Revered steak restaurant Gaucho will open its first North East restaurant in Newcastle this year and has set out to build links with Newcastle United.
Over the past 12 months, Newcastle fans have seen the stars of the pitch flock to Tyneside's best steak restaurants. One staff member at Miller & Carter spoke of the 'pure class' steak Alexander Isak sought out shortly after arriving in England and Brazilian stars Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton are known to love the award-winning Rio's Steakhouse - the owner of the venue even offered a personal invitation to Bruno when he arrived in Newcastle.
Gaucho is already a well-known and respected brand of steak restaurant, specialising in Argentinian heritage and will open a 140-cover venue in Newcastle in March. The chain already operates restaurants across London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool.
Gaucho Newcastle will be offering a lunch menu and evening à la carte, as well as Gaucho’s Sunday Sessions - a bottomless Sunday Roast with live music each week.
Not only might Magpies stars be eyeing up a visit to Gaucho for their highly-rated steak, but some may come to work with the brand through the club’s charity.
The restaurant will host an opening party in March, where it will celebrate its opening with £10,000 donations to local charities the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation and the NUFC Foundation Community Hub NUCASTLE.
Commenting on supporting the two foundations, Rare Restaurants CEO Martin Williams said: “As a business that cares and is hugely committed to supporting communities, both the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation and NUFC Foundation Community Hub NUCASTLE align with our CSR impact vision and values, part of which is our belief that everyone should have chances in life to develop and grow.
"We’re delighted to be working with these charities that strive to create opportunities for people who would otherwise lack them through education, sport, personal development, and wellbeing programmes."