The Best 2020 January Food Deals in the North East

Happy 2020! As many of you will know, January can be a really slow month for lots of businesses in the food and drink industry as everyone has already indulged, feasted and spent all their cash in December during the festive season. However, if you’ve got any pennies left and are wanting to enjoy a meal out (albeit it on a budget), there are lots of fabulous foodie deals to be had this month in the North East.

The popular Newcastle Restaurant Week is back, and many restaurants are offering 50% off their menus for January diners. So I’ve put together this list featuring a round-up of January Deals that I have discovered in the North East of England. Feel free to comment on this blog post, or on any of my social media posts if you find any more!

This year it seems that a lot of these deals can only be claimed by booking a table online via the January deal link and are valid for certain days of the week only – so please book ahead and check the terms and conditions.

**Disclaimer: I haven’t been paid or gifted in anyway to promote these deals. I just love a good bargain and have found these by searching my social media. I will update as I find more.**

NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week is back from 20th-26th January with over 100 restaurants involved. Each venue usually offers a set menu or deal for £10 or £15 per person. It would be a good time to check out new restaurants like Horticulture (£10 brunch offer/ £15 dinner offer), Leila Lily’s (2 courses for £10/ 3 courses for £15) or My Dehli (£15 offer). Be sure to check the terms and conditions for each restaurant to see whether you need to book in advance or dine at a certain time to claim the deal!

Leila Lily’s which recently opened on Grey Street in Newcastle have a special discount code – quote SOCIAL50 when booking to receive 50% off food from the a la carte menu. Valid Monday – Friday.

Marco Pierre White in Durham and Newcastle has 50% off mains in January when booked via this link.

River Beat in Gateshead (by the Swing Bridge/Quayside) has 50% off Tapas, Gourmet Tapas and Dim Sum from 4pm Tuesday all through the week till 4pm Saturday! Valid throughout January! Tables must be booked in advance.

The Forge in Washington Village has a brilliant deal of two courses for £12 or two small plates + side for £12. Valid 12-3pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 6-9pm Wednesday to Friday. [We love this place. Read our review here].

Pleased To Meet You are banishing January blues with 50% off its food menu, valid Monday to Friday.

Central Oven & Shaker opposite Newcastle’s Central Station is offering more dough for your dough with 50% off its full food menu. Valid Sunday to Friday and tables must be booked in advance.

Dobson and Parnell by Newcastle’s Quayside is offering diners a 2 course dinner for £15 or 3 course dinner for £20 from its set menu Wednesday & Thursday all evening and Friday until 7pm throughout January.

The Redhouse in Newcastle is making pies and mash even more tempting with its January Pie Sale! Get a whopping 50% off your food bill in January by booking online via

Horticulture in Newcastle are running a Veganuary offer with three small vegan plates for £12.

The Maven restaurant at The Vermont Hotel by Newcastle’s Quayside is running a restaurant month with two courses for £15 and three courses for £18 with a vegan menu option as well as the main menu.

Sohe in Jesmond has 50% off its a la carte menu when bookings are made in advance.

Six at the BALTIC have two courses for £15 every lunchtime or early evening in January when you book a table online before 7pm, Tuesday-Saturday and enter the offer code SIXJAN15 in the comments section of the booking window.

Red’s True Barbecue always like to be one better so they have a 51% off all main menu food all day, Sunday-Thursday, from 1st January all the way through to 31st January. Must book in advance.

Las Iguanas are offering 2for1 on main courses until 16th January with a code sent to your email address. Valid Sunday to Thursday.

Gusto in Newcastle have 50% off their delicious à la carte menu until the end of the month. The offer is valid all day Monday-Thursday, between 12pm-5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and after 5pm on Sundays. Book via the link.

Chaophraya have 50% off food this month when dining from the a la carte or set menu. This deal must be booked in advance and is available Sunday to Thursday.

The Botanist have 40% off food from its standard menu in January (excluding Saturdays).

The Alchemist has 50% off your total food bill in January.

Thaikhun in the MetroCentre are having a January sale with 40% off your food bill from the a la carte menu when you dine in January. Available Sunday to Thursday.

Eden in Newcastle are offering 50% off food in January between 7pm-10pm every day.

Yo Sushi has a 1/3 off all coloured plates and a selection of hot dishes. Read the terms and conditions on this one as there are quite a few!

Pizza Express in Durham, Newcastle and the MetroCentre has 30% off all food and drink until 30th January. Valid Sunday to Thursday.

Zizzi has 25% off all food all day Sunday to Thursday, until 23rd January.

Bella Italia has 50% off all main courses when dining from the a la carte menu. Valid from 12 noon every day of the week. You need to input your email address to get a discount code.

Ask Italian has 25% off all food. Valid Sunday to Friday (all day), until 29th January.

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