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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields between 7th and 14th October then you may like to visit one of our local restaurants during South Tyneside Restaurant Week.

South Tyneside Restaurant Week October 2017

The full list of participating restaurants and cafés is below…

Beggar’s Bridge
Station Approach, East Boldon, NE36 0AB.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £12.95.

Starters
Fully loaded skins with bacon and cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce and garlic mayonnaise.
Tomato and basil soup finished with fresh Thai basil and cream.
Hickory smoked chicken wings on mixed leaf salad.

Mains
Pan fried cajun chicken served on patatas bravas finished with spicy salsa and mixed leaf salad.
Homemade deep dish mince and red onion pie – shortcrust pastry served with savoury mince topped with balsamic red onions, served with chips, peas and gravy.
Baked cod lemon and caper butter with sweet potato wedges and green beans.

Desserts
Strawberry eton mess.
Apple and blackberry crumble.
Hot chocolate fudge sundae.

Bell Passi Italian Kitchen
70 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JD.

Two courses for £21.95, including a glass of wine per person.

Starters
Goats cheese bruschetta – goats cheese topped with rocket and Parmesan shavings, dressed with balsamic vinegar.
Avocado prawn cocktail.

Mains
Tiger prawns and smoked salmon wrapped in chicken breast and served in a creamy lobster sauce.
Tagliatelle pasta, tiger prawns, courgettes in a creamy lobster sauce.

Bistro Romano
63 Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland SR6 7PG.

Two courses for £21.50.

Starters
Soup of the day.
Smoked haddock and pea arancini with pea puree.
Tiger prawns with chilli, garlic, ginger and egg noodles.
Carpaccio of bresaola, rocket, pecorino cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing.
Pasta or risotto of your choice from their list.

Mains
Braised daube of beef with red wine, mirepoix vegetables and creamed potatoes.
Pan fried veal loin, salsa verde, mixed salad and French fried potatoes.
Pan fried fillet of sea bream, creamed leeks and sautéed potatoes.
Roast chicken supreme stuffed with black pudding and sausage meat, with wholegrain mustard sauce and rosti potatoes.
Pasta or risotto of your choice from their list.

Desserts
A selection of desserts from their daily menu.

Cafe India
200 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Two courses for £14.95.

Starters
Café India Special Mix – Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Samosa, Fish Pakura.
Sheek Pura Murgh – A very lightly spiced Chicken Kebab with a touch of mixed herbs, lime and lemon zest, served with a mustard and onion sauce.
Chatri Paneer (v) – Garlic Mushroom and Cheese Tikka served with stir fried onion, pepper and fresh coriander.
Café Tuk Tuk – Small pieces of Chicken Tikka cooked in a medium bhuna naga sauce, served with a puree.
Prawn Cocktail – Prawns garnished with cocktail sauce and mixed salad.

Mains
Lamb Railway Curry – Medium dish, succulent lamb, cooked in a traditional bhuna sauce complimented with roasted chillies and potatoes.
Jhal Jul Rashun – Beef pieces prepared in a medium sauce, topped with stir fried onions, green peppers and garlic.
King Prawn Begun – Fried aubergines cooked in a medium bhuna sauce with succulent king prawns.
Murghi Bahar – Pieces of boneless chicken, stir fried with special spices, green peppers and tomatoes.
Mango Delight – Chicken tikka cooked in a rice mild sauce with almonds and fresh mango.
All main dishes are served with pilau rice, boiled rice, chips or special fried rice.

Complimentary – Mouth-watering Gulub Jamun with Indian sweet yoghurt (served with fruits).

Caffe Mio
299 Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6RB.

Any cold or toasted wrap and a dessert for £5.

Mains
Wraps – Served with side salad and tortilla chips…
  Sweet Chilli Chicken.
  Coronation Chicken.
  Tuna Salad.
  Ham Salad.

Toasted Wraps – Served with side salad and homemade coleslaw…
  Spicy Tuna.
  Chicken Tikka.
  Coronation Chicken.
  Tuna and Mayonnaise.
  Meatball, Cheese and Ragu Sauce.
  Piri Piri.
  Sweet Chilli Chicken.
  Cheese and Beans (V).

Desserts
Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Lemon Cheesecake.

Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant
176-186 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Tempura crab claws with citrus mayo.

Mains
Salmon and cod fishcakes with chips.

Colmans Seafood Temple
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Starters
Potted salmon terrine, herb mayo, cucumber and dill salad.
Smoked mackerel with beetroot salad and horseradish dressing.

Mains
Baked cod, tomato compote, herbcrust and warm tartare sauce.
Poached smoked haddock, soft poached egg, bubble and squeak and wholegrain mustard cream.

Dessert
Lemon polenta cake.
Hot amarena cherries and ice cream.

Creme De La Creme
158 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JF.

Two courses for £8.95.

Mains
Vegetarian wrap and fries.
Chicken Goujon wrap and fries.
Burger and fries.
Hot dog and fries.
Omelette and fries.
Toastie or panini with fries.

