Grumpy Panda

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 11 reviews )

14 Regent Terrace, Gateshead, England, NE8 1LU

American style diner and coffee bar est. Jul 2017. Serves diner meals and snacks with sample items like fried cauli buffalo wings, mac and cheese, burger and hot dog. In a historical listed building with limited disabled access; the team will assist guests up steps if needed. Open Tue-Wed 10:30am-6:00pm, Thu-Fri 10:30am-8:00pm, Sat 11:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, British

11 Reviews

First Review by maltman23

Awesome. - Edit

I drive a long way to go here. It’s a full family day out but so worth it. My wife and I love and my young daughter too. So much so we had to hide the fact we went without her once.
The food is great and changes regularly. It’s really reasonably priced too. The owners are lovely people and the whole place is spot on.

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly owners, Reasonably priced

Cons: I live too far away.

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Gateshead gem - Edit

Went heat tonight and had the frank n furter, chilli cheez fries and my boyfriend had the thanksgiving burger and banana milkshake! My chilli fries tasted like the real thing and the gravy in the thanksgiving burger was unreal! We're already planning to our next visit

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Good but not Great - Edit

I went expecting junk food, given that is what they pitch themselves as, and that's what I got. It's very casual, sitting on stools and food in a plastic basket sort of place. Which is all fine by me, just don't go expecting a restaurant.

The staff were friendly. My burger came quick. The house seasoned fries and slaw were great. The burger was completely pleasant but nothing special- bit too soft and the flavour could be going with amping up for my tastes.

I wouldn't go out of my way for it again but would happily go if I were passing.

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Disappointing - Edit

Great concept and really nicely decorated but at had a very long wait for food (getting on for an hour) even though it wasn't very busy. The food itself was disappointing - relying heavily on faux meat with hardly any vegetables in sight. This really is vegan junk food which is fine for an occasional treat.

Pros: Always nice to be able to choose from such a huge , Really nice theme /decor

Cons: Slow service Too much fake meat, not enough veggie

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chillaxed and friendly - Edit

Lovely find amongst the offices, chilled out atmosphere friendly and informative staff.
Food filling and lovely. Pretty central as just around from the interchange. Definitely don't feel grumpy eating here!

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home made - Edit

Always good to go somewhere where people can bother there arse making food from scratch.
Stopped by for breakfast and don't think I'll manage lunch now. Fry up which was huge and really good value.
Nice diner experience which makes it stand out from the crowd. Looking forward to my next trip and seeing if it's as good and notching it up a star.

Pros: 100% vegan, lovely people

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Welcomed vegan outfit in Gateshead - Edit

Great to see a vegan fast food restaurant in Gateshead. We were on holiday, so we were happy to wait for the food during busy lunch hour. My daughter loved the Macaroni Cheese.

Pros: Totally vegan

Cons: Food prep speed a little slow

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Wide Awake in America - Edit

After watching episode 8 of Twin Peaks The Return I was a little speechless to say the least. Much the same feeling I had in Gateshead after leaving Grumpy Panda's rather grand Regent Terrace premises. Amongst the estate agents, solicitors and accountants we now have a splendid American themed vegan diner. What would Michael Caine have thought of that whilst filming Get Carter just round the corner back in the 60s. Having first met the Panda crew at the Newcastle vegan festival in June to be told they were opening up a permanent fixture on Independence Day 2017 in Gateshead they had my complete attention. I had absolutely no doubt this place would create a lasting impression. As soon as you walk in the vibes are fantastic. It's relaxed, informal and extremely friendly. They actually want you to be there. They really do. We had the cauliflower buffalo wings, an all day fry-up breakfast and the jalapeño infused Frank'n'-Hurter hot dog. Just as well I can handle the heat. All in all together with a couple of drinks we paid just over £17. This is amazing. Got a light?

Pros: Extensive vegan menu, Friendly, Great prices

Cons: NONE

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Something Special - Edit

The Grumpy Panda is a special and unique vegan establishment. There's nothing like it in the area and I feel very fortunate that it's in a nice location close to my home town, it's a very short distance from Gateshead town centre and accessible for those travelling further by car, train or bus. It's a serious business, it's so professional, efficient and the open kitchen which delivers the delights is a pleasure to observe. I had to pinch myself that I could eat every single mouth watering item on the extensive menu. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. For my first visit I had the fry up breakfast,it was superb. I'm rather desperate to try the mac and cheese next and I could quite easily work my way through the menu in a matter of days. The Grumpy Panda has only been open for a short time but it appears to be very popular already and quite rightly so.

Pros: unique concept , delicious food , friendly staff

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amazing! - Edit

Can't believe I stumbled across this wonderful little diner so close to me, and especially so close to my new job (they do take away so I can see my breaks being full of Vegan burgers haha). They were so welcoming, the decor was cool, and I finally got my veggie boyfriend to try vegan mac and cheese!
Giving 4 because the food wasn't quite as amazing as I wanted it to be, but for the price it was absolutely amazing and I recommend it totally! My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning regularly 

Pros: cheap!, easy location for me to get too, they had mac and cheese!!!

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Wonderful vegan version of American diner - Edit

Breakfast all day, with burgers, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and all you expect from an American diner. Including kitschy decor from a recent US road trip by the owners. But it's entirely vegan! (With the exception of cow milk available -- and stored separately -- as an alternative to their default of oat milk for their coffee drinks.) The fake "meats" are quite tasty.

I just are here on their opening day (on the 4th of July, appropriately enough). It was packed. But I was accommodated by the super friendly and happy owners and their family.

I had the "Fry Up" full breakfast. Loved it. And, I feel good, rather than icky (which backends at some other vegan comfort food places).

The coffee with oat milk was also wonderful.

So was the route 66 music (at a low volume).

Highly recommended.

Google maps sent me to the alley behind Grumpy Panda. So, if you find yourself in an alley, go around to the front.

Pros: Vegan comfort food. , Tasty! , Super friendly. Reasonably priced

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