January dates announced for NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week

Over 100 restaurants will participate in Newcastle's January Restaurant Week.
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The date has been announced for Newcastle's January Restaurant Week.

Over 100 restaurants across Newcastle have signed up for NE1's Restaurant Week, offering meals for only £15, £20 and £25 per person.

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From 15th to 21st January, eateries across Newcastle will be slashing their prices to encourage customers to try something new.

Last year, the restaurant weeks held in January and August saw more than 100,000 diners eat out and generated over £2 million for participating businesses.

Long-standing participants including 21, Blackfriars, and Dabbawal, who all helped NE1 launch the first event back in 2011, will be back in January together with five new restaurants for people to sample.

Among the new participants is Salparo, a stylish Greek tapas restaurant located on The Side in Newcastle. This is the first city centre restaurant for owner, Aldo Hasani, a former Northumbria University student, who has already made his mark in the North East restaurant scene with the highly successful Paros in Heaton.

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Another newcomer is Manahatta on Collingwood Street. The vibrant New York-inspired restaurant only opened in November but was quick to sign up for their inaugural Restaurant Week.

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Popular sushi restaurant, Sushi Me Rollin’ on Grey Street is also taking part in its first Newcastle Restaurant Week with some amazing £25 per person offers including sushi platters.

Jaf Ali, the owner of Dabbawal and celebrity favourite, Khai Khai was one of the original 11 restaurants that helped NE1 launch the first Newcastle Restaurant Week back in 2011. Jaf has taken part in every event since he said:

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“NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week has been transformational. It was designed to support the industry at two of the quietest times of the year, in January post-Christmas, and in August when people were traditionally away on holiday. These two weeks are now among the busiest. Restaurant Week turns the spotlight on Newcastle and helps promote its vibrant and thriving restaurant scene, demonstrating that the city is one of the UK’s leading destinations for eating out.

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“NE1’s Restaurant Week provides a great excuse for people to dine out knowing that they can enjoy a fixed-price meal, try somewhere new, or visit an old favourite, confident that it won’t break the bank. Over the years, the event has introduced thousands of new diners to our restaurants and we are delighted to say that many are now our regulars.”

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