Revealed! The Asian-inspired restaurant named Newcastle’s ‘best’ at industry awards

This Asian-inspired restaurant has been named Newcastle’s best.

Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.
Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.
Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.

Asian-inspired Newcastle restaurant Aveika has been named as the city’s best dining spot.

This week at the 4th annual British Restaurant Awards 2022, at the Porchester Hall in London, the eatery near Newcastle’s quayside was honoured along with a whole host of other venues across the UK.

Aveika is a contemporary Japanese restaurant, sushi bar, grill and late bar nestled in the heart of Newcastle’s iconic quayside.

Their website describes their cuisine as: “Playfully innovative, AVEIKA chooses to tear up the rulebook of traditional Asian dining; reworking classics with a modern, innovative twist”.

This year’s event & winners

The evening was themed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II with a special award renamed in her honour.

Attendees wore black in respect of her majesty and the awards kicked off with a 2-minute standing moment of silence to reflect on the Queen’s achievement and contribution as one of the longest-standing monarchs.

This year over 1 million members of the British public voted for what is the biggest award in the food and drink calendar representing restaurants nationwide.

Popular chef Aldo Zilli won the Best Chef category. He said “The British Restaurant Awards represents consumers and to be part of this year’s winning shortlist is an amazing achievement”.

Michelin star Chef, Jean Christophe Novelli MBE said: “The British Restaurant Awards is the single most important awards show in the food and drinks industry here in the UK and it is an honour to be honoured for all my year’s in the culinary business. I would like to thank the BRA Team and everyone who continues to support everything I do”.

Here is the full list of winners for the BRA 202

Best New Restaurant 2022

Miro Mayfair – London

Best Chef

Aldo Zilli

Best Young Chef sponsored by JIJI Restaurant

Amber Francis

Best Luxury Restaurant

The Ritz (London)

Restaurant of the Year

Kutir, London

Best Hospitality Team

Happy Bar & Grill – London

Best Restaurant Chain

Thai Square

Best Takeaway Restaurant

Chamisse (London)

Best Food Ordering Company


Best Culinary Experience

Peter Street Kitchen (Manchester )

Best Restaurant Manchester

Gaucho Manchester

Best Restaurant in London

Happy Bar & Grill – London

Best Restaurant in Liverpool


Best Restaurant in Wales

Zero Degrees

Best Restaurant in Surrey

The Ivy Asia, Guildford

Best Restaurant in Essex


Best Restaurant in Newcastle


Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.
Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.
Aveika has been named as the region’s top restaurant.

Best Restaurant in Sheffield

Neon Fish

Best Restaurant in Bradford

Café J’adore

Best Restaurant in Bristol


Best Restaurant in Brighton

The Ivy in the Lanes

Best Restaurant in Leeds

Blue Sakura

Best Restaurant in Birmingham

Piccolino Birmingham

Best Restaurant in Southampton

Blue Jasmine

Best Restaurant in Cambridge


Best Restaurant in Leicester

Saffron Street

Best Bar sponsored by Tulchan Gin

Swift Soho, central London.

Best International Cuisine

Chotto Matte

Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurant

Stem + Glory (Cambridge)

Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Jean Christophe- Novelli MBE