In the vibrant heart of Newcastle’s Quayside area, lies Babucho – a New York-inspired Italian brasserie and bar that has captivated locals and visitors alike.
As you step inside, you will be greeted by an elegantly designed interior that evokes a sense of luxury and charm. The dimly lit lounge area, adorned with black velvet chairs, intimate booth seating, and twinkling tea lights, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. On sunny days, guests can enjoy al fresco dining in the comfortable outdoor seating area, which offers a delightful view of the bustling Quayside.
Babucho’s extensive food menu presents a delightful array of rustic Italian dishes that have been inspired by traditional recipes and infused with a touch of local flavour. The chefs take pride in their ability to cater to a wide range of palates, offering choices that include classic Italian-American fare, British favorites, and healthier alternatives that are high in protein, low in carbs, and suitable for paleo diets. Past popular favourites have included king prawns oven-roasted in a light, buttery chili dressing, roast mushrooms with tangy goat cheese and nutty pesto, and fresh salmon fillet served with tenderstem broccoli and smoky chorizo nuggets.
In addition to its delectable food offerings, Babucho is also known for its impressive drinks menu. Expert mixologists are on hand to craft unique and fun cocktails that showcase their passion and skill. The bar boasts a vast selection of rare spirits, beers, and ales from all over the globe, as well as an impressive wine list that complements the exquisite flavours of the dishes. For a truly unforgettable experience, try one of their innovative cocktails like the Rhubarb Frost, a fizzy and fruity concoction that is perfect for those who love bubbles.
Families are also more than welcome at Babucho, as the restaurant offers a special kids menu to ensure even the youngest guests are well catered for. Throughout the week, the venue runs a Happy Hour from noon until 7 pm, Monday to Friday, allowing visitors to enjoy great deals on drinks and tapas-style light bites. On Sundays, customers can also enjoy a quality Sunday roast.
Babucho’s Late Lounge, open until 2 am on weekends, transforms the establishment into a lively and stylish nightlife destination. As the evening progresses, the space becomes a hub for Newcastle’s movers and shakers, offering an exquisite soundtrack and a vibrant atmosphere that is perfect for dancing the night away.
For those planning a private event or large gathering, the venue can also provide a separate lounge area that can be tailored to accommodate any occasion.