The Priory Pub in the heart of the village has always been a firm favourite for drinks (and I love that it's dog friendly). We stopped for lunch as loved their homemade fish and chips for only £5.95.
Gareth James Chocolatier is an independent chocolate shop in Tynemouth. They make THE BEST chocolate brownies and you cannot visit without buying one to take home.
Dill and Bear is highly regarded coffee shop in Tynemouth - small but perfectly formed it is a wonderful place to stop for a morning coffee.
Lui's Bistro is one of our favourite place to stop for tapas with the kids. They have some fantastic deals, especially during happy hour (four tapas and a bottle of wine for £21 is a favourite).
Lola Jeans children's cutlery
Lola Jeans Buffalo Wings
Lola Jeans is hidden under a small archway in Tynemouth and is probably one of the bars we visit the most. We always order their steak platter, spicy buffalo wings and homemade chips as recommended to us by Sally when we stayed at the beautiful Martineau Guest House. Love that they have Disney Films on through the day too.
Marshalls Fish and Chip shop is like stepping back in time - everything you'd expect from an established fish and chip takeaway and restaurant - recommended to take out and enjoy on the beach.
The Gibralter Rock in Tynemouth has a reputation for it's fantastic 2 for £10 Carvery meals which we featured on the blog a few years ago. Still a firm favourite, we have been back time and time again when we fancy a proper Roast dinner.
We enjoyed a lovely 'date night' at Gulshan's Indian Restaurant in Tynemouth during our last trip. We dined from the Thursday night banquet night which features popadoms and dips, a starter, main course, rice and coffee for only £12.95. Service was a little slow as they were busy but the food was spot on and we will be returning soon.
There is a wonderful market in Tynemouth station every Saturday and Sunday featuring local antiques, crafts and food. Nothing like a good browse and picking up some bargains!
The Victoria Restaurant in The Grand Hotel is the place to book if you fancy a fine dining experience. We loved our last visit featuring Monkfish tails and English Sparkling Wine.
Ora Tynemouth is the place to be on a Thursday night - 4 tapas and 2 glasses of wine for £20 plus live music in a stylish wine bar - perfect for date night.
You won't be able to miss Tynemouth Priory as it stands proudly above King Edward's Bay - it is really worth popping inside too with lots of hidden areas and bunkers to explore.
King Edwards Bay and Tynemouth Longsands are your closest beaches and they are both gorgeous with Longsands stretching for miles and King Edwards Bay feeling more like a little undiscovered cove. A trip to Crusoes on the beach is a must - they serve around 15 varieties of Sausage Sandwiches!
Tynemouth Village really does have it all and is a wonderful place to stay for a staycation or to recommend to friends and family who are coming to the region to visit. I'd love to hear where you'd recommend in Tynemouth.