• Newcastle Couples Guide

A day spent strolling the city streets, dipping in and out of local boutiques and cafes, followed by a meal to remember and cocktails you couldn’t possibly forget.

Filled with dreamy restaurants and romantic hotels, Newcastle’s stunning architecture and warm, intimate culinary scene makes the ideal setting for a romantic weekend spent with your one and only.

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  • Dream

    • Maldron Hotel Newcastle

      17 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE1 5RE

      +44 (0) 191 640 9500

      With modern interiors and a high spec finish, the Deluxe and Executive rooms of the centrally located Maldron Hotel Newcastle are ready to welcome you home after a day of exploring the city. Sink back into a plush bed and soft sheets to rest and recharge for another day in Newcastle – make sure to discover their offers to find the perfect romantic city break for you and your other half.

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  • Dine

    • The Botanist Newcastle

      The Botanist

      Monument Mall, Newcastle Upon Tyne

      0191 261 6307

      Live music, great drinks and an inventive interior, The Botanist’s Newcastle branch has plenty to offer, and that’s before you look at the menu. Dishes take a contemporary approach to traditional cooking, from pies to fish and chips, and their sharing boards are simply sublime. We recommend trying a date with a difference at one of the Bottomless Brunch mornings – you guessed it, you can enjoy their perfectly delicious brunch dishes with a side order of unlimited prosecco!

    • Riley's Fish Shack Newcastle

      Riley's Fish Shack

      Rileys' Fish Shack, King Edward's Bay, Tynemouth

      (0191) 257 1371

      You’ll find some of Newcastle’s best seafood in the unlikeliest of locations: Riley’s Fish Shack is situated in a repurposed shipping container on the beach at King Edward’s Bay. A 25 minute drive or 40 minute metro from the city centre, Riley’s serves up the freshest seafood possible, sourced daily from local fishing boats and cooked over a charcoal fire. Daily seasonal specials are not to be missed, and make sure to ask for a seat on the sand if the weather is good – though no matter the seat you choose, you’ll be treated to a picturesque ocean view and a truly unforgettable date night.

    • Bistro Forty Six Newcastle

      Bistro Forty Six

      46 Brentwood Ave, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 281 8081

      At Bistro Forty Six, the focus is placed firmly on serving up incredible plates of food. The cuisine is Modern European, and ingredients are sourced locally before being transformed into imaginative dishes and paired with local and international beers and wines. With a casual yet chic interior, this is a date night perfect for foodies and those looking for a memorable dining experience in Newcastle.

    • The Muddler Newcastle

      The Muddler

      69 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 222 0125

      Pan-Asian cuisine meets unique cocktails at The Muddler. In the heart of Newcastle city, The Muddler offers a full sushi menu in addition to its main menu, on which you’ll find dim sum, tempura and classic Asian main courses. Luxuriously dark interiors are given a romantic glow with gold accents; the ideal setting for the most memorable of romantic date nights.

    • Mascalzone Newcastle

      Mascalzone

      239 Helmsley Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 261 6661

      The perfect spot for casual romance, Mascalzone serves up a modern take on classic Italian dishes, cooked to perfection. Fresh pizza and pasta are served up in a warm, family-run atmosphere, accompanied by an impressive Italian wine list. Buon appetito!

    • Babucho Restaurant Newcastle

      Babucho

      Lower Dean Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne

      0191 231 2840

      Italian bar, restaurant and lounge Babucho will carry your date night from the first delicious bite of food through to the final dance of the night. Cafe by day, the space transforms into a luxuriously hip restaurant in the evening and a lounge club at night, so you’re guaranteed the full spectrum of a romantic night out in Newcastle. The Italian menu is simply delicious, and their carefully curated drinks menu is not to be missed.

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  • Drink

    • Dacantus Gin Lab Newcastle

      Dacantus Gin Lab

      30-32 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 261 8111

      Gin specialists Dacantus stock a monumental range of gins – there are over 350 to choose from on their menu! You’ll also find a huge choice of tonics for mixing your gin, and a full menu of deliciously small but tasty bites, too. Dacantus’ staff are not only incredibly knowledgeable about gins and a treasure trove of wisdom and advice, they’re as friendly as can be too – making Dacantus a truly memorable date night experience.