Desserts
Waffle.
Pancake.
Cookie dough.
Sundaes.

Dilshad Tandoori
222-224 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Florence Bar and Bistro
97 Newcastle Road, Simonside, South Shields, NE34 9AA.

One course for £10.95, two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £16.95.

Starters
Pan fried salmon fillet, oriental salad and orange sauce.
Chicken terrine, apricot and watercress salad with curry mayonnaise.
Buffalo mozzarella, asparagus, vine tomatoes and hollanaise sauce.

Mains
Braised clod of beef with a mushroom mash, grilled herb tomatoes and a rich onion sauce.
Grilled seabass fillet, roast vegetable risotto with saffron potatoes.
Deep fried brie, braised lettuce, pea puree and sweet potatoes.

Desserts
Strawberry, black pepper and white chocolate cheesecake with amaretto syrup.
Dark chocolate raspberry and cherry trifle.
Burnt lemon tart, vanilla pod ice cream with lime syrup.

Frankies Diner
15 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2HT.

Two courses for £5.50.

Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge
181b Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Offer 1 – £14.95 (usually £19.95)
Ice Cream Afternoon Tea for Two – sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, scones with cream, mini cakes and mini rainbow ice creams.

Offer 2 – £6.95 (usually £8.95)
Italian range of Paninis and a slice of indulgent chocolate cake.

Offer 3 – £9.95 (usually £12.95)
Dessert Sharing Platter For Two – two mini milkshakes, two mini sundaes and eight patisserie cakes.

Hive Coffee Company
Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Offer 1 – £5
Avocado Toast & Poached Egg
With chilli flakes and paprika plus coffee or tea.
(Offers include any hot drink – latte, cappuccino, americano, flat white, tea and flavoured tea. Excludes speciality hot drinks.)

Offer 2 – £3.50
Coffee & Cake
(Offers include any hot drink – latte, cappuccino, americano, flat white, tea and flavoured tea. Excludes speciality hot drinks.)

Mambo II
Prince Consort Road, Hebburn, NE31 1BE.

Two courses for £13.95.

Starters
Potato Skins – Golden crisp potato skins with choice of dips.
Soup of the Day – Chefs daily choice of soup.
Black Pudding – Black pudding pan fried with peppercorn sauce.
Crostini – Homemade Italian ciabatta topped with tomato basil and mozzarella cheese.
Caprese – Sliced baby mozzarella, beef tomato and basil dressing.

Mains
Pollo Picante – Succulent chicken breast sautéed in chilli, garlic, red wine and rich tomato ragu.
Bianco Salmone – Poached fillet of salmon, dill and white wine.
Pizza – Tomato and mozzarella with a choice of any two toppings.
Manzo Affumicata – Smoked Julian’s of beef sautéed with chilli and garlic in a creamy tomato sauce.
Bistecca Alla Aglio – Tender sirloin steak with classic garlic butter and white wine sauce.
Steak sauce supplement – £2.95 – Choose from peppercorn, diane, arrabiatta or al a crema.

Mambo Wine and Dine
Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Two courses for £17.95.

Starters
Halloumi Fries – Spicy Harissa.
Marrakech Kofta – Minced lamb kofta kebabs with authentic Marrakech spices, on a bed of crisp salad.
French Fishcake – Salmon and potato fishcake, with tartar sauce.
Mac N Cheese – Macaroni pasta oven baked with a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Boneless Ribs – Slow cooked boneless beef short ribs with rich BBQ and finished with a crisp coleslaw.

Main Course
Zizou Mix Grill – Marinated prime beef hanging skewer saffron spiced rice.
Griglia Pomodoro – Grilled butterflied chicken breast, mix bell peppers, tomato and chilli ragu finished with fresh basil and roasted cherry tomato.
Lubina – Fresh fillet of seabass sautéed in a rich roasted red pepper and chorizo sauce, served on a bed of bucatini pasta and finished with spring peas and parsley.
Mediterranean Green Thai Curry – Aromatic Thai green paste, coconut milk, Mediterranean vegetables and fresh chilli, served with basmati rice.

Mamma Mia
1 East Street, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7BZ.

Two courses for £19.90.

Starters
Homemade pumpkin and amaretto ravioli with butter & sage.
Homemade crespelle with mushrooms & ham in béchamel sauce.

Main Course
Seabass in potato crust with garlic & rosemary sauce.
Pork fillet wrapped in parma ham with chestnut mousse & marsala sauce.
Both served with roasted seasonal vegetables.

Desserts
Homemade ricotta, orange zest and cinnamon tart.
Homemade chocolate and almond flourless cake.

Man Vs Food Grill House
35 Hudson Street, South Shields, NE34 0AD.

Three courses for £15.95

Starters
Loaded fries – choose from…
Beef chilli – melted cheese, sour cream and jalapenos.
Pepperoni – melted cheese, Italian tomato sauce and pepperoni.
Pulled chicken or pulled beef – melted cheese, spring onions and bbq sauce.
Veggie nachos – served with nacho cheese, sour cream, guacomole, salsa and jalapenos.

