Tynemouth Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tynemouth

December 30, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Tynemouth (/ˈtaɪnˌmaʊθ/) is a town and a historic borough in Tyne and Wear, England at the mouth of the River Tyne. Historically part of Northumberland, the modern town of Tynemouth includes North Shields and Cullercoats and had a 2011 population of 67,519. It is administered as part of the borough of North Tyneside, but until 1974 was an independent county borough, including North Shields, in its own right. It had a population of 17,056 in 2001. The population of the Tynemouth ward of North Tyneside was at the 2011 Census 10,472.
Things to do in Tynemouth

1. Colmans Fish & Chips

176 - 186 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$16 +44 191 456 1202
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Colmans Fish & Chips

Family owned and operated since 1926, award-winning restaurant and takeaway serving only the very finest local seafood.

Reviewed By thomas h

I love going to colmans, I’ve never had anything wrong with the food and the staff are great, plus I love the cheese patty!

2. The Waterfront

22-26 Union Quay, North Shields NE30 1HJ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, British Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 191 296 1721
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 541 reviews

The Waterfront

Reviewed By pumbavu - Gateshead, United Kingdom

Something has happened since our last visit. There was one member of staff who was friendly. The rest seemed tired, distracted, unengaged. We were waved to a table without a greeting . We were served quickly but really expected some smiles it makes a big difference. Something has changed with the food.. the batter was a bit flat and not as well cooked as previous visits. We will return.... But this was NOT a good day for us. On the plus side the restaurant has had a bit of a make over and looked nice and clean and fresh.

3. Crusoe's

Longsands Beach, Tynemouth, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 191 296 4152
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 454 reviews

Crusoe's

Beach Side Cafe

Reviewed By Rebeccam9 - Newcastle

My partner and I regularly visit here, it is situated right on the beach with amazing views. The place is cosy with a lovely atmosphere we have had many things on the menu and have never came across something we didn't like. Highly recommend!

4. Gareth James Chocolatier

12 Front Street, Tynemouth, England Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating Cafe, British +44 191 257 7799
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Gareth James Chocolatier

We are an Artisan Chocolate Shop and small cafe. In addition to our chocolate, we serve exceptional coffees/loose leaf teas, awesome brownies and some of the finest homemade ice creams and sorbets around.We have a small Seating area inside, and on finer days we have space outside for you to relax and enjoy.Please note- we are not a restaurant and unfortunately don't serve savoury food...

Reviewed By joncoa - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic salted caramel brownies and the best sea salt caramel chocolates I have seen outside of overpriced chocolatiers in London!
I almost didn't want to review here as I don't want everyone knowing about it!
So so good!
Seriously good flavours and the best tempered chocolates I have seen with a very pleasing crack!
Try the ice cream tastes like ice cream should!(mint choc chip was excellent )

5. Allard's Lounge

74 Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4BP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 191 447 3252
Excellent
55%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 768 reviews

Allard's Lounge

Reviewed By CrispDust - Leeds, United Kingdom

Excellent choice of cocktails. Bar tenders very capable, very tasty negroni and Madagascar's even though not on the menu.

6. Mister Wood's coffee

1-2 King Edwards Court Front Street | Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4DZ, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 191 296 4412
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 257 reviews

Mister Wood's coffee

One of three Mister Woods, Tynemouth Woods is a recently refurbished, industrial/rustic style coffee shop situated opposite the priory castle with stunning sea views, a wide assortment of fairtrade products and even better service.

Reviewed By James R - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This Coffee shop sells good coffee,tea and toasted sandwiches and many kinds of nice cakes or ice cream.The coffee shop is in a good spot where you can sit outside and enjoy the open air and watch people go by, or sit inside in comfort looking out on to the busy street. The shop gets very busy at weekends especially if the sun is shining. This can make the place quite crowded with people queuing to be served or waiting for a table.
The table we had was in need of being cleared two members of staff came in to the main area looked around and turned around and went back behind the counter.
A female member of staff then came around and I asked if the table could be cleared to which she did straight away.
I would of given this coffee shop a five star rating however I felt the overall service could have been much better. I would say I would go back again hopefully it will be a little quite.

7. Quay Taphouse

50 Bell Street, North Shields NE30 1HF, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 191 259 2023
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Quay Taphouse

Reviewed By daveandlynda311 - Morpeth, United Kingdom

Called in for a late lunch and decided to go for the deal - 3 dishes and a bottle of wine for £19.95. Good choice, we ordered one of the specials of the day - beef brisket and sweet potato mash which was declared delicious, the potted crab and toast which was absolutely fabulous and a portion of deep fried hake pieces , which came with tartar sauce and fresh baguette slices all washed down with a bottle of white wine. Portions were a good size - we didn't even manage to eat all the bread between us. The staff were all lovely and attentive, we will definitely return and encourage others to try it for themselves.

8. Spice garden

202 Ocean Road | South Shields, South Shields NE33 2JQ, England Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner HK$102 +44 191 455 9867
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 459 reviews

Spice garden

Contemporary indian cuisine

Reviewed By Paul D

Visited for a third time. We ate from a set menu but that still gave us some options. Very good value. Curry was tasty, rice had plenty of flavours too, good nan. Service was efficient. Would recommend for anyone on a budget.

9. River Cafe

50 Bell Street | Fish Quay, North Shields NE30 1HF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$385 +44 191 296 6168
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 469 reviews

River Cafe

River Cafe on the Tyne is one of only two restaurants in the North of the region to have made a mark on the foodie scene and we're proud to announce that we have scooped the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the third consecutive year!

Reviewed By Maureen P - Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom

We had a very good early bird meal including starters of mackerel fillet and tomato coup, mains or risotto and pork belly with Asian stir fry and a brownie. I upgraded to the sticky toffee pudding and liquorice ice cream -delicious. Will definitely return

10. The Gibraltar Rock

2 East Street, Tynemouth NE30 4EB, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$165 +44 191 258 5655
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 569 reviews

The Gibraltar Rock

The Gibraltar Rock Tynemouth offers quality food and drinks in a warm and cosy environment. Our Carvery and special desserts are what we're famous for and why lots of you choose us for eating out on special occasions. Our main menu offers a generous selection of dishes and puddings. With prices starting from as low as £5 for a main meal we have something to satisfy everyone's budget. The Gibraltar Rock is the perfect venue for all occasions. Weddings, christenings, birthdays or just a get together with family and friends. Our Priory bar offers stunning views in a more informal setting. A wide selection of beverages and the same great food as our ground floor restaurant. Ideal for private functions or parties. Why not take advantage of our free WiFi facilities and hire the space for a working meeting or a business lunch. Call in today and see for yourself what we have to offer or give us a call and book for another time.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Lets have a quick one in the Gib, said my disabled girlfriend
Cant do that, i said, the bar is upstairs and no wheelchair access for paralysed people
“Carry me up first and then bring the chair up” she said
what a struggle, you have to turn 2 corners and 45 degrees in the place
I Nearly broke my sternum but eventually got her sat down with a small sherry and between a couple celebrating their engagement

The chair was blocking the entrance so i re traced my steps and tried to fold the wheels in half to bring it up
Bad move, caught my sweetbreads in between the resistance lever and gangle pinion
40 minutes trapped while she sat upstairs
Just sick to death of bars with no access for people with chairs
The gib has a lot to answer for

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