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Diners' Choice: Great for creative cocktails restaurants in Newcastle and Northumberland

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best handcrafted cocktails in Newcastle and Northumberland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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5.0
5 (23)
£41 and over
British
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Branches is a multi award winning restaurant
which aims to provide its customers a contemporary dining experience set in a beautifully modern décor surrounding.

Located on the hugely popular Osborne road we pride ourselves on the professional service our staff provides each customer. The intimate stylish dining room caters for individuals and parties to provide the ideal setting for any occasion from romantic to business.

Our chef source the freshest, local, best of British produce direct from nearby suppliers, farms and markets.
All our dishes are created from the highest quality products available. We also offer a wide selection of Wines, Beers, Gins and expertly made Cocktails.

Branches Restaurant has won Tripadvisors Travellers choice award for multiple consecutive years along with appearing consistently in their top 10 restaurants in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and great service, as always! Highly recommend
A photo of Sohe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1087)
£25 and under
Pan-Asian
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Sohe is sure to offer an experience like no other, traditionally trained chefs create dishes demonstrating their culinary flair, unique methods and individual expertise, showcasing foods from all over the world that are sure to tantalise and tease the senses. Set within Jesmond’s quintessentially English and stunning Victorian period properties the mix of Northumbrian history, Asian inspiration and cosmopolitan vibe allow you to unwind in a whole new type of culture. SoHe’s sure to invigorate and excite with its blend of fine foods from throughout the world in fusion with the Asian inspiration behind this exciting new dining experience. Sohe has a cocktail menu to mesmerise and enchant any patron whilst all set within a building of character and elegance situated right in the heart of the city. This is North east Fine dining with a refreshingly informal vibe, an atmosphere to ease you into complete comfort and dishes to keep you green with food envy.
Top review
TrishDvip
Dined on May 31, 2024
Been many times, always enjoy! Very friendly staff!
A photo of Vercelli Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (432)
£25 and under
Italian
Hexham
About the restaurant
Vercelli Restaurant is a family run Italian Restaurant situated in the centre of Hexham, a busy market town in Northumberland. The family, all from around the Hexham area, have worked hard over the last 4 years to modernise the cocktail bar and restaurant. All the family are involved in the business, with the aim of providing a memorable experience.

Sue, Front of House Manager, enjoys working alongside the enthusiastic team who have built a relationship with their returning customers and welcoming new, with an aim to make your experience relaxing and memorable throughout.


Executive chef, Jordan, and Head chef, Scott, source the finest Italian provisions to produce high quality Italian dishes with a modern twist.

At the front of the restaurant is a small, modern cocktail bar which hosts live music nights regularly but can be enjoyed for a bite to eat or a drink any night of the week.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Great service, delicious food. A perfect birthday lunch treat!
A photo of Hibou Blanc restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1197)
£26 to £40
British
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
This magical Edwardian building has been transformed to a beautiful bar, restaurant and private room where we hope to deliver to our customers an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Newcastle.
Join us to dine in our elegant brasserie which aims to serve classic dishes, including a generous Sunday lunch, using the very best ingredients with plenty of flavor but no fuss or in the bar for some light bites and fantastic drinks curated by a team of some of Newcastle best mixologists.
Above all we want you to relax, enjoy the music and feel at home here at Hibou Blanc.
Please note our bar operates on a walk-in only basis, and you can book our main restaurant to enjoy both our lunch and our a la carte menu. When joining for Afternoon Tea please state this in your booking notes.
Top review
IanC
Dined 6 days ago
Best restaurant value and ambience in Newcastle. Lovely helpful staff.
A photo of Six Baltic restaurant
4.7
4.7 (936)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Refined modern British cuisine meets unparalleled panoramic views of the Newcastle cityscape in BALTIC’s stylish quayside rooftop restaurant.

Menus are inspired by the very best seasonal, local artisan ingredients, whilst a carefully curated wine list draws from both new and old worlds.

The sleek, elegant dining room, complete with a chef’s table, offers an indulgent six course tasting experience. More casual small plates and sharing dishes are served in the opulent viewing box.

