Jesmond restaurant owners to open seafood venue in Gosforth

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The owners of Lovage in Jesmond, will be opening their second restaurant Osters in November.

A Jesmond restaurant which opened less than a year ago, is now opening a second venue following the success of their first.

Lovage, which is located on St George’s Terrace, serves authentic Mediterranean style food, became an instant hit with diners and critics, and was given a mention by Michelin within only the first few months of opening.

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Chef Kleo Tabaku and front of house manager, Lisa Hide joined forces with hospitality entrepreneur Stuart Young to open Lovage, inspired by Kleo’s upbringing.

Now, the trio are teaming up once again for a brand new venture, with a restaurant named Osters, which is due to open at Gosforth High Street in November.

The brand-new restaurant will focus mainly on seafood and fish, but will cater to both meat eaters and vegetarians.

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Kleo will be creating the new menu, but his long-standing colleague Albi Tabaku will be heading up the kitchen at Osters.

Kleo said:  “This is a very exciting new venture for us and the opportunity to showcase new

dishes but at the same level and with the same attention to detail that we have at


“It will still reflect my style of food and hopefully will have the same amazing reception that we have had at Lovage.”

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Stuart, who is of Northern Bar Management said:  “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to Lovage and the style of food we offer there,”

“The opportunity came up to take over this prime site in the heart of Gosforth and we knew it was the perfect place for us to create a new restaurant with a different menu, but still reflecting Kleo’s style of food.”

He continued: “I am delighted at being able to continue the successful partnership with Kleo and Lisa and believe this will be a really strong addition to that relationship.”

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