There has been a program of urban regeneration in Newcastle since the 1960's and 70's. The quayside at Newcastle has undergone a terrific transformation in the last 30 years.
The many long grey steel sheds that sat on the northern bank of the Tyne and had been used to house thriving businesses had fallen silent and empty. Newcastle once a major manufacturing area had seen the total decline of the quayside. Once the hub of city, it was left abandoned and rotting. The massive quayside cranes motionless, the boats gone.
Then a reawakening happened and the Quayside sprang back to life with new plans for a Courthouse, followed by offices, apartments, bars, and hotels. Most recently the landmark Baltic flourmill has been turned into a centre for Contemporary Art. Sir Norman Foster was commissioned to design the Sage Gateshead music centre, and the beautiful tilting Gateshead Millennium Bridge has become a visual parody of the famous Tyne Bridge.
The hospitality and friendly nature of Newcastle is well known throughout the United Kingdom. As a thriving and cosmopolitan area the Quayside now plays host to new fashionable bars, clubs and dining with truly spectacular views. Newcastle Quayside is now noted as being one of the trendiest places to be in the UK.
Enjoy Newcastle Quaysides selection of restaurants, there are now over forty to choose from. The area around the Quayside is perfect for daytime family entertainment with its many cultural attractions, and the perfect place to relax with a light lunch while sightseeing, or a business lunch in splendor. At night the Quayside comes alive with bright lights, good company and great food.
Whether you like Italian or Indian, Turkish or Thai you will find Quayside dining to tempt your taste buds with this cosmopolitan selection from Newcastle restaurants.