RENOWNED, Italian chef Gino D'Acampo has announced he is to open a restaurant in the North-East.

Meliá Hotels International - Spain’s largest hotel group - is set to launch INNSiDE Newcastle with Gino D’Acampo Quayside.

The new hotel restaurant and bar will open on Monday, May 17 in line with the Government’s roadmap announcement - with Newcastle only the second location to have revealed its collaboration.

The 90-cover restaurant and 54-cover seated bar promises to be an 'exciting addition for the city', with floor to ceiling windows and a contemporary outdoor terrace overlooking the River Tyne.

The Mediterranean-inspired, destination restaurant and bar will serving real Italian food from breakfast until late all day, every day. Bringing a further touch of Italian culture to the heart of Newcastle, every afternoon will see Aperitivo Time at Gino D’Acampo Quayside, when guests can enjoy typical Italian nibbles in the bar, all on Gino! There will also be real Neapolitan coffee.

Commenting Garry Fortune, cluster general manager at Meliá Hotels International, said: “This is a very exciting time as two lifestyle, destination hospitality brands come together to create a brand-new modern, dining experience for guests.

“INNSiDE Newcastle and Gino D’Acampo Quayside will be a must-visit dining hotspot for locals and business and leisure travellers - thanks to its impressive setting, overlooking the River Tyne.”

Gino D’Acampo added: “After many years of talking to Meliá about a partnership, I am super excited to be working with Garry and the team to finally be opening my first restaurant & bar in Newcastle in this fantastico, waterfront location.

“I want the restaurant to not only provide great Italian food to hotel guests but a destination for the food lovers of Newcastle to hang out from morning until night in cool surroundings.

"My waterfront alfresco terrace is sure to be a big hit with Newcastle’s summer sunseekers.

"I love people and that’s what makes Newcastle the cool city it is, I simply can’t wait to welcome guests to my restaurant.”

The 161-room hotel is located on the Quayside.

Gino D’Acampo Quayside will be open from 7am to 11.30pm, every day. For further information or for bookings, email: or visit