Mains
Create your own parmo – choose from…
Pulled chicken, pulled beef, slow smoked beef brisket, hot beef chilli, pepperoni, veggie topping plus one of the following – peppers, onions, mushrooms or jalepenos topped with oregano.
Served with skinny fries and a side of your choice.

Dessert
Gelato & sorbet (three scoops) choose from…
Madegascan vanilla, strawberries and cream, chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, pistachio, bubblegum or passion fruit sorbet.

No 4
Station Road, East Boldon, NE36 0LE.

Otto Restaurant
35 Dean Road, South Shields, NE33 4EA.

Ristorante Bravi
7 North Street, South Shields, NE33 1HD.

Scoop & Bean
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Offer 1 – £3.50 – any cake and hot drink.

Offer 2 – £5 – any cake and shake.

Offer 3 – £8 – any two sundaes.

Smiths Seaview Cafe
South Foreshore, South Shields, NE33 2LA.

South Tyneside College
St George’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET.

Two courses for £10.

Starters
Butternut squash and sweet potato soup.
Deep fried breaded mushrooms filled with pate on a bed of salad leaves.

Main Course
Pan fried chicken breast on bed of pureed leeks with crème sauce.
Baked cod with cherry tomatoes and green olives.

Desserts
Strawberry cheesecake with créme chantilly.
Steamed treacle sponge with custard.

The Black Horse
Rectory Bank, West Boldon, NE36 0QQ.

Three courses for £15.

Starters
Swede & honey soup.
Sauted lambs kidneys with smoked paprika & sherry.
Crab & roast fennel salad.
Bacon jam & camembert on toast.

Mains
Chicken, roast garlic and bean casserole with suet leek pudding.
Smoked haddock & garden pea risotto with poached egg.
Calves liver with bubble and squeak and onion gravy.
Halloumi burger with spiced beetroot relish, onion rings and fries.

Desserts
Frozen winter berries with hot white chocolate sauce.
Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Vanilla ice cream & hazelnut crunch with hot chocolate sauce.
Sticky toffee pudding with sauce of god.

Sides
Hand cut chips £3
Sweet potato chips £3
Spicy/regular fries £3
House mixed salad £3
Onion rings £3

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill.

The Clifton
101 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL.

Main course, drink and cake for £10.

Mains
Chicken Caesar salad.
Feta salad.
Homemade vegetable quiche.
Steak baguette.
Avocado & smokey bacon flatbread.
Chicken Caesar flatbread.
Club sandwich.
Club deluxe sandwich.
Classic BLT.
Salad nicoise.
Pasta salad.
Chicken & mushroom pasta bake.
Vegetable chilli.
Cheese & pate platter.
Ploughman’s lunch.

The Grey Hen
141 Temple Park Road, South Shields, NE34 0EN.

The Grotto
Coast Road, South Shields, NE34 7BS.

Two courses for £12.50.

Starters
Smoked mackerel pate with toasted sourdough bread and garnished with pea shoots.
Seafood chowder served with warm crusty bread.
Bucket of whitebait with garlic aioli.
Bowl of crispy potato peelings with garlic mayonnaise.

Mains
Fish and chip wrap – flatbread wrap filled with battered cod, chips, minted mushy peas, lettuce, red onion, peppers, finished with a spoonful of tartare sauce.
Steak wrap – flatbread wrap smothered with garlic mayo, strips of seasonal rump steak, French fries, lettuce, red onion and peppers.
Seafood wrap – flatbread wrap with crab mayo, crispy whitebait and prawns with French fries, lettuce, red onions and peppers.

Desserts
Fresh lemon tart with raspberries, raspberry coulis and pouring cream.
Mango & passion fruit cheesecake with mango coulis and chocolate drizzle.
Individual ice cream pot, various flavours.

The Harbour Lights
101 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AJ.

Two courses for £12.95, three courses for £16.95.

Starters
Chef’s soup – with homemade bread.
Beetroot & goats cheese terrine with candied walnuts and fried sage.
Brown butter scallops with pea puree, crisp bacon lardons and watercress.

Mains
Warming lamb stew with herby dumplings, minted new potatoes and buttered greens.
Cumberland sausage in a beer pretzel bun with caramelised onions and roasted garlic butter served with sweet potato wedges and harissa mayo.
Pan fried salmon in a garlic lemon butter sauce, served on crushed new potatoes with green beans.
The ultimate fish and chips – fresh battered cod, chunky chips, minted steeped peas, homemade tartare and griddled lemon.

Desserts
Treacle tart – homemade treacle tart with vanilla ice cream.
Cornflake cake – a retro favourite served with custard.
Chocolate Brownie – homemade brownie, vanilla ice cream and cinder toffee.

The Marsden Inn
Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE34 7JS.

Two courses for £6.99.

Starters
Homemade soup.
Potato skins.

