Restaurants in Whitley Bay near the PLAYHOUSE

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Places To Eat

Hinnies Restaurant

Make a night of it with a pre-theatre meal at Whitley Bay’s fantastic new restaurant, Hinnies, just a few minutes’ walk from the theatre.

Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly restaurant serving comfort food we all like to eat – rustic and hearty Geordie influenced classics made using local and seasonal produce.

You can either enjoy a sharing board, light bite or if you fancy a meal then you can enjoy 2 courses for £12 on week days and be finished in time for your show.

The restaurant is brought to you by the team at Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle and on the menu you’ll find locally inspired dishes such as a modern take on the famous Saveloy Dip: smoked sausage, mustard, gravy-dipped bap, peas pudding; as well as North East coast creamy crab soup; North Sea mackerel pate, pickled cucumber, toasted sourdough; Black(friars) pudding, poached egg, crispy bacon; Slow-roasted belly pork, pease pudding, cabbage & onions; Newcastle Brown Ale sl...



Crab & Waltzer

Good mood food. That’s what Crab & Waltzer is all about. Our Americana inspired menu offers honest, tasty comfort food – the focus on the food is the taste and quality. Our venue genuinely is amazing – it’s quirky and has a lot of personality. We have a waltzer car feature table; an amazing kids play area with beach huts and a lego wall; a candy floss machine; a traditional wooden sweetcart and a very cool photo wall. It’s bright and has amazing views a...


Come along to the hottest Latin American Restaurant in the North East on South Parade. There is a fantastic range of food on the menu including some mouth watering choices from the grill, a fine range of dishes on the Tapas menu and plates to share. You can enjoy these dishes with a drink from the wine list or a cocktail and mocktail. Tapas Tuesdays are great value with Tapas £3 all night from 7pm, including a free glass of vinho verde. On Wednesday from 3-8pm it is Loca Family Fun with a ...


With its ambitious menu and striking architecture, Shikara is set to offer North East curry lovers a true taste of Punjab, North Indian, South Indian and Bangladeshi food, by serving up the highest calibre of contemporary Indian cuisine in a striking new two storey, sea-view development. Bright and spacious but with enough cosy corners to escape into, Shikara offers a contemporary take on traditional Indian cuisine in a restaurant that offers not only depth of character, but also depth of flavou...

Elder and Wolf

Having just won the national award for best newcomer kebab restaurant outside of London, Elder and Wolf serves all of it’s menu from a huge open wood fired kitchen using all locally sourced ingredients, master butchered meats and handmade doughs. With a menu that includes real woodfired pizzas & wood smoked kebabs topped with samphire, prawns, smoky lamb, pork, tender rosemary rump steak and fresh hand made sauces, slaws, salads and doughs. Elder and Wolf also has a fully licensed walk...


With a wonderful location on the seafront, Davanti serves up the best in Italian cuisine. Perfect for a happy hour pre-show pizza or pasta you will get good service and value for money. Enjoy a nice glass of wine or a beer too. The surroundings are comfortable and the staff will make your experience memorable.


Turknaz Restaurant is situated on the seafront of Whitley Bay. Serving authentic Turkish cuisine cooked by Turkish chefs, it simply is a Taste of Turkey in the heart of Whitley Bay. With a wide range of mouth watering cold and hot Mezze’s, a variety of Barbecue and Seafood dishes cooked all over charcoal. Breathtaking views over the ocean truly makes dining at Turknaz Restaurant a one for all to experience.

Evan's Bistro

WELCOME TO EVAN'S BISTRO!   From locally sourced produce, get ready for your taste buds to be blown away!! We also boast local ales, lagers and spirits for those that appreciate our amazing homegrown breweries. We offer wholesome food with a modern twist so cater for all tastes. Please come along and experience our friendly family run establishment and food that is cooked from the heart.  Don't just take our word for it please check out our reviews on Trip Advis...