    • Pleased To Meet You Newcastle

      Pleased To Meet You

      41-45 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 340 5137

      The industrial-chic interior of Pleased To Meet You, situated in the heart of Newcastle City, offer a constantly changing selection of craft beer, specialty gin and wines, in addition to their enticing cocktail list. For a truly special romantic day in Newcastle, book their Afternoon Tea – delicately assembled sandwiches and classic English delicacies are served alongside the finest teas and your choice of finely crafted beers or cocktails.

    • Lola Jeans Newcastle

      Lola Jean's

      1-3 Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 230 1921

      Although Lola Jean’s does some of the best burgers and tacos in Newcastle, their cocktail list is equally irresistible and worth a visit in its own right. From classic concotions to botanical creations, each drink is a small work of art. The fun, low-key glamorous interior and tasty nibbles and side plates will complete your date night in Newcastle.

    • Colonel Porters Newcastle

      Colonel Porter's

      Ground Floor, Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 261 7600

      Celebrating its namesake ex-military master brewer, Colonel Porter’s Emporium is home to a tavern, a botanical gardens and a rum bar, but first and foremost you should try Porter’s most famous creation, Newcastle Brown Ale. Their menu also includes a full list of vintage cocktails, beers and ales and rums, so you certainly won’t be stuck for choice. With a traditional pub interior packed with intriguing antiques, Colonel Porter’s is the perfect bar in Newcastle for a cosy, casual date night.

    • 97 Social Restaurant in Newcastle

      97 & Social

      97 Osborne Rd, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 281 1358

      Cocktails are 97 & Social’s specialty – and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Their menu includes plenty of the classic cocktails we all know and love (Pina Coladas, we’re looking at you) but their true genius lies within the house cocktails. Using the freshest ingredients available, you can spend your date night sampling some of the most inventive drinks in Newcastle. They also offer all the spirits, beers and wines you’d expect.

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  • Discover

    • Tyneside cinema

      Tyneside Cinema

      10 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 227 5500

      What could be more romantic than cosying up together to watch a movie with a glass of wine in hand? Easily one of the most romantic places in Newcastle, the independent Tyneside Cinema is the perfect spot for a date night, showing only the best in local and international cinema – not only that, the Art Deco interior is a sight to see in itself, and there’s a bar and cafe on-site so you can enjoy a glass of bubbly as you escape into movie land with your loved one for the evening.

    • Victoria Tunnel Newcastle

      Victoria Tunnel

      Victoria Tunnel Tour Meeting Point, 55 Lime St, Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 230 4210

      Completed in 1842, the Victoria Tunnel was built to allow coal wagons easy transport between the Leazes Colliery to the riverside docks. Today, the tunnel is open for visitors. You’ll be taken through the tunnel’s history, from learning how the wagon drivers lived to its use during World War Two as a bomb shelter. Touted as one of Newcastle’s top attractions, the tunnel is not one to skip, and makes for an exciting day out in Newcastle for couples.

    • The Ouseburn Trail Newcastle

      The Ouseburn Trail

      53-55 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 261 6596

      The bustling, vibrant neighbourhood of Ouseburn is a must-see when visiting Newcastle, and is best taken in on foot. The Ouseburn Trust runs a series of walking tours taking participants through the area’s rich history, culture and sights, so you can learn about how it developed from its roots as one of the busiest areas of industrialisation all the way up to its cultural regeneration and diversity in the present day. Ouseburn is also home to plenty of wonderful bars, cafes and shops, so make sure to take some time to explore by yourselves afterward, too.

    • Laing Art Gallery Newcastle

      Laing Art Gallery

      New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 278 1611

      Founded in 1901, the Laing Art Gallery is one of the finest establishments for art of all eras in Newcastle city, as well as housing a permanent collection of oil paintings from renowned British artists. You’ll find different collections throughout the gallery, all packed to the brim with local Northern artists – a true showcase of local talents both past and present. The grand exhibition halls are a joy to stroll through, to boot.

