Restaurant cooks up award for third year

River Cafe on the Tyne owners Paul Scott and Michelle Dickie. Picture by Colin Davison/Rosella Studios.

River Cafe on the Tyne owners Paul Scott and Michelle Dickie. Picture by Colin Davison/Rosella Studios.

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A North Shields restaurant is making its mark on the food scene after earning a prestigious award for the third year running.

The River Café on the Tyne – formerly David Kennedy’s River Café on the Tyne – is only one of five in the north east to earn a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award for the third year in a row.

The award recognises restaurants which offer good food at competitive prices, with a maximum of £28 for three courses.

The cafe in Bell Street is owned by Paul Scott and Michelle Dickie.

Paul said: “To receive this award for the third consecutive year is fantastic news and proves that restaurants are able to provide affordable food at Michelin standards.

“Our head chef Christopher Wilson holds a reputation for attention to detail, sourcing the best ingredients and freshest locally sourced produce cooked well, but at a reasonable price.”

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.

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.

River Café on the Tyne is open Tuesday to Thursday 5.30pm to 9.30pm, Friday and Saturday noon to 10pm and Sunday noon to 5pm.

For more information or to book a table call (0191) 296 6168 as there are limited spaces available.