Newcastle upon Tyne Journals

Indian Eats in Newcastle & Gateshead

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A travel journal to Newcastle upon Tyne by fizzytom

Dabbawal Indian Street Food Kitchen Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England More Photos
Quote: A guide to Newcastle's and Gateshead's Indian restaurants and the areas to find the best Indian restaurants in the city

Rani Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Rani - Not Quite Fit For Royalty"

Rani Indian Restaurant Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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I love old buildings and except for a few really brilliant modern landmarks designs have no interest in the newly built. I can appreciate, however, why many old buildings sit empty while soulless new developments spring up in and around our cities. The most important old buildings are often protected which means that the space can't be altered to make it more appropriate for the needs of today's businesses and refurbishment rules often means that new windows and the like are prohibitively expensive. Newcastle's Rani Indian Restaurant strikes me as a business that's housed in such a building. Just off the city's famous quayside and situated directly under the Tyne Bridge, this handsome late...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 6, 2013

Rani Indian Restaurant
2 Queen Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 3UG
0191 231 2202

Sachin's

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Restaurant | "Sachin's Slip Up "

Sachin's Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Although it is often cited as one of Newcastle's best Indian restaurants, Sachins does 'enjoy' a less than salubrious location which means that many people are often totally unaware of its existence. Situated behind the Central Station, the area is semi-industrial though it is slowly being developed and when the new hotels actually open, the restaurant will no doubt reap some of the benefits of the gentrification. Not that Sachins is in dire need of customers; while many restaurants are struggling to fill their tables, Sachins doesn't seem to have suffered as much as many. This was our second visit to Sachins; having had a very positive experience a couple of years back I had secretly made reservation...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2013

Sachin's
Forth Banks
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England NE1 3SG
+44 191 232 4660

Raval Luxury Restaurant & Bar

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Restaurant | "Raval - The Height of Luxury?"

Raval Luxury Restaurant & Bar Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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The Raval stands at the Gateshead end of the famous Tyne Bridge; there is parking nearby and it's a ten minute walk to Gateshead Metro Station and Bus Station. You can walk to the Raval in about fifteen minutes from the centre of Newcastle. The exterior is very simple but it looks smart and that impression is confirmed when you walk in. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful aroma of lilies and there, at either end of the bar, were two magnificent arrangements of lilies. Even when we'd been seated in the dining area, their lovely fragrance permeated through the restaurant. We were first invited to take a seat in the lounge area. This looks comfortable and smart but when we...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2013

Raval Luxury Restaurant & Bar
Church Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, England 8 2
+44 (0)191 477 1

Dabbawal Indian Street Food Kitchen

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Restaurant | "Dabbawal - Confusing Street Food and Slow Food"

Dabbawal Indian Street Food Kitchen Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Dabbawal Street Food Kitchen serves 'Indian street food' which is brought to your table and served up so that fussy Brits can enjoy the conventional restaurant experience. While I can't really fault the food and find the surroundings perfectly fine, I do think that there's something missing from the whole experience. To me, street food should be just that: cooked, served and enjoyed on the street - or at least some open air place, even if there are tables to sit at while you eat. Dabbawal does have an events catering section and can often be found at local food events and other festivals and I've enjoyed some of their tasty chicken wraps on a couple of occasions, but most recently we visited the stati...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 14, 2013

Dabbawal Indian Street Food Kitchen
69 - 75 High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 6BX
0191 232 5133

The Chill Out Cafe

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Restaurant | "Turn Up, Chill Out "

The Chill Out Cafe Photo, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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One good thing to come out of the recession is the number and variety of new food related businesses. Consumers seem to be going back to old fashioned values, liking to treat themselves with the odd homemade mini luxury like a beautifully decorated cupcake or a posh pickle or chutney, rather than splashing out on a major purchase. ‘Local’ seems to be having a revival too with neighbourhood restaurants springing up in cheap to rent premises. The Chill Out Café in Newcastle’s Heaton district is one example of a new venture that is very ‘of the moment’. Originally called the ‘Indian Chill Out Café’, this is a small restaurant that serves a limited (but good) selection of Gujarati dishes but is also open ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 8, 2013

The Chill Out Cafe
31-35 Starbeck Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE2 1RJ
0191 261 0790

Madrasi Southern Indian Cuisine

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Restaurant | "Tamil Nadu Meets Tyneside - It's Madrasi"

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When we go out for dinner with friends the responsibility for choosing the restaurant usually falls to our side; Himself and I are regarded as being 'in the know' about what's new and what's good but with some friends that praise can feel like a burden. When we choose somewhere we've never been to before I feel a particular dread that if everything isn't just right, it'll all be my fault, and there are two friends in particular that make me feel this way. Obviously I'm not going to name them here, that would be mean, suffice to say that Jack and Vera (as they'll be referred to) are the sort of dinner companions that put me on edge and who make me feel like personally apologising every time something i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2012

Madrasi Southern Indian Cuisine
11 Belle Vue Grove
Gateshead, Low Fell NE9 6BX
0191 491 1333

Rasa Newcastle

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Restaurant | "In the Pink at Rasa"

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Newcastle’s Queen Street is a haven of gentility and good food in the rough seas that are Newcastle’s Quayside area. Architecturally and historically this is an interesting part of the city but culturally it leaves a lot to be desired these days. Depending on what time you go you may have to endure gangs of drunken hens and stags screaming and puking in the gutters, but I can safely say that the food at Rasa is worth facing the sight of an overweight Welshman in a mankini. Rasa serves what Newcastle has needed for years – really good southern Indian food, from Kerala in particular. I’d heard the name but not given it much thought and it wasn’t until we were cutting across Queen Street when...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 2, 2012

Rasa Newcastle
27 Queen Street, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 3UG
0191 232 7799