"It might take a while for it to sink in" - Newcastle restaurant named in national and continental restaurant awards

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The hugely impressive feat saw the team ranked 6th in the country.

A Newcastle restaurant has been recognised as one of the best eateries in the UK thanks to a place in the UK National Restaurant Awards.

Pine Restaurant, which can be found on Military Road between Harlow Hill and Port Gate to the west of the city, was included in this year’s national awards at number 6, having previously been listed at number 48, in the influential list of the UK’s 100 top places to dine for 2023.

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That’s not all though, as the team also discovered this week that they had also received a highly recommended listing as the UK’s highest new entry in the annual Opinionated About Dining (OAD) European restaurant list.

Cal Byerley & Ian Waller in the Pine kitchen. Credit: Joe Taylor PhotographyCal Byerley & Ian Waller in the Pine kitchen. Credit: Joe Taylor Photography
Cal Byerley & Ian Waller in the Pine kitchen. Credit: Joe Taylor Photography

Pine was listed among the Top 30 NEW must dine at European restaurants, ranking at number five out of 30, behind restaurants in Switzerland, Denmark, Spain and Germany.

The survey’s reviewers come from all walks of life including a food writer, a data storage expert, a chef, a fish wholesaler and a former fashion model. Across the continent over 2,800 restaurants are listed.

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Pine’s chef patron Cal Byerley and front of house manager and co-owner Sian Buchan commented: ''2023 has been more than a little bit hectic, and that’s being really, really polite! To be recognised by some of the most discerning foodies there are, is pretty overwhelming especially in two very significant industry lists.

"All we can say is that absolutely everyone in the team is totally buzzing with excitement – we’re all made up and it might take a little while for it all to sink in!’’

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