Chefs' Academy

Experience fine dining

At our Chefs’ Academy we’re as passionate about food as you are. Our chefs fuse fresh, seasonal produce and inspired presentation to create a memorable dining experience.

Reserve your place today!

Call: 0191 200 4602 or email:

What's on offer?

Our menus feature some of the region’s finest produce and there is always something to tempt, from light starters through to hearty mains and sumptuous, indulgent puddings.

We believe in great service - Dave Simpson, (Fisherman’s Lodge, The Barn, Blackfriars) oversees front-of-house operations and his team of knowledgeable, attentive servers are at hand throughout your meal to ensure you and your guests enjoy a relaxed dining experience.

We appreciate every diner is different and aim to provide a personalised experience to ensure that you get the most from the Chefs’ Academy.

Take your time to dine, unwind and relax in our light and airy dining room set against stunning views over the Tyne Valley.

Opening times



Tuesday – Friday
12 noon – 2.00pm
Bookings from 12 noon – 1.30pm.

See the latest lunch menu here.


Wednesday and Thursday
5.30pm – 9.00pm
Bookings from 5.00pm – 7.30pm.

There are a number of events each month where you are invited to celebrate with a selection of delicious themed menus. Click here for the latest dates.

Book the venue

The Chefs' Academy is available for hire for breakfast meetings, seminars, an exclusive lunch or private dinner. 

We can configure our versatile space into a number of flexible seating arrangements to suit your specification and provide WiFi connectivity and a full range of AV equipment.  

To discuss how we can make your event special call Dave Simpson on 0191 200 4644.