The Patricia, Jesmond


The Patricia is a welcome favourite to leafy Jesmond. Cooking up a mix of English bistro-style dishes with hints of European influence, Head Chef and owner, Nick Grieves, invites people of the North East to come in, relax, enjoy fine food and most importantly… have fun. This beautifully designed, effortlessly elegant dining spot is perfect for celebrating a special occasion with family, or for enjoying a light lunch with friends. A new, neighbourhood restaurant bringing together fine food, family, friends and heaps of fun.

139 Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2;

The Rusty Bike, Swainby


The Rusty Bike is a brand new, feel-good stop-over just off the A172 in Swainby, North Yorkshire. Along a popular bike route, it welcomes cyclists, outdoorsy types, coffee lovers, walkers or visitors who simply want to unwind by the fire in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Decked out with cosy furnishings and a country-chic interior, you’ll feel right at home as you stop off for a bowl of soup and a warming cup of coffee. What’s more? Your furry friends are welcome too!

20 Black Horse Lane, Swainby, North Yorkshire;

Elder & Wolf, Whitley Bay


This new bundle of joy has arrived in Whitley Bay, serving wholesome wood fired pizzas, posh kebabs, tasty tacos and much-loved sharing platters. All of its locally sourced meats, pizzas and tacos come straight from the fire. Inside, it’s colourful, cosy and the perfect venue for a spot of lunch or a chic new dine out destination for an evening meal with friends. It’s sparking a frenzy in Whitley Bay – so make sure you pop along to check it out!

171 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26;

Great, Middlesbrough


Seeking out something similar to that delicious, Greek salad you had in Greece last summer? And your own efforts just don’t quite make the cut? Cue Great, Middlesbrough’s newest, contemporary Greek restaurant. The authentic cuisine is served up in a sleek, relaxed environment where diners can enjoy the freshest ingredients whether it’s for a quick grab-and-go lunchtime salad, or an evening meal with friends. It oozes local charm too – Middlesbrough FC goalkeeper, Dimi Konstantopoulos is the brains behind the restaurant. His love of the North East, combined with his passion to share traditional Greek dishes with Teesside, struck up this new venture – and it’s proving to be the perfect partnership. A ‘Great’ new concept is born.

248 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1;

Doghouse Bar & Record Store, Leeds


The Doghouse is a cafe bar specialising in shellfish, beers, wines, spirits and some of Yorkshire’s finest artworks. The brainchild of the 212 Cafe & Bar’s J.Cub and Stu, it’s a laid back Leeds favourite, boasting fine foods, delicious drinks and local music playing every week from Thursday to Sunday. It’s a restaurant-cum-cafe bar, a retro arcade-cum-meeting place. It’s a pop-up shop-cum-relaxed venue. It’s the top dog.

92 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2;

Dobson & Parnell, Newcastle


If you haven’t already, make sure you hop along the Quayside and book a table at Newcastle’s Dobson and Parnell. This stylish, ‘all-things-British’ restaurant specialises in fresh, local ingredients and offers a seasonal set menu. Andy Hook, owner of Blackfriars Restaurant and Hinnies Restaurant, has teamed up with chef, Troy Terrington, to create this cool new concept. What to expect? Pressed wild rabbit, shoulder of pork, pickles walnuts and bitter ‘manjari’ chocolate. Inside, the place is charming with its quirky decor – experimenting with materials and colours, creating a vibrant, dining destination for locals, city-goers and far-flung foodies.

21 Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1;

The Fat Hippo, Leeds


Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last five years, you’ll have heard of the Fat Hippo. Making its way around the North East (in serious style), this brilliantly delicious burger joint has spread its home across Jesmond, Newcastle, Durham and now… Leeds! After a successful pop-up visit to Trinity Kitchen, their patty-loving presence is arriving in Leeds as a permanent fixture. Expect favourites like the Texas, the Peanut Butter and Jelly and the Stinky Pete. Stay tuned on social media to find out the opening date and location of this luxe, Leeds venue. It’s a burger heaven – and we can’t wait to share it with Yorkshire!

Uno Momento, Middlesbrough


Uno Momento is a TS and DL postcode favourite. The clue’s in the name – a delicious, fast-serving Italian restaurant based in Stokesley, Darlington and now Middlesbrough. Sourcing the finest, local produce from the region’s best-loved producers, it takes delicious dining to the next level. The staff are lovely, the pizzas are mouth-wateringly good and the meat is to-die-for. Uno Momento is the perfect, family-friendly hangout, serving fab food in a fun, vibrant environment. It’s growing and we’re oh-so happy about it! Keep an eye out for its newest venue on Linthorpe Road.

156-158 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1;