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Top Spots for Refreshing Drinks at Eldon Square

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, so if you’re looking for the perfect spot for a drink with friends or a casual coffee date, Eldon Square has you covered! We have rounded up the top spots in Newcastle to quench your thirst this bank holiday weekend.

TGI Fridays

Let the good times roll with fantastic vibes and offers on delicious drinks at TGI Fridays in Eldon Square. Join the fiesta with 2-for-1 cocktails including three brand new limited-edition flavours. Gather your friends and enjoy £5 cocktails all day everyday or indulge in their mouth-watering mocktails, which are equally as delicious! Make a day of it at Eldon Square and book TGI Friday’s Bottomless Brunch, where you can create your own sharing tower between two to include three TGI Fridays dishes and unlimited Prosecco, Fridays™ American Pilsner, less than 0.5% ABV CleanCo Gin & Tonic, or a refreshing orange juice from £29.95 per person. T&Cs apply.


Celebrate the weekend in style at Chaophraya, with their outdoor terrace that showcases the stunning views of Newcastle city centre. For an experience inspired by Thailand, Chaophraya offers a sophisticated setting to enjoy cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. Try their ‘Mai Tai’ and ‘Dragon Eye’ cocktails to quench your thirst, or a non-alcoholic option like ‘0% Dead Man’s Finger Spiced Rum.’ You can also explore their bottomless brunch offerings available Saturday and Sunday and 2-4-1 on selected cocktails, available Monday to Thursday 4-8pm.

Ori Caffè

If you’d prefer to unwind in a quiet, cosy atmosphere with a non-alcoholic beverage, then why not plan a visit to ORI Caffè? Located in John Lewis & Partners, with an impressive view over the mall by Chevy Chase, the café is known for their refreshing vegan frappes, ‘very berry’ vegan smoothies and iced frappuccinos. There’s no shortage of delicious options to keep you hydrated and refreshed, as you soak up the bank holiday atmosphere.

The Alchemist

Known for its innovative and visually stunning cocktails, The Alchemist takes beverage making to new heights. The restaurant and bar offers a wide range of cocktails that are not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes. Try their spectacular menu including the ‘Colour Changing One’ or the mesmerizing ‘Cosmic Oysters’ for a truly incredible drinking experience. From classic favourites with a twist, to innovative creations that push the boundaries of mixology, there’s a cocktail to suit every palate and preference – the choice is yours!

Roof Thirty Nine – Fenwick

For an extra-special experience, book a visit to rooftop bar, Roof Thirty Nine in Fenwick. With stunning skyline views of Newcastle in an alfresco setting, you must add this place to your list! Open from sunrise and past sunset, begin the day with a coffee, a refreshing juice, or a selection of viennoiserie. Or visit in the evening and enjoy a selection of wine, botanical cocktails and modern bar snacks to choose from. They are open 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.


Step into spring/summer with a refreshing drink at Starbucks. Why not try the new Iced Strawberry Matcha Tea Latte, or shake it up with the new Iced Caramelised Macadamia Oat Shaken Espresso? Indulge in a fan favourite, Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Shaken Espresso or keep it simple with a traditional cup of tea. Whatever your preference, relax after a day of shopping at either of the two Starbucks locations in Eldon Square.

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, The Exchange has something for everyone. Their knowledgeable staff can help you pick the perfect tipple to complement your meal. Enjoy £6 cocktails from 4-6pm Sunday to Friday, on selected drinks.

Pizza Express

Pizza Express have a brilliant selection of refreshing beverages from cocktails to beers, Prosecco to soft drinks – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Explore their ‘sparkles and juices’ selection including a fantastic array of delicious alcohol-free refreshments such as ‘Peach Sparkle’ and ‘Raspberry Sparkle,’ from as little as £3.85 – bring on the bubbles!

Boost Juice

Supercharge your weekend with a healthy ‘banana buzz’ or ‘mint condition’ smoothie at Boost, made from all fresh ingredients. Available to order on the go, they make healthy habits and refreshing beverages accessible for all. Try one for yourself, today!


