Newcastle Restaurant Week Review

The purpose of my Newcastle Restaurant Week Review blog posts is to review both the Newcastle Restaurant Week program and the restaurants visited.

I am an Instagrammer as well and I was recently ‘served’ an advert based on my location and interests. As any marketer, I tend to be immune to most ads, but I do appreciate good-quality, user-oriented marketing campaigns.

The ad was promoting Newcastle Restaurant Week, which basically allows you to eat out, at over 80 restaurants for 10£ or 15£pp. The offer appealed to me as I am a foodie and I love eating out.

I ended up getting vouchers for each day of the Newcastle Restaurant Week and now I am visiting 7 restaurants this week, one for each day (yay!).

Newcastle Restaurant Week Day 1 – Monday – St Sushi

On Monday, I have decided to go for St Sushi – a small and cozy Japanese restaurant on Westgate Road.

I had no idea what to expect, as I have never visited this restaurant before.

This is the menu that I went for:

  • Starter – 6 pcs Vegetarian Sushi
    A mini selection of Cucumber maki, Asparagus Nigiri, Avocado maki and Vegetarian Handroll
  • Main – Grilled Salmon in Teriyaki
    Salmon grilled in teriyaki sauce, served with seasonal vegetables and steamed rice Dessert –  Fried Ice-Cream for dessert.
  • Drinks – Melon Ramune

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The food was absolutely delicious!

The sushi was great ( the sushi rice was perfectly cooked), the grilled salmon was simply delicious and the fried ice cream was very tasty (if you have never tried fried ice-cream you should!)

Chances of me going back: 100%

Newcastle Restaurant Week Day 2 – Tuesday – Fat Buddha

For Tuesday I have made a reservation at Fat Buddha, a restaurant that I wanted to visit for over two months now and Newcastle Restaurant Week was the perfect excuse.

This is the menu that I went for:

  • Starter – Traditional Chinese Flavour Vegetable Spring Rolls, with Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Main – Sweet & Sour Chicken, Hong Kong style
  • Drinks – Ulan Flower Tea

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The place is lovely, right in the city centre, but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed by the food.

The spring rolls were good (not excellent) and the sweet and sour chicken had a strange, somehow raw taste to it.

The drinks were very good, so that was a plus.

Chances of me going back: 30% (for drinks only).

Newcastle Restaurant Week Day 3 – Wednesday – Cafe Rouge

My choice for Wednesday was Cafe Rouge. I have been here before, but only for coffee and desserts (I love their carrot cake).

This is the menu that I went for:

  • Starters – Chicken Liver Pate – served with toasted french baguette
  • Main – Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Drinks: Cranberry and Pineapple fresh juice

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The chicken liver pate was delicious (I loved it) and the butternut squash risotto was decent.

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Cafe Rouge, everything was clean, lovely decorations, great atmosphere and I enjoyed the french music that was playing in the background.

Their plating was not the best, but it was a good night out!

Chances of me going back: 80%

Newcastle Restaurant Week Day 4 – Thursday – Pleased To Meet You

On Thursday, I have decided to eat out at Pleased To Meet You. I have passed by this restaurant one time, two weeks ago and I loved what I saw inside, through its big windows. Everything seemed to be so cozy, warm and relaxing.

This is the menu that I went for:

  • Starters – Cream of parsnip soup, sourdough croutons, thyme
  • Main – Fried aubergine cake and potato cake, chick pea’s, feta, chilli dressing
  • Drinks: Fentimans Rose Lemonade.

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The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

I really appreciate how polite and well trained their staff is. Trust me, you don’t see that in every restaurant.

Chances of me going back: 100%


Four down, three more to go. I am looking forward to visiting the rest of the restaurants from my Newcastle Restaurant Week run.

[Part Two of my Newcastle Restaurant Week Review]

Have you tried any restaurants on Newcastle Restaurant Week?

How was your experience?



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  1. Reply

    what a neat concept! ps that fried ice cream looked amazing!

  2. Reply

    Ah, Maria, these food shots are making my mouth water! 🙂 Great post. Looking forward to seeing some more.

  3. Reply

    Looks like you’re having a great week!
    Food looks lovely, however I’d wish I would stop reading blogs about food when I’m hungry 🙂
    The “Pleased to meet you” one looks and sounds really nice.

  4. Reply

    Wow I would love to be in your place. What a yummy concept although I would love to have good food consistently through the week. But still lovely.

  5. Reply

    Those dishes look amazing! You made me feel so hungry, I have to get up and check out the fridge 🙂

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