*This post is sponsored by We Are North Tyneside
Well hello there, apologies it’s been a while, I’ve been away skiing in Austria. I had an absolutely awesome time and am pleased to report that both my fella and I returned home injury free, hurrah!
Now that I’m back in Geordieland I am looking forward to my next adventure… a staycation in North Tyneside! I am so excited to be spending some quality time in this beautiful part of the North East next weekend and am especially looking forward to checking out some of the foodie options on offer.
It seems that Whitley Bay in particular has had a bit of resurgence of its restaurant scene in recent years and there are so many fantastic eateries I am eager to try. To help me narrow down my list, I turned to the North East blogging community and asked them to vote for their favourite places to eat in North Tyneside, they didn’t let me down. These are the restaurants that topped the list:
Riley’s Fish Shack
It came as no surprise to me that Riley’s was a firm favourite with local bloggers. Its location on the beautiful unspoilt beach at King Edward’s Bay in Tynemouth makes it one of the most unique (and insta-worthy!) places to eat in the whole of the North East. Even the culinary legend Michel Roux Junior sang its praises on his Channel 4 TV show ‘Hidden Restaurants’. The queues are notoriously long on a sunny day but I am assured that the freshly prepared seafood is well worth the wait.
Fellow blogger Jessica from Highlighting the North East devoted her first ever post to reviewing Riley’s. You can read it here: www.highlightingthenortheast.com
Next on the list is family friendly restaurant Evan’s Bistro. I have heard nothing but good things about this relatively new restaurant in the heart of Whitley Bay. Moderate prices, hearty portions, local produce and a laid back atmosphere are all things that got repeated over and over again when I asked around. It’s a firm favourite with North East blogging royalty Samantha Rickleton, the foodie photos on her review will make you drool!
Check it out here: www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk
— Katie (@ladyfromatramp) April 28, 2017
A tantalising feast of Asian tapas is what awaits at Omni Cafe. This hidden gem is just a 2 minute walk from the Metro station in Monkseaton, at the end of a residential street. I bet the locals couldn’t believe their luck when it opened. How yummy does the food look in Katie’s tweet above? You can read more about her experience on her blog (which just so happens to be one of my faves!)
Elder and Wolf
I’m a big fan of restaurants that do a small menu really well rather than offering a million different mediocre dishes. By the looks of things, Elder and Wolf focus on three main options, kebabs, tacos and pizza. There’s meat, veggie, vegan and GF varieties so everyone is catered for and the imaginative combination of ingredients and beautiful presentation has made them a sure fire hit in Whitley Bay. I will definitely be making a bee line for this place during my upcoming staycation!
The eateries mentioned above where the ones that got the most love when I asked around the North East blogging community but there are so many more that could easily compete to be the best in North Tyneside!
Kith and Kin comes highly recommended for coffee and cake. James and I are big fans of The Beehive in Earsdon, the Sunday lunches there are amazing! Plus, who can resist fish and chips from Marshall’s in Tynemouth? Not me!
We are also really excited to hear that street food favourite Papa Ganoush recently opened a restaurant in Whitley Bay, definitely want to check that out!
Have I missed your favourite North Tyneside eatery off the list? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out… although something tells me I’m going to need longer than a weekend!