Restaurants & Cafes With A View In Newcastle

If you like to watch the world go by, or take in a beautiful view while you enjoy your coffee or lunch, there are plenty of cafes with a view in Newcastle that can accommodate you. Whether it’s a river view looking over the famous bridges, or a view down Grey Street – often voted as one of the prettiest streets in the UK, here’s where you should be trying to bag yourself a table. 

Restaurants & Cafes with a View, Newcastle Quayside

The infamous Newcastle quayside is undeniably one of the most beautiful areas of the city, and one that most visitors want to enjoy. Here’s some of the cafes and restaurants that will allow you to take in the view as you dine.

Pitcher & Piano Newcastle

Always a popular spot at any time of day, Pitcher and Piano offers a similar view of the Newcastle Quayside and bridges but from the Newcastle side of the river. The glass front means wherever you are you can enjoy it from inside. They do breakfast and brunch menus, as well as lunch dinner and have a lively bar especially on bank holidays if you’re just after drinks.

In the summer months there’s plenty of outdoor seating from which to enjoy the view, and dogs are welcome here too. 

Malmaison Restaurant

The Newcastle Malmaison is in prime location for a hotel on the quayside, and they have a few Millennium Bridge view rooms that you can take advantage of. The Chez Mal restaurant is also at the front of the hotel, with fabulous views along the quayside to enjoy with any meal – breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

The Hooch, Newcastle

On the corner of the quayside and Broad Chare, Hooch Newcastle is a relatively newer cafe and bar, and it boasts a cracking view from its glass front. Quite a chilled spot, they serve coffee, cocktails and food, at all times of day.

They do cheese boards, wine tastings and coffee and pastries. Broad Chare is one of the oldest streets on the quayside, so the view up as well as across the quayside is just as interesting.

Gino’s Newcastle

Gino’s came to Newcastle as part of the Melia hotel in summer 2021, and the restaurant both inside and on the outside terrace have views not to be missed, but from further down the quayside on the other side of the Tyne Bridge. 

If you’re staying in the hotel then it’s a gorgeous spot to have breakfast, and likewise if you’re dining for lunch or dinner. The outside terrace is a sun trap in the summer months too. It’s really popular, so book your table here.

Other restaurants with a view on Newcastle Quayside

Also in pretty good locations on the Newcastle quayside, although not necessarily with views from your table are restaurants like Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle, Tomahawk, Sambucas, House of Tides and Dabbawal. 

Restaurants & Cafes with a View, Gateshead

A short walk or taxi ride over the bridges will bring you to Gateshead, and these restaurants have views worth seeing back over the city.

SIX at the Baltic

For River Tyne and Newcastle Bridge views you can’t beat dinner, lunch or even just coffee at SIX at The Baltic. Right by the river on the Gateshead side, and on the top floor of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Six offers views right over the city. If you’re staying or parked on the Newcastle side of the river, it’s a short walk over the Millennium Bridge to get there, and this shouldnt’ be missed either.

The SIX restaurant and bar offers lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, or just drinks if that’s all you’re after depending on the time of day. They also host private dining options if you have an occasion to celebrate. What better way than with that fabulous view?

The Hilton

The hotel bar area of The Hilton on the Gateshead side of the river has spectacular views back across the river. It’s a lovely spot to enjoy a coffee with a view of the Newcastle skyline.

Restaurants & Cafes with a view, Newcastle City Centre

Up in the city centre of Newcastle there may not be the river or the bridges, but many of the old buildings that make up Monument, Grainger Street, Pilgrim Street and Northumberland Street are worth enjoying in their own right. These cafes and restaurants will allow you to take it in.

Fenwicks Roof Thirty Nine

The flagship Fenwick store on Northumberland Street transformed its roof into a terrace cafe in summer 2021, with a sheltered roof covering, BBQ snacks and a bar up there, it’s a lovely spot for after some shopping.

In the winter months it turns into an alpine ski rooftop bar, with a lot of twinkly lights, the heaters roaring, blankets and cosy cushions. I love it up there, overlooking the whole city.

Read my review of Fenwick Roof Thirty Nine here, and if you want to see it in the winter then this post has some photos too.

The Botanist, Newcastle

Arguably in the best spot of central Newcastle, The Botanist sits at the very top of what used to be Monument Mall, with views all the way across Monument and Grey Street, as well as along Grainger Street. The buildings around there are old and grand, and it’s always bustling with shoppers, people out and buskers. 

The Botanist restaurant has floor to ceiling glass windows, and the rooftop terrace on the very top floor also has spectacular views from even higher up. This view of Newcastle never gets old.

Chaophraya

Opposite The Botanist and on the third floor of Eldon Square, Chaophraya has a pretty good view that is similar to the Botanist but facing along Pilgrim Street rather than down Grey Street. 

As well as the glass windows inside they also have an outdoor terrace garden. 

3SIXTY Hadrians Tower

On Rutherford Street over towards the West End of Newcastle is Hadrians Tower, which is a posh apartment block with 3SIXTY bar and restaurant on the top floor.

The 360 views right over the whole city are unrivalled, they really are something special but being honest I’m not too much of a fan of the food here. 

Have a read of my full 3SIXTY review here, but keep in mind I did visit when it was newly opened and may have improved by now. 

Livello and Above 

These two places are part of the Vermont Hotel and also offer very impressive views. Livello looking up Dean Street and Above looking over the city, but similarly to 3SIXTY the views outweigh anything else. 

Restaurants & Cafes with a View in Ouseburn

Further along the quayside towards the coast lies Ouseburn, and this area of the city has fabulous views back up the river as it bends in the centre with the bridges and riverside landmarks either side. Here’s where you can experience the best views.

The Cycle Hub

Right on the quayside the Cycle Hub is a bike repair shop with a cafe on site and is typical of the types of quirky independent businesses you will find in Ouseburn. They have fresh food, sandwiches, coffee and are open 7 days a week.

Free Trade Inn

The Free Trade Inn sits on the top of the hill, and boasts one of the best views of Newcastle due to its vantage point. It may be a pub rather than a restaurant or cafe, but it has a brilliant beer garden, pub grub, ales and beers, and is a great local spot. 

Whichever part of the city you choose to enjoy a meal, drinks or coffee and cake, these restaurants and cafes with a view in Newcastle are the best ones to take in the scenery.

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