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Top Spots for Refreshing Drinks Inside Eldon Square

Discover top spots for refreshing drinks including cocktails, wine and fizz, must-have mocktails, and non-alcoholic beers to refillable soft drinks at Eldon Square restaurants including The Alchemist, The Exchange, TGI Friday and Chiquito.

Eldon Square is located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and is not only a premier shopping destination but also a hub for culinary delights and refreshments.

To simply unwind with friends after a long day shopping, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing drink in one of the many restaurants within the centre. In this article, we’ll explore some of the top spots where you can enjoy a delicious beverage and highlight some of the amazing offers available!

TGI Fridays

If you’re looking for a great place with an electric atmosphere and a wide selection of cocktails, TGI Fridays is a fantastic choice. Their bartenders are widely known for their energetic and vibrant flair. Enjoy classic cocktails like the Long Island Iced Tea or Bubblegum Daiquiri; their mocktails are equally delicious for those who prefer non-alcoholic options. Why not take advantage of their 2-for-1 cocktails, which are available all day every day.

The Alchemist

Known for its innovative and visually stunning cocktails, The Alchemist takes beverage-making to new heights. Step into this trendy restaurant and prepare to be impressed by their mixology skills. The Alchemist offers a wide range of cocktails that are not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes. Try their signature “Colour Changing One” or the mesmerizing “Foam Alone” for a truly incredible drinking experience.

The Exchange 

Drink and Dine at Newcastle’s Sneak Easy The Exchange. This hidden gem resides behind a telephone box located on the outskirts of Eldon Square, just off Northumberland Street.

The Exchange is known for its diverse range of craft beers and ales, prosecco nights and fabulous food. Whether you’re into hoppy IPAs or rich stouts, The Exchange has something for everyone. Their knowledgeable staff can help you pick the perfect tipple to complement your meal.

Pizza Express

Gone are the days of popping out for pizza alone. Don’t underestimate the fantastic drinks menu from Pizza Express. It will be hard to pick just one from its selection of wines, beer and cocktails.  If you’re a fizz kind of person, then you’ll also love their excellent choice of Prosecco which is super refreshing – bring on the bubbles!



For an experience inspired by Thailand, Chaophraya offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy cocktails. Try their Lychee and raspberry Spritz or Made in Thailand Cocktail for a refreshing twist or a non-alcoholic option including 0% Dead Man’s Finger Spiced Rum. You can also explore their extensive wine and spirits list for more options. Looking for something fun to do with your friends and family? Why not indulge in Chaophraya’s Royal Bottomless Brunch. Find out more here.

ORI Caffe

If you prefer a  quiet and cosy atmosphere for your coffee break, ORI Caffe is a charming spot located inside John Lewis & Partners and overlooks, Chevy Chase. They offer a variety of coffee options, teas, and freshly squeezed juices that can provide a much-needed refreshing boost during your shopping trip.


Craving a Mexican twist with your drink? Head over to Chiquito, where you can enjoy piña coladas, margaritas and other exciting cocktails that transport you to a sunny holiday destination beach. They also have a range of non-alcoholic options, including fruity mocktails which have the wow-factor!

Ask Italian 

Ask Italian offers an extensive selection of cocktails, wines, and soft drinks to accompany its wide variety of Italian dishes. Sit back and relax while you sip on a glass of Pinot Grigio or indulge in a classic Aperol Spritz and enjoy the stylish ambience of the restaurant.

Whether you’re in the mood for a craft beer, classic cocktail, or a non-alcoholic treat, Eldon Square’s diverse selection of restaurants and cafes has you covered.

So, next time you visit Eldon Square, take a break from your shopping spree and enjoy the delightful drink options these top spots have to offer.

Fancy a bite to eat to accompany your delicious beverages? Why not check out our range of restaurants here.

NE1 Restaurant Week 7 – 13 August

NE1’s Restaurant Week is one of the most popular foodie events in the North East, with an abundance of restaurants offering delicious deals. This year’s Restaurant Week will take place from 7 – 13 August.

Many Eldon Square restaurants will be involved with unmissable food offers to get you salivating, from fine dining to fully loaded burgers and more.

Dine out for only £15 or £20 per person!

Participating restaurants at Eldon Square include:

The Alchemist –  A modern twist on pub classics. Dishes include N*duja & Cheddar Doughballs, Korean-fried Chicken Burger, Crispy-fried Halloumi Flatbread & Next Level Chocolate Brownie

 Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20.

