Top Sunday Lunches in the North East – Updated

It has always amazed me week in, week out, the most searched term on this blog has related to the good old Sunday lunch. Admittedly, it is harder for us to find a decent dinner now we’re part of the lentil brigade, but that doesn’t mean I can’t recommend to¬†you a canny place to scran on meat and two veg (and a Yorkie pud!). If you’re a veggie too, check out this post on where serves up a decent Nut Roast in the Toon instead.

Wylam Brewery, Exhibition ParkimageWe’re big fans of the vegetarian and vegan Sunday lunch served up at Wylam Brewery’s home in the Toon, but we’ve also heard good things about the meat options on offer. With a great selection of beers on tap, maybe leave the car at home and enjoy and leisurely pint with your scran. Booking is definitely advisable here, and pooches are welcome along too. You can read about our visit here.

Blackfriars, Newcastle City Centre

imageIt’s been a while since we’ve enjoyed a proper roast at Blackfriars, but we know that the team will still be serving up quality fare. Just check out these Yorkie Puds! Give your mum a break this week and treat her to a plate that’s *almost* as good as hers!

Babucho, Newcastle Quayside

imageNot somewhere I’ve tried personally, but a friend recommended it to us. I enjoyed the ambience and the food when I visited with my Dad for lunch, which you can read about here. If this is any guide, you’ll be in for a treat!

The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill

imageThis Sunday lunch will knock your socks off! An absolute treat, and in beautiful surroundings too. Helen and the team have such an admirable commitment to using seasonal and locally sourced produce. You can read about what we thought here. A must-visit.

Earl of Pitt Street, Newcastle City Centre

imageA consistently good lunch option is The Earl, located not far from SJP in the Toon. Our last visit had some minor niggles, but we can’t argue with the quality of the food on offer. It is one we always cite when asked for a city centre recommendation.

Broad Chare, Newcastle Quayside

imageOne of the most popular lunches around, Broad Chare consistently deliver. I do wish the vegetarian and vegan offerings on a Sunday were better here, but if you’re a meat lover you won’t be disappointed. You can read about our previous visit here.

Artisan, The Biscuit Factory

imageWe were very impressed with the Sunday lunch served up at Artisan, which we enjoyed while we still ate meat. A lovely selection of accompanying veggies too, which is always a plus for us. You can read about our visit here.

Cosy Dove, Spital Tongues

imageIt may be one of the cheapest on the list, but doesn’t scrimp on quality or portion size. For more information check out their website here.

Peace & Loaf, Jesmond

imageOne of the best restaurants in the area, Peace & Loaf‘s reputation for a fantastic Sunday lunch precedes them. We recommend booking in advance for this one.

Staith House, North Shields

One of our very first top picks, and has been winning awards all over the place. Definitely worth a visit to sample what John and his team are cooking up, any day of the week.

Thanks for reading,

Pip x

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