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Places To Eat In Cullercoats

There are some really fantastic places to eat along the North Tyneside coast, for everything including bar meals, restaurants and cafes for coffee, snacks and lunch. Cullercoats can sometimes be overlooked in favour of the bigger towns like Whitley Bay and Tynemouth that sit either side of it. Cullercoats is no exception when it comes to good food, so here’s some of the best places to eat in Cullercoats. 

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What can sometimes put people off stopping in Cullercoats is the lack of parking on the sea front, but if you head off the main road by the sea there is plenty of street parking there.

You can also visit on the metro, with the station just being a few minutes walk from the seafront. All of these places to eat in Cullercoats are a very short walk away too.

The Boatyard

An independent brunch cafe that is open daily from 8am-5pm on John Street, the Boatyard is one of the best places to eat in Cullercoats. They have a big food menu including all the favourites you might want for breakfast or brunch – a full fry up, eggs lots of ways, pancakes, granola and acai bowls. They’re big portions and absolutely delicious.

The drinks menu is also big and varies, with various coffees and teas, but also smoothies, milkshakes and due to their licence there’s some alcohol too. Brunch classics such as Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas are on there, as well as Espresso Martinis, Red Snappers and Aperol Spritz. 

The Boatyard are very dog friendly and welcome dogs both inside and on their outside tables. There are plenty of water bowls dotted about, and treats inside for them too. A great little spot that you can just walk in to, they don’t take bookings.

Visit the Boatyard website here.

Places To Eat In Cullercoats

The Salthouse

A popular place in the afternoon and evening, and right on the seafront is The Salthouse. A tapas and pinchos restaurant by a couple who spent five years in Ibiza, and brought their favourite tastes back with them. Expect everything you’d want to find on a Spanish tapas menu – padron peppers, garlic prawns, sharer boards and potatas bravas. There are many others too, that’s just a small selection.

The Salthouse do take bookings and you can book online or by calling up. They are dog friendly in some inside areas so make sure you specify if you’re bringing them along. The Salthouse often hold live music events, and they have a resident DJ. The Salthouse is well worth a visit, and it has beautiful views over Cullercoats bay too.

Visit The Salthouse website here.

High Tide

High Tide in Cullercoats doesn’t just refer to the sea, High Tide restaurant and bar can also be found on Victoria Crescent right on the seafront. They serve a whole range of meals that are often seasonal. As a bistro you can expect everything from local seafood, meat options, pizzas, and Sunday lunch on Sundays.

They are dog friendly so you can take them along with you, and you can reserve tables here too by giving them a call on 0191 2513065. Another restaurant with a fabulous view, they’ve even spotted dolphins playing just outside Cullercoats bay from their windows.

The website isn’t great but they do have a Facebook page which they update regularly.

Places To Eat In Cullercoats

Cullercoats Coffee

One of the most popular cafes in Cullercoats is easily named ‘Cullercoats Coffee’, and you can spot them thanks to their bright yellow branding outside. A really cute cafe that serves a range of coffees, smoothies, milkshakes and soft drinks, to sit in or you can takeaway too. It’s where a lot of the surfers and paddleboarders pick up their coffee after being in the sea.

Food wise they serve wraps and sandwiches, including specific ones for breakfast, as well as salads and a range of pastries and bakes from their bakery section. They’re open early Monday – Saturday from 7am, and 8am on Sundays, staying open until 5pm each day.

Find out more about Cullercoats Coffee on their website.

Chloe Mae’s

Chloe Mae’s is on St George’s Road in Cullercoats towards the metro station, and it’s a gorgeous little cafe and restaurant on the corner. They’re open for breakfast which is one of the most popular times to visit, from 8-12pm every day, and from Thursday – Saturday they are open later until 9pm.

The food here is excellent, with the breakfast menu serving things like loaded bagels, steak and eggs on sourdough, pancakes and breakfast muffins to name a few. Later on their menu includes huge juicy burgers, steaks, chicken, salads and on Sundays they do Sunday lunch.

They are dog friendly, and you can make bookings by giving them a call. They also do takeaways which you can order again by giving them a call, or they’re on Deliveroo.

The best place to get more information on Chloe Maes is their Instagram account.

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The Queens Head Pub

The Queens Head pub is the big white pub you can’t miss as you drive into Cullercoats from Whitley Bay along the coast. They have a big beer garden as well as inside seating, and serve a traditional bar meal menu.

They do a steak night on a Wednesday, and they often host events like live singers or musicians. A dog friendly pub that is great for after a walk or dip in the sea – although as it sits right in the sun it’s always packed in the beer garden on a sunny day.

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Beaches & Cream

A typical seaside cafe, Beaches & Cream is right on the corner and always looks lovely with their year round bunting and little tables and chairs outside. Usually busy, especially when it’s sunny you can sit and enjoy the view while having your coffee and food.

Ice cream sundaes are their speciality, as well as milkshakes and other treats like cakes and bakes. 

Follow Beaches & Cream on Instagram here.

Places To Eat In Cullercoats

Sea You There

If cakes, cheesecakes, and treats are what you’re looking for then stop by Sea You There, another typically seaside town cafe on the seafront. They’re licensed so you can also get a cocktail or a drink here after lunch, and dogs are welcome. 

They do have a brunch menu too with the usual favourites, and they are dog friendly. 

Follow Sea You There on Instagram here.

Places To Eat In Cullercoats

Bill’s Fish & Chips

Technically not a restaurant but you can’t visit a seaside town and not wonder where to get fish and chips. Bill’s is right on the sea front, and it’s a tiny but traditional fish and chip shop and they’re very good!

There’s plenty of places to eat in Cullercoats, offering a variety of meals and seaside favourites depending on what you fancy. Ice cream, fish and chips, Spanish tapas and good old British bar and bistro food are all on your doorstep here.

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