Every year, the prestigious Michelin guide lists the best places to eat and there are a number of restaurants in the North East, which made the 2021 edition of the esteemed guidebook.
Whether you are looking forward to a post-lockdown meal around Wearside or up in Northumberland, there are plenty of top quality places to eat at. All of these restaurants have been included in the guide and some have even been awarded the coveted Michelin star.
Michelin say: "Finbarr’s sits in an attractively converted farm building on the edge of the city and comes with a contented buzz. Menus offer plenty of choice and the hearty brasserie cooking suits the area well. If the weather’s good, start with a drink in the lovely inner courtyard." Photo: Google
2. Träkol, Newcastle upon Tyne
Michelin say: "An assortment of shipping containers in an enviable waterside location make up this on-trend eatery which comes complete with its own microbrewery. Its name is Swedish for ‘charcoal’ and cooking takes place over an open fire. Bold, hearty dishes range from small plates to feasting options for two to share." Photo: Google
3. House of Tides, Newcastle
Michelin say: "This characterful Grade I listed merchant’s house sits on the historic quayside. It’s a vast place, with a rustic ground floor bar featuring flagged floors, cast iron pillars and exposed brickwork, and an upstairs restaurant characterised by sloping floors, wonky ceilings and carved beams." Photo: Google
4. Route, Newcastle upon Tyne
Michelin say: "This simple bistro sits on a steep city centre street that once formed the route from the castle to the quayside. It has a concrete floor, a breeze block wall and an open kitchen to the rear. Regularly changing menus offer well-priced, gutsy small plates with punchy flavours and a British heart." Photo: Google