Your Guide To A Perfect Day On Newcastle Quayside
You’ve fine-dined at Gino D'Acampo’s restaurant and you’ve woken up bright and early at INNSiDE with a full day of Quayside adventures ahead of you. Here’s our guide to life by the tyne - a day out in this corner of the world is certain to put smiles on faces this summer. Check it out…
Fling back the sheets, stick your favourite radio channel on and gaze out over the Tyne! A sensational Spanish staycation awaits thanks to the stunning new INNSiDE Newcastle! Boasting a contemporary vibe, beautiful airy rooms and floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the River Tyne and beyond, INNSiDE is an all encompassing hotel experience that combines irresistible decor and world-class food to maximum effect. You’ll find it hard to leave this hotel, but trust us, a day exploring the buzzy Quayside is well worth it.
INSPIRING ART AT BALTIC
Situated on the Southbank, just a short stroll over the Millennium Bridge, BALTIC is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution, showcasing some seriously inspiring stuff! Thought-provoking installations from feminist icon Judy Chicago have exhibited here, Huma Bhabha’s striking first major display in Europe that tackles colonialism is on show currently,and their open submission featuring 150 local artists is something to behold. Washed down with a steamy cappuccino in their cafe, and a cool souvenir or two from the mega BALTIC Shop, it's a great, cultural day out for the whole family!
BOTANICAL BUNCHES AT 5TH AVENUE FLOWERS
Your stellar day spent down at the Quayside is missing just one thing before you’ve ticked all the boxes - a fantastic floral fusion from 5th Avenue Flowers! One of the biggest names when it comes to botanical wizardry here in the North East, 5th Avenue Flowers are renowned for their gorgeous selection of hand-tied bundles of the finest flowers that are always available in a range of colours, styles and price points. Got a special requirement in mind? Give the talented team a shout and they will use their expertise to transform your vision into perfect blooms. Sorted!
FOOD FRENZY AT HARD ROCK CAFE NEWCASTLE
Get ready to rock with a trip to Newcastle’s very first Hard Rock Cafe! A brilliant new addition to the city's lively hospitality scene, this rock ‘n’ roll mecca sits on two floors of the Grade I Listed Guildhall and they’ve made a mighty start since opening up back in May. Featuring classic American fare with that signature Hard Rock twist we all know and love, Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle has rocked socks off with their completely unique Whey Aye Burger - one of the Hard Rock® local legendary burgers which has been designed specifically for the first North East restaurant. Complete with Northumberland cheese, Newcastle Brown Ale onion compote, horseradish cream and pease pudding beignet all served in a toasted charcoal and sesame seed bun - it’s certain to be a crowd favorite and first name on the foodie team sheet.
SIDE GALLERY MOOCH
A small but mighty gallery on the Quayside that plays a major role in documenting the world around us, Side Gallery is one of the UK’s few culture venues that showcases the best in documentary photography from across the globe. With rich, powerful and challenging work engaged with people’s lives and landscapes, Side exhibits some seriously inspiring stories.
TIGER HORNSBY TIPPLES
Tiger Hornsby is one of the finest spots in the city to either unwind with a couple of tipples after a long day exploring, enjoy an impromptu party, or sip on something scrummy before heading out for supper. Whether it's a French martini, a luxury G&T, or something you've knocked up at home during lockdown and want to share with the mixologists, there's something for everyone at Tiger Hornsby - just make sure it's up there on your Quayside cocktail agenda this summer!
AFTERHOURS AT AVEIKA
Aveika is back and you'd be a fool to miss out on a glitzy night at this Quayside hotspot this summer! The red carpet is out, ready to welcome you and your tribe in for delicious drinks, colourful cuisine and an evening on the dancefloor. Go here for vibrant, Japanese-inspired dishes served alongside one of the most colourful cocktail menus in the city - sushi-fuelled dance sessions are the way forward!