For breakfast, QB teahouse offers multiple variations on a traditional eggs benedict, all served on their own home-baked stotties alongside over 60 varieties of loose leaf tea. After an afternoon of shopping, Thai street food restaurant Thaikun recently opened at the Newcastle Metrocentre and is great for lunch. Conveniently located just a few minutes from the new FLANNELS store, Thaikun serves up light, authentic Thai streetfood dishes. Their salt and pepper squid and fragrant chicken spring rolls are the perfect shopping pick-me-up. For casual dinnertime fare, Jam Jar Jesmond’s menu is relatively small, but all dishes are executed with care. The Flat Iron steak and traditional fish and chips are real comfort food. Equally, dAt bAr woodfires their sourdough pizzas at 700° f with dough risen for 48 hours, meaning, in short, that these are some of the best pizzas in town. Pair with a berkel board and burrata with fresh figs and honey. For a sophisticated evening, Sohe employs traditionally trained chefs and sets them to work creating dishes that bring together Asian flavours with a Western twist. The menu combines fine dining dishes from around the world, and the cocktail menu is just as mesmerising. Try the Korean treacle bulgogi beef sirloin with grilled asparagus and black pudding pate, and a Sohe Collins with Banksiea Rose petal infused gin, nettle and elderflower – fine dining with a seductively informal vibe.