Opened in February 2014 by Kenny & Abbie Atkinson, House of Tides is located on the historical Newcastle Quayside and set within the beautifully restored Grade 1 listed 16th Century former merchant’s town house. 


House of Tides is a casual, informal fine dining restaurant which is set over two floors.  The rustic ground floor entrance level with its original 16th century flagstones and exposed beams, provides an excellent venue whether you're settling-in for a drink, pre-dinner aperitif or a leisurely nightcap. The first floor which houses the main restaurant seating area also with exposed beams, big open fireplace as well as views over the River Tyne.

Kenny and Abbie’s vision for House of Tides was to create a casual and informal space where everybody should feel comfortable and relaxed with no compromise on quality. 


House of Tides is Newcastle’s only One Star Michelin and Four AA Rosette awarded restaurant.




Michelin Guide, One Michelin Star, 2015 – 2022

AA Restaurant Guide, Four AA Rosettes, 2017 – 2022

Ranked Number 4 In The UK Top 100 National Restaurant Awards 2022

AA UK Restaurant of The Year 2016

The Catey Awards “Best Newcomer” 2015

North East Restaurant of The Year 2014 & 2015

Ranked Number 53 In the “Square Meal” Top 100 Restaurants outside of London 2022

Sunday Times Top 100 UK Restaurants & North East Regional Winner 2017

Ranked Number 37 In the “Harden’s” Top 100 Restaurants outside of London 2019

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A professional chef for over twenty years, Kenny is Chef Patron of the one Michelin-starred restaurant, House of Tides in Newcastle. Born in Newcastle, Kenny is a born & bred Geordie who has spent the first 12 years of his career training in some of the best restaurants in the UK.


Kenny’s bold and ambitious cooking has brought him critical acclaim, awarded Hotel & Caterer Cateys Chef of the Year 2009. Kenny was also awarded a Michelin star in 2008 & 2009, his very first restaurant “House of Tides” in 2016 and more recently and holder of 4AA Rosettes.


Kenny has also become a well known face on TV, from his appearance’s on the BBC 2’s The Great British Menu which he won this in two consecutive years, 2009 and 2010. More Recently you will have seen him alongside James Martin on ITV Saturday Morning with James Martin, ITV islands to highlands and BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, UKTV Foods Market Kitchen & Sky TV’s Perfect series.