Five of the best lunch spots in South Shields for after the Great North Run

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GNR is this Sunday, September 11.

The Great North Run 2022 is almost here, and we are so excited! Many runners will already be thinking of what and where to eat after the run, so we have compiled a list, so that you don’t have to!

Here are the best places in South Shields to stop for lunch after the GNR, all walking distance from the finish line!

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The Sanddancer

The Sanddancer are hosting a GNR after party!The Sanddancer are hosting a GNR after party!
The Sanddancer are hosting a GNR after party! | Shields Gazette

The Sanddancer is a gorgeous restaurant and bar, overlooking the beach. They serve a variety of food options, from seafood plates to meat dishes. If you fancy a well-deserved drink after the run, they also serve many different cocktails, alongside other alcoholic beverages. They are hosting a GNR after party on September 11, with live music and DJ sets for you to celebrate your running achievement in style!

Colman’s Seafood Temple

Colman’s has an oyster bar - where you can also order a cocktailColman’s has an oyster bar - where you can also order a cocktail
Colman’s has an oyster bar - where you can also order a cocktail | Holly Allton

Colman’s has been around since 1926, and is now famous for its fish and chips. Colman’s Seafood Temple opened a few years ago, it became a huge hit for its extravagant, mouth-watering seafood menu. Whether you’re after a traditional dish such as cod or haddock, or something more unique such as a seafood curry, Colman’s Seafood Temple has it all. It also has its own oyster bar, where you can order six oysters for £16 alongside a cocktail or two.

The New Crown

The New Crown serves tradtional pub classicsThe New Crown serves tradtional pub classics
The New Crown serves tradtional pub classics | Shields Gazette

Serving traditional pub grub at affordable prices and a large selection of gins, The New Crown is a firm favourite for lunch after the GNR. The New Crown also markets itself as a sort-of sports bar, with large TV screens playing SKY and BT sport channels, and smaller screens in booths as well as a dart board and pool table.

Platform 33

Platform 33 overlooks the beachPlatform 33 overlooks the beach
Platform 33 overlooks the beach | Shields Gazette

This refurbed pub became a huge success in lockdown, when they hugely expanded their beer garden space across two large areas of grass. The pub itself is small and intimate, and they serve a variety of delicious lunch dishes including a classic Sunday Carvery.

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The Bamburgh

Bring the dogs! The Bamburgh is dog-friendlyBring the dogs! The Bamburgh is dog-friendly
Bring the dogs! The Bamburgh is dog-friendly | Shields Gazette

Another classic South Shields pub, The Bamburgh is a place to bring all of the family. With signature lunch classics, and a lovely view.  They also have a brand-new kids menu with prices starting at £4.99. You can also bring the dogs along, as this pub is dog-friendly and has water bowls for your pups to hydrate.

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