Where to eat in Newcastle according to Lee Burns (@leejamesburns).
Lee is a Newcastle-based blogger and gardener, who tends to his vegetables and plants in an allotment on the outskirts of the city. He's also a prolific food blogger, tasting what some of the best restaurants in the northeast have to offer and posting them up on his blog, Patchy Growth.
1. Chilli Padi, Leazes Lane
2. House of Tides, The Close
3. Bread Point, Low Friar Street
4. Baba Yaga, Adelaide Terrace
5. Nan Bei, Grainger Market
Where to eat in Sunderland and its surroundings according to Hello Freckles' Tasha Steel (@tashajsteel).
Tasha of Hello Freckles is a graduate of Sunderland University, and winner of a regional blogging award. She likes to write about food, fashion, and all things in between, highlighting some of Sunderland's best things to eat.
6. Seaham Hall, Seaham
7. Pancake Kitchen, Seaham
8. Luciano's, Sunderland
9. Holmeside Coffee, Sunderland
10. River Bar, Washington
Where to eat in Northumberland according to All About Eats (@allabouteatsblg).
The pseudonymous Eats of All About Eats is a Northumberland girl born and bred, and so knows her way around the rural northeast's best eateries. She doesn't just dine there, though: Her blog includes updates on city-centre restaurants around the region, too.
11. Spurelli, Amble
12. Nadon Thai, Morpeth
13. Sea & Soil, Amble
14. The Strawberry Lounge, Alnwick
15. The Treehouse, Alnwick
Where to eat south of the River Tyne according to Emma Phillips of Canny Food (@CannyFood).
By her own admission, Emma Phillips of Canny Food used to dine largely in the bigger city of Newcastle, but has since explored south of the Tyne, from where she picks her five favourite places to eat.
16. SIX Restaurant, Baltic Mill
17. The Staiths Café, Gateshead
18. Cellini's, Washington
19. Colman's Fish & Chips, South Shields
20. Bayberry Hollow, Tanfield
Where to eat in Teesside according to Danni Young of Gingerbread Smiles (@DanniAnne).
Twenty-four-year-old Danni Young of Gingerbread Smiles lives in Middlesbrough and blogs regularly about the best food haunts in Teesside, where she works. She has built a dedicated following for her blog, where she also writes about beauty and travelling.