When I first went to university in Leeds many people heard my accent and presumed I was from Newcastle (I’m actually from a small town between Middlesbrough and Whitby).
Up here, we’re known for never taking a coat or jacket with us on a night out – and I can confirm that was true until I reached my thirties! Newcastle holds fond memories for me so I was thrilled to be able to go and check out its range of bottomless brunches. Here are the best bottomless brunches in Newcastle that we tried:
Bottomless Brunches Newcastle – Independent Cafes & Restaurants
As always, we headed to the independent places first. Each city has something unique to offer and you’re most likely to come across it in the independent eateries – it’s why these establishments are usually our favourite. Let’s see what Newcastle’s independent cafés had to offer.
10-15 Sandhill, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Time, NE1 3AF
Aveika is a contemporary Japanese bar, grill and restaurant situated on the iconic quayside of Newcastle. This a unique experience offering modern reworkings of classic Japanese dishes. There’s distinct creativity and flair here and we found the whole experience spectacular.
The brunch is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and comes with bottomless prosecco or a pitcher of cocktail per person. The menu has a meat, fish and vegetarian option but besides that, you can’t choose. All of the meals come with three or four items as well as steamed rice and a sauce.
We went for the fish option, which was tempura king prawn, squid katsu, salmon teriyaki robata, and salmon and avocado temaki. The sauce was a delicious kimchi mayo. The food was exquisite and we really felt well looked after throughout the whole experience. The experience costs £34.95 per person and the bottomless prosecco is for 1.5 hours.
We enjoyed our bottomless brunch at Aveika. The only thing we were a little wary of was the limited choice on the menu as there was no way to mix and match what was on offer. We also would have liked a wider range of drinks on the menu. However, what we did eat, we really loved and would happily return here to try the other food options.
Cog and Wheel
131 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1QR
The Cog and Wheel is a relatively new establishment that opened in the summer of 2020. This is an independent cocktail bar that offers a huge range of draught ales, ciders and beers as well as cocktails.
The bottomless brunch here is available between 11 am and 3 pm Monday to Saturday and also on bank holiday Sundays. However, on typical Sundays, they do a Sunday roast instead.
The bottomless brunch offering comes with two hours of unlimited prosecco, pornstar martini, tequila sunrise, espresso martini, Aspall or Coors. It’s possible to mix and match your drinks too.
What we really liked about the Cog and Wheel’s bottomless brunch is that they also do a non-alcoholic drink version that’s considerably cheaper. Usually, people who choose non-alcoholic drinks have to pay the same price so we really liked that they’d thought of this. What’s more, for the price and time, all options are really reasonably priced at £30 for alcohol and £17.50 for soft drinks.
The food menu is great too. We went for a Kevin Vegan (a pun on the footballer who played and managed Newcastle United) which was a mushroom and chickpea patty. We also tried the ‘the hills have fries,’ which was a dish of Cajun fries covered in their homemade ‘cog’ sauce, bacon flakes and cheese sauce. Both items were delicious.
The Cog and Wheel was definitely one of our favourites – the price, the timings and the food and the drink choices were perfect!
5-7 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DQ
The Hudson is an upmarket bar and restaurant situated inside the County Hotel. The establishment takes its name from George Hudson who was a 19th-century pioneering figure of the Northern Railway. As such, the décor takes its inspiration from luxury, historic railcars.
Like The Cog and Wheel, bottomless brunch is available every day of the week except Sunday. For £39.95 you get 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco or a cocktail pitcher as well as a food platter. There are vegetarian options too. The cocktails include pink gin fizz, summer sangria, Pimm’s & lemonade, godfather or watermelon twist.
We tried the vegetarian options, which included nachos, smoked paprika fries (delicious!) and tempura sweet potato and red pepper, among other things. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect too.
This is a great place to go if you don’t mind platter-style food. For drinks, we choose the watermelon twist and godfather cocktail pitchers and there was definitely enough to last the 90 minutes. If you’re looking for a unique atmosphere, The Hudson definitely provides that.
88 Osborne Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2AP
Situated in the fashionable and stylish district of Jesmond, Jam Jar is a gastropub offering comfort food and a great weekend bottomless brunch. For £30 per person, the Jam Jar bottomless brunch includes two hours of bottomless prosecco or Aperol spritz as well as one dish off the menu. If you don’t fancy alcohol, you pay just £16 per person for bottomless soft drinks, mocktails and coffee!
Menu items are of the typical breakfast variety and include the likes of shakshuka, avocado toast and eggs benedict. As usual, we go for the more unusual options so we tried the brioche French toast with white chocolate liqueur sauce and raspberries and the creamy mushrooms with prosciutto.
We loved the food at Jam Jar and really appreciate the cheaper virgin bottomless option for those who weren’t drinking alcohol. It really seems like Newcastle’s independent restaurants are the first of all the places and cities we’ve visited to offer a cheaper price for non-alcoholic bottomless options. Well done, Newcastle!