    • Newcastle Cathedral

      Newcastle Cathedral

      St. Nicholas Sq, Newcastle upon Tyne

      Built-in the 14th Century, Newcastle Cathedral is one of the most stunning buildings in the city. Open to visitors, you can explore the intricate architectural details of the Cathedral’s exterior before heading inside to take in the magnificent Medieval interiors. With an extensive collection of monuments and ledger stones – and even original medieval textiles – a visit to the Cathedral is a magical, romantic activity in Newcastle for any couple.

    • Rising Sun Country Park Newcastle

      Rising Sun Country Park

      Whitley Rd, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne

      A 20 minute drive from the city centre, the Rising Sun Country Park is a green oasis in the big city, and a breath of fresh air when it comes to romantic dates in Newcastle. Peppered with walking paths, the park also caters for cyclists, dog walkers and selected routes are wheelchair friendly. Discover wildlife-filled ponds, rolling grasslands and wooded areas – the visitor centre also serves coffees and teas to sip as you stroll!

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  • Do

    • Grey's Monument

      Grey's Monument

      150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      No trip to Newcastle would be complete without seeing Grey’s Monument. You’re likely to stroll past it at least once during your stay, but the monument is worth a proper visit. Named after the same Earl Grey who is responsible for the bergamot-flavoured breakfast tea, with a Grey’s Monument Tour you can actually climb the structure itself and take in some fantastic views of the city from the top. Make sure to book ahead – tours are popular!

    • The Pottery Experience Newcastle

      The Pottery Experience

      81 Fern Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

      0191 908 7802

      Recreate one of cinemas most romantic scenes with a pottery class at The Pottery Experience. They might not let you go full Patrick Swayze, but together as a couple you can learn how to make your own pottery pieces under the guidance of one of their experienced potters. If you’re one step ahead, they also offer pottery painting experiences so you can add a little colour to your crafts. Not just a fun experience, you’ll leave with valued pieces of memorabilia.

    • River Escapes Newcastle

      River Escapes

      East Quayside Pontoon Newcastle Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne

      01670 785666

      See Newcastle from the water on a river cruise. River Escapes run a series of sightseeing cruises with your choice of city, countryside or sea tours. Learn about the region’s maritime history as you take in its famous bridges, landmarks and of course, the River Tyne. The cruise boats have full bars and snacks onboard, too!

    • The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle

      The Stand Comedy Club

      31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

      0191 232 0707

      Get set for an evening of laughter at The Stand Comedy Club. Showcasing local and international comedians, you’re guaranteed a fun date night out in The Stand – make sure to check out their shows and book ahead! The venue also has a well-stocked bar and you can get a full meal up to 1 hour before your show starts.

    • Leazes Park Newcastle

      Leazes Park

      Leazes Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

      It may be smaller than the city’s other parks, but Leazes Park is the oldest in Newcastle upon Tyne, and simply perfect for a romantic afternoon stroll. Dating back to 1873, the park displays its Victorian heritage in the form of tree-lined paths, intricate bandstands and a central lake. Stop off at one of the many benches to take in the tranquility together.

    • Eldon Square Shopping Centre Newcastle

      Eldon Square

      Eldon Square, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

      The United Kingdom is home to the cream of the crop of high street fashion, as well as smaller boutiques, and Newcastle certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to shopping. Fashion, homewares, tech and beauty lovers alike will love a trip to Eldon Square shopping centre. Located in the city centre, Eldon Square hosts multiple high street retailers, local shops and an impressive selection of food options for hungry shoppers.

    • Theatre Royal Newcastle

      Theatre Royal

      100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne

      08448 11 21 21

      The Theatre Royal resides in a listed historical building in the heart of Newcastle. Showcasing the best in modern British theatre, West End musicals, ballet and even comedy, there’s something to excite all couples no matter your interests at the Theatre Royal – and the experience of taking in a play in the neo-classical building is an experience not to be missed.

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