Open 7 days a week, ARLO bistro and cafe is a well-established part of Jesmond life, offering a fantastic menu of food and drink to take you through from morning till night.

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About us

ARLO is a quirky foodie haven in Jesmond catering for your every eating-out need.

Our informal eatery, filled with Alpine memorabilia and retro knick-knacks, creates a warm and homely feel, and is the perfect place to while away the hours. While we’re a popular daytime local haunt, our evening bistro is not to be missed.

The emphasis here is on locally sourced, seasonal and home-cooked food prepared by talented chefs.  If gourmet cooking, great service with a laid-back vibe is what you’re after, then look no further than ARLO.

Our menus

From your morning coffee with a delicious slice of cake, through delicious lunches to evening meals with family and friends, ARLO provides a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets.

All our ingredients are locally sourced and cooked fresh on the premises by our team of experienced chefs.

Click on the menus to find out more!

Breakfast menu Kids menu

Daytime menu  Evening menu

Outside catering

We are fortunate to have a team of extremely talented and experienced chefs.

Our head chef, Brian James, has a wide range of culinary expertise to be able to cater for your event whether it is a birthday, christening, wedding or whatever your special occasion may be.

We offer a bespoke service and can tailor-make a menu to suit your theme and budget.  So whether you would like an Asian themed buffet, a selection of luxury canapés for a dinner party, or  wish to entertain guests in your home with a personal chef for the night, contact us to see how we can make your event one to remember!

Take Away Bakery

No time to bake?  We have the best bakers in town!  All our products are baked on-site from fresh ingredients, daily.

We have a magnificent selection of indulgent, decorated cakes for any celebration including weddings, birthdays and christenings.

If you simply fancy a treat for the kids or the office then why not try our selection boxes of scones or chocolate treats.

Take away bakery menu

Our people

Lucas Morrison

Lucas has been working as a chef for nearly thirty years and his experiences of working in New Zealand, Italy and South Africa are clearly evident throughout the restaurant.

Lucas began life at ARLO in the kitchen but has since ventured into the restaurant to enable him to meet and greet his customers and ensure that everyone is receiving the optimal experience in both food and service.

Brian James

Brian has spent most of his career working in Newcastle’s most iconic restaurants including 21 Queen Street and Barn Again Bistro.

Brian has been in charge of the kitchen and menus for over two years now and has brought his own style of fusion cookery to ARLO.  Brian’s menus blend traditional ingredients with Asian, Middle Eastern and South American flavours to create exciting and innovative dishes whilst also maintaining a well-balanced all day eating style.  Brian’s passion for Asian flavours developed whilst living in Australia and his love of global cuisine has evolved from his love of travel around the world.

The ARLO team

If you’d like to become a member of the ARLO team, we’d love to hear from you!

Just send your CV to us at and we’ll be in touch.

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Find us



36-38 Brentwood Avenue
West Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 281 4838



Sunday: 09:00 – last food orders 17:00

Monday to Saturday: 08:30 – last food orders 17:00






Bookings can be made by phone or email.

However we do not take bookings for Friday, Saturday or Sunday daytime (i.e. before 6pm). These tend to be our busiest times and so by not holding tables back we are able to seat all customers more quickly.


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