Best Lunch Spots in Newcastle 2023

As voted for by our members.

Back in 2022 we released a list of the best lunch spots in Newcastle as voted for by our members, and we’re here to do it again.

One of the best things about being based in the city centre is the fantastic range of food places just a few minutes walk away. While sometimes you just can’t beat a supermarket meal deal for scranning on the go, having the option to go big, try something new or just treat yourself is exactly what you need.


DoughDaze is one of our neighbours! Only a 2 minute walk from our front door, you can have New York style pizza by the slice or whole. With slices from only £2 this the perfect place to find pizza on the go. Their range includes a veggie and vegan pizza as well as standards such as pepperoni, buffalo chicken and more.

Open Monday – Saturday from 12pm.

The Little Dumpling House

Literally next door to DoughDaze, The Little Dumpling House is favourite of mine. Handmade, authentic dumplings available to sit in or take out. Their menu includes dumplings, bao and Chinese burgers.

Open Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 11am-6pm.


Newcastle’s first independent burrito bar and a trusted brand. Zapatista has a whole range of build your own burritos, fajitas, naked bowls, nachos and so much more. Again, just a 2 minute walk from our own front door!

Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 8pm & Sunday 11:30am – 7pm

Frankie & Tony’s

This one made the list last year, but we can’t not include it this time around. They offer a great range of sandwiches, salads, jackets, paninis etc.  

Open Monday-Friday 8am – 3pm & Saturday 8.30am-3pm

Nudo Sushi Box

Sustainable, healthy & delicious! They’ve named themselves “The Rolls-Rice of Japanese Food” and we have to agree. They began in 2013 with the store on Northumberland Street and have grown ever since.. They offer mixed box sets, long box sets and rice bowls to name a few.

Open Monday to Saturday 10:30am – 8pm & Sunday 11am – 8pm


Another repeat entry on our list, but again, we can’t deny how good Kato is. This pan Asian restaurant offers sit in and takeaway with a gorgeous range of rice boxes, noodle boxes, vegan and veggie options.

Open Monday – Friday 11am – 7.30pm & Saturday – Sunday 11am-6pm

Five Guys

Coming over from the USA, everyone knows that Five Guys do good burgers. With burgers, beef dogs and sandwiches on the menu, they’re great for visiting on your lunch break or with your colleagues to unwind.

Open Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 11pm & Thursday –  Saturday 11am-12am

Hen & Hops

Claims to have the best chicken in the toon….I mean I can’t disagree!

They have a superb range of chicken wings, burgers and dirty chips to die for, all just a 12 minute walk away.

Opens Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 11.30am – 9pm & Sunday 11.30am – 3pm

Liosi Italian Bistro

Offering real Italian food from pizza to pasta to paninis. Located less than a 2 minute walk from us, this is a great place for team lunches or after work food.

Open Monday 10am – 6.30pm, Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 8pm & Friday – Saturday 9am – 9pm

Island Poke

Their healthy and nutritious Poké Bowls are made fresh to order. Every. Single. Time. Whether you grab one of their house recipes, or build your own, you can always guarantee your taste buds will be satisfied.

Open Monday – Saturday 11am – 9pm & Sunday 11am – 5pm

Honourable mention


You can’t be from the North East and not long a Greggs. Fortunately in Newcastle city centre alone there are 10 Greggs branches and many more across the rest of the region. Festive bake season is nearly upon us as well so best get ready!

*none of the pictures in this blog are from the restaurants mentioned.