Brothers promise ‘something different’ at new South Shields restaurant

NEW VENTURE ... Sean Kilmartin has opened new restaurant on Ocean Road.
NEW VENTURE ... Sean Kilmartin has opened new restaurant on Ocean Road.
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BOSSES at a new restaurant are hoping to offer up something different.

Brothers Sean and Tim Kilmartin have opened Italian Stove in Ocean Road, South Shields.

NEW RESTAURANT ... The Italian Stove in Ocean Road, South Shields.

NEW RESTAURANT ... The Italian Stove in Ocean Road, South Shields.

The restaurant serves traditional Italian food as well as seafood, and changes its menu every month.

The siblings also run the Tavistock in Stanhope Road, South Shields, and the White Lead, in Hebburn.

Sean, 35, who lives in Hebburn, said: “We wanted to have a presence on the seafront and Ocean Road was the obvious choice.

“The space opened up and it’s a small, intimate restaurant and we thought it would be a great idea to move down there.

We have different specials every day too depending on what the fishermen catch. All of our meat and fish is local.

Sean Kilmartin

“It’s going really well so far and it’s been full every night. It’s a really nice, intimate atmosphere and we keep things fresh by changing the menu every month so people who come back will never get bored of the food.

“We have different specials every day too depending on what the fishermen catch. All of our meat and fish is local.”

The restaurant created 16 new jobs, bringing the total employment figures across the three venues to 75.

Sean added: “I do believe in creating jobs in South Tyneside and all of our staff are very supportive of the restaurants.

“They all come in with their friends and family so they put back into the business as well.”

Twitter: @shieldsgazvicki