Mains
Classic burger & chips (cheese optional).
Mince & dumplings with veg or mash.
Peppered pork with chips or mash.
Steak & chicken sizzler.
Scampi & chips.
(Sunday main course: traditional Sunday lunch or mince and dumplings).

Desserts
Ice cream.
Chocolate sponge.
Sticky toffee pudding.

The Lakeside Inn
The Farm House, East Fellgate Farm, Wardley, Jarrow, NE10.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Wild mushroom celestine fished with shredded herb blini (V).
Fruits de mare bound in a cream cilantro sauce served on a filo shell.
Smoked chicken bacon and black pudding terrine accompanied with a mango and sweet chilli chutney.

Mains
Supreme of chicken infused with haggis and drizzled in a red wine and drambuie jus served with seasoned vegetables.
Oven baked Alaskan haddock topped with king shrimp napped in a lime tomato cilantro dressing.
Roast entrecote of beef wild mushrooms finished in a light tarragon wine jus served with chunky chips.
Filo basket stuffed with caramelised red onions vine tomatoes and goat’s cheese drizzled in a tomatoes and herb sauce (V).

Desserts
Natural yoghurt Eton mess finished with raspberries.
Plumb crumble served with cream anglicize.
Salted caramel gateaux served with vanilla ice cream.
Trio of ice creams with forest fruits.

The Little Haven Hotel
River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1LH.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Soup of the day – homemade soup made with fresh ingredients, served with a bread roll.
Little Haven fish ‘n’ chips – fresh beer battered cod cooked golden with straw chips, blackened vinegar & creamy tartare sauce.
Pear and cheese salad – red wine poached pear with a flavour filled coquet cheese.

Mains
Seafood skewer – market fish layered with bell peppers & onions, chargrilled with fluffy white rice and sweet chilli & lime sauce.
Chicken milanaise – breaded chicken breast cooked golden with a rich herb filled tomato sauce.
Daube of English beef – with red onion mash, red wine, smoked bacon & root vegetable espagnol.

Desserts
Luxury ice cream – real strawberry, chocolate chip & vanilla pod ice cream, with a fan wafer & cream.
Jamaican bread & butter pudding – home made with lashings of custard.
Spiced chilled rice pudding – with sweet sticky jam.

The Quality Hotel Boldon
Witney Way, Boldon, NE35 9PE.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £15.

Starters
Garlic mushrooms with toasted brioche.
Sauté creamy garlic mushrooms and toasted brioche.
Sauté chorizo, black pudding and potatoes.
Chorizo, black pudding and sauté potatoes with balsamic glazed red onions and spring onion.
Soup of the day
– served with crusty bread roll.

Mains
Lamb and mint burger.
Toasted brioche bun, little gem, tomato salsa, and fries.
Chicken supreme wrapped in Parma ham.
Served with peppercorn sauce, mashed potato, tender stem broccoli.
Grilled flat mushroom, goats cheese and tomato
– served with dressed watercress, red pepper salsa, sauté fine beans.
Crispy confit duck leg
– served with sweet and sour stir fry vegetables, toasted sesame seeds.

Desserts
Warm chocolate brownie.
Served with chocolate sauce and chantilly cream.
Sticky toffee pudding.
Served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Lemon and panacotta tart.
Raspberry coulis.

The Rattler
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Two courses for £10.95.

Starters
Black pudding and bacon
– served with a salad garnish and peppercorn sauce.
Potato skins (V)
– served with a salad garnish, homemade garlic sauce or sweet chilli dip.
King prawns
– pan fried and served with a salad garnish, lemon wedge, and a garlic butter, diavola or thermidor sauce.
Garlic bread (V)
– with added rosemary and sea salt.

Mains
Homemade vegeballs (V)
– served in spicy tomato sauce and on a bed of pasta.
Steak and blue cheese pizza
– chargrilled steak, blue cheese, mushrooms, red onions, rocket, and parmesan.
Flamed grilled chicken breast
– served with a cheese and asparagus sauce, and a side of either homemade chunky chips, skinny fries, seasonal vegetables, sweet potato fries or a rustic salad.
Antipasti pizza
– selection of meats, sundried tomatoes and olives.
8oz rump steak (£3 supplement)
– cooked to your liking and served with mushrooms, a grilled tomato, and either a side salad, homemade chunky chips or skinny fries.

Desserts
Sharing profiterole stack.
Créme brulee
– served with clotted cream.
Eton Mess Cheesecake
– served with ice cream and fresh cream.

Mega Seafood Sharing Platter for two only £24.95
– two half lobsters, battered cod, mussels, clams, placed goujons, prawns, potted crab and homemade chunky chips.

The Red Lion
Redcar Terrace, West Boldon, NE36 0PZ.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £14.

Starters
Soup of the day.
Chicken liver pate, red onion marmalade and toast.
Homemade potato skins with garlic mayo (V).
Thai spiced fishcakes with a chilli dressing.

