After the Government’s calls to close all restaurants, pubs, gyms and shops for the foreseeable future, it comes as no surprise that this leaves smaller and local businesses worried about how they will cope.
In the North East, shy bairns get nowt. So a lot of local food vendors and restaurants are venturing into new takeaway and collection ventures in bid to adapt, overcome and power on.
Loo In supporting our local businesses we can help our friends, neighbours and community here in Tyne and Wear to weather the storm of this strange situation. And, of course, fill our bellies with some of the best scran going!
To help make it easy for you to find some of the best restaurants and artisan food vendors in the North East now that we’re on lockdown, I’ve put together this list of excellent foodies, as well as how you can order from them. Fill your boots;
Goodtimes Tacos specialise in delicious Mexican inspired food, including their full to the brim burritos.
They are currently able to deliver in NE3 and Great Park, but may expand if there’s enough demand for it – so get those orders in!
Note; This vendor is currently contactless so can only accept card payments. Their driver will have a card reader, or if you are self-isolating they can send you a link to make payment from your phone.
You can find their website, here; www.goodtimestacos.yolasite.com
Redhead’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese
Comfort food doesn’t get more comforting than mac n cheese, and these guys have nailed it.
They are normally open for business at Newcastle’s Grainger Market, but are now offering a contact free delivery service within a 10 mile radius of Newcastle city centre for ‘pop it in the oven’ orders. Which just means that you can heat up Redhead’s yummy mac n cheese dishes from the comfort of your own home.
Deliveries are every Friday, and orders must be placed by 8.00am on Fridays mornings.
You can order for delivery on their website, here;www.redheadsmacncheese.co.uk
Gingerinos is a hidden gem kept in Ouseburn, and an absolute must try for pizza lovers!
They are operating with a takeaway service for collection and delivery. They have different specials each week so keep an eye on their menu and social media. Gingerinos are currently available between 11.30am – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday.
You can order for collection by calling; 01912602010
And can also order for delivery via Just Eat, here; https://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-gingerinos-kitchen-new-newcastle-upon-tyne
You can visit their website, here;www.gingerinoskitchen.co.uk
If you thought you could only get a decent parmo in Middlesbrough, think again. Parm-O-Rama has been serving up authentic Northern parmos in Newcastle for just over a year now, and are too good not to try.
While their parmos are top notch, Parm-o-Rama’s owner, Jonny, is still working his magic on his parmo wagan to offer deliveries around Newcastle. As soon as this is sorted, we’ll keep you posted!
You can visit their Facebook page, here; https://www.facebook.com/parmorama/
Pet Lamb Patisserie
For anyone with a sweet tooth, Pet Lamb Patisserie are your girls! Their gorgeous little patisserie in the Grainger Market is a haven for brownies, blondies, cupcakes and occasion cakes, but while things are a little bit different at the moment, the girls are working hard to offer a delivery service.
They currently have brownie delivery and gift vouchers available on their website, here; www.petlambpatisserie.com
If you want to be REALLY nice, you can also donate to the business during this crisis on their website too.
But they will be announcing more options shortly. Updates to come!
Aveika is known for its decadent cocktails on the Quayside, but did you know they also have an amazing sushi restaurant? It’s true! And the katsu curry is tremendous!
Not only that, but they’ve joined forces with LA Taxis to provide a delivery service within a 5 mile radius on their restaurant, based on Newcastle’s Quayside right under the Tyne Bridge.
You can order directly from Aveika’s website, here; www.aveika.co.uk/takeaway
Or by calling them to place and order on; 01912333732
Zucchini Pasta Bar
Delicious and fresh authentic Italian pasta is Zucchini’s speciality, and is available to be delivered or collected from their restaurant in Newcastle city centre or their kitchen in Great Park.
They offer collection, takeaway and bakeaway services for their heartwarming menu. Which means you can order to eat it straight away, or take it home to cook whenever you’d like it. Perfect for a family meal at home.
You can also order online on their website, here; www.zucchinipastabar.co.uk
Are you even from Newcastle if you haven’t had pie and mash at The Redhouse before? This staple pub restaurant is one of the North East’s foodie gems for a wholesome meal, so why not have one at home?
