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Our Food Philosophy

We have put together a team of international and regional suppliers to bring our food and drink menus to life.We’re keen to use local food suppliers where possible to bring you the best and freshest ingredients.

Our menu includes:

  • A unique blend of organic & Fair Trade coffee called ‘Lumière’, which has been brewed specially for Tyneside Bar Café by Lonton Coffee, a new coffee roastery in County Durham;
  • Middle White pork from Ravenswood Grange Farm situated near the Angel of the North;
  • Cheese sourced from Neal’s Yard Dairy which aims to select the best farm cheeses in Britain;
  • Fresh produce from North Country Vegetables at Vallum Farm in Northumberland;
  • Bread from Darlington and Newcastle-based Great Northern Bakehouse;
  • Free range eggs from Lintz Hall Farm, set in the heart of the Derwent Valley.


At the heart of the Tyneside Bar Café experience is the food. Chef Manager Tom Adlam found his love of simple, relaxed food whilst working with the legendary Andy Bunn at Café Sopra in Sydney, Australia and before he came to us he worked in the kitchen of Terry Laybourne’s Café 21, cooking classic bistro food.

The Tyneside Bar Café menus encompass everything from bar snacks to three course dining, from decadent afternoon teas to the best burger and hot dog in Newcastle!

As Tom says:

"Our ambition is to produce seemingly simple sounding dishes, but in such a way that they’re the very best of their kind. Everything from a grilled cheese sandwich to a flat iron steak is prepared and cooked with fantastic ingredients and to such a level of attention to ensure it becomes simply the best version of that dish that you will find in the city.

"It’s really important to the whole team that our customers feel relaxed and comfortable to order whatever they want from the menu at any time. So if you want a beer and some savoury popcorn after you’ve seen a film, that’s fine. If you’d rather order a selection of small plates than have a main meal at lunch or dinner, that’s great too. We want to be the ideal place for pre or post cinema visits, where you know you will always be served in time to get to your screening. But we also want people to see Tyneside Bar Café as just a really great place to come and eat, whatever their reason for being in town.

“I have young kids, so I know what it’s like eating out with small children. I’ve created a children’s menu of simple things that kids will love, but we’re also happy for them to order a small portion of anything on our menu.

“I’m particularly excited by our weekend brunch menu as, for me, it fills a real gap in what’s available in eating out in town. We’ve come up with a range of dishes for the morning, or later if you have had a long lie-in, that go from substantial dishes like Steak Benedict to lighter items like crushed avocado, lime and chilli on sourdough toast.

“Everything we serve is made from scratch in our own kitchen from the very best and freshest ingredients we can source. We hope that this combined with the great service and welcome the Tyneside Cinema is already well known for, will firmly put us on the map of Newcastle’s food and drink scene”.

Tripadvisor reviewer

‘Me and my friends come here for brunch quite frequently, and it never disappoints! Good coffee and awesome brunch, so many tasty things in the menu’

Tripadvisor review of Tyneside Bar Cafe, April 2017