Mains
Mushroom stroganoff with white rice (V).
Homemade corned beef pie with mash or chips.
Roast of the day in a giant Yorkshire pudding.
Homemade curry of the day with white rice.
Scampi and chips with homemade tartar sauce.
Traditional cottage pie with a cheesy mash lid.

The Robin
Roman Road, Jarrow, NE32 5UB.

The Sand Dancer
2 Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £11.95.

Starters
Minestrone soup (V) (GF) – served with a floating cheese crouton.
Pork meatballs – in a sweet chilli glaze and served on a bed of deep fried spinach.
Tiger prawn skewer – with onion chilli jam and mixed salad leaf.
Creamy garlic mushroom pot (V) – with toasted bread sticks.

Mains
Stuffed chicken breasts (GF) – chicken breast stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and poached garlic creamed leek sauce.
Mediterranean vegetable crumble (V) – roasted Med veg topped with crumble and served with a tomato fondue dip.
Chicken Caesar pizza – stone basked dough base topped with mozzarella and tomato and finished with rocket, parmesan and Caesar sauce.
Baked salmon – a fillet of salmon baked and served with new potatoes & olive remoulade.
Slow braised frying steak – Served on a bed of creamy spring onion mash with a red wine, onion and mushroom gravy.
Pasta Napoli (V) (GF) – gluten Free pasta topped with our Napoli sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Desserts
Chocolate fudge cake (V) – with salted caramel sauce.
Mixed berry meringue (V) (GF) – with fresh cream and topped with raspberry puree.
Banana waffle sundae (V) – belgian waffle chunks, banana syrup and toffee sauce mixed with cream.
Mixed ice cream (V).

The Sea Hotel
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Toby Carvery
Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7PG.

Two courses for £7.49.

Offer 1
Soup of the day and carvery (or vegetarian option).

Offer 2
Carvery (or vegetarian option) and ice cream.

Turkuisine
Windsor Hall, 8 Burrow Street, South Shields, NE33 1PP.

Two courses for £10.95.

Starters
Cacik (V) – yogurt with chopped cucumber, dill, olive oil and hint of garlic.
Humus (V) – crushed chickpeas mixed with tahini, garlic & olive oil.
Saksuka (V) – aubergines, peppers and potatoes fried in olive oil, served with fresh tomato, parsley and garlic sauce.
Kirsir (V) – bulgur wheat mix with spring onions, red peppers, celery, fresh parsley, tomato purée and walnuts, served with olive oil and pomegranate vinegar dressing.
Yaprak sarma (V) – vine leaves stuffed with rice, pine kernels and herbs.
Soup of the day – soup of the day served with Turkish bread.
Sucuk – chargrilled spicy Turkish sausage.
Mantar guvec (V) – mushrooms, onions, mix peppers, tomato and garlic cooked in clay dish and topped with cheese.
Falafel (V) – deep fried crushed chick pea balls, made with chopped mix peppers, coriander, dill and celery, served on a bed of humus.
Ciger kavurma – pan fried lambs liver with garlic and fresh parsley, seasoned with paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, served on a bed of onion salad.

Mains
Adana – finely chopped best prime lamb mixed with peppers, chilli and fresh parsley cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill and served on Turkish flat bread with rice and salad.
Tavuk shish – marinated cubes of chicken, cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill, served on Turkish flat bread with rice and salad garnish.
Tavuk kanat – charcoal grilled marinated chicken wings served with rice, flat bread and salad garnish.
Kaburga – spare ribs of lamb cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill, flavoured with oregano, served with flat bread, rice and salad garnish.
Beyti sarma with chicken – minced chicken flavoured with a mixture of herbs, cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill then wrapped in Turkish flat bread, sliced and served with a grilled tomato and yogurt.
Iskender kebab – charcoal grilled minced lamb placed on a bed of Turkish bread served with yogurt and drizzled with hot butter sauce.
Kuzu incik – hock of lamb, traditionally slow cooked in a special sauce with vegetables, potatoes and herbs.
Izmir kofte – roast lamb meatballs cooked in a special tomato sauce with potatoes and herbs, served with rice.
Musakka – classic lamb musakka, layers of aubergines, mincemeat, potatoes, courgettes, onions, and carrots, with béchamel sauce, topped with cheese and baked in the oven.
Sebzeli guvec (V) – courgettes, peppers, aubergines, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and herbs cooked in a clay dish with our special tomato sauce, served with rice.
Vegetarian musakka (V) – layers of aubergines, potatoes, courgettes, carrots and peas, with béchamel sauce, topped with cheese and baked in the oven.

Desserts
Baklava (V) – layers of filo pastry with nuts and honey-syrup.
Kadayif (V) – shredded pastry with nuts and soaked in sweet syrup.
Chocolate fudge cake (V) – Served hot or cold with ice cream or double cream.
Cheesecake (V) – cheesecake of the day.
Ice Cream (V) – selection of award winning Minchella’s ice cream.
Sticky toffee pudding (V) – homemade sticky toffee pudding served with butterscotch sauce.
Complimentary apple tea, Turkish tea and Turkish delight.

