The River Café on the Tyne is owned by Paul and Michelle Scott and is one of only a handful of restaurants in the North of the region – and one of only a handful in the North East – to have made its mark on the foodie scene and earned itself a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the seventh year in succession.

3 courses of delicious home cooked food from £8.95

Served daily is the restaurants set menu which uses produce sourced from the North Shields fish quay and local Northumbrian farms.

Families & children welcome

We always have a place for the young at heart foodies, serving smaller portions upon request, we may even throw in a scoop or two of ice cream!


The Bib Gourmand category is awarded to those restaurants who have been recognised as offering good quality, great value food for a maximum of three courses for under £28.

Owner Paul Scott and his partner Michelle are delighted and said today:

“To receive this award for the fifth year running is fantastic news and testament to our ability to offer great food and excellent value for money. Customers know that we pay great attention to detail, and always make sure to use the finest ingredients and freshest locally sourced produce cooked well.”

Front-of-House Paul and his partner Michelle have a wealth of experience in North East restaurants including Terry Laybourne’s award- winning 21 Queen Street and Terry’s Cafe 21 at Darras Hall. Under Paul’s management, the restaurant was awarded two AA rosettes and then within 12 months of opening had been voted Café of the Year by the Observer Magazine.


Did you know that you can hire our beautiful restaurant overlooking the mouth of the River Tyne for your special event be it wedding, anniversary, christening or birthday party with NO HIRE CHARGE for as little as £20 per head for a minimum of 30, or maximum of 50 people?

Let us take the headache out of your celebration – call us on 0191 296 6168 to discuss your requirements and we promise to deliver an event to remember for you.

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