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NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week: 9 Must-Try Newbies

Check out our round-up of whose new to Restaurant Week this August

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A plate of sticky bang bang cauliflower at Social Bird

New to NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week? Then you’re in good company. This year, we’re lucky enough to have some fantastic restaurants taking part for the first time that you'll definitely want to try out.

From Hawaiian-inspired eats and Bombay street food to mouth-watering Mexican fare, we've rounded up all our Restaurant Week newbies' offers to make booking a breeze. Read on and get booked up!

Motel Mexicana Motel Mexicana

Motel Mexicana, Mosley Street 

Getting this fiesta started, Motel Mexicana’s partying into Restaurant Week for the first time with three terrific offers. Experience a taste of their classic tacos, loaded nachos and delicious churros con chocolate all week long – with offers ranging from £15 to £25 – to gain favour amongst tequila and taco connoisseurs alike. “What happens in Motel Mexicana, stays in Motel Mexicana”, but their Restaurant Week debut is one you’ll want to tell all your mates about.  

Nudo Malatang, Low Friar Street 

Since undergoing a huge transformation earlier this Summer, Nudo Malatang is now bringing its namesake signature Chinese dish to the Restaurant Week masses. Whether you go for two courses (£20) or three (£25), you’ll be able to experience the DIY hot pot malatang and customise your own base, noodles, vegetables, and tofu or meats. Available Monday to Friday and on Sunday, there’s also plenty of small eats and desserts to round your meal together too.  

Hula Co Hula Co

Hula Co, Side 

Bringing the tropics to the Toon, Hula Co opened up earlier this year with a sun-soaked menu that you’ll want to dive into this Restaurant Week. Here, you can enjoy a main and dessert from their Hawaiian-inspired street food for just £15 – with offerings ranging from poke bowls to tequila tiramisu. Hula Co’s offer runs from Wednesday to Sunday, and if you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the last day, then it’s worth checking out the range of Sunday roasts and their unique soy-infused gravy. Who knows? It might replace your usual! 

Social Bird Social Bird

Social Bird, Fenkle Street

This Restaurant Week newcomer is one that lovers of all things chicken certainly won't want to miss. Chicken is the name of the game at Social Bird, and diners are in for a feast with their £20 two-course and £25 three-course offer. Kick off your meal with a comforting bowl of chicken bone broth before moving on to their signature schnitzel and a choice of waffles for dessert. Veggie or vegan? Fear not! There are plenty of plant-based dishes to enjoy at Social Bird too - sticky bang bang cauliflower and vegan schnitzel included.

Roost, Collingwood Street  

Chicken, craft beer and cocktails – the only way that combo could get better is if Roost was taking part in Restaurant Week… and they are! For Roost’s first-ever Restaurant Week offer, you can grab a starter, main and a side for just £20, with plenty of flavoured flame-grilled chicken wings and burgers to pick from. Running Monday to Sunday, it’d be pretty fowl to miss this deal.  

Dakwala Dakwala

Dakwala, Grainger Street 

Taking diners on its “authentic culinary journey” through Bombay, new Grainger Street hotspot Dakwala is making its first Restaurant Week appearance with an unmissable £15 offer. Enjoy two courses from the canteen’s diverse menu, with starters ranging from onion-beet bhaji and paneer chilli fry, to Malwani chicken and Punjabi curried chickpeas mains. Available Monday to Sunday from 12:30pm to 10:30pm, Dakwala’s debut is a definite ‘go-to.’ 

Nudo Noodle House x Umai Mi, Grey’s Quarter 

Formerly two separate sister restaurants, Nudo Noodle House x Umai Mi have joined forces and are bring their reinvented Pan-Asian cuisine expertise to Restaurant Week this summer, dishing up two courses for just £15 all week long. Choose from the likes of salmon rolls and pan-fried spring onion pancakes to start, before moving onto a sizzling chicken hotplate or deep-fried veggie gyoza for your main. Fancy a desert? Add an extra fiver to bring the offer up to three courses and enjoy a salted caramel and chocolate tart, or deep fried apple gyoza, to finish.  

El Guapo El Guapo

El Guapo, Pilgrim Street 

El Guapo is bringing its tequila-fuelled fiesta to Restaurant Week for the first time, not only with its regular menu of over thirty different margaritas, but also a mouth-watering taco menu. From Tuesday to Friday (4pm-9pm) and Saturday (12pm-9pm), you can grab three tacos and a side for just £15 – the perfect accompaniment to a spicy marg… or two! 

All Bar One, Grey Street 

All Bar One has been a Grey Street mainstay for a while now, but this year sees the hotspot’s Restaurant Week debut. Here, there’ll be a fantastic three course menu on offer for £20, so you can enjoy the likes salt and pepper calamari, chicken and chorizo skewers and popcorn chocolate brownie. Running Monday to Sunday (12-9pm), it’s a fantastic way to take in the gorgeous Georgian architecture of Grey’s Street. 

That’s not all though - there are plenty more fantastic deals happening throughout Restaurant Week! We’ve rounded up some of the best £15 deals on offer, and even found some bars you might want to book in to make a night of it. Oh, and if it is your first Restaurant Week, then it’s worth taking a read through our guide on how to make the most of it too. Enjoy!  

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Main image: Social Bird

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