quay and Peace and Loaf in Jesmond. I have eaten at all three of these restaurants and have had some amazing meals, all three deserve all the recognition they get. However Tynemouth and the surrounding area also has some great places to eat out providing a wide range of cuisines. Guests often ask me for reccommendations and so of course I need to try all the places and keep trying them to check for consistency! I love eating out and fortunately so does my partner.
My partner, Pete’s favourite local restaurant is The River Cafe on the Tyne on the fish quay where we always get a good meal at a reasonable price. In Tynemouth itself we are spoilt for choice. Longsands Fish Kitchen is always good both for dining in and take away. I recently had an amazing lobster, salad and chips as a take away from Longsands Fish Kitchen as part of their seafood week. Riley’s Fishshack on King Edwards Bay is another good and quirky place to get some great fish, they even have fire pits on the beach and lots of coats, hats and scarfs to keep you warm. Barca Art Cafe, Ora, The Buddha Lounge, Davanti, Davanti Classico and Gulshans Indian restaurant are other places where we also enjoy eating locally. Below are just a few photos of food we have eaten from some of these restaurants.