Route Bistro

British, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Modern European
Cool, Fine dining, Fun, Lively
Other Awards
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Special occasions


Route is a modern bistro and casual dining restaurant in Newcastle serving simple yet well-executed seasonal British food, along with an inventive wine list and inspiring cocktails. The restaurant is only open for dinner throughout the week, as well as lunch on Saturdays, with the aim of providing the best possible experience it can. In fact, it’s managed to earn itself a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide thanks to its delicious food and reasonable price tag. 

The main dining room is rustic yet eclectic in style, from its industrial exposed pipes that line the ceilings to wooden chairs and tables and bright green velvet banquet seating that runs along the length of one wall. Free-form shelves allow Route to showcase some of its fantastic wines, while trailing foliage, exposed light bulbs and painted, unplastered walls feel simultaneously unfussy yet on-trend. 

Route’s seasonal British menu changes regularly with the seasons so don’t get too attached to anything you might eat here. However, examples of dishes that have graced the menu in the past include pot roast beetroot with blood orange, shaved fennel, salted yogurt and mint, warm lightly-smoked sea bass with beurre blanc, soft herb salad and asparagus and Simonburn lamb leg steak with green sauce, wilted wild garlic and artichoke. To finish, choose from things like rum poached pineapple with white chocolate, coconut panna cotta and passionfruit, or Yorkshire rhubarb baked Alaska, citrus sponge, lemon curd and vanilla ice cream.  

The 70-strong wine list includes an inspiring and inviting collection of organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines, while its cocktail menu features plenty of classic and never-seen-before creations. Guests are sure to discover something exciting from Route’s drinks menu.

While the restaurant is not open to the public on Sundays, it does accept private bookings for groups of between 15 and 40 guests.


Is the restaurant open every day?

No, the restaurant is closed from Sunday to Tuesday

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Does the restaurant offer private dining?

Yes, there is private dining available, and the restaurant is available to hire on Sundays for private groups of 15+.

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35 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 3JE

0191 222 0973 0191 222 0973


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 13:00-16:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-21:00
Thu 17:00-21:00
Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat 18:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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