First look: Victors restaurant loved by footballers opens on Newcastle Quayside

The restaurant chain has been sought-out by Premier League footballers in other locations

A plush new restaurant sought out by football stars has opened on the Quayside in Newcastle.

Victors has chosen the North East as its new location after sites in Oxford, Alderley Edge and Hale have proved to be successes.

The Newcastle branch has taken over the former Las Iguanas building by the River Tyne, just behind the Pitcher & Piano and next to Gusto Italian.

The bar opened on Friday, July 15 and is set to be a hit with locals and well-known names.

The restaurant opened on Friday

The Victors in Cheshire has seen visits from Manchester United and Everton star Wayne Rooney, as well as the cast of The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

The restaurant serves up sushi, steak, champagne and cocktails in an American-style setting.

The chain is known for attracting famous names

Jan Coker, sales and reservations manager at Victors, said: "Victors is inspired by New York Hamptons.

"Diners can expect vibrant dishes that are freshly cooked as well as beautiful cocktails.

The restaurant has an American influence

"The venue is vibrant, sexy and full of style - there really is nowhere like this in the city. Visitors can also expect plenty of spots to capture those perfect Instagram moments.”