Best restaurants in Jesmond

The name Jesmond is derived from the meaning of Jesus Mound, so it's no surprise that there are plenty of churches in this part of North England. But what also lives in Jesmond, are plenty of brilliant restaurants. Jesmond’s best restaurants add a real splash of fun to Newcastle’s culinary scene. When it comes to finding the best restaurants in Jesmond there’s something for everyone, from American barbecue and Italian cuisine to traditional pubs, fresh seafood, and exquisite afternoon teas.

Updated on 20 May 2024

This upscale suburb has plenty of fancy boutiques, posh bars, and quaint cafes dotted along its famous Acorn Road, which is worth visiting if you find yourself in this part of Newcastle. Jesmond was once the home to industrial pioneer Lord Armstrong, and Jesmond Dene House is now somewhere where visitors can enjoy an overnight stay or an afternoon tea.

Bordered by the town centre and the Gosforth and South Heaton neighbourhoods, Jesmond has plenty to offer. It's considered to be one of Newcastle's most affluent suburbs and has plenty of opportunities to shop, museums to peruse, and wide open parkland to walk through when the sun is shining. It also happens to be a popular area for Newcastle’s students, and you’ll find plenty of bars, burger joints, and cafes.

There’s everything you could need for some great grub in Jesmond - from pubs and restaurants offering all-day dining to watering holes serving up late-night meals as well as hearty Sunday roasts - there's no shortage of choices for restaurants in Jesmond. If you're one for great views, you'll love Jesmond's restaurants, as they offer plenty of beer gardens and venues with rooftop and terrace dining. We particularly like the number of cosy and cool restaurants in Jesmond, really highlighting how much the area has brought this suburb into the 21st century.

Jam Jar

Jam Jar

88 Osborne Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2AP

Found on Osborne Road, Jam Jar is an unerringly on-trend cafe-bar specialising in pub-adjacent comfort foods, bottomless brunches and stellar cocktails. It also runs some great offers including a Jammy Hour that’s not to be missed.

Under £30
Burgers
British
Fern Dining Room at Jesmond Dene House

Fern Dining Room at Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2EY

Inspired by the classics but committed to creativity, The Fern Dining Room is a contemporary no-frills restaurant serving flavour-forward dishes crafted with local ingredients. It’s a relaxed but refined spot, perfect for dates and family celebrations.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Afternoon tea
Dabbawal Jesmond

Dabbawal Jesmond

1 Brentwood Mews, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE2 3DG

With a focus on authentic Indian street food and curries, Dabbawal Jesmond is a popular spot for all things sharing. It’s a contemporary restaurant with a secluded garden, coral and mustard interiors, and colourful vintage posters.

£30 - £49
Indian
ARLO Bistro & Cafe

ARLO Bistro & Cafe

36-38 Brentwood Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 3DH

A quirky and laid-back spot with a heated terrace, ARLO Bistro & Cafe serves globally inspired lunches, small plates, and sweet treats. And if you’re slightly worse for wear, ARLO has the cure - a giant hangover crumpet.

Under £30
British
Sohe

Sohe

97 - 103 Osborne Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2 TJ

Centrally located on Osborne Road, Sohe specialises in Pan-Asian dishes and Far Eastern flair. Expect to share platters, bao buns, Thai curries, and Hong Kong style roasted meats to pair with yuzu and jasmine-infused cocktails.

£50 - £79
Dim Sum
Peace & Loaf

Peace & Loaf

217 Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 1LA

Owned by David Coulson - a finalist on Masterchef: The Professionals - Peace & Loaf is an artful modern British restaurant with bare-brick charm, a warm atmosphere and an inventive seasonal menu showcasing the best of local produce.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
The Carriage

The Carriage

Archbold Terrace, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE2 1DB

Just across the way from Jesmond metro, you’ll find a fun plant-based pub offering a veggie-centric bar menu of small plates, pub favourites, and pizzas along with various ales and retro arcade games.

Under £30
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Fat Hippo Jesmond

Fat Hippo Jesmond

34A Saint George's Terrace, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE2 2SU

A casual burger joint known for its satisfying American-style burgers and waffle fries, Fat Hippo has accrued a loyal following in Jesmond. So loyal in fact, that this restaurant has spawned sister sites across the UK.

Under £30
Burgers

If you’re searching for the top restaurants in the Geordie capital you’ll be spoilt for choice. So to make your search easier we’ve rounded up all the underappreciated eateries and Michelin-starred menus at the best restaurants in Newcastle.

And if a leisurely afternoon made up of teas, bubbles, cakes and delicate sandwiches is what you’re after, check out some of the best afternoon teas in Newcastle. Alternatively, if you want a little more bang for your buck (and a bit more fun while you’re at it), you can start your day the right way with a bottomless brunch in Newcastle.

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