Newcastle Upon Tyne's main centre is an ideal northern location for a weekend city break in the United Kingdom. It's compact, there's a thriving local food and drink culture, and the Geordies take pride in their extreme friendliness. If you are looking for a weekend break in Newcastle, why not stay at our Serviced Apartments? We offer affordable yet luxurious serviced apartments in two central, desirable locations.
Before we dive in, check out our previous guide on "Things to do During your Weekend Break to Newcastle".
4) Get some "bait" (the Newcastle term for dinner)
If you're looking for a taste of home, look for a menu that includes pease pudding. It tastes excellent with ham on a stottie cake! There are many excellent lunchtime eateries in Newcastle, but it's recommended to reserve ahead on weekends, especially if you're travelling with a large group.
The best lunch spots in Newcastle are frequently debated, but new-ish pasta joint Zucchini is getting incredible reviews. We also recommend Lola Jean's (chintzy decor and a healthy menu). There are also plenty of informal eateries in Grey's Quarter of Eldon Square, so take a stroll through there if you can't decide (or if it's raining!).
6) Where to go for casual drinks
If it's too early for you to hit the clubs, don't worry, Newcastle offers plenty of busy daytime bars. There are several inexpensive and cheerful boozers, such as The Beehive, to keep day drinkers hydrated. You won't get extortionately priced cocktails there. Bridge Tavern and Crown Posada are two other cosy city centre drinking establishments.
The Tyne is a lovely walk along the Quayside, and on bright days, people disperse across its vast outdoor space.
Do you prefer unique Instagram-worthy decor? Pitcher and Piano on the Quayside and The Botanist, which serves sophisticated cocktails in a floral-themed greenhouse, are two of our favourite Newcastle cocktail bars. Other lovely places are The Glass House and Pleased To Meet You.
Our top recommendation is STACK. Newcastle's newly established creative social space is just what the city needed. Restaurants like Cluck Cluck Moo and Sushi Me Rollin are a must-see whether you're in Newcastle for a lad's or lasses break.
7) Best places for a brew
Ladies on holiday in Newcastle may want something different: afternoon tea at one of the city's restaurants. We recommend The Great British Cupcakery for Instagram-worthy décor and delectable cakes, Six at The BALTIC for afternoon tea with a view of Newcastle or The Vermont. Afternoon tea is an excellent alternative for a girls' day out in Newcastle.
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