Newcastle Restaurant Week returns August 5-11

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is set to return across the city from Monday August 5 to Sunday August 11 with more than 100 restaurants taking part.

An estimated 50,000 diners will be celebrating the return of the event, which gives people the chance to enjoy meals for £15, £20 or £25 per person at some of Newcastle’s finest restaurants and best venues.

The event is designed to support the restaurant industry at two of the traditionally quietest times of the year – in January post-Christmas and in August during the summer holidays. These two weeks are now among the busiest for the city’s restaurant industry, filling venues and boosting the local economy by £1million each time the event is held.

Among the newcomers to this summer’s Restaurant Week is Dakwala Bombay Canteen, which opened in April.

Owner Rajiv Tiwari said: “We are delighted to be participating in our first NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week. This event provides us with a fantastic opportunity to introduce new guests to our unique cuisine and to welcome back those who have already experienced the distinctive flavours of Dakwala. Our restaurant is not just a typical curry house; it’s a love letter from Bombay to Newcastle, offering dishes from the streets of Bombay to the heart of the North East. We can’t wait to invite everyone to come and savour a true taste of India during this amazing week.”

As well as the newcomers, all the city’s favourites are lined up for the event – including Terry Laybourne’s 21, St Vincent, and The Broad Chare. Celebrity-favourite Khai Khai and the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant are also returning.

Chef and restaurateur Terry said: “August is a timely period to celebrate the great food and wines offered by the best of Newcastle’s restaurants. It’s great to see those passionate about food and hospitality working together to promote NE1 Restaurant Week, giving diners and visitors a unique opportunity to sample the quality and diverse range of venues and cooking that’s on offer around the city. All our restaurants are supporting the week.”

NE1’s head of marketing and events, Rachel Barlow, added: “NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week is legendary and the excitement for August’s event has been building. The event forms a key part of NE1’s Summer in the City programme and we know how effective it is in filling restaurants and creating a real buzz in the city. Now we’ve announced the dates, we know people will have their diaries out, planning their restaurant visits. We encourage people to book early to avoid missing out on their favourite restaurants, and to take the opportunity to try out new venues.”

For details of all participating restaurants, as well as menus and booking details, visit

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