Bella Italia –  A real taste of Italy. Dishes include Garlic Dough Balls, Tomato Bruschetta, Carbonara, Pollo Cacciatore & Warm Chocolate Brownie Served With Vanilla Gelato.

Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20.

Cafe 21 at Fenwick – A modern fine dining experience; options include Crushed Avocado, Poached Eggs, Lime and Chilli, Pea and Broad Bean Soup, Chicken Schnitzel Burger & Warm Peach and Raspberry Crumble.

Enjoy 2 courses for £15 at brunch

Enjoy 2 courses for £15 or 3 courses for £20 at lunch.

Chaophraya – Contemporary Pan Asian cuisine, options include Tod Man Pla Spicy Fish Cakes,  Poh Pia Pak Tod Vegetable Spring Rolls & Pad Thai Gai (Chicken Pad Thai).

Enjoy 3 courses for only £20

Chiquito –  Embrace a taste of Mexico, from Classic Chicken Fajita to Enchiladas & a trio of Ice Cream and Sorbet.

Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20

Frankie & Benny’s – Real good comfort food, options include fully Loaded Potato Skins, Sticky Bbq Chicken Wings, Pepperoni Pizza, Classic Meatballs & Salted Caramel New York Cheesecake

Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20.

Fuego at FenwickA Mediterranean wine bar and restaurant. Dishes include Sea Bass – with Broad Beans and Anchovies, Prosciutto – with Rocket & Shaved Italian Cheese & Burnt Basque Cheesecake – with Strawberries.

Enjoy 3 tapas for £15

Enjoy 3 tapas and a dessert for £20.

Enjoy pizza and dessert for £15

The Exchange – Fresh modern pub food. Dishes include Fish Goujons, Chicken Souvlaki, Roasted Root Vegetable Flatbread & Chefs daily Cheesecake – with Ice Cream.

Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20.

The Real Greek: Fresh modern Greek cuisines. Dishes include Greek Flatbread, Chicken Skewer, Chickpea Filo Triangles, Lamb Meatballs, Mediterranean Rice,

 Enjoy 4 meze-style dishes for only £15.

Umai Mi – A modern twist on Pan Asian, serving dishes from Salt & Pepper Chicken, Duck Donburi – in Teriyaki Sauce Served on Jasmine Rice, Beef Shin Ramen Noodles & Deep Fried Apple Gyoza

Enjoy 2 courses for only £15 or 3 courses for only £20.

Terms and conditions apply. NE1 menu options only.

For more details, visit the NE1 website here.

Introducing Unique Cocktail Bar Mother Mercy, Fenwick

Fenwick Newcastle teams up with popular Cloth Market bar Mother Mercy to launch a unique in-store cocktail bar experience and we are here for it!

New Premium Cocktail Bar Mother Mercy, Fenwick

Nestled in the stunning atrium space on the lower ground floor of Fenwick you will find the brand new cocktail bar, Mother Mercy.  Serving up signature Mother Mercy cocktails bespoke to Fenwick including Spiced Pear Bellinis, Praline Old Fashions and so much more, this beautifully styled bar is open from 11am to close every day.

The team of expert mixologists at Mother Mercy is constantly creating innovative cocktail menus using a range of unique alcoholic and low-ABV tipples. This makes Mother Mercy the ideal place for customers wanting to try something new while taking a well-deserved break from shopping with family and friends.

Over time, Fenwick and Mother Mercy have won awards and well-renowned reputations for creating luxury drinking moments. Making them a recipe for the perfect partnership and one we can’t wait to see blossom.

Mother Mercy Cocktail Bar inside Fenwick, Newcastle
Mother Mercy Cocktail Bar inside Fenwick, Newcastle

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Chaophraya Cocktail Masterclass

Join Chaophraya for an interactive cocktail-making masterclass and become your very own mixologist in the run-up to Christmas. Perfect for anyone wanting to be the hostess with the mostess this party season.

Located on the rooftop level, Greys Quater, Chaophraya’s dedicated experts will teach you how to stir, shake and pour like a Chaophraya bartender.

Chaophraya Cocktail Masterclass

Date: Multiple Dates Available

Where: Chaophraya

Ticket Cost: From £29 per person

For more information and make a booking enquiry here.

Fancy some festive food before your masterclass?  Why not check out the latest in Thai dining from Chaophraya.

Chaophraya Master Class

Head over to our ‘What’s New’ page to learn more about events at Eldon Square!