Gino D’Acampo – Quayside


Housed within the trendy INNSiDE by Meliã Newcastle hotel, this vibrant spot brings a taste of Italy right to the banks of the River Tyne. Step inside, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a lively atmosphere, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that let the sunshine flood in, creating the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience.

Gino D’Acampo Quayside is helmed by none other than the UK’s favourite Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo himself. Boasting an ever-evolving menu inspired by his award-winning books and TV shows, the restaurant showcases the very essence of Italian cuisine. With past popular favourites ranging from crispy mushroom risotto balls with mozzarella to Parma ham bruschetta topped with spicy ‘nduja and a drizzle of honey, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you peruse the extensive offerings.

The main courses are no less impressive, featuring an array of pasta, pizza, risotto, and speciality grilled dishes. Picture succulent lamb cutlets served with pancetta and a honey, lemon, and rosemary sauce, or slow-roasted belly pork with radicchio, balsamic, thyme, and toasted hazelnuts. And don’t forget to pair your meal with some of their delectable sides, like tender stem broccoli with chilli, olives, and pecorino cheese, or crushed potatoes topped with garlic, sage, and rosemary.

After indulging in the savoury delights, it’s time to treat yourself to one of Gino’s exquisite desserts. From the rich chocolate fondant stuffed with chocolate truffles and served with blackberry ripple ice cream to the decadent chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake, your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied.

While the food is undoubtedly the star of the show, the drinks menu is not to be overlooked. The lounge bar, a destination in itself, offers a vast selection of iconic Italian cocktails, artisan beers, and fine wines to accompany your meal. On warmer days, the outdoor terrace provides the perfect spot for enjoying an alfresco meal or a leisurely drink, with spectacular views of the River Tyne.

Not just a place for dining, this venue caters to a variety of events, from corporate gatherings to weddings, thanks to its licensed events floor. Whether you’re joining for a quick lunch, afternoon tea, or a family celebration, this lively establishment is sure to impress.

With authentic Italian flavours, an electric atmosphere, and stunning riverside views, it’s no wonder Gino’s has become a hit with both locals and visitors alike.