Tuscano’s Italian Restaurant
2 Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Three courses for £12.95.

Starters
Garlic bread – plain, cheese or tomato.
BBQ chicken wings – chicken wings cooked in a spicy barbeque glaze.
Black pudding and peppercorn sauce – black pudding served on a bed of creamy mash topped with peppercorn sauce.
Tuscan bean bruschetta – crustini topped with goats cheese and a cannellini bean, tomato and olive salad.
Seafood cocktail – mussels, cockles & prawns served on a bed of lettuce coated with marie-rose sauce.

Main Course
Pollo gamberetti – chicken breast with baby prawns served in a tomato and cream sauce.
Salmon panna prezzemolo salsa – fresh pan fried salmon supreme served with a white wine and parsley sauce.
Bistecca bordelaise – sirloin steak served in a classic mushroom, onion and demi-glaze sauce.
– All served with fresh vegetables or homemade chunky chips.
Polepetini – spicy Italian meatballs served with tagliatelle.

Desserts
Sweet of the day or tea or coffee.

Village Delights
181A Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Two courses for £7.95.

Mains
Chicken fajitas, salad and tortillas.
Chicken or prawn tagliatelle with garlic bread.
Chinese chicken curry, egg fried rice and prawn crackers.

Desserts
Chocolate brownie ice cream sundae.
Strawberries and cream.
Hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream.

Zeera
206-210 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Special taster menu for £24.50.

Starters
Chat pati chingri – super king prawns prepared in a spicy hot sauce, flavoured with tangy lemon, naga chilli, tomatoes, peppers and garlic. Served with small Indian bread.
Pan fried scallops – lightly spiced pan fried American king scallops served on a butternut squash puree, dressed with a crispy salad and pomegranate dressing.
Kathi kebab – diced tender roasted lamb, tossed with onion and tomatoes well spiced and served in butter chapati, accompanied with Kathi sauce.

Mains
Railway lamb curry – served to the British Raj, travelling First Class on India’s extensive railway network. Pieces of lamb cooked with fresh curry leaf, dried red chilli and onions, finished with fresh coriander.
Adraki dhaniya murgh – chicken flavoured with a sharp taste of ginger and masala spices garnished with chopped coriander.
Lasuni machi nilgiri – monkfish cooked in a medium spiced sauce, with fresh garlic and citrus Bengali Satkora.

Accompanied with fluffy steamed rice or tomato rice (basmati rice cooked with tomato, onion, chilli and mint).

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South Tyneside Guide – Walking

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Walk The Walk

South Tyneside distills all of the North East’s best bits – dunes, cliffs, parks, countryside, sea views — into a dramatic and eminently walkable landscape.

Walking is pretty good, isn’t it? Propelling yourself along at a leisurely pace, relying only on your own legs and sense of self-determination and freedom. There are loads of good words for it too. Stomp. Wander. Stroll. Plod. Walking’s by far the most poetic way of getting anywhere.

And it’s not just the descriptors which are poetic: South Tyneside’s varied scenery packs in all of the greatest hits of the North East. Obviously, being on the coast, there are dunes and cliffs to wander across stretching from South Shields down to Whitburn. There’s something incredibly soul-settling about staring out to sea, and the vantage points in South Tyneside out across Marsden Bay are especially majestic. Head to Whitburn Coastal Park and Souter Lighthouse and head north towards Frenchman’s Bay for an easy stroll along the clifftops, taking in the panoramic sea views.

Walking along the promenade beside Sandhaven and Littlehaven beaches is a joy too, as are South Marine Park and North Marine Park overlooking the promenade. Away from the coast there are a number of options, such as Hebburn Riverside Park. Once a derelict, beaten-up landscape scarred by generations of heavy industry – chemical works and ship-building, primarily – the land along here has been transformed with new housing, a nature trail and riverside walk.

You want nature? South Tyneside is absolutely full of it, not least at Tilesheds Local Nature Reserve between Boldon and Cleadon. As the name suggests, it used to be a brick and tile works, but now it’s pond and marshland plus thousands of native trees and shrubs. That means it’s teeming with wildlife: you’ve got your classic pond-dwellers like frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies and water boatmen, plus breeding swans, coots and moorhens.The nearby Cotman Gardens Meadow makes for an evocative walk too. It’s a traditional meadow that’s been unploughed for generations, meaning you can get a feel for how our forebears would have frolicked among the cowslips, great burnet and yellow rattle.

West Boldon Lodge is another great place for nature-lovers to explore, with 13 hectares of open water, wet and dry meadows, grassland, woodland, coppiced willow areas and scrub woodland.

Industry has added to the drama of some of South Tyneside’s walkable scenery though, and Cleadon Hills is a case in point. The old windmill and the iconic Cleadon Water Tower dot the grassy landscape as, to steal WH Auden’s memorable phrase from the poem Night Mail, “gigantic chessmen”. The route from Well House Farm to Cleadon Windmill forms part of Bede’s Way, which was put together to allow ramblers to follow in the footsteps of seventh century pilgrims who would travel between the monastery sites of St Peter’s in Wearmouth to St Paul’s in Jarrow. You can still feel the history in the air.

