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The Sir Michael Straker Café

Whether you want to grab a quick bite before a show, or fancy meeting friends for coffee or lunch - our menu has something for you, and the views can't be beaten.

Service of hot food will finish half an hour prior to scheduled show start time.

Please note on Wednesday 23 October The Sir Michael Straker Café will be closed between 9am and 5pm. The Music Education Centre Café will be in use operating a reduced menu.

The Sir Michael Straker Café

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Geordie twist (and plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options,) we’re ready to welcome the hungriest folk.

We’re especially proud of our supply chain, choosing to work with a range of great local suppliers including The Geordie Bakers and Ringtons.

And, if the great scran’ isn’t enough to tempt you, our lovely Team and brilliant views over the stunning Quayside certainly will be.

We’re open from 9am, and vary our closing times depending on which performances we have during the evening.If you need to speak to one of our café Team, just call  0191 443 4742.

Take a look at our seasonal, locally sourced menus…


We love...

  • Seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients
  • Great tea and coffee from Ringtons – you won’t get a better brew
  • Eating out with the family – which is why we have a fab’ children’s menu
  • Plenty of choice, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options