Mediterranean restaurant offering an unpretentious fresh menu which changes with the seasons. A traditional roast is also served every Sunday.



We are extremely pleased to announce that we now feature in the Michelin Guide

Probably the best food...

…we have ever eaten, served in a lovely atmosphere. The staff are lovely, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Just fabulous!”

HELEN (Dishcult)

Loved Lovage

“I visited Lovage with friends and enjoyed a delicious two course Sunday lunch. Throughout our visit the staff couldn’t do enough for us. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend you experience Lovage for yourself.”

JANE (Trip Advisor)

A Delicious Lunch

“Thank you so much to Leo, Lisa and the team at Lovage for a delicious lunch. The aubergine dip with cracker breads was divine, the cauliflower fitters melt in the mouth delicious and the lamb kofta were sublime. The restaurant has a lovely, relaxed yet up market feel to it with a warm and friendly team who were very knowledgable about the food. Cannot wait for my next meal here! Thanks again”

NICKY (Dishcult)

This was our first visit...

and we were so impressed by the deliciously flavourful and inventive menu (sardines and squid to die for and mouth watering Yorkshire Lamb ragout with light-as-a-feather gnocchi) that we booked again to bring friends as soon as we returned home. Well done and thank you.”

SUSAN (Dishcult)

Exquisite food

“Homely feel, but with a touch of refinement. Every mouthful was an absolute delight. Can’t wait to go back and try the Sunday roasts!”

ANGELA (Dishcult)

Superb Restaurant

“Great addition to the North East restaurant scene. Considering this was their first week opening service, wine and food were excellent and assured. I suspect this will only get even better with time. Lovely menu of interesting dishes and not just the normal suspects. Recommended and will be sure to visit again soon.”

GUY (Google)


“Friendly staff, great service, newly opened but ran like clockwork. Delicious food of high quality and standard. Would highly recommend perfect intimate venue for friends, dates and families.
Just seen advert for Sunday lunch menu and looking to visit again soon.”

SUN_LOVER (Trip Advisor)

Creative Food Served As A Visual Feast

“The service is friendly, quick and unobtrusive, the interior has a quiet elegance. This is what Jesmond was missing.”

CAROL (Dishcult)

A new restaurant...

we were keen to try out. Food was excellent and staff were really good! Will definitely go back soon”

JOSH (Dishcult)

Delicious Find

“A delightful newly opened bistro in Jesmond. Lovely decor and relaxed atmosphere. Recommend the spinach and cauliflower fritters, paddle pasta, calami and limoncello posset. Reasonably priced definitely would recommend for a quiet dinner for 2 or group of friends.”

KERRY (Trip Advisor)

Delicious Food and Great Service

“Visited Lovage with friends, and what can I say Lisa and the girls front of house made us feel very welcome and attended to all our needs. Food was lovely, we all had different dishes and nobody was disappointed. Look forward to visiting again!!”

MELANIE (Google)

Fabulous Experience

“From the moment we were welcomed to the farewell as we left, the experience was fantastic. The ambience was warm and inviting and the food was so delicious and beautifully presented. The wine was probably the best Sauvignon Blanc I have ever tasted (and I have tasted a lot!) Well done to the whole Lovage team for a wonderful time. Can’t wait to be back in the North East again for another visit.”

LYNNE (Trip Advisor)

Amongst a plethora of restaurants...

in Jesmond, Lovage is a new stand-out destination. A superb menu that results in delightful plates of food with a smart Mediterranean twist- I will be back.”

ANONYMOUS (Dishcult)

A Beautiful Gem of a Restaurant!

“We went for a New Years Eve lunch with our little 18 month old girl and had the most fabulous time. The decor and every detail of the interior is beautiful and carefully chosen. The food was divine and very reasonably priced. The best meal out we’ve had for ages! Couldn’t even say which dish we enjoyed the most as they were all so nice. They were also very accommodating given we had a toddler with us! Thank you :)”


Every Detail is Beautifully Planned

“The decor is tasteful and delightful, but without pretentiousness. (Look out for the artwork by Leo’s daughter). The staff manage to be totally professional while maintaining a friendly and approachable demeanour. (Well done, Lisa, you’ve nailed it!) I could wax lyrical for hours about Leo’s amazing food…best to say, just go and try it for yourselves; you won’t be disappointed!”

HELEN (Google)

Excellent Evening

” My family live in London so were home for the holidays….they were very impressed with the very tasty food…and I’m certain we will be back”

SUE (Dishcult)

Super Sunday Lunch

“We visited for a large group Sunday lunch. The service was amazing, the staff were so attentive and helpful and the food was absolutely incredible. Fantastic vegetarian options and amazing starters! Can’t wait to visit again. Such an amazing addition to the area.”

207ALESSH (Trip Advisor)

The most perfect way...

to have spent Christmas Eve. Lived up to every expectation and we all had the best evening. Thank you.”

ANONYMOUS (Dishcult)

Great Menu Changes For Every Visit

” Osso buco and trout were beautifully cooked and so tasty. And that panettone tiramisu was amazing! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and see you in the new year.”

CATHERINE (Dishcult)

Opening Hours

5pm – 9pm

12pm – 3pm 5pm – late

12pm – 3:45pm

For all queries, please call us on 0191 429 3750 or email: