This short list highlights some of our favourites. These are all places we have enjoyed over the years and remain our top picks from the local area.
We have also included some useful transport links at the bottom of the page, for those of you wishing to fly or take the train to visit us.
A fantastic hotel located on the outskirts of Newcastle City centre.
This hotel is set in the tranquillity of Jesmond Dene, where you can take a morning stroll and return for an excellent breakfast before setting off along the central motorway to explore the Coastal Route of Northumberland, making sure to stop at Seahouses for a fish and chips lunch.
Top chef Michel Roux Junior has again singled out Riley’s Fish Shack for a share of the national spotlight, as the tiny beach restaurant continues to be big news.
The fish bar, which occupies a tucked-away spot – commanding fine sea views – in Tynemouth’s King Edward’s Bay, has been included in the top 30 seafood spots around the country.
A 16th-century merchant’s house is now the home of Newcastle’s most celebrated restaurant, the Michelin-starred House of Tides.
Established by acclaimed Newcastle-born chef Kenny Atkinson, it incorporates premium ingredients – Orkney scallops, Norfolk quail, wild blackberries, black truffles and nasturtiums – in regularly changing multi-course tasting menus.
Perfect for anyone staying at Jesmond Dene House.
In 2012, the restaurant won a Michelin Star with Adam Jackson as head chef. When Jackson left to set up his own restaurant in June 2013, Tommy Banks took over as head chef.
The restaurant retained its Michelin Star and Banks, at the age of 24, became the youngest chef to hold the accolade. In 2016, the restaurant was also awarded Four Rosettes by the AA.
Great choice for those staying at Rockliffe Hall above.