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.
5. Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne
Michelin say: "Sit in the snug ground floor bar or more comfortable upstairs dining room of this quayside pub. Choose from a snack menu of ‘Geordie Tapas’, an appealing ‘on toast’ selection, hearty daily specials and tasty nursery puddings. They also offer over 40 ales, including some which are custom-made for the pub." Photo: Google
6. 21, Newcastle upon Tyne
Michelin say: "Start with a gin from the large selection behind the zinc-topped counter then head through to the smart red and black brasserie. Menus offer a comprehensive array of confidently cooked classics; the ‘menu du jour’ is good value." Photo: Google
7. COOK HOUSE, Ouseburn
Michelin say: "After opening a shipping container café and writing a cookery book, local food blogger Anna Hedworth crowdfunded this relaxed, stripped-back restaurant with an industrial feel. Dinner is the main event, with many of the vibrant, fiercely seasonal dishes cooked on the hibachi barbeque." Photo: Google
8. The Patricia, Jesmond
Michelin say: "This simply furnished bistro sits in the vibrant suburb of Jesmond and is named after the owner’s grandmother. Tasty cooking displays Mediterranean influences and the wine list is good value. They also open at the weekend for lunch – Saturday sees a selection of well-priced small plates." Photo: Google