Artisan team

Who We Are

Who We Are

About Artisan

Artisan is a stylish, modern restaurant located in Newcastle’s cultural quarter and we’re proud to serve British inspired menus using the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from across the North.

We’re influenced by our location in The Biscuit Factory – an independent art, craft and design gallery set within a former Victorian warehouse – with creative flourishes in the décor, contemporary artwork on display and a 25ft glass wall that looks into the gallery next door.  It’s a dining experience like no other in the city.

Sourcing from the fields, the foragers and the fish quays, our award-winning head chef Andrew Wilkinson and his team are inspired by daily hauls from our local producers to curate menus which balance a delicacy of technique with an intensity of fresh flavour.


Andrew Wilkinson

“Working with good ingredients is paramount to producing good food.”

Meet Our Chef

Former North East Chef of the Year winner Andrew Wilkinson has been at the helm of the artisan kitchen since we opened in 2014.

A champion of locally sourced ingredients, Andrew serves up dishes with creative flair and an abundance of flavour. A keen grower himself – Andrew cooks with vegetables, fresh herbs and fruits from his own garden, complemented by produce from some of the best suppliers in our region.

He tastes and refines new dishes to ensure all the elements work; modifying the flavours, textures and cooking processes until the finished plate reaches his high standards. Only then will it be added to our menu.

Andrew says: “Working with good ingredients is paramount to producing good food, and that means working with the best suppliers to source the finest seasonal produce. That’s why we change our menus monthly, to reflect the ever-changing produce we use, and even day to day we’ll make subtle changes to the dishes and garnishes on the menu depending on what’s been delivered to our kitchen that very morning.”

The Biscuit Factory

The UK's largest independent art, craft & design gallery

About the gallery...

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors, displaying a range of contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design-led homewares from over 200 artists every season.

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The Biscuit Factory cube gallery space