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Private Dining

Our design-led private dining space is the perfect backdrop for special occasions with family, friends or colleagues.

Available for parties of 10 to 22 guests on a complimentary basis, the Drawing Room is ideal for small gatherings, celebrations such as birthdays, retirements or engagements, or even corporate lunches and dinners.

A space that’s all yours to enjoy, you can even arrange private access to our beautiful gallery before or after your meal.

To enquire about booking our private dining space, call 0191 260 5411 or complete the form below.

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Private hire

An event in artisan promises some of the finest food sourced here in the North East, served in our stylish, creative surroundings with a personalised, impeccable service to match. Our beautiful, artistically designed restaurant has a maximum capacity of 80 seated guests and can be hired exclusively. It’s the perfect venue for a wedding reception or celebration. You can also hire half of the restaurant, with a maximum capacity of 40 guests. This is ideal for corporate bookings or a larger family gathering. To enquire about hosting your next event in artisan, please get in touch.

The Drawing Room at this contemporary restaurant located in The Biscuit Factory art gallery is a stylish, airy space for group dining.

Amber Dalton - The Good Food Guide

Yes, the exposed brickwork, the expensive hardwood floor, the battered leather sofa and the immaculately curated artwork are all in place; but this place has real substance, as well as the cool, contemporary style.

The Crack

The restaurant…feels like you’re sitting in a trendy New York apartment with its exposed brickwork and edgy paintings.

Katy Wheeler - Sunderland Echo

Artisan’s food is by no means style over substance. The quality of the ingredients and exceptional culinary skill shone through.

Alison Cowie - North East Times

From ‘delightful tasting menus’ to ‘excellent and generously proportioned Sunday lunches’, the restaurant on the ground floor of this converted Victorian warehouse (nowadays the UK’s largest arts and crafts gallery) wins praise for the “consistent quality” of Andrew Wilkinson’s cuisine.


For absolutely solid food…in a lovely setting and a bargain of a wine matching, Artisan adds up to a memorable experience.

Jeff Lyall - Newcastle Eats

Artisan ingredients

Seasonal menus

Seasonal menus

Our exquisite menus change every month, using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

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Artisan head chef

Award-winning head chef

Award-winning head chef

A champion of locally sourced ingredients, Andrew serves up dishes with creative flair and an abundance of flavour.

The Biscuit Factory exterior

A cultural location

A cultural location

We’re influenced by our location in The Biscuit Factory – an independent art, craft and design gallery set within a former Victorian warehouse.

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