Newcastle Restaurant Week: Summer dates confirmed as popular event returns to Tyneside

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NE1 has announced the dates of its hotly-anticipated NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week in August.

From Monday, August 5 to Sunday 11th August over 100 participating restaurants across the city will be packed with an estimated 50,000 diners celebrating the event which gives people the chance to enjoy meals for £15, £20 or £25 per head at some of Newcastle’s finest eateries and most beloved venues.

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A key date in the city’s events calendar, NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week is staged twice a year, once in January and again in August, when it forms a key part of NE1’s Summer in the City events programme.

Some of the top eateries and bars in the city have previously been involved in Newcastle Restaurant Week. Some of the top eateries and bars in the city have previously been involved in Newcastle Restaurant Week.
Some of the top eateries and bars in the city have previously been involved in Newcastle Restaurant Week. | -

The event was initially designed to support the restaurant industry at two of the traditionally quietest times of the year, in January post-Christmas and in August during the quiet summer holidays. 

Now these two weeks of the year are two of the busiest for the city’s restaurant industry filling venues and boosting the local economy by £1 million each time the event is held.

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Among the newcomers to this summer’s NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is Dakwala Bombay Canteen, a newbie to the city, which opened in April this year.  The restaurant is excited to participate in its first Newcastle Restaurant Week and to welcome diners to enjoy what owners say are authentic and unusual Indian dishes.

“We are delighted to be participating in our first NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week. This event provides us with a fantastic opportunity to introduce new guests to our unique cuisine and to welcome back those who have already experienced the distinctive flavours of Dakwala.

“We can’t wait to invite everyone to come and savour a true taste of India during this amazing week.”

As well as the newcomers, all the city’s favourites are lined up, ready to participate, including Terry Laybourne’s 21, St. Vincent, and The Broad Chare.

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Celebrity-favourite, Khai Khai on King Street, and the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant were among the first to sign up for this year’s event.

NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week was the first event of its kind to be launched in the UK. First staged in 2011 with 13 participating restaurants, there are now 104 businesses signed up to the newest edition of the event.

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