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Best of the Toon!

Over the summer we polled our students and alumni to find out where the most rated places to eat, drink, and explore in Newcastle were. Since Covid-19 is changing the way we can provide activities for the time being, we thought it would be important to give you a guide to student life off-campus to enjoy with friends and coursemates. You can also check out the 'on campus' section which includes all the food, drink, and music venue spaces at your Students' Union so that you can make the most of life when on campus. We hope you find these recommendations useful! 

Eat, Drink, or Explore?

City Bars & Clubs

Our students have voted, check out the most rated bars and clubs to go drinking at in Newcastle's city centre.

Market Shaker is ranking #1
#1 Market Shaker Visit
#2 Soho Rooms Visit
#3 Dog & Parrot Visit
#4 Greys Club Visit
#5 The Botanist Visit
#6 Flares Visit
#7 Stein Bier Keller Visit
#8 The CUT Visit
#9 Billy Bootleggers Visit
#10 No28 Visit

City Pubs & Cafes

Our students have voted, check out the most rated pubs, cafes, and coffee/tea houses in the city centre.

The Hancock is ranking #1
#1 The Hancock Visit
#2 The Five Swans Visit
#3 Quilliam's Teahouse Visit
#4 Tyne Bar Visit
#5 Olive & Bean Visit
#6 Crows Nest Visit
#7 The Quayside Spoons Visit
#8 Trent House Visit
#9 Camber Coffee Visit
#10 Pink Lane Coffee Visit

Jesmond & Heaton

Our students have voted, check out the most rated bars, cafes and hotspots in Jesmond - a hotspot for students.

Holy Hobo is ranking #1
#1 Holy Hobo (J) Visit
#2 Bar Blanc (J) Visit
#3 97 & Social (J) Visit
#4 Tea Sutra Teahouse (H) Visit
#5 Osbornes (J) Visit
#6 Spy Bar (J) Visit
#7 Shoe Tree Cafe (H) Visit
#8 The Lonsdale (J) Visit
#9 The Northumberland Hussar (H) Visit
#10 Bluebell (J) Visit

Best of the City Centre

Our students have voted, check out the most rated restaurants and eateries in the city centre of Newcastle.

Fat Hippo is ranking #1
#1 Fat Hippo Underground Visit
#2 Shijo Visit
#3 Lola Jeans Visit
#4 Nandos Visit
#5 Olive & Bean Visit
#6 The Dispensary Visit
#7 Zapatista Visit
#8 Five Guys Visit
#9 Zaap Thai Street Food Visit
#10 Pizza Punks Visit

Best of Jesmond & Heaton

Our students have voted, check out the most rated places to eat in the student suburbs of Jesmond & Heaton in Newcastle.

Pizzeria Francescas is ranking #1
#1 Pizzeria Francesca (J) Visit
#2 Fat Hippo (J) Visit
#3 Dabbawal (J) Visit
#4 Cafe 1901 Bistro (J) Visit
#5 Butterfly Cabinet (H) Visit
#6 Little Green Social - Vegan (J) Visit
#7 ARLO Bistro (J) Visit
#8 Holy Hobo (J) Visit
#9 Thali Tray (H/J) Visit
#10 Starks Kitcken (H) Visit

Best Attractions

Our students have voted, check out the most rated beauty spots, parks and places to see in Tyne & Wear.

Tynemouth is ranking #1
#1 Tynemouth & Longsands Beach Visit
#2 Newcastle Quayside Visit
#3 Whitley Bay Beach Visit
#4 Exhibition Park Visit
#5 Grainger Market Visit
#6 Grey's Monument Visit
#7 Chinatown Visit
#8 Leazes Park Visit
#9 Angel of the North Visit
#10 Heaton Park Visit

Best Activities

Our students have voted, check out the most rated activities to explore when you are in Newcastle.

Visiting The Stack is ranking #1
#1 Live Music @ The Stack Visit
#2 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts Visit
#3 Gigs @ O2 Academy Visit
#4 IKEA & intu Metro Centre Visit
#5 Cineworld, The Gate Visit
#6 Shopping @ intu Eldon Square Visit
#7 Sunday Markets, The Quayside Visit
#8 Ghetto Golf Visit
#9 A match @ St. James' Park Visit
#10 The Stand Comedy Club Visit

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