Two Newcastle restaurants have secured nominations for the esteemed British Restaurant Awards 2022.
This year marks the fourth annual award ceremony which looks to shine a light on the creme de la creme of British hospitality.
With only a handful of businesses across the country making the nominations, it's a major coup for the two Geordie restaurants on the list.
The British Restaurant Awards are split into a number of categories and you'll spot the popular Tyneside restaurants in Best New Restaurant and Best Culinary Experience.
Here's more info on the two venues doing the North East proud in the national awards.
Best New Restaurant - Flore
Brunch spot Flore opened its doors in Central Arcade at the end of last year.
The cafe and patisserie has had a rampant start to business, quickly drumming up a reputation for serving one of the city's best brunches.
The super sleek restaurant is Instagram-ready but is a lot more than just its decorations.
Its menu is simple yet classy and nothing short of a foodie haven.
Flore is nominated for Best New Restaurant at the British Restaurant Awards.
It will compete against the following: Cavita – London, Lisboeta- London, Neon Fish – Sheffield, Café Jadore – Bradford, Arcade Food Hall- London, Osteria Mbare – London, Mambow – London, Elite 60 – Liverpool, Miro Mayfair – London
Best Culinary Experience - Aveika
If Aveika was going to be nominated for any category at the British Restaurant Awards, it would have to be Best Culinary Experience.
The venue on Sandhill attracts some pretty big names who flock to the restaurant for the Aveika experience.
The contemporary Japanese restaurant also serves brunch and functions as a nightclub - it truly does it all.
It will compete against the following: Sycamore Vino Cucina -London, Peter Street Kitchen - Manchester, Akira at Japan House - London, STK London - London, Le Gavroche - London, Akira at Japan House - London, Manifest - Liverpool, Thai Square Restaurant - London, The Ivy Asia, Guildford - Surrey.
The British Restaurant Awards also provide lists of the best businesses in the country's biggest cities, with a winner picked from those.
The full list of Newcastle restaurants on the regional nominations are:
- House of Tides
- Peace and Loaf Restaurant
- Dobson & Parnell
- Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
- Silk Room Restaurant & Champagne Room
- Bistro du Vin Newcastle
- Blackfriars Restaurant
- The Broad Chare
The British Restaurant Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Monday, September 12.