We have 2 nights in Newcastle in July for uni graduation. Staying at the Jesmond Dene and would like recos for one celebration dinner and then something a little more casual. I like the idea of a great (gastro) pub and have seen several listed. Feathers Inn, Pan Haggerty and Broad Chare. Any thoughts? We like the idea of quayside and are considering Cafe 21 for the celebration dinner. Any thoughts on Blackfriars? I fear it is too kitschy but have no idea. Help appreciated.