27-29 Nelson Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5AN
No. 28 has a fantastic reputation. It’s received a Recommended status from Restaurant Guru and also appeared in High Life North’s best bottomless brunches article. In 2021, No. 28 was also given a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award. As such, we were keen to head here to experience the bottomless brunch for ourselves.
No. 28 offers both a bottomless prosecco brunch and a bottomless prosecco supper. The food served is Spanish-style tapas. You get to choose one option and then there are also patatas bravas, bread and salad for the table. The brunch is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm.
What we really liked about this place is that the price you pay depends on how long you want to stay. It costs £28 per person for 90 minutes or £33 per person for two hours. You can upgrade to pink prosecco for £2 extra or for £4 extra, Aperol spritz.
Food options include albondigas (meatballs), gambas (prawns), southern fried chicken and black pudding tempura fritters, amongst others. We went for the garlic mushrooms and croquettes with spinach and Manchego cheese, both were delicious – as were the patatas bravas.
I really liked the fact that you could choose how long you would like to stay and as I love Spanish food, this was a great place for me. However, the drinks options were limited compared to other places and it would have been great to have more options.
40-46 The Side, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JA
This Italian restaurant on Newcastle’s iconic quayside is a great place to start an afternoon. This restaurant is one of the most popular Newcastle Italian restaurants and is known for its lively and friendly atmosphere.
At Prima, the bottomless brunch is for 90 minutes and is served in the restaurants 3rd-floor lounge bar between 12 pm and 6 pm every day. For £35, you get a starter board with Parma ham, mortadella, salami, mozzarella, chicken liver pâté, tomato, olives with rosemary and olive oil pizza focaccia. Then, for mains, you’ve got your usual Italian foods like pizza and pasta.
Like many bottomless brunches in Newcastle, this comes with unlimited prosecco only, though you can pay an extra supplement for bottomless gin.
We ate the Kiev pizza, which was chicken, mushroom and garlic (and extremely delicious) as well as the penne salmone, which included smoked salmon, asparagus, tomato and cream. Going by the food, it’s easy to see why Prima is so well-known in Newcastle.
Prima’s food was delicious and we particularly enjoyed the antipasto starter as it’s rare to get a starter included in a bottomless brunch. Again, we would have preferred more drinks options but this definitely didn’t deter from our great experience here.
The Purple Peacock
55 Degrees North, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6BJ
Our final independent establishment is the very insta-worthy Purple Peacock, which is located in the 55 Degrees North building in central Newcastle. This iconic location offers awe-inspiring shows, which include acrobatic events and themed night like Magic Mike and The Greatest Show. Unusually, The Purple Peacock calls its bottomless offering a ‘bottomless drunch’.
Unlike other bottomless brunches, you also get entertainment from performers like saxophonists, fire breathers or aerial artists while you eat. There are themed events like Grease Drunch, No Scrubs Drunch, Coyote Ugly Drunch, Single Ladies Drunch, and more. Many of them are sell-outs too, so it’s worth booking in advance.
The packages are available from 2 pm and cost £40. This includes unlimited house gin or vodka, prosecco, lager, pornstar martini, espresso martini, Aperol spritz and true blue. You can choose one platter one of four different platters per person. Platter C is suitable for vegetarians and vegans while platter D is gluten-free.
We went for platter B, which gave us bruschetta, salt and pepper squid and a Szechuan chicken bao bun. You can also pay extra for chips or salt and pepper fries.
Going to The Purple Peacock felt like a real treat and special event. We loved being able to eat and drink while being entertained! This is definitely somewhere we’d recommend for a group of people for a special birthday or event.
The best bottomless brunches in Newcastle – small chains
There were so many independent places we tried that we only actually tried out one small chain establishment in Newcastle – but it was an experience like no other. Here’s where we went:
Point Blank Shooting
117 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5RZ
For a completely new experience combined with bottomless brunch, Point Blank Shooting is a small chain establishment focused on entertainment with delicious food on top. Besides their Newcastle location, there are also venues in Liverpool and Manchester.
With the Point Blank bottomless brunch, you get bottomless beer, prosecco and pizza for £35 per person for 90 minutes. You also get unlimited shooting of the targets too!
This was something we’d never tried before so we were keen to combine the two. Safe to say, the shooting accuracy was less accurate at the end of the 90 minutes compared to the start!
Though there are only three types of pizza on offer (Margherita, pepperoni and American hot), they were all delicious. Adding bottomless pizza and shooting to drinks was a great shout too as it felt like a really indulgent and fun experience.
Newcastle has some great bottomless brunch deals and so many independent places to try. If you want to make an occasion out of it or be entertained, our favourites were definitely The Purple Peacock and Point Blank Shooting in this regard. If it’s more the food that interests you, The Cog and Wheel was delicious – and one of the only places with a good range of drinks too.
All in all, Newcastle has an excellent bottomless brunch scene and there’s no doubt we’ll be back to try out a few more!