Redhouse take orders for delivery on Deliveroo, and are available from 11.00am until 9.00pm daily.
You can order on Deliveroo’s website, here; https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/newcastle/newcastle-city-centre/the-red-house?day=today&geohash=gcybee6sr3px&time=ASAP
Scream for Pizza
Scream for Pizza recently opened their own restaurant in Sandyford and are a huge hit in the North East for their speciality pizzas.
They’re receiving a lot of takeaway orders right now as they’re in high demand, so they are now operating with 10 minute slots for people’s to book in to collect pizzas. For everyone’s safety, as they are only a small restaurant, they politely ask that everyone wait outside of the restaurant for them to bring your collection to you.
They also have their own pizza truck, so hopefully they will be able to deliver more pizzas in different areas shortly.
You can place an order at their restaurant by calling;01912617974
You can also visit their website at; www.screamforpizza.com
The Brownie Bar
You may have noticed the Brownie Bar on Chillingham Road or inside Eldon Square before, and their brownies are to die for!
The Brownie Bar are still offering delicious brownie boxes for delivery, with over 16 flavours to choose from. Brownies are usually delivered within 48 hours of ordering and if ordered before 10.00am Monday – Friday they will be sent same day.
Order from their website, here; www.thebrowniebar.co.uk/order-online
St Sushi are experts in classic Japanese cuisine, and are the perfect local restaurant to get your sushi and bento box fix from.
Based in Newcastle city centre on Westgate Road, they are currently offering both delivery and collection options for orders. Deliveries must be within a 5 mile radius of the city centre and are available from 12.00pm (days and times tbc).
You can order by calling; 01912210222
You can also visit their website for their menu, here; www.st-sushi.com
For gorgeous Italian food, L’Ulivo has Newcastle covered! Based on Chillingham Road, their restaurant is now offering takeaway’s and deliveries in the local area.
You can also find them on Facebook, here;
One of Jesmond’s loveliest coffee and cake spots, Cake Stories is remaining open at this time to offer a takeaway coffee shop!
They are open all day from 9.00am – 9.30pm to serve sweet and savoury treats, as well as drinks, and are currently working on a delivery service and online ordering. Watch this space.
They have politely asked all of their customers to practise social distancing while ordering takeaways from their shop, and ask that you don’t come in if you’ve been feeling unwell.
You can find their website, here; www.cakestoriesjesmond.com
Crab and Waltzer
Crab and Waltzer is a quirky bistro café with stunning views of Whitley Bay’s seafront. Offering a wide range of homely menu options made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
They are now offering meals by collection or delivery. Orders for delivery must be paid over the phone, and orders for collection must be paid contactlessly.
To pre-order collection or place an order for delivery, you can call; 01912519555
You can find their full menu on their Facebook page, here; https://www.facebook.com/crabandwaltzer/
Serving some of the best and most decadent burgers this side of the Tyne, Fat Hippo is still open for business.
Operating with a collection and delivery service from each of their restaurants in Newcastle, Jesmond and Durham, Fat Hippo orders are available from 11.30am – 11.00pm! They have even just extended their delivery radius to help to serve even more customers with their burgery goodness.
You can order with them on Deliveroo, via; www.fathippo.co.uk to find your nearest branch. Or order for collection by giving your nearest restaurant a call.
Prima is one of the Quayside’s most homely restaurants and always offers a great choice of Italian based food at great prices.
They are now providing their A La Carte Menu and Sunday lunches as a delivery service, as well as buy vouchers from their website.
For a limited time they are currently also offering free delivery and 25% off all orders over £15.
To order, you can give the restaurant a call on; 01912331011
You can also visit their website, here; www.primarestarant.co.uk
For authentic Greek gyros, look no further than Acropolis! A huge hit at markets with their food van and now a popular favourite in the Grainger Market, Acropolis is one of the North Easts best for a Greek experience.
Their Grainger Market restaurant is offering takeaway and they are also now providing delivery between 11.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Saturday.
