Newcastle’s most famous TikTok star, Rebecca Baty has shared her top five places to grab a bite to eat in the city.
Rebecca, who is more commonly known by her TikTok handle, @rebbeebee18, uses her social media presence to shine a spotlight on Newcastle local businesses, including restaurants, bars and more.
A study by business experts Bionic revealed that Newcastle is one of the top “social media foodie hotspots” of the UK, coming just behind Manchester which took the top spot.
Rebecca is known as the official TikTok ambassador for Newcastle, and boasts an impressive following of 67.1 thousand on the video sharing platform.
Here are her top five favourite restaurants in our city, and what she had to say about them.
Rebecca said: “Having only opened in late 2022 in Jesmond, just outside of Newcastle city centre, Lovage has impressively already been added to the MICHELIN Guide. This passionately run small family business has made a firm name for itself in Newcastle’s buzzing foodie scene by specialising in Mediterranean-inspired, homely, honest food, created with the freshest of ingredients. Lovage is a must-visit for food lovers looking to experience a range of authentic flavours.”
2. Zucchini Pasta Bar
Rebecca said: “Pasta is the name of the game at Zucchini Pasta Bar, situated on Newcastle’s famous 55 roundabout. Known for their ‘Italian soul food’, there’s always something new on the menu at Zucchini, where you’ll find the freshest pasta in Newcastle made in their restaurant every day. Whether you go for the Pappardelle 8-Hour Beef Shin & Oxtail Ragu or the Triangle Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli in a Red Pepper Sugo, make sure you order the incredible garlic bread as a starter!”
Rebecca said: “Cooking up some of the best burgers in Tyneside since 2016, Meat:Stack is a small but mighty American-inspired burger joint in the heart of Newcastle city centre. Having started as a humble burger van on the Quayside Market, Meat:Stack quickly became one of the Toon’s most loved names in stacked burgers before opening a permanent spot, with their original West Coast Classic being a must-try for all burger fans.”
Rebecca said: “Whether you’re looking for a cool brunch spot or a modern but cosy place to try out some delicious small plates, Horticulture is as trendy as it is a foodie’s dream. With changing seasonal menus and an extensive cocktail list featuring over 40 different espresso martinis, there’s always a new flavour to add to your palate. Passionate about developing their menu with locally sourced, organic ingredients, you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the venue while also trying out a selection of Horticulture’s gorgeous small plates from the earth, sea and land.”