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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.