SIX’s stunning centrepiece bar serves innovative cocktails and both draught and bottled beers, with an emphasis on local breweries and distilleries.
Top review
MrsW
Dined 6 days ago
Good quality food and excellent service. Very reasonably priced in a great location with fantastic views.
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4.6
4.6 (562)
£26 to £40
Fish
Seahouses
About the restaurant
The Black Swan Inn is a newly refurbished gastro pub situated above the bustling fishing port of Seahouses and drawing from a wealth of locally sourced ingredients. The Black Swan promises a unique and memorable dining experience. When booking, we need to make you aware that dogs are not permitted in our Restaurant area. However, your dog is more than welcome in our Orangery from 11.30am to 3pm daily and in our bar and courtyard area at any time, tables of which are non-reservable and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Welcoming reception on arrival. Dining room atmosphere was fine. Service was excellent - attentive and helpful and not pushy. Both of us had the North Sea haddock and it was outstanding. Panacotta and triple chocolate brownie for desserts which were excellent. Drinks fine. Menu offered good and sufficient alternatives (including vegan) for starter, main and dessert courses. Value for money.
A photo of The Tempus, Charlton Hall Estate restaurant
4.5
4.5 (286)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Alnwick
About the restaurant
We would like to introduce you to The Tempus at Charlton Hall Estate.

Whether you opt to join us for lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner, we present an array of enticing menus for your pleasure. Our à la carte menu highlights the finest local talent and ingredients, while our afternoon tea features an elegant assortment of delectable sweet and savoury delights.

Well behaved 4 legged friends are very welcome up until 7pm in our bar and restaurant area.

Lunch service from 12pm – 4pm Monday – Saturday.

Afternoon tea – 2.45pm – 4.45pm Wednesday – Saturday.

A la carte dining from 5pm daily.

Sunday lunch from 12pm.

Our bar and snug is open all day, daily, for coffee, tea, drinks and bar snacks.

Please note that we offer Afternoon Tea every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Pre-Booking is required no later than 48 hours ahead of your booking. Bookings available 2:30-4:45pm, please specify you are booking Afternoon Tea in the notes section!
Top review
LizM
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
The Tempus is a fabulous place to eat/drink! The decor is stunning; outside sitting area for a drink in the sun before the meal was lovely. The service was excellent as were the menu choices and the meal itself.
A photo of Hard Rock Cafe - Newcastle restaurant
4.4
4.4 (3912)
£25 and under
American
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Welcome to Newcastle, where the old (castle) meets the new! Hard Rock Cafe is coming at you live from Newcastle, with a new layout paying tribute to the past by keeping in line with the former grandeur and arches. Phase one of our grand design includes a cafe with room for 170 of your closest friends, with 60 of those lucky pals getting to sit on a raised mezzanine floor overlooking the river. We’ve also included 16 external seats to enjoy Hard Rock in the sun. Our Cafe brings a touch of history and class to any meal. Featuring classic American fare with that signature Hard Rock twist, Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle delivers satisfaction in every bite. Grab a Legendary® Burger and some delicious sides and wash everything down with a local brew or a hand-crafted cocktail!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and service, Staff are superb love it.
A photo of Gino D’Acampo Newcastle restaurant
4.3
4.3 (404)
£26 to £40
Italian
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
I’m so excited to announce the second restaurant in partnership with hotel giant Melia, is Gino D’Acampo Quayside.

It’s a beautiful light, open plan restaurant with floor to ceiling windows that lets the natural light flood it – it’s a real mood booster. That’s not all, we also have a huge contemporary terrace overlooking the iconic River Tyne, I can’t wait for you to see it.

Serving real Italian food as it should be, the menu really does have something for everyone. Check out my new lounge bar as well, it serves one of the biggest selections of Prosecco, sparkling wine and Franciacorta in the UK, with over 30 varieties for you to choose from. Pop by for a drink after work or enjoy one or two while you dine, the choice is yours.

Buon Appetito.
Gino
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely setting, excellent food would definitely visit again
A photo of The Mad House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (32)
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Newcastle upon Tyne
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Mad House!
A unique bar experience that's funky, quirky and full of surprises. Come visit us and see why we're the hottest spot in town!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Honestly had so much fun, vibes were amazing, staff were super cool. Definitely will be going again!
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