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South Tyneside Guide – Families

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Family Favourites

South Tyneside is jam-packed with fun things to do and great places to visit. Plan your next family outing with this handy guide.

Haven Point. This state-of-the-art leisure centre on the seafront at South Shields comes complete with two pools, a sauna, a steam room, a gym, two dance studios and a cafe. Oh yeah, and there are some wicked water slides in the leisure waters area, along with a bubble spa and a water play area. Dive in.

Jarrow Hall. A fantastic new attraction where little historians can learn more about one of the North East’s most famous names: the Venerable Bede. Animal-lovers will delight in wandering around the farm, meeting pigs, goats and other animals.

Marsden Bay. At this beautiful setting, the whole family can clamber among the rock pools and watch the kittiwakes, fulmars, gulls and cormorants of one of England’s most important seabird colonies.

The Word. National Centre for the Written Word. One of South Shields’ top attractions, this new, state of-the-art venue is perfect for families – there’s even a whole floor dedicated to children. The library here is home to more than 70,000 books, StoryWorld is an immersive storytelling experience kids will love and 2017 sees the Shiver Me Timbers exhibit come sailing into South Shields, ready to take little landlubbers on a nautical adventure they’ll never forget.

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park. A classic seaside funfair full of timeless rides and high-tech attractions. Urban Wave, the only surf simulator of its kind in the country, allows your little beach dudes to try out surfing without getting wet, while the Laser Maze will test your agility to its limits. Can you get across the room without crossing the laser beam?

South Marine Park. The crowning jewel of South Shields’ seafront, South Marine Park boasts a miniature steam train, a boating lake and two play areas. In addition, there’s green space, picnic tables, a cafe and, of course, great views of the sea. Just next door, North Marine Park also offers stellar views. South Tyneside has loads more green spaces to enjoy too. Be sure to check out Cornthwaite Park at Whitburn, Drewetts Park in Jarrow and Tilesheds Nature Reserve in Boldon.

South Shields Museum and Arbeia Roman Fort. Discover the history of the area on a day out to this celebration of South Tyneside’s heritage which brings 4,000 years of history to life across two floors and is home to insects and reptiles at Creature Corner. While we’re on the subject of history, don’t forget to explore Arbeia Roman Fort — a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Learn about the area’s Roman history through re-enactments, falconry displays and gladiator battles.

The Dunes. Jump into the soft play area, get competitive in the bowling alley, get even more competitive in the arcade, then top it all off with a Sunday lunch. Find this popular entertainment venue on South Shields seafront.

The Leas. This two-mile stretch of coastal pathways, laid out along the 250 million-year-old cliffs, will lead you along the stunning shoreline from Sandhaven to Marsden Bay and Souter Lighthouse where inquisitive minds can learn about the smugglers that used to frequent the area. You’ll get some great views of the sea from your vantage point high above the waves, which also makes for a great cycling, dog-walking and kite-flying location.

South Shields’ Beaches. There are some great beaches at South Shields including both Littlehaven and Sandhaven. Water-sport enthusiasts love the shelter that the pier offers at Littlehaven, while Sandhaven is a great spot for building a sandcastle. If you’d rather keep your shoes and socks on though, why not go for a stroll along the promenade?

We All Scream for Ice Cream. There’s nothing quite like a day out with an ice cream to round it off. Fortunately, in South Tyneside, we’re pretty much spoilt for choice on spots to pick up a coneful of something creamy. Try Minchella & Co, Scoop and Bean or the Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge next time you’re out and about.

The Shields Ferry. Kids love novel modes of transport, don’t they? Shun the car and jump aboard the Shields Ferry running between North and South Shields. It only takes seven minutes to cross the mighty River Tyne, but the kids will love it.

Family Events. There are plenty of events happening in South Tyneside that the whole family will enjoy. In 2017, the South Tyneside Festival’s summer concerts at Bents Park include acts such as KT Tunstall and Busted, while the Summer Parade will be entitled Once Upon a Time and take its inspiration from classic children’s stories such as Peter Pan and The Jungle Book. During the summer holidays, Kids Fun-Fest will run regularly at the Amphitheatre in South Shields and include performers, entertainers and a gunge tank!

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We Propose a Coast

To the finest stretch of seaside. cliffs, culture and heritage in the North East. and some amazing fish and chips: we salute South Tyneside’s coastline.

We’re not usually ones to get misty-eyed, but if there’s anything that’s likely to get us tearing up with North Eastern pride, it’s our coastline. There’s something to recommend every inch of its roughly 110 miles of coast, but there are few places as jam-packed with intrigue, fun, heritage and romance as the South Tyneside coast between South Shields and Whitburn.