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

Ask Italian

Whether you’re in the mood for a refreshing cocktail, a crisp glass of wine, or a perfectly poured pint, Ask Italian are ready to elevate your bank holiday experience. The restaurant and bar offers an extensive selection alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to accompany its wide variety of delicious 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.

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

Eldon Square Facebook Competition

Enter our biggest giveaway yet for the chance to win over £600 of prizes from retailers in Eldon Square!

One lucky winner will receive the ultimate hamper to kick-start their Summer in style! From beauty and fashion gift cards to luxury experiences and vouchers for delicious dining spots, enter our Facebook competition to be in with the chance to win.

1-6 May

Prize includes:

  • A luxury shopping experience with £100 to spend in Rituals Newcastle store. With a complimentary hand and arm massage at their infamous water island, and personalised consultations. – E-gift card
  • Boots beauty products; Urban Decay Moondust eyeshadow palette and Bumble & Bumble hair spray
  • £20 voucher for Cover Beauty
  • £100 off voucher for Sharps Showroom
  • £50 Eldon Square gift card
  • £50 off during a personal styling appointment at John Lewis & Partners, Eldon Square.
  • 2x single combination meals and a PERi PERi Sauce pack with pourers from Nandos
  • 3x Pip & Pod full size beauty products and a Dr.Organic sample from Holland & Barrett
  • A selection of prizes from The Geordie Witch including a Rose Quartz necklace, Rose Quartz Bracelet, customer favourite ‘cosmic girl’ wax melt giftset and an official Geordie Witch pin badge
  • Free t-shirt from the Damaged Society two for £33 range, to be redeemed instore.
  • Silver rainbow charm bracelet from Nomination Italy 
  • Pair of shoes from Skechers up to the value of £100. Voucher valid up to the amount of £100 and can’t be used on purchases that exceed £100.
  • Over £50 worth of KIKO Milano Iconic makeup products
  • Pair of shoes from Clarks up to the value of £100. E-voucher valid up to the amount of £100 and can’t be used on purchases that exceed £100.
  • Voucher for two free buffet meals and two cocktails at COSMO Eldon Square
  • £50 New Look gift card to spend in store

All gift cards/vouchers are valid at retailers within Eldon Square, Newcastle only.

Competition T&Cs:

This competition is in collaboration with all the retailers listed in the prizes, from Eldon Square, Newcastle and is open to all UK residents, aged 18 years or over, excluding Eldon Square employees, their agents, families or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

To enter this competition, participants must be following the Eldon Square Facebook page, ‘like’ the hamper competition post and tag a friend in the comments. Competition entry is restricted to one entry per individual.

By entering the competition and commenting on the post, you give permission for your entry to be shared on our Facebook page.

The competition will close on 5 May 2024 at midnight. Entries made after that time will not be counted.

The winner will be selected at random by Eldon Square Management Team and will be contacted via Facebook messenger on 6 May 2024. Once the winner has been notified, Eldon Square will require the winner’s name and email address to organise for the collection of their physical prizes and for the digital gift cards to be emailed. The physical prizes, including the Eldon Square gift card, will be available for the winner to collect in Eldon Square. ID will be required to verify the winner’s identity when collecting the prizes. The winner’s personal information, including name and email, will only be used for the purpose of sending the digital gift cards and arranging for the collection of the prizes.

Eldon Square will keep your personal information secure and will process it in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation and only for the purpose and duration of organising the prizes to be obtained. Pease see our privacy policy  for further information about how we handle your personal data in relation to your rights.

If the prize has not been claimed after 1 week, we have the right to pass on the prize to a new winner. The management decision is final and the prize cannot be swapped for a cash alternative. All vouchers are valid for retailers within Eldon Square, Newcastle only. Specific vouchers will have individual expiration dates in which they will need to be used. Vouchers will cover up to the amount specified, any additional costs or purchases will be paid by the winner.

Sustainable Fashion and Beauty at Eldon Square

With a growing emphasis on sustainability, Eldon Square is home to a wide range of retailers committed to eco-friendly products and services. We’ve rounded up a selection of sustainable fashion and beauty offerings, so you can indulge in guilt-free shopping whilst contributing to a greener future.

