I have been eager to try out Evan’s Bistro in Whitley Bay ever since returning to the North East. It took three family events to finally convince everyone to trust me and try the family-run restaurant. I’ve heard so many amazing things about the restaurant and even just scrolling down their social media accounts made my taste buds tingle.

For starters, we shared the crispy potato skins which came with a delicious dip and side salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar and also a portion of BBQ pulled pork nachos. Both of the dishes can also be made for vegans which I think is so unique as many small restaurants struggle to cater for vegans. I had most of the potato skins and they tasted delicious but the nachos were freshly made and tasted equally amazing.

For mains there was such a massive selection of food that was on offer that it was hard to choose just one. In the end I went for the Spag Bol as it came with garlic bread and sounded amazing. It definitely lived up to its expectations! My cousin tried the classic fish and chips which was served with mushy peas whilst the rest of my family opted for the chicken burger marinated in peri peri sauce served with cheese, onion rings and chips.

The food not only looked amazing but tasted equally as good. All the food is locally sourced and freshly made which you can really taste when eating your meals.


Of course, with so many divine desserts to try, we just had to treat ourselves. I went for the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and let me tell you that this was out of this world. I’ve had a fair few sticky toffee puddings in my time but this one stood out from them all! My cousin opted for the chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. It was so rich and gooey! Finally my aunt went for the Sicilian orange and almond cake which came with pouring cream – although not my favourite of the three, the cake tasted amazing.

I’ve never been to Evan’s for a meal before but this has definitely been one of my favourite places to eat throughout the North East and this is definitely somewhere that I will be returning sooner rather than later. Mark, the chef, came out and served our meals and the other owner (I didn’t catch his name) waited on us hand and foot. He made us feel so welcome on top of having a friendly and enthusiastic manner. The menu has a range of foods suitable for even the fussiest of families including a good selection of vegetarian and vegan friendly meals. They have a brilliant children’s play area and I’ve heard that they are dog friendly too.

Have you ever tried Evan’s Bistro before? What’s your thoughts? Are you going to give it a go?

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