It might not be an everyday occurrence, but it sometimes does get warm enough to eat outdoors in Newcastle, alfresco style. If you’re looking for somewhere you can take clients for a business meeting combined with alfresco dining, Newcastle boasts a great number of restaurants that offer some amazing food.

Alfresco dining is perfect during the summer months and if you know the right places to go, it’s certainly a fantastic opportunity to impress clients. What could be better than enjoying the summer weather in Newcastle, relaxing and looking forward to mouth-watering food? To get you in the mood here are three restaurants which are known for their fabulous cuisine as well as sun-soaked seating areas, ideal for alfresco dining.

Jesmond Dene House

As a Grade 2 listed Georgian hotel, Jesmond Dene House is highly regarded by the locals and people from far and wide. It has one of the most popular restaurants for afternoon tea and alfresco dining especially throughout the summer. Jesmond Dene House, located in the sophisticated area of Jesmond just 15 minutes from Newcastle city centre, also offers beautiful, colourful gardens which surround the property. Sip Darjeeling from a china tea cup, tuck into tiers of dainty sandwiches and cakes. After eating, take a stroll into the woodlands of Jesmond Dene, a good way to walk off those calories.


Located only a stone’s throw away from Newcastle’s famous Quayside, Piccolino is a chic Italian eatery. This restaurant has an informal feel about it, a stylish venue to entertain clients. With its very own spacious outdoor terrace, try the finest Italian cuisine like bruschetta, pasta carbonara, focaccia bread or how about a Margherita pizza? Don’t forget to order a bottle of wine or two of Bellini. The laid-back atmosphere draws in the diners who like to chill out while eating delicious, alfresco Italian meals.

Piccolino Newcastle

Fat Buddha

If you’re after an Asian fusion restaurant in the heart of Newcastle city centre, book a table at the Fat Buddha. Popular with the city’s office workers, diners flock here in the warm weather ready to enjoy Asian tapas or hearty noodle dishes from the ample menu. If you wish to eat in the shade but still want to experience alfresco dining, the Fat Buddha has some quirky bamboo huts than can seat up to eight people. It’s quite a unique setting combined with taste-bud tantalising aromas from the exotic menu.

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