New kids On The Block

We take a trip to some of the region’s newest foodie destinations

Daniel FarmThe Daniel Farm Shop & Tearoom
Since trading in their jobs for their own slice of the Good Life, Danny and Jane Turner have established the 100 acres of countryside at The Daniel Farm Shop & Tearoom as a foodie destination featuring a deli stocked with the wares of some of the region’s best artisan producers and produce from the farm, plus a café with stunning views of the Northumberland countryside.
The fields around the deli and café, which are part of the Bradley Park conservation area, are now home to Belted Galloway cattle, Tamworth pigs, donkeys, alpacas, Shetland ponies and some 6,000 free-range hens.
The Daniel Farm Shop & Tearoom, Sled Lane, Wylam tel 01661 853 849,

Andy Hook, the man behind Newcastle’s Blackfriars Restaurant, and his business partner David Townsley have launched a new neighbourhood restaurant in Whitley Bay.
Kitted out in recycled materials, Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly restaurant serving the comfort food we all like to eat – rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced food made from scratch using local and seasonal produce.
The menu from head chef Jonny Wardale (brother of Chris, head chef at Blackfriars) features local dishes such as North East coast creamy crab soup; Black(friars) pudding, poached egg and crispy bacon; Newcastle Brown Ale slow-cooked beef with horseradish dumplings; and Geordie favourite Singin’ Hinnies, which inspired the restaurant’s name. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily, and for breakfast at the weekend.
Hinnies, East Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AP, tel 0191 447 0500,

Chef Simon Walsh launched his new venture Longsands Fish Kitchen in Tynemouth last autumn, bringing the best of the day’s catch to his restaurant dishes and to take away.
Walsh, a veteran of top venues across the region, is serving up the freshest seafood sourced from North Shields Fish Quay, less than a mile from his new kitchen. The menu features shellfish platters, seafood salads, fish soup, seasonal catches and, naturally fish and chips. There are also specials and breakfast on offer daily.
Longsands Fish Kitchen, Front Street Tynemouth, NE30 4DZ. Tel: 0191 272 8552,

You know that feeling when you really want barbecue food but it’s raining outside? Barbecue smokehouse Longhorns, in Jesmond and Newcastle city centre, stars such gems as the barbecue board of beef rib, hog butt, brisket and three-bean chilli…and beer served in a trendy jar, while the breakfast menu features fresh pancakes, waffles, and big breakfast sarnies.

Newcastle’s Kracklin is the home of roast meat sandwiches from around the world. Set up by sisters Georgia Powell and Andrea Marshall, the menu includes Italian street-food-style porchetta, American classic the Reuben, homemade salt beef and, for those with a sweet tooth, a red velvet ice cream sandwich. Just go!
Kracklin, Market Street, Newcastle NE1 6JE, tel 0191 340 0320

McCrouzerThe McCrouzer Café
The McCrouzer Café in Sandyford, Newcastle, is a new favourite stopping point for coffee and a chat. Created by Dom McCracken, former restaurant manager at The Biscuit Factory, and Dave Strouzer, who has worked for chains including Pizza Express and Pret à Manger, the café provides a varied breakfast menu and light lunches, coffee from the Ouseburn Coffee Company and homemade cakes with gluten free and vegan options available.
The McCrouzer Café, Starbeck Avenue Sandyford, NE2 1RH,


Ury, formerly the excellent Rasa, has re-launched on Queen Street on Newcastle’s Quayside with a new look and a refreshed menu showcasing the best of south west Indian food. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the set menus showcase the best of the chefs’ favourite dishes, which includes fantastic Keralite sweets. We can also recommend the lunchboxes – vegetarian, chicken curry and chicken biryani – which are packed with curries, vegetables, rice, breads and dessert and start at £4.
Ury, Queen Street, Newcastle, NE1 3UG tel 0191 232 7799,

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