Novellos set to open second restaurant in Gosforth


Novellos is set to open a new site in Gosforth following its success in Washington.

The Italian restaurant, based at New Road, opened its doors in March last year and has proved a huge hit. That success has given the team confidence to take over the former San Lorenzo restaurant – on Gosforth High Street – as part of its expansion plans.

Around £100,000 will be spent on giving the restaurant a refurbishment, with plans to be open in November with a new name and a new look.

Novellos was launched as a joint venture between chef Dean Lathbury and experienced restaurant manager Dorian Koti, who had previously been involved in a number of ventures, including setting up their own restaurant in Durham.

The two men reunited to open Novellos, where the menu combines Italian pizza and pasta favourites with some unique twists as well as more substantial main courses.

“We are delighted to be extending the Novellos brand into this fantastic site in Gosforth,” said Dorian. “We know it’s a busy location and we are sure the restaurant will be as popular in Newcastle as it is in Washington.”

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