Gosforth has so many restaurants and your almost spoilt for choice. As a Gosforth boy, I’ve seen many of them come and go and only a handful or restaurants have lasted on Gosforth High Street.
Barluga – Gosforth High Street
Barluga is one of the newest venues on Gosforth High Street, replacing the old Lock Fyne Fish Restaurant. The building is impressive and we were wowed by the interior too.
Still, on the search of amazing Sunday Lunches, we called in on a Bank Holiday weekend to see how they measured up.
See what Barluga’s Sunday Lunches are like
Sunday Lunch at Barluga Gosforth High Street
Miller and Carter – Gosforth Park
Miller and Carter behind Gosforth Park is one of the hardest restaurants to get a table at on a Friday or Saturday night. We’ve tried several times and the best we got was Saturday lunch time.
We did find out that they offer a lunchtime special menu though, which was perfect and gave us what we wanted. Especially as we’d managed to grab an afternoon child free!
Here’s what we had from the special Lunch deal.
Miller and Carter Fixed Price Lunch Special
Café Beam – The Old Fire Station, Gosforth High Street
Café Beam has become a go-to place for a light Saturday Lunch. Their menu covers breakfasts and a range of light offerings that go ideal with a cup of fresh coffee. Café Beam is part of Smile for Life Children’s Charity and offers work placements for disabled and dis-advantages young people.
We visited on a Saturday with my Mother for their amazing Eggs Florentine. Our full review
Café Beam in Gosforth Review
Basilico – Gosforth High Street
Basilico is based upstairs in the old Gosforth Assembly rooms at the city centre end of the high street (above Jump). In my 40 years in Gosforth, I’d driven past the restaurant that many times and never visited. We’d set a goal to try more Gosforth Restaurants and booked up for a Bonfire Night meal out.
From the outside, the venue isn’t impressive, but on the inside, we were pleasantly surprised. We’ve been back 3 times since the review and it has consistently been good quality food, with a reasonable price tag.
Our full review
Basilico Gosforth Review
Pizza Express – Gosforth High Street
Pizza Express is a huge chain of Pizza restaurants throughout the UK. We’ve been to them in the Metro Centre, London, Newcastle (City Centre), Jesmond and Edinburgh. Generally, they are very similar to each other and consistent. Personally, I feel they are better than Pizza Hut as they seem to feel fresher!
Instead of reviewing a normal night at Pizza Express, Catherine hosted the end of year Brownies party there. Kids get to make their own pizza and get involved.
Read our full review
Pizza Express Party on Gosforth High Street Review
New New Bengal – Gosforth High Street
After fire destroyed the interior of the restaurant, The New Bengal was closed for 2 years. This gave the opportunity to full refurbish the restaurant and build a new frontage too. Aptly renamed the New New Bengal, the New restaurant has an updated modern twist.
Since we reviewed the restaurant at the Beginning of 2017, we’ve been back several times. There was a time when we went nearly every month. Even now I still consider this to be the best Indian Restaurant in Newcastle for food. What makes it even better is that our kids love it here too, which makes eating out a lot easier.
To read our full Review New New Bengal Review
Scalini’s at the 3 Mile Inn
Admittedly Scalini’s (and the 3 mile) is currently closed for building work. What the results will be are being speculated by many local residents. We visited Scalini’s a couple of times and have poor experiences on most of the visits. As a rule we don’t like to write negative review, but decided to share this one. When it re-opens the new restaurant may be totally different.
Read our Full review of our experience
Scalini’s at the 3 Mile Inn Review
Gosforth Palace – Salters Road
Gosforth Palace as it is now known will for many more years still be known as Poons (the former name). It is based in what used to be the Globe Cinema / Bingo Hall. The impressive building works quite well for the Chinese Restaurant.
The Restaurant is upstairs, but there is a stair lift available if stairs are an issue. In terms of a sit-in Restaurant, we’ve said a few times that the food here isn’t greasy and we think it tastes fresh and good quality. They do a takeaway service too.
Our Full Review
Gosforth Palace Review
Oli’s and Joe – Gosforth High Street
We visited Oli and Joe’s back in March 2017 and a couple of times since. The food is well presents and the set up is classic Italian restaurant. The day we visited and reviewed everything was good. Although I’ve had a couple of hit or miss dishes since.
Sure you’re not always going to have the most amazing meal every time.
Our Full Review
Olly and Joe’s Gosforth Review
The Days of the Raj – Great North Road Gosforth
A favourite of my parent, The Days of the Raj is located above the American Golf Shop near to Asda. They used to love this place so much they went nearly every 2 weeks. Back then my dish of choice was Chicken Tikka Masala and I felt it was always too sweet here. As a result I’d avoided the place.
However I revisited with my Mum as a trip down memory lane, avoiding the tooth ache inducing tikka Masala. The results were a pleasant 60 minute dining out experience.
It’s not my first choice but is a reasonable Indian Restaurant.
Our Full Review
The Days of The Raj Gosforth Review
Adriano’s – High Street Gosforth
Adriano’s Restaurant is hidden behind Adriano’s Deli. If it wasn’t for the front shop you’d barely know it was there. After opening up they developed a name for Italian fine dining. As a result we were hesitant to visit. However the opportunity arose a family birthday celebration.
The interior was cavernous and the mood lightly dim. This made for a noisy environment and a hard to read menu (more so for our elderly relatives). The food was good and atmosphere lively. We did enjoy it but haven;t been back… yet!
Our Full Review
Adriano’s in Gosforth Review
Our ultimate goal is to visit all the Restaurants in Gosforth and as we do we’ll add the reviews to this list. With limited time available it proved to be a bigger challenge than we first thought.
What is your favourite Gosforth Restaurant? or where do you think we should try next? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Cat & AL