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House of Tides

28-30 The Close, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3RF

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The Tyne Bridge is a near neighbour of the House of Tides, an iconic backdrop for a restaurant run by high-flying local lad Kenny Atkinson. Having made a name for himself in a number of top restaurants around the country, and got a TV career off the ground with appearances on Great British Menu and such like, Kenny (and wife Abbie) bagged a fantastic 16th-century former merchant's house on the quayside and have transformed it into one of the region's top dining addresses. The two floors have been restored with a keen eye for preservation - it is Grade I listed after all. The ground floor has original flagged floors and hefty cast-iron pillars, while the main dining room upstairs has copious characterful beams and a smart, contemporary finish. The whole place is stylish and unpretentious, a modern and informal setting for some dynamic cooking. The fixed-price menu offers four- or six-course options at lunch and dinner, with the longer tasting menu the only choice on Saturdays. Things get going with a series of 'snacks' including Highland haggis with spiced brown sauce before moving on to the first of the courses, cured salmon, say, with crab and Jersey royals. Expect thrilling contemporary cooking with cutting-edge ideas and impressive presentation, and with intelligently layered flavours. Smoked goose and liver terrine is matched with textures of apple, celeriac and hazelnuts, plus the aroma of fresh truffles, while another course sees top-drawer Herdwick lamb partnered with asparagus, wild garlic and morels. Among sweet courses, Amalfi lemons star in one thrilling dessert, while another sees crème brûlée flavoured with meadowsweet and served with gariguette strawberries. The wine list is arranged by style and opens with an inspired selection by the glass.

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Tel: 0191 230 3720
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 2 wks Xmas-New Year

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Kenny Atkinson
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 9 yrs.
Parking available.

 
 
House of Tides, Newcastle upon tyne
  • House of Tides, Newcastle upon tyne
  • House of Tides, Newcastle upon tyne

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Nearest station: Newcastle Central

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