The new location, which is the restaurant’s second in the North East, is due to open in September 2016.
Situated in the Albert Edward Dock, the venue will make the most of its waterside location with its large outdoor seating area overlooking the water.
Richard Marks, one of the co-founders of The Herb Garden said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding The Herb Garden out to a nautical setting while continuing to run our existing restaurant in Newcastle. We hope we can put our mark on what is already a beautiful and unique environment.”
Quay Marinas’ managing director, Simon Haigh, said: “Our vision was to attract a high-quality restaurant or café venture to the marina and in The Herb Garden we feel we are getting the best of both worlds.
“With its penchant for quirky design and its delicious menu, it’s a fantastic fit for us and we are sure that it will prove to be popular with diners thanks to its waterfront location and our established visitor base.”
Newcastle-based chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall as appointed by Quay Marinas specifically to bring a restaurant or café to the site.
Mark Convery, surveyor at Sanderson Weatherall’s Newcastle office, said: “The Herb Garden has become a well-established restaurant operator within Newcastle City Centre over previous years and to have acquired its second premises’ at Royal Quays Marina emphasises the growing ambition Richard and his business partners, Ryan Darrington and Lucy Clinch, have to drive the business forward.
“This was a unique development opportunity that will attract a variety of audiences to the Marina and hopefully make it flourish to its full potential.”
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