Permanently Closed - Harissa
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Our dishes are inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Think tahini rich hummus, moreish mezze, fresh pitta bread and fiery Harissa. Serious flavours made with love (and help from our brilliant local producers).
Food, service and ambiance are top of our list – but there’s an added bonus. All profits are pumped back into its sister company, Food Nation, who inspire and educate people about good food across Newcastle and Gateshead.
Ranked 23 out of 966 on Trip Advisor, we’ve also been awarded 3 stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association in recognition of our approach to tackling important social and environmental issues.
Perfect evening - warm, friendly and efficient staff, comfortable and and relaxing space, short list of well-priced wines, food outstanding - so much work had gone into many of the dishes, complex, rich flavours all very well balanced - inventive and surprising dishes, good portions (perhaps a little generous in places) but everything so light and fresh that even with 3 courses, extra pitta (divine) and a cheeky extra starter we didn't feel horribly stuffed. Rare for me to have a pudding but the list got me!
really tasty food, with some interesting twists - salt cod with saffron was delicious. Very friendly atmosphere and super helpful staff. Perfect venue for our family treat.
Bloody love this place! Great food and service on Friday night!
Lovely service, nicely done inside
Small and a little bit cramped but the food was amazing, definitely would go again
Food was decently priced, not particularly cheap but by no means expensive
Great service, lovely food. Restaurant was really cold so food didnt stay hot for very long and had to eat with coats on...other than that great
Perfect thank you
We had a wonderful evening at Harissa. It was very busy so we were offered free olives as the wait staff thought we had waited a while, butcher wait was worth it! Food was amazing! Very fresh and lots of it! Dessert was terrific with the service being exceptional. Would return and recommend for sure.
Delicious food. Great vegetarian options. Superb service. Couldn't ask for more.
Would recommend/ have recommended Harissa. Can't wait to return.
Lovely ambience with great food. Very relaxed atmosphere with attentive, friendly staff.
We had a really lovely first trip here. Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, lovely food. The pickles made the meal! Will definitely be back!
It’s so great to have a restaurant like Harissa on our doorstep. The food scene in heaton, sandyford and Ouseburn has exploded, With Harissa being a pioneer.
The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The wine and beer list is small, but with some mighty choices. The toast beer was fantastic.
We will be back time and time again without a doubt.
Great service. It's a little pricey, but great for a special occasion. The food was delicious.
Lovely cosy evening between friends. Food was excellent and completely fairly priced. Great fresh ingredients and very tasty dishes.
Great place to eat away from the crowds of the city centre. Food was so flavoursome and service spot on. Would definitely recommend.
Really friendly service lovely atmosphere and love the social concept to the business.
The food was fabulously tasty and fresh. Definitely coming back
Really great food - we had one of the best meals we’ve had out in ages. The chicken souvlaki was sublime. Was lovely knowing that it was a social enterprise as well. Highly recommend - you won’t be disappointed.
We were from out of town and found this an excellent friendly restaurant with very tasty food and good recommendations by the staff.
Absolutely super food. Very tasty and really well presented.
We booked before a concert so we were in a bit of a hurry. Food was fab, nicely presented and very tasty. Staff were friendly and very informative about the food. I would like to come again when we have more time.
Lovely food and amazing service! Always something new and delicious to try.
Interesting and delicious food, choose from small or large plates and share. Always pleased with our meal here.
Great food, great prices will definitely recommend and can't wait to get back
This is close to where we live but well worth travelling to. A small restaurant run by very dedicated people. The service is attentive and friendly. The food is the best of Mediterranean with plenty of meat and vegetarian options. Highly recommended.
What a great find in the heart of Sandyford! Absolutely amazing food, and all with a conscience too. Will be back to try Christmas menu when it begins....
Great food well presented knowledgeable staff
Lovely mezze, excellent selection. We will definitely come again
Amazing food, lovely staff! I asked for one of our shared dishes without coriander and the lady serving us remembered and then ordered my own dish without as I’d not realised it had coriander in! Little things like that go along way! fab atmosphere too!
We have eaten at Harrisa a few times and it was as good as always, one of the best restaurants in the north east
Lovely food, fresh and tasty. Great service, but it was a little cold, I needed to keep my coat on.
Place was really quiet but I don't know how. Food was lovely and great value. Don't have to wait long for the meal and every one of the 5 fishes we choose was delicious. Staff also very friendly. All in all a really good experience. Would definitely visit again next time we are in Newcastle.
Wonderful food and wine with a great ambience. Always enjoy my experience here.
Harissa is a stylish and welcoming restaurant with a relaxed and comfortable vibe. Friendly staff, tempting menu and really tasty food at excellent value.
Interesting and very tasty food. We were only 2 but would be good to go with a few others to try a bigger selection of mezze. Not far to walk from Jesmond metro.
Lovely restaurant with warm and welcoming staff. Food was supremely delicious and getting five mezze plates meant we tasted so many different amazing flavours!
Would highly recommend!
Really lovely evening food delicious and staff very attentive
Great food at a great price 👍
This was my 3rd time at Harissa and it seems to get better each time. While a core of the menu remains constant with dips and starters not varying much main dishes change with the seasons and local availability. Advice was to have 3 small dishes each and this proved to be excellent advice. Only problem was we had no room for dessert. Local drinks ,a beer and a cordial, were excellent. We were given some extra focaccia which the chef had been experimenting with that afternoon and it was fabulous.
Service was attentive without being intrusive
Great food, cheerful service , bright setting
An interesting and enjoyable experience with a number of dishes I had not come across before
Wonderful meal, excellent service, will be coming back. Special thanks to Nick
Permanently Closed - Harissa offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 261 5501.
Permanently Closed - Harissa is rated 4.6 stars by 235 OpenTable diners.