Whitley Bay to tuck into Food and Drink Week

Cherri and Gareth Bowden of Evans Bistro, Julie and Martin Summers of Olives at the Station, and Lee Casey of Amanda Lee.
Cherri and Gareth Bowden of Evans Bistro, Julie and Martin Summers of Olives at the Station, and Lee Casey of Amanda Lee.

A host of food establishments are coming together to showcase the variety on offer in Whitley Bay.

More than 25 restaurants, bars, cafés and shops have signed up to the first Whitley Bay Food and Drink Week.

Ben Richardson and Lori Montalbano, owners of Links Art Gallery on Dukes Walk, which is taking part in Whitley Bay Food Week.

Ben Richardson and Lori Montalbano, owners of Links Art Gallery on Dukes Walk, which is taking part in Whitley Bay Food Week.

It will take place from Monday, May 22, to Monday, May 29, and will co-incide with the Whitley Bay Carnival and Whitley Bay Beer Festival at Rockcliff Rugby Club.

Among those taking part are Hinnies Restaurant, The Roxburgh, Tanner Smiths, Eden’s Café and Boda Home.

It is part of the Our Whitley Bay marketing campaign with participating venues offering discounts individual to each business.

Whitley Bay boasts an array of places to dine including Italian, Indian or Turkish cuisine.

Booking is recommended. For a full list of participating venues and offers visit www.facebook.com/ourtownwhitleybay

Evan’s Bistro, co-owned by Mark Spratt and Gareth Bowden and recently opened in Whitley Road, has a choice of two or three course set menus.

Gareth said: “We are delighted to be supporting food and drink week as a new business to Whitley Bay looking to establish ourselves within the town as a dining destination.”

Julie Summers, chairman of Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade, said: “Launching a special week celebrating the many food and drink establishments of the town continues the Our Whitley Bay campaign success which has seen chamber membership rise from 21 members in late 2016 to over 220.”

For further information on joining Our Whitley Bay contact Lee Casey at www.facebook.com/OurTownWhitleyBay or Julie Summers at www.wbcot.co.uk