Best Places to Dine South of the Tyne

  • Posted on: 30 March 2016
  • By: Tim Deakin

The stylish townhouses and apartments of Axwell Courtyard offer the perfect base to explore the North East. But you may not have to head too far to enjoy a good bite to eat. While Newcastle's restaurants and gastropubs often steal the headlines, there is a great selection of eating spots south of the Tyne too. Here are Just a few you might consider adding to your wishlist.


Pedalling Squares Cafe

If you are an avid cyclist, then Pedalling Squares café might just be your new favourite place. On the C2C route (Sea to Sea cycling route) and the Derwent Walk it makes a perfect pit stop for you to recharge. Pedalling Squares Café has an outstanding reputation having recently being voted as one of the top 5 cycling cafes in the UK by the Financial Times. Just a nine minute bike ride away from Axwell Park, you could be relaxing in the retro décor with a cup of artisan coffee and one of their delicious cakes. The cafe has a real community feel for bike lovers and is a perfect way to make friends with like-minded locals.



Just a 20 minute drive away from Axwell Park, nestled on the bank of the River Tyne is the fusion restaurant, Riverbeat. Its cuisine will make you rethink what you know about tapas food offering an exciting range of dishes to challenge the palate. They have ambitious aims, vowing to revolutionise dining with an infectious blend of European indulgence and authentic Asian tastes. For just £25 you have can have 10 tapas dishes and a glass of prosecco. With options like; Japanese sake and apple flavoured fish cakes; and Dandelion and cumin battered hake, the hardest part is choosing!


The Staiths Café 

The Staiths Café offers a great place to sit and relax just ten minutes from Axwell Park. It offers delicious simple food, beautiful views of the River Tyne and the historical Dunston Staiths. Inspired by the multi-functional design of European cafes in cities such as Amsterdam and Berlin, The Staiths hosts a range of cultural events from gigs to a pop-up smoke house. Their commitment to working with local artisans is truly impressive with artwork provided by local artists and food provided by local businesses. Their honest, delightful fayre is made all the better by the guarantee of quality ingredients.


Eslington Villa 

For the ultimate fine dining experience, step on to the breath taking grounds of Eslington Villa. Everything about Eslington Villa is special from the stately brick Victorian architecture, the 2 acres of landscaped grounds and the gorgeous British/French cuisine. Eslington Villa offers the perfect combination of fine dining and relaxation. Dishes include pan fried trout and venison and with head chef, Jamie Walsh, a former North East Chef of the Year Winner you are guaranteed for a meal you will remember.



Six is the rooftop restaurant and bar at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, which offers stunning views overlooking the Tyne and Newcastle City. Previously a flour mill, the Baltic is now a cultural powerhouse that hosted the Turner Prize in 2011 and often features some of the UK's most compelling exhibitions. With its wonderful setting and its reasonable prices, Six really is something to experience. Serving modern British cuisine in a menu that changes monthly, the chefs at Six make use of local, seasonal produce to guarantee a sensational new meal with each visit.


If you are interested in having all of these fantastic places to dine within easy reach, why not visit Axwell Courtyard and take a tour of the region's most exclusive development of new homes. Simply call 0191 499 0170 today.


[Image courtesy of Six]