Set in the suburb of Jesmond, As You Like It is a vast Geordie venue spread over three sprawling floors, incorporating four bars, an elegant garden terrace and a beautifully appointed restaurant serving everything from char-grilled Wallington Estate beef to Moroccan vegetable tagine. In between, expect an international jamboree: Korean chicken wings; duck breast with beetroot purée and lentil salsa; Italian fritto misto; Thai red chicken curry; steamed chocolate pudding. Matching the food is an eclectic drinks list running from premium fizz, world beers and local guest ales to off-the-wall cocktails such as the Toblerone. Other plus points are the late-night Supper Club (a cross between Ronnie Scott’s and the Café de Paris), Frangipani (described as a ‘chintz-free function room’), live DJs on Sunday evenings, monthly comedy nights, a kids’ club and occasional fashion shows. AYLI also claims the neighbourhood’s only 2am licence.