Eating Out

The student unions provide filling pit-stops for people on a budget, and the University of Newcastle manages to do so at the Global Cafe, Cochrane Lounge, Campus Coffee and Stone Willy’s using fair trade ingredients. Northumbria’s student union offers visitors the chance to surf the Internet while savouring flavours from four award-winning cafes. There’s a range of cheap eats on offer from breakfasts and burgers to wraps and deli-sandwiches. For a global gathering of gastronomic specialities head to the Quayside for Italian, Thai, Turkish, Indian food. Kublai Khan is an eat-as-much-as-you want Chinese and Mongolian buffet where punters choose the ingredients that are cooked fresh in the pan. Not bad for under £10. Portofino Italian restaurant is also low-priced, with main meals starting from £5.65. Chinatown by the sports ground provides a range of good value oriental dishes and buffets. Choose the cheapest of Lau's Buffet King’s 60 dishes and you will be rewarded with a £4.99 dish and a full belly.

The Crows Nest student pub near Haymarket metro station does two-for-the-price-of-one tummy-fillers and serves up live entertainment with its beer. Do not miss the traditional English roast dinners on Sundays that come in two and three courses. The Goose at the Garden is one of the largest pubs in the city and serves English pub grub from £5. For vegetarians, the Sky Apple cafe serves up English breakfast as part of its meat-free menu.