Grainger Town
Grainger Town
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arjantupan
Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands373 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wandering around the city center gives you a good impression of what a city can be like. Grainger Town is like the Old Town of Newcastle and is certainly worth spending some time. But, if you only have a few hours to spend, you can better spend it elsewhere.
Written January 4, 2020
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK10,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were in Newcastle for a night in mid December staying at the excellent Maldron Hotel which is situated very close to Grainger Street. It being just a week or si bnefore 25th December the area was playing host to the Christmas Market.

A great range of stalls selling a wide range of goods, and hot food and drink. We had a very tasty lunch from one stall accompanied with hot mulled apple juice from another. The area was well worth visting during the day, and again at night when the character completely changed.
Written January 20, 2020
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is a really lovely part of Newcastle City Centre. There are some great old buildings to admire as you wander round.

There are a number of different streets with grand architecture to admire and all within easy walking distance. Be mindful though, if you are not a fan of hills you may find some of the walking challenging.
Written February 27, 2022
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Magg14
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014
Lets start with the nice places the fruit stalls are great with fabulous customer service, the second hand book stalls are fantastic I regularly buy Martina Cole and Karen Rose books for 1-2 pounds each as opposed to 7 pounds plus in Waterstones anyway everywhere else in Grainger Market is great! Moving on Scotch Corner Deli is just awful after letting 2 people push in front of me then trying to serve another I decide to speak up then I am screamed at by what I can only describe as a chav saying that she hasn't served anyone before me which she clearly had so I carry on with my order anyway as I do not like confrontation. Then when I am given the wrong order I say I think you have given me someone elses food to be told that was what I had ordered in the most digusting attitude. Not a very nice experience and a shame because the Grainger Market is lovely apart from that awful woman at Scotch Corner Deli. If you go there you will know who I mean just by appearance. Forgot to mention a lovely cake stalk called Pet Lamb now they know good customer service.
Written March 31, 2014
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Cam M
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
I've lived in the North of England for about 20 years now and I've shopped in the Grainger market for about 15 of them. It's a foodie heaven.

I personally recommend a shop called Mmm... (Their twitter @mmm_newcastle) It's a food paradise. The ingredients there are way above par. I'm not doing it justice. You should visit them for 00 flour, chillies from all over the world. Olive oil sold by the litre and bottled right in front of you. Their fresh spices are way better than the stuff you'd have bought freeze dried a year ago in tesco/adsa/etc. It's located nearer to Eldon Square and furthest away from Gray's Monument and to top it off, their owners, Ian and Simone are great people.

Slice (Twitter @pizzanewcastle)- This is by far the best Pizza I have ever tasted. It's authentic, stone oven cooked Italian Pizza served by the slice but if you want more, I recommend calling them first. They'll have it ready for you in a box. You can make everyone jealous while they're waiting. Pass the word about ordering! They will also par cook it for you so you can finish it off for your evening meal.

Simply Seafood - This one is located in the corner nearest to the Bigg market. Near to all the other fisheries. This is not the shop I would usually choose for my fish (Directly opposite) this is due to the lack of display and better display in other stores. They have a chef with a vision there. He was a personal chef to a famous footballer, he cooked for them for years but is getting out there, his love of fish. You can get:- prawns, scallops, crab etc all served in spicy noodles in a handy Chinese container and a set of chopsticks. Eat on the go or at the area they provide. You will not regret this. They also serve the noodles with Samphire which I really recommend.

The butchers of the Granger market are amazing. I don't have a particular one to recommend as I use different butchers for different meat. You could walk in and pay £1 a chicken breast in one butcher and get a £3 mix of game meat in another.
The same can be said for the greengrocers. They all have mountains of fresh vege and if one store is out. Another store will be happy to oblige.

The bakery 'The french oven' is worth it's weight in gold. They are some of the master bakers of Newcastle. Their farmhouse and honey loaves are to die for. They have everything from bread to pasties to your sweet tooth kryptionite.

Their are weigh houses, pet stores, cloth merchants, coffee merchants (Buy it by the bean) clothing stores, hardware stores, kitchen supply stores, jewelers and the best cheese shop short of Fenwick's food court.

All in the centre of Newcastle. In the most amazing historic buildings in Newcastle.
Written August 7, 2012
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Serene-View
Doncaster, UK1,038 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
A great little area, next to Grey Street and Grey Monument. Pretty much the same as its neighbouring street with plenty of shops bars and restaurants and lovely buildings.
Written September 6, 2020
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a nice place but it’s mega small. It has shops like paper chase and jd windows (my favourite).
Written November 5, 2019
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Annette J
United Kingdom566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Grainger Market offers a thought-provoking alternative to the surrounding soulless streets lined with chains and bland brand stores.

Independent, specialist traders share their personalities, expertise and authentic warmth along with the best customer service you're likely to have enjoyed in a while.

Chat to the fishmongers, butchers, or fruit & veg purveyors for a flavour of service that may sadly soon be a mere memory.

As you browse, be sure to take in the architectural character and quirks of this very too special site too.

A lot of history and a lot of heart: Grainger Market is a nostalgic treasure with a touch of the timewarp about it.

Slow down, take a stroll around and savour its charms....
Written June 29, 2017
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r00m_with_a_view
United Kingdom1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Grainger Town is the historic heart of Newcastle -walking up from the Central Railway Station it's a walking feast of classical architecture.
Built by Richard Grainger from 1824 to 1841 ,Grainger Street ,Grey Street, Clayton Street and Nunn Street are some of the gems - don't forget to look up !!
There's 450 buildings in this compact area -244 are listed-29 are Grade I and 49 are Grade II
There is the Exchange building with its beautifully Edwardian tiled arcade .There is the Grainger Market where you can buy clothes ,records,meat ,fish and vegetables, coffee, cheese ,plants, flowers - you will find it all here.
There are cafes inside and outside the market - and lots of restaurants on Grey Street.
Walking from the Central Exchange Building you have the Theatre Royal (see separate review) and Grey's Monument which on certain days you can climb to have a birds eye view of this Conservation Area.
The Tourist Information Office is nearby and is one of the best of any city.
You could easy spend a day wandering this area.
Written March 28, 2015
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profjoypc
Alnwick, UK4,526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Grainger town must rank amongst the very finest city centre areas in the UK and is most definitely worth visiting. It is classical Newcastle at its best, embracing several well known streets including Grey Street and Grainger Street. It is the home of well known historic landmarks including the Theatre Royal, Grey's Monument and Grainger Market. The classical streets were built by developer Richard Grainger from 1824 and are now designated as a conservation area with over 200 listed buildings. Do allow time to stroll around this wonderful area as there is so much to appreciate. One can spend time in some of the many coffee shops and restaurants, many of which have views out on to the surrounding buildings with their fascinating architectural features. There are also numerous shops to browse in as well as the amazing Grainger Market.
Written March 27, 2015
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