Top Student Bars and Restaurants in Newcastle

3rd May 2016

Thaikhun, Metro CentreLocated a mere 40 minutes away from my hometown of Middlesbrough, Newcastle is the closest place to resemble the larger cities down south that ooze opportunities, originality and events. Today I’m sharing some of my favourite student hang outs in Newcastle and some eateries at the top of my list of places to visit the next time I’m in the city. 

Science Bar

Release your inner geek at the Science Bar located on Neville Street by Central Station. With a series of cocktails named after famous scientists served up in appropriate test tubes and beakers, you can scrub up on your theories whilst enjoying some down time with your uni friends. The Science Bar is open until 2am every night of the week offering a range of entertainment from live music to open mic nights.

The Botanist

For a cool place to hang out on a summers day, The Botanist is perfect. With the bar area imitating a tree house and a memorising dome glass roof that is dotted with fairy lights on an evening, there is a lot of keep you interested whilst you sip on some extraordinary cocktails. There’s also a large rooftop bar which is perfect for lounging around with your friends after a long lecture. Serving up food in a stylish way which resembles a garden, The Botanist is a great place if you’re looking for something a bit quirky.

The Great British Cupcakery

If choosing between a milkshake and a dessert has never been your strong point, you will love The Great British Cupcakery. Combining ice cream milkshakes with your favourite desserts (like doughnuts and brownies!) to create something really special, The Great British Cupcakery has invented a collection of signature GB shakes that are taking the city by storm. Specialising in gourmet baking, the parlour caters for special occasions whilst also baking up treats for their cafe customers on a daily basis.

The Great British Cupcakery


Image source: The Great British Cupcakery

Fat Hippo Underground

The Fat Hippo Underground is a popular burger bar with a cool urban feel to it. As a lover of exposed brick and anything industrial, the underground bar of Fat Hippo is a winner for me. Popular with students and those who love a decent burger.


If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, pop along to the Metro Centre in Gateshead for an abundance of eateries and bars to get your taste buds wagging. The recent extension in the Qube is fantastic offering a variety of chain restaurants from Five Guys to Bella Italia. I particularly love Thaikhun for their tasty Thai street food and authentic interior. You can read more about my first visit to Thaikhun here.

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Walton Robinson*, specialists in student accomedation in and around Newcastle.

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