They have kindly asked that customers be patient if there is any delay, as this is their first time in offering a delivery service. To order a delivery, you can text or call; 07761464917
You can also find them on Facebook, here; https://www.facebook.com/AcropolisGraingerMarket
The Wild Trapeze
Look This unique coffee shop is a favourite hangout on Heaton Road, but is now offering a takeaway collection service from their café.
If you’d like to place an order in advance, you can call them on; 07788809718 and can accept cash or contactless payment on your arrival.
You can also find them on Facebook, here; https://www.facebook.com/thewildtrapezeuk/
Offering original and delectable Indian cuisine, Dabbawal is extremely popular in Newcastle city centre and Jesmond.
They are currently offering collection takeaways at both branches and are also starting their new delivery service.
Orders can be delivered within a 3 mile radius to Newcastle city centre, and they have a minimum order amount of £25. Pre-orders can be taken from 3.00pm daily.
To order you can call or WhatsApp; 07903494334
You can also visit their website, here; www.dabbawal.com
Fantastic Turkish food is hard to find in the North East, but Caspian is one of Newcastle’s few restaurants offering traditional Turkish cuisine.
Based in Jesmond, they are currently offering delivery within a 5 mile radius across Newcastle and have a contactless delivery system. Their opening hours are currently 12.00pm – 10.00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 12.00pm – 10.30pm Saturday and 12.00pm – 9.30pm Sunday (delivery times tbc).
To order, you can give them a call on; 01919082744
You can also visit their website, here; www.thecaspianrestaurant.co.uk
Hinnies has become a North East hit for offering ‘Geordie comfort food’ by the sea in Whitley Bay.
The popular restaurant has now launched ‘Hinnies at Home’ to help you get your fix of their wholesome menu.
Payment is contactless on ordering, and deliveries can be made within a 4 mile radius of their restaurant. Collections and deliveries are available 5.00pm – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday and 12.00pm – 5.00pm on Sundays.
Pensioners and NHS workers (with an NHS card) are also eligible for a 20% discount.
You can order by calling them on; 01914470500
And visit their website, here; www.hinnies.co.uk
The Naked Deli
The Naked Deli is a must if you fancy a healthy style takeaway. Offering a unique range of healthy and natural options, this deli’s food will have you feeling fabulous.
Keeping their Heaton and Newcastle city centre stores open for takeaway and delivery, The Naked Deli’s menu is available between 9.00am – 4.00pm daily.
For takeaway, you can visit their stores on Grey Street and Chillingham Road, and for delivery you can order via Deliveroo, here; https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/newcastle/newcastle-city-centre/the-naked-deli-grey-st?day=today&geohash=gcybee6sr3px&time=ASAP
You can also visit their website, here; www.thenakeddeli.co.uk
Bringing vibrant and authentic Mexican food to the North East, Chucho’s has two popular restaurants and is also a regular at the Quayside Market.
They are also offering delivery from their Jesmond store via Just Eat, here; https://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-chuchostacos-newcastleupontynene2/menu
Lola Jeans is well known in Newcastle for serving some of the tastiest and award winning burgers around. Winning Battle of the Burgers for the last 5 or so years in row, they’re certainly a foodie’s dream.
While Lola Jeans have promised me that they are currently working very hard on a new takeaway service, it hasn’t launched quite yet. More information to follow.
You can visit their website, here; www.lolajeans.co.uk
A fairly recent addition to Newcastle’s Clayton Street, New Delhi is a gorgeous Indian restaurant offering ‘delhi-cous’ tasting streetfood, inspired by the street hawkers of Delhi.
They are now offering an express takeaway service and have orders for collection and delivery available within a 3 mile radius of the city centre. They also have a contact free delivery and collection option on request.
Their opening hours are currently 5.00pm – 10.30pm daily.
You can also visit their website, here; www.mydelhistreetfood.com/takeaway
Gosforth High Street has been home to San Lorenzo for many years now and it’s a firm favourite with locals. Offering a wide variety of Italian food and (arguably) the best potato skins in the North East as well as delicious pizza and pasta.
You can order for takeaway collection by calling; 01912130399
Orders are available to order and collect between 4.00pm – 9.00pm daily (days tbc).