Firstly, the romance. All coastline is gorgeous to varying degrees, but we’ve got some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous coastline of all here in South Tyneside. Take, for instance, its beaches: Littlehaven beach, sheltered from the worst of the weather by South Pier, is a watersports haven; and Sandhaven beach on the other side of the pier, with its soft golden sands and grand dunes, is ideal for a classic day out at the beach, ice creams and all. It’s not just good to look at either. Aside from the aforementioned watersports, both are ideal for your classic beach sports – volleyball, football, cricket, frisbee and the like – and a dip in the North Sea is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. There are countless hidden coves, bays, nooks and crannies all along the coast to explore, which is one of the best things about this bit of the shoreline. No matter when you visit, you’ll always be able to find somewhere which feels completely your own.

“There are countless hidden coves, bays. nooks and crannies to explore.”

Further down the coast, things take a turn for the rugged. The seven-mile walk from Littlehaven to Whitburn takes in some of the most staggering rough-hewn coastline in the region, with its ancient grandeur having captivated generations of visitors. You head across clifftops, past Frenchman’s Bay (a French ship ran aground there, hence the name) and towards Manhaven Bay and the uniquely-shaped humps of Velvet Beds – also known locally as Camel Island. The big draw here, though, is Marsden Rock in Marsden Bay. For the last 250 million years this limestone rock has stood in the sea, gradually being weathered into an instantly recognisable monolith. You might be so knocked out by it (or, you know, just a bit thirsty after your wanderings) that you fancy a pint – happily, Marsden Grotto, one of the very few pubs we know of which is in a cave, is close at hand.

The other icon of this part of the coastline is the National Trust’s Souter Lighthouse. As the first lighthouse in the world designed and built to be powered by electricity, it’s an internationally important piece of industrial history as well as being a brilliant place to take children – they’ll love the pirate play shop and the Marsden Rattler play train.

Closer to sea level, there are promenades and parks to explore too. South Marine Park is an absolute must: take a pedalo out on the lake, feed the ducks, take a ride on the miniature steam train (if there are three more exciting words in the English language than ‘miniature steam train’ then we’ve yet to read them) and then settle in for an ice cream at the incomparable Minchella’s, which has been the supreme dealer of lickable treats on our coast for decades. Before that, though, you need some proper fish and chips, and they don’t come any more proper than the multiaward-winning Colmans on Ocean Road.

Alongside the taste of tradition, you can also sample some of the most vibrant public art in the region. Take Littlehaven’s promenade, for instance. There, you can see the 22 life-size bronze weebles which make up Conversation Piece by Spaniard Juan Munoz, as well as two pieces by Stephen Broadbent which speak to the culture of this coastal community: The Eye, which looks out toward the sea to watch for ships coming home; and The Sail, representing the area’s seafaring past and present.

Between the coast’s culture, heritage and pure iconic landscape, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you come to explore it.

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Sunderland Airshow 2016

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Sunderland Airshow 2016

The free Sunderland Airshow takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday just fifteen minutes drive from us along the Coast Road.

Sunderland Airshow begins at 6pm on Friday at Cliffe Park, Seaburn, featuring music from the The Rat Pack Boys, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire) with live musical accompaniment from The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth; Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team – the Red Arrows (9 x Hawk T1); RAF Typhoon (Typhoon FGR4); Twister Duo pyrotechnic display (2 x Silence Twister) and The brand new AeroSPARX display team (2 x Grob 109). Friday night will close at 10pm with a firework display.

Road closures are in place from 2pm on Friday from the Bungalow Café to Marriott Roundabout, as well as in surrounding streets. Several park and ride schemes are in operation but if you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to Sunderland Airshow we recommend you take the E1 bus service to Sunderland. The E1 service can be boarded at the Keppel Street bus station in South Shields or at The Sundial pub on Sea Road at the bottom of our street. Timetable information for this route can be found heree: E1, E2 and E6 buses to/from South Shields and Sunderland.

Flying will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12.30pm until 5.15pm.

Sunderland Airshow is free to attend with the best viewing points along Roker and Seaburn.

Flying on the Saturday only will be Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team – the Red Arrows – 9 x Hawk T1.

Flying on the Sunday only will be Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 and Mitchell 320 – B-25 Mitchell.

On both Saturday and Sunday spectators can enjoy RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, RAF BBMF – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire, Vortex 525 – Chinook, The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team, Royal Navy Swordfish – Fairey Swordfish, Royal Navy Black Cats – 2 x Wildcat HMA Mk 2, Red Bull Matadors – 2 x Xtreme XA41, OV-10 Bronco, Gyrocopter – Calidus Rotorsport, Twister Duo, Amphibious Beach Assault, Vampire Pair – de Havilland Vampires FB52 and T55, The Blades – 4 x Extra 300 , RAF Typhoon 35 – Typhoon FGR4, Strikemaster Mk82A and Hangar 11 Combo – P40 Kittyhawk and P51D Mustang.

HMS Bulwark arrives in the city today from 3.30pm and will be docked at Corporation Quay for the weekend. She won’t be open to the public, but the best place to spot her is from the National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL.

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