Whilst I was living in Hamilton and working in Hexham, I used to Duck off for lunch at the Italian restaurant on Beaumont St. The Northern Star Cafe is easy to find. It is next to the Northern Star hotel but has no association to the hotel. Parking can be a bit difficult. Best to park around the corner and walk up to the restaurant.The lighting inside is indirect and gives the unique Mediterranean ambiance.
The Northern Star is a Cafe-style Italian cuisine restaurant. They have ethnic style dishes, mostly originating from the Mediterranean coastline. They have a great variety of salad or vegetable-based dishes. My favorite is Caesar salad. My wife always takes the salad combination with fruit and King prawns. The fruit that comes with the salad varies, such as grapes, avocado, or pears. My favorite appetizer is Prawns cooked in Chilli with special sauces and herbs. My wife’s selection is always the Grilled Chicken Ceaser Salad. They serve fabulous Pastas. Their variations of fish and meat are excellent, including Chicken, veal and steak.
We like the restaurant’s selections for the lunch and dinner menus. However, there is one thing that this restaurant has that no other one does. It is the personalised service from Jill and the great Home made recipes from Juliano Bettoli. All the staff are polite and know the wines and the meals on the menu. The decor is genuine Italian cafe style. The feel is great for all occasion. Since the restaurant is close to the centre of Newcastle, customers can also enjoy the Meals before catching a show or movie