Holland & Barrett – Faith in Nature

As a leading retailer of wellness products, sustainability is at the heart of Holland & Barrett with eco-friendly brands on offer like Faith in Nature. Their beauty products are cruelty-free, vegan and come with 100% natural fragrance. This means it’s gentle on your skin, smells fantastic and is kind to the planet!

Clarks – Shoe Recycle Scheme

Did you know that you can donate your old or unwanted shoes to Clarks to support the Unicef Shoeshare project? Since the scheme started in 2008, they have rehomed over 2,050 tonnes of shoes to over 190 countries.

Drop your old shoes in at the checkout and let the recycling process begin.

H&M – Garment Collection Programme

Are you a conscious shopper? As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M is redefining fast fashion with a focus on environmental responsibility. Discover your next wardrobe staple at H&M, where style and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

Launched in 2013, H&M’s Garment Collection and Recycling scheme allows customers to donate any unwanted clothes and textiles, by any brand, whilst shopping in-store.

To encourage customers to use their Garment Collection programme, H&M offer Conscious Points.

  • Bring your own bag and gain 3 conscious points
  • Use their Garment Collecting programme, this scheme encourages the customer to donate unwanted clothing of any brand. Customers receive 20 conscious points and a £5 digital voucher

Superdry: Style with a Conscience

Step into Superdry, where style meets sustainability. The urban-inspired clothing and accessories retailer is ‘on a mission to be the #1 sustainable style brand.Superdry takes pride in their commitment to environmental responsibility, from producing organic cotton collections to reducing water consumption during production.

With a fantastic range of stylish yet sustainable options, Superdry invites you to look good while doing good for the planet! Shop sustainably this season by donating your pre-loved items at their Oxfam boxes in store, and refresh your wardrobe with their swimwear collections made from recycled fabrics.

Bravissimo: Empowering Women & Helping the Planet

Bravissimo celebrate diversity and sustainability in fashion. Catering to women of all shapes and sizes, Bravissimo offers a range of lingerie and swimwear designed to empower and inspire. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and sustainable materials, every piece sold at Bravissimo aims to strive for a greener future.

Join the movement towards a greener future by exploring their bra recycling scheme in store, where you can donate your old or unwanted bras to be recycled by their provider, A-TEX. Why not treat yourself today?

The Body Shop: Vegan Friendly Shopping

Renowned for their cruelty-free, vegan and ethically sourced products, The Body Shop is a pioneer in sustainable beauty. From nourishing skincare essentials to vibrant makeup collections, each product is created with love and respect for the environment. By shopping at The Body Shop, you not only enhance your beauty regime but also support initiatives that promote biodiversity and fair trade practices.

Their product refill scheme is available in stores and encourages customers to reduce the amount of waste and packaging. Find out more about their sustainable services here. 

Lush – Bring it Back Scheme

Lush products don’t just look and smell amazing, but the brand also prides itself on being eco-friendly by minimising packaging and providing sustainable alternatives where possible. All products are 100% vegetarian, handmade and cruelty-free such as knot wraps, shampoo bars and more. Did you know customers can return their old Lush ‘knot wraps’ to be recycled and they will receive 50% off a new knot wrap?

Lush also has a fantastic Bring it Back scheme where customers can redeem 50p off their total purchase for every piece of empty packaging returned.

Shop the full range in-store.

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Coming Soon: Sephora, Newcastle!

Calling all beauty lovers! It’s official – Sephora is coming to Eldon Square.

The global beauty brand has over 2,500 stores worldwide and we are proud to announce the arrival of the fourth UK store in Newcastle city centre, this Autumn.

Spanning an expansive 6,600 square feet, the new store will showcase a stunning double shop front on St. Andrew’s Way, inviting beauty enthusiasts into a world of endless possibilities and redefining the beauty landscape in the region.

Sephora is renowned for its vast and diverse beauty offerings and prides itself on ‘giving people the freedom to explore their beauty and meet the best version of themselves.’

Get ready to immerse yourself in their wide range of makeup and skincare brands available, including cult favourites like Fenty Beauty, MILK Makeup, Rare Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury.

The partnership with Sephora allows us to embrace the future of retail and we look forward to welcoming the brand for all beauty fans in the North East to enjoy. The opening will be much anticipated and the news has already generated huge excitement across social media.

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