The quaint and charming seaside resort of Whitley Bay offers a host of attractions to visitors, including a fine selection of restaurants and eateries. Unsurprisingly, the majority of diners, particularly during the summer season, are tourists and those who wish to admire the area just for the day. The region boasts restaurants of all varieties, serving an array of dishes from Europe and beyond. As this is a coastal resort, many of the restaurants in Whitley Bay offer locally sourced and sustainable fish and seafood and the farms in the area provide the most succulent meat and offal.
A visit to the region would not be complete without sampling one of the many excellent dishes served at the local fish restaurants. Cod and Haddock are, perhaps, the most popular choice with diners and depending on the restaurant can be served in a variety of ways. The traditional British way of serving both cod and haddock is deep fried with french fries and peas. Nonetheless, some restaurants offer a twist on the traditional recipe and serve in rich tomato or cream sauces, particularly if you're dining at an Italian fish restaurant. In addition, freshly caught mussels and prawns often appear on the menu and can be served with salads or delicious sauces with pasta or rice.
This region is popular with couples and families alike and, therefore, the restaurants in the area will often cater for both. While most restaurants in Whitley Bay will offer a child's menu, several of the restaurants have adapted to provide excellent facilities for children too. For example, there are a number eateries that provide children's play areas, both indoors and out, ensuring that parents can relax and a enjoy a glass of wine or two while their children play safely. Additionally, highchairs and baby changing facilities are available for use.
The sheer number of fine restaurants in Whitley Bay is impressive and diners can expect to find a selection of establishments offering cuisine from around the world. The Indian restaurants are particularly impressive, offering mouth-watering dishes from Kerala and eastern India. On the other hand, why not sample Italian dishes while in the area. In addition to the best pizza and pasta dishes, many of the Italian restaurants serve veal in creamy sauces or succulent steaks with all the trimmings.