Food and Drink
Top-notch spots to eat and meet
We’ve got three bars, a café, and a restaurant – all with absolutely smashing riverside views of the Newcastle skyline. So whether you’re looking for a drink before a gig, a snack after your class, or just a place to catch up with friends, you’re sorted.
If the building’s open, the café’s open. So you can settle in with a drink (hot or cold), one of our fresh-made sandwiches, soups, or salads, or something tasty and warming from our hot food menu whenever and whatever you’re here for.
We usually close up half an hour before the building does. But if you’re in for a gig or concert in the evening, we’ll stop serving after the interval. You can still grab a drink at the bars though.
The bars open whenever there’s a performance. We start serving two hours before the gig or concert gets going, then last orders are 30 minutes after the show ends. (And if you fancy a late one, any drinks you order in that half hour are 10% off. Grand.)
Plus you can beat the interval queues by pre-ordering your drinks. Just scan one of the QR codes you’ll spot around the building, order and pay on the app, then pick up your drinks at your chosen bar without having to wait in line.
Our café and bars are open to anyone, anytime – but our restaurant works a bit differently. You can only eat here with a ticket to a gig or concert. You need to book with us in advance. And we only open for certain performances. That’s because our menu changes with each show, as our chef thoughtfully crafts the three-course options to match the mood of the music.
Drink in some homegrown talent
Loads of our alcoholic drinks come from people like Molson Coors, Tyne Bank Brewery or Hadrian Border Brewery – who name all their beers after places between here and the Scottish Border. We also have a selection of 0% drinks including Sipsmith 0% gin, wine, beer and cider.
Our coffee is all from Ringtons, a family business who’ve been keeping Newcastle caffeinated for over 100 years. And everyone’s go-to interval snack is Doddington Dairy’s flavour-packed ice-cream, handmade with full-cream milk from Northumberland’s friendliest cows.