About EAT!


EAT! NewcastleGateshead was established in 2007 by NewcastleGateshead Initiative and is a regional festival with a strong national reputation for innovation and excellence that celebrates the many ways in which good food can enhance our lives.

As a festival that passionately advocates to all the pleasures of creating and sharing good food and drink in the North East, EAT! NewcastleGateshead aims to:

  • Elevate the profile of the North East as a producer and provider of quality food and drink.
  • Attract visitors from outside the region to the North East to sample the hospitality available.
  • Champion and showcase local food industry talent.
  • Develop enthusiasm for the enjoyment of good, healthy food in local children and their families.
  • Encourage strong connections between NewcastleGateshead and its local producers, raising awareness of the farm-to-fork journey.
  • Encourage pleasurable and convivial encounters at the table.

Previous highlights have included Cake City, Naked Feasts, Speakeasy & Salon, FOUND Fishing and the Big EAT! Weekend.

Get in touch with Eat! NewcastleGateshead

EAT! NewcastleGateshead
c/o NewcastleGateshead Initiative
9th Floor, Baltic Place East
For further enquiries please contact eat@ngi.org.uk

For Media Enquires please contact:
David Brookbanks - Media and PR Manager, NewcastleGateshead Initiative
Email: David.Brookbanks@ngi.org.uk
Telephone: 0191 440 5740

EAT! events 2014-15

This year, EAT! comes in three servings: Tea & Cake Planet (June 2014), EAT OUT! (August 2014) and EAT IN! (February 2015). Click the drop-down links below to find out about each event.

Tea & Cake Planet, 28–29 June 2014

EAT! celebrated the 250th anniversary of Earl Grey – the famous Northumbrian who sits atop Grey’s Monument – with the most magnificent summer tea party EVER!

The North East’s finest tea upstarts from Ringtons to The *TeaShed joined forces with the region’s best bakers to bring pop-up tearooms, workshops, artisan stalls, live music and dance, bars and street food to The Boiler Shop.

The centrepiece of the event was the incredible Cake Planet. Amateur and professional bakers made their favourite landmarks from across the world out of cake and placed them on a map to be admired – before they were devoured!

Click here to see photos of Tea & Cake Planet on Facebook.

EAT! OUT, 8-17 August 2014

We’re going al-fresco for our summer edition with a series of events embracing great food in the great outdoors.

We’ll see the return of 2013’s extremely popular Naked Feasts in some unbelievable new locations, as well as Foraging in countryside and coast and a whole week of Kids Cook School @ Fenwick.

From 15-17 August we’ll be celebrating our local ‘food heroes’, from chefs to producers and everyone in between, with a weekend of free events in Newcastle city centre including market stalls, street food, a Monumental disco soup and a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest chef demonstration.

Find out more about EAT! OUT

EAT! IN, February 2015

Save room for our winter edition when we’ll be heading indoors for secret events, warming comfort food and more frivolity to cure the winter blues.

Details will be announced later in 2014. Watch this space….

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