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Trakol, Hillgate Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2FD – Visit Now

Welcome to Trakol. On the Gateshead quayside, underneath the Tyne Bridge, is one of the best locations to go for a meal in Newcastle and Gateshead. On what was once derelict land on the quayside there now stands a fantastic shipping container village. Inside one of these purposely rusted units is Trakol.

Nationally acclaimed, Trakol has been listed in newspapers and magazines such as The Week and lives up to its reputation. What makes their food special is the primitive nature of the way they prepare it. Everything is roasted on an open fire, bringing extra flavours into the already exceptional seasonal meats and vegetables. Much of the meat has also been dry-aged and preserved in traditional ways that add to the flavour and reduce the environmental impact on the world.

Everything is roasted on an open fire, bringing extra flavours into the already exceptional seasonal meats and vegetables

Enjoy cuts of meat that you would not normally consider, with nose-to-tail cooking highlighting that all parts of the animal are equally appetizing. This style of cooking is also ethical and focuses on respecting nature and reducing waste in cooking. The food at Trakol is not set: as they say themselves, ‘Our food reflects the seasons, is created in the moment and is ever-changing’.

Trakol not only offers fantastic food but also is a very social place to eat. As you enjoy your meal the River Tyne can be seen outside, and as the light changes throughout the day and the city lights come on you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful views of Newcastle. In fact, the whole thing is rather cosy, with wood stoves heating the room and giving it that log cabin feel, while you sit in a recycled shipping container. The presence of a bar and taproom next door also means that you can enjoy a range of beers and ales brewed on-site and inspired by brewing traditions from around the world. For an ethical and memorable experience, Trakol is one of the best venues Newcastle and Gateshead.

  • Hillgate Quays
  • Gateshead
  • NE8 2FD
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit