It’s that time of year again! NE1 is running its famous Newcastle Restaurant Week at the moment (between the 6th and 12th August 2018 ) and we’ve decided to help out those like ourselves who are vegan. The menus and offers can be difficult to navigate if you have dietary requirements, so we hope you find this guide helpful. The Bohemian, a wholly vegan restaurant, is also participating, but we thought we’d capture some of the not-so-obvious choices. Let us know where you’ll be trying out! If you fancy a browse of what’s on offer in other restaurants, find out more here.
Blackfriars, Friars Street
Blackfriars are offering vegan options in all 3 of their courses. You can enjoy a 3 course lunch for £15 or a 2 course dinner for £15.
Starter: Roast tomato soup, basil oil.
Main: Pan-fried polenta chips, roast Portobello mushroom & corn fricassee.
Dessert:Chocolate Delice and whipped coconut cream.
Central Oven & Shaker, Opposite Central Station
Central Oven + Shaker offer vegan substitutes for all their pizzas.
Byron Burger, Monument
Byron have a beer and a burger on for just £10 during Newcastle Restaurant Week. ‘Beetnic’ burger is available during offer.
Dobson & Parnell, 21 Queen Street
Dobson and Parnell are offering a 3 Course Lunch for £15 or a 2 Course Dinner for £15 during NE1 Restaurant Week. They have vegan options on all 3 courses.
Starter: Pea and sorrel soup with croutons, sorrel oil.
Main: Courgette and potato fondants with tomato stew and herb salad.
Dessert: Coconut cream, pineapple, seeds and nut granola.
Fat Hippo, Shakespeare Street
Fat Hippo are offering 2 amazing courses for a £10. See our review of their vegan menu here.
Starter: Fried pickle strips with sour cream & Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce which can be made vegan on request.
Main: ‘Notorious VFC’ Burger.
George’s Great British Kitchen, Intu Eldon Square
George’s GBK have 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15 on offer. They have vegan options for all 3 courses.
Starter: George’s Potting Shed – A plant pot layered with sweet pepper pate and hummus topped with toasted pumpernickel ‘soil’ served with baby rainbow carrots, radish, spring onion, baby fennel, cucumber, celery and crisp tomato flatbread for dipping. (VE).
Main: Sweet Potato Dumplings – Served on bhaji battered crispy courgette noodles, grilled courgettes, coconut yoghurt raita and smooth mango chutney. (VE)
Dessert: Chocolate & Orange Tart – A rich chocolate and orange truffle in buttery pastry, served with a good dollop of vegan chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. (VE)
Gusto, Newcastle Quayside
Gusto are offering 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15. They have vegan options for all 3 courses.
Starter: Gusto Dough Petals – With tomato, crispy shallots, and homemade romesco mayonnaise dip
Main: Oven Roasted Cauliflower Steak – Topped with almonds and seeds, tomato coulis, and a salad of pickled vegetables.
Dessert: Lemon Sorbet.
The Herb Garden, Near Central Station
The Herb Garden have vegan pizzas available as part of their NE1 Restaurant Week deal.
The Tyneside Bar Cafe, Pilgrim Street
The Tyneside are offering 2 courses for £15. Their vegan options are:
Starter: Sweetcorn soup, 100% corn tortilla with corn salsa.
Main: Gochujang seitan noodle Asian salad with chilli, ginger & soy dressing.
Dessert: Poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet or Coconut parfait with meringue and passion fruit
The Stand, High Bridge Street
2 courses for £15 with vegan options available across all 3 courses.
Starter: Cauliflower & Spinach Pakoras with a Tamarind chutney
Main: Aubergine, chickpea & spinach curry with fragrant sticky rice and freshly baked in-house roti bread.
Dessert: Selection of Beckleberry’s ice creams or sorbets.
Canny Food favourites’s DatBar are offering 2 courses for £10 and have vegan cheese substitutes for all their pizzas, mac and cheese and have a vegan casserole. You can read our review of their vegan options here.
Babucho, The Side
Vegan Risotto or Mediterranean Vegetables, Tomato and Herb Sauce are the options available at Babucho on the Quayside.
Bella Italia, Intu Eldon Square
Bella Italia are offering 3 courses for £15 which include the following –
Starter: Insalata Rosso (Ve) – Vine tomatoes, black olives & onion with lemon dressing,
Mains: Pomodoro Pasta (Ve) – Fresh pasta twists in a rich tomato sauce,
or Insalata Verde (Ve) – Avocado, green beans, peas, cucumber, mixed leaves, spring onion with salsa verde & pumpkin seeds
Dessert: Sicilian Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ (Ve) – A crunchy biscuit base topped with a smooth & silky filling, finished off with a zesty Sicilian lemon topping.
Browns, Grey Street
Browns are offering 2 courses for £15 and have a vegan main of Seasonal Mushroom Tagliatelle – White wine, rocket, tarragon, truffle oil.
Head of Steam, Quayside
HoS are offering 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £15. They have vegan dishes of:
Main: Tofu Thai Red Curry served with Steamed Rice
Dessert: Mango Sorbet.
Lola Jeans, Market Street
Lola Jeans have 3 courses on offer for £15. Their vegan main option is delightfully called The 40-year-old Vegan.
Turtle Bay, The Gate
Turtle Bay are offering 3 courses for £15 and have a vegan main option of Spinach, Aubergine & Sweet Potato Curry – Spinach, aubergine & sweet potato in a fragrant light curry sauce. Green beans, kidney beans & sugar snap peas cooked with Jamaican spice. Served with steamed rice & roti flatbread. You can find out more about what vegans can eat at Turtle Bay here in our review.
The French Quarter, Westgate Road
This lovely independent caters well for vegans and have marked the options on their special Newcastle Restaurant Week Menu. We enjoyed our visit when it first opened last year and you can read more here.
Thanks for reading,