You can also visit their website, here; www.sanlorenzorestaurant.com/gosforth
1901 Bistro Caffè
Based in West Jesmond, this gorgeous bistro offer a large range of mains and lighter lunches.
Now offering a collection and delivery service, 1901 are providing afternoon teas, takeaway meals and drinks and milkshakes.
They are available between 9.30am – 5.30pm daily from their Jesmond Caffè.
You can order and pay over the phone for free next day delivery on; 07590545220
You can also visit their website, here; http://www.1901caffe.co.uk
Well known for their delicious Korean and Japanese style street food, SOHO are perfect for Asian cuisine.
They are now offering a takeaway delivery service and are available for orders from 5.00pm every day within a 3 mile radius of their city centre restaurant.
You can order by calling them on; 01912312882
You can also order via Deliveroo, here; https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/newcastle/newcastle-city-centre/soho-korean-and-japanese-street-food-newcastle?day=today&postcode=NE11PQ&time=1245
You can visit their website, here; http://www.sohoncl.co.uk
One of Newcastle city centres most loved and unique restaurants, famed for their high quality dining, you can now order Blackfriars to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
You can order for collection or delivery between 5.00pm – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday and 12.00pm – 5.00pm on Sunday’s. Payment is contactless and they cannot accept cash. Delivery is available within a 4 mile radius of their restaurant.
To order, you can call them on; 01912615945
Pensioners and NHS workers (with NHS cards) are also eligible for 20% off.
You can visit their website, here; http://www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk
Cafébar One is a lovely café based in Jesmond with a great menu for breakfast, lunch and large or small meals.
They are currently offering a takeaway collection and delivery service, covering NE2, NE3, NE6 and NE7.
They’re also offering 10% discount for NHS staff.
To order, you can give them a call on; 01912819703
You can also visit their website, here; http://www.cafebarone.co.uk
Cookie freaks are an amazing choice for anyone with a big sweet tooth. They usually trade at Tynemouth market, but have changed things up a bit to offer a delivery service further afield across Newcastle and Durham.
This particular vendor is a little bit harder to list as they deliver in different areas on different days. But they’re super friendly and awesome at what they do, so if you have a specific order you’d like to make, you can email them on; firstname.lastname@example.org
All payments must be prepaid by card payment.
To find out exactly when and where they are delivering on weekends as well as which yummy cookie selections they have, keep an eye on their Facebook page, here; https://m.facebook.com/cookiefreaks/
NU TU GO
NU TU GO have become the go to place in Gateshead centre for healthy eating and superfood smoothies.
They have just started providing ‘NU-Isolation Meals’ to help people who are self-isolating. They are offering fresh healthy meals on a collection or delivery takeaway service, with deliveries up to 5 miles radius of their café in Gateshead’s Trinity Square.
For collections, they can also offer to bring your order out to your car for you.
You can order by giving them a call on; 01914775732
You can also order online on their website at; http://www.nutugo.com
Hugo’s has only just opened up in Jesmond in mid-March, so very sadly this little business hasn’t started at the perfect time. All the more reason to support them!
Hugo’s is offering a collection takeaway service only at the moment, and has a great choice of hot and cold savoury items as well sweet options and drinks.
You can visit their café for takeaway orders between 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday and 8.00am – 2.00pm on Saturdays.
You can also visit their Facebook page, here; https://www.facebook.com/hugosjesmond/
Greyjoy’s is a lovely coffee room offering comforting breakfasts and yummy mains all day.
They are now offering their full menu from Thursday – Sunday between 9.00am – 3.00pm and are also doing a grocery menu which is available to order every day.
You can even get free delivery from with the code ‘easter’ for a limited time.
Delivery is available in Gosforth, Jesmond and Heaton, but may be able to deliver outside of these areas if contacted in advance.
You can order from their website, here; http://www.greyjoys.com/shop
Due to the current the current situation across the world, and most recently the UK’s government bringing further enforcements into place, all of the information on this page is subject to change.
If you own or work for a local restaurant or food vendor that is offering a takeaway service during this time and would like to be featured on this list, please get in touch.