NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is back January 16-22

NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week will return January 16-22 and the event is on course to be a record-breaker.

The week is already one of the busiest and most popular in the city’s hospitality calendar, with diners enjoying meals for £10, £15, or £20 per person across the city and this year 116 of Newcastle’s finest venues have signed up to take part – more than ever before in the event’s 12-year history.

Several of the restaurants involved in the first event back in 2011 are taking part again – including Blackfriars, Sachins, and 21 Newcastle – while newcomers including the relaunched Chart House on the Quayside, Pepo on Pilgrim Street, and Thali Tray have signed up for this year’s event.

Newcastle United Football Club will also be taking part for the first time. St James’ Park will kick off its debut event by offering diners a tasting menu in a pitch-view room, with the club’s hospitality team delivering an immersive dining experience for foodies and football fans.

In 2022, Restaurant Week delivered a £1.5 million boost for participating businesses, with August’s event breaking records for economic impact, with more than £850,000 generated and more than 50,000 diners taking part.

For details of all participating venues in January’s event, to review the menus and to download Newcastle Restaurant Week vouchers, visit

Chef and restaurateur Terry Laybourne, of 21 Hospitality Group, said: “January is the perfect time to forget the hangover festive blues and celebrate the great food and wines offered by the best of Newcastle’s restaurants. Today’s Newcastle Restaurant Week bears little resemblance to the original event which began when we were among only 13 restaurant operators. It has expanded beyond all recognition to reflect the quality and diversity of venues and cooking on offer around the city. At a time when money might be tight it’s the perfect time to sample some great deals at some of the city’s best and most buzzy restaurants.”

Molly McHenry, marketing manager (meetings and events) at NUFC, added: “We’re excited to be offering an exclusive tasting menu for the first time at St. James’ Park for NE1 Restaurant Week. It’s a great opportunity for people to visit the stadium and enjoy a delicious meal with a pitch view. We’re expecting our menu to be really popular so advise booking your table early!”

Rachel Barlow, marketing and events manager at NE1 Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be joined by exciting newcomers including Pepo, Thali Tray, Lui’s and if the event wasn’t big enough, we have St James’ Park adding Premier League sparkle to match the whole event. We’re also thrilled to see the return of the original devotees who have helped shape the event over the past 12 years and have become our anchor restaurants. We urge people to book their favourites early and use this as the perfect opportunity to try somewhere new. People often discover their new favourite restaurant during NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week.”

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