Our waiting and bar staff are some of the friendliest people in town. Let us make you feel special.
Alan McKenna has run a restaurant at the theatre since 1996. There’s not a thing he doesn’t know about making your visit a show-stopper.
Nestled within the Newcastle University campus and just off Barras Bridge, the Northern Stage building is a beautiful spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle.
McKenna’s at Northern Stage offers good, honest locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed restaurant and bistro, with a sprinkling of Northern charm.
We have something for everyone – from brunch to pre-theatre dinner and or just coffee and drinks from the bar. Since we opened in 2006 we’ve catered for hundreds of events and launches from weddings to awards ceremonies.
As a family-run business we have a strong team of front of house, bar and chefs including our Head Chef Jonnie Stafford, and of course the owner and chief bottle-washer Alan McKenna.
Alan is hands-on and passionate about good food and always aspires to make your visit to McKenna’s a memorable one.
The restaurant has a relaxed, friendly vibe and is perfect for al fresco dining with friends away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.