Boost for hospitality businesses with first-ever Hartlepool Restaurant Week

Published Thursday, 13th January 2022

There are some fantastically tasty offers to look forward to with the launch of the first-ever Hartlepool Restaurant Week.

Organised by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Growth Team, the week-long event from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th January will celebrate Hartlepool’s growing foodie scene and encourage residents and visitors alike to support the town’s hospitality industry following a challenging past couple of years.

More than 20 businesses have signed up to take part in the campaign, which is funded through the Government’s Welcome Back Fund.

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They include Bianco’s, The Black Olive, The Dancing Cup, Glady’s Vintage Tea Room, Got Mallow?, The Harbour View, Lily Anne’s Coffee Bar, The Lock Gates, Lyla Belle’s Café, The Marine Hotel, Mrs. C's Patisserie, The Owl, The Open Jar, Portofino, The Raby Arms, Seahorse Coffee House, Seaton Carew Golf Club, Spices, Twisted Ginger, The Vestry and Wallis & Co.

Throughout the week, the eateries will be offering either specific Restaurant Week menus or specials within their existing menu at the four price points of £5, £10, £15 or £20.

Snapping up one or more of these tasty offers is simple – visit for details of all the participating venues and their menus and download the associated Restaurant Week voucher to take with you when you go for your meal.

People are also encouraged to share photos of themselves enjoying their meals out on social media using either #explorehartlepool or tagging Explore Hartlepool into their posts.

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Councillor Paddy Brown, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “We are absolutely delighted to launch the first-ever Hartlepool Restaurant Week.

“Following what has been a very challenging couple of years for the hospitality industry, it’s the perfect way to showcase the town’s growing foodie scene and for customers to show their support by visiting their favourite eateries or trying somewhere new.

“We have some wonderful restaurants, cafes and pubs in Hartlepool and this is a marvellous opportunity to explore them, whether you are a resident or a visitor to the town.”

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Noel Stamp, owner of Portofino restaurant, said: “This is a great initiative and is just what Hartlepool has been needing - we signed up straight away and are really pleased to support it.

“It’s an excellent way to encourage local people to try out more of the eateries on their doorstep and also to attract visitors from out of town to enjoy the marvellous range of quality culinary experiences which Hartlepool offers.”

Jacky Sullivan, owner of Glady’s Vintage Tea Room in Seaton Carew, said: “We’re very excited about taking part. Hartlepool Restaurant Week is a fantastic opportunity to support the local hospitality trade and collectively bring people together to experience different culinary delights at a reasonable price.”