Foodie places to visit this Easter

Josh Blackburn delves into some interesting foodie spots around Newcastle to try this Easter...

Josh Blackburn
3rd March 2020
Image: Pixabay, Markusspikse
Food: we depend on it to survive, we resort to it during boredom, and we come together to enjoy it; three fantastic reasons why you should delve into some of Newcastle’s best hidden food gems this Easter – all tried and tested for guaranteed satisfaction. 

Butterfly Cabinet – Heaton

This vintage and edgy café is a delightful pit stop for students. Offering an indulgent breakfast and lunchtime menu, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. However, if you happen to visit this boutique restaurant, I would heavily persuade you to go for ‘The Business’ – an incredibly good value breakfast to kickstart your day at only £9. Hidden in the streets of Heaton, the Butterfly Cabinet is only a stone’s throw away from the buzzing city centre and gives off a relaxed and tranquil vibe (a well needed reprieve after a term packed with lectures and seminars).

Dog and Scone – Pudding Chare, City Centre

What better way is there to spend your Easter holidays than drinking a refreshing beverage, in one hand, and a butter-wouldn’t-melt puppy in the other? Perfect for a well needed university break, this boutique little café is certain to leave you feeling totally de-stressed, with an abundance of positivity. If you do decide to visit, be sure to sniff out ‘Noodle’ – an adorable dachshund in need of lots of cuddles! One of the many affordable pick-me-up pit stop cafés that Newcastle has to offer.

Chaophraya – Eldon Square, City Centre

Indulge in the delicacies that fine Thai cuisine has to offer, right in the bust of Newcastle city centre, you will definitely leave this restaurant with a whole new perception on Thai food, and at the same time: equipped with sizzling taste buds and a full stomach. If Easter for you means catching up with friends to indulge in Newcastle’s haute cuisine, then look no further. This relatively new restaurant is without doubt a hit with the Geordie clientele. To enquire about cooking classes and cocktail masterclasses, enquire online to experience a fantastic hands-on night of fun!

Botanist – Monument, City Centre

An all-time classic. The dome shaped roof draped in warm lights illuminates the city skyline at night, and the tree which is central to the character of the restaurant is stunning, accentuating the botanical brand. This is a great place to meet up for cocktails, and if you happen to visit when the sun is shining, the outside balcony upstairs is undeniably worth a visit! In terms of food, you can’t go wrong with the hanging skewers and half-roast chicken: a clear USP for this delightful eatery.

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Lola Jeans – Tynemouth

Newly renovated, newly branded, Lola Jeans is rather lavish, but the price is definitely worth it. With a flamboyant cocktail menu, you are really spoilt for choice! If you happen to fancy sticking around for a boogie, this cocktail bar turns into a nightclub with a DJ on weekends come 9pm. I would definitely recommend visiting for afternoon snacks, what better way to spend the early evening than sharing platters of tapas-like starters with friends.

Babucho – Quayside

The restaurant has one of the most delightful ambiance’s on offer in Newcastle City Centre. Enjoy a fantastic Italian meal under the luminescent ceiling. The dark and intense setting is a great choice, if you’re looking to treat a lover this Easter. Otherwise, the Sunday Lunch menu is flawless and definitely a great way to meet up with friends over the seasonal break. Why not tie in a lovely meal at Babucho with a few boujie drinks on the quayside? – perfect for those with a slightly expensive taste.

Crusoe’s – Longsands, Tynemouth

I had to seal off the list with this beauty. A definite winner every time. Located right on the golden sands of Tynemouth, it is perfect for breakfast or lunch. If you’re feeling spontaneous, why not get up at the crack of dawn, jump in the sea as the sun begins to rise and then enjoy a well-deserved coffee in this warm and cosy café? P.S. you’ve never tried a better cake than those offered at Crusoe’s.

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