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We went down to Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen to find out what everyone’s been talking about


Rumours have been buzzing around Newcastle for a while about Sanydford's hidden gem Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen. The restaurant, tucked away down a red brick street, for sure transports you to the Mediterranean mindset. It's light, open and airy – ultimate zen vibes.

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They've recently launched a student special menu: a Mezze lunch box, with either chargrilled chicken or roasted veg, and falafel and a cake of the day for £4.50. YUM.

The restaurant is open for brunching and lunching Wednesday to Sunday, whilst open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. There's also a handy 10% student discount on anything other than the student Mezze boxes. Bargain.

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Only a short walk away from the Robbo, you can grab a quick and healthy lunch whilst being completely taken away from the hectic lib atmosphere. Not to mention the brain power from their fresh and in season smoothies.

The manager Nick told The Tab Newcastle: “This is the perfect place for students to relax and unwind with a coffee, enjoy an amazing brunch made from fresh, vibrant, local ingredients at a great price or simply pick up an incredibly good value takeaway lunch if in a rush.

“We try our very best to create a laid back vibe so people can enjoy our healthy Eastern Mediterranean and North African food in a relaxed environment.”

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Harissa Kitchen is part of a social enterprise and is a non-profit organisation. It raises money for a community interest company called Food Nation which works in and around the local community educating children about healthy food.

This chic and great value restaurant has definitely won us over…Move aside Brentwood Av, Starbeck Avenue in Sandyford is the new street in Toon.