HWKRMRKT at By The River Brew Co has been open more than a year now. I’ve been meaning to visit since it opened, but never got around to it. Story of life. During our Newcastle Staycation, we decided to try a few different places that we’d never been before. Of HWKRMRKT had to go on that list.
The HWKRMRKT is located inside By The River Brew Co. Located on the Gateshead side of the Quayside, just along from the Tyne Bridge – you get wonderful views of the river. To enter HWKRMRKT you simply walk through By The River Brew Co and you’ll come across the entrance.
HWKRMRKT is open from Spring through until late Autumn. The opening hours are Fridays from 6 pm to 11 pm; Saturdays Midday to 11 pm and Sundays Midday to 6 pm.
Resident traders at HWKRMRKT: Acropolis (Greek); Cakes Contour; Chuchos (Mexican); Dabbawal (Indian); Dastardly & Dutty (loaded fries); Double Bubble (bubble tea); Fire & Dough (pizza); Grumpy Pandas Bait Box (vegan); Lola Jeans (burgers); Parm-O-Rama (parmos); and Shanty Town (BBQ). There are also guest traders which have included Cheere Sir! and La Petite Creperie.
Even if you’re a picky eater, like me, there’ll be something that you’ll want to sink your teeth into. I had to walk around HWKRMRKT three or four times before I settled on a burger from Lola Jeans. Even then, it took a while to decide which of the burgers to order. I went for the Clancy Wiggum, which was an excellent choice. The burger consisted of two beef patties, smoked streaky bacon, American cheese, red onion jam, baconaise, Tennessee BBQ and bacon frazzles. Definitely would order again, although there are so many other traders at HWKRMRT I think I’d have to give somewhere else a try next time.
Robe went for the Chicken Gyros from Acropolis which looked tasty, too. A pitta bread filled with fresh salad, chips and thinly sliced marinated chicken topped off with Acropolis and tzatziki sauce. I must admit, I had food envy watching him eat the gyros while I waited for my burger. Perhaps a trip back to HWKRMRKT is needed so I can sample one too?