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As we find ourselves navigating these strange times, we have also found how much we have loved taking it back to our old school roots of fast paced fresh street-food.

We are getting ready to reopen for sit down meals again on the 6th January ! As takeaway has been a great success for us we will also continue to run this alongside our sit in offering.

We decided as a family very early on, to remain as takeaway until such time there was no risk of looming lockdowns, and  we are excited to welcome everyone back through our doors to dine with us again 

Things will be slightly different, but expanding on our offering at the same time.. we know you will love it.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings we will be open for small plate dining, and takeaway 5pm-11pm

Saturday 11-3pm  will see us embark on a new area and offering our simple but vibey brunch menu alongside hot drinks, alcohol and a cosy atmosphere.

Sunday 12-4pm we will be doing our take on Sunday Lunch and we are super excited for this one ! At the moment until we can develop and execute a vegetarian and vegan lunch Sundays will be meat only (not for long) 

We found ourselves having to adapt quickly and efficiently and we are thrilled you are all with us on this crazy rollercoaster ride ! 

We are excited & nervous in equal measure, especially as we’ve been in our comfort zone for what feels like forever so we are asking for patience and understanding while we dip our toes into the new, jump back in to the old and welcome you all back in to dine with us once again 

Did you know, we currently stock Fenwicks deli counter with our mezze ? we also stock our ready made mezze boxes in a few local shops too so keep your eyes peeled on our socials for updates.


Papa Ganoush was founded as a street food stand by Son and Father; Tom and Tim joined by daughter Sarah in 2017.

After 6 years of travelling Midlands to Scotland and everywhere between doing events, weddings and festivals we took the plunge and opened our first restaurant in Whitley Bay, an informal dining restaurant focusing on small plates and quality fresh cooking with a mediterranean vibe and a nod to the Middle East. We had some great successes there, mainly winning Informal Dining of the year by Living North, A cracking review from non other than the secret diner, Our falafel was voted 2nd best in the UK by Lunch Quest and we also had a mention in BBC Good Food for “amongst the best falafel in the UK’ its been fun !

2018 Saw the birth of our Deli in Jesmond, serving up cold mezze and great coffee and what a crazy love affair we have had with Jesmond ! 

2020 has been a whirlwind of emotion, seeing lockdown, closure of the business and an uncertainty of what lay ahead – we did what we do best and came together as a family and from the ashes an almost new and improved Papa Ganoush has been born.. We have been able to focus and expand our business into wholesale, and we are soon going to be welcoming people back into Whitley Bay once again … so excited.

We are having so much fun, operating as a takeaway, serving fast food that is nutritious, colourful and very tasty ! We have launched our spice range PapaRika  and we are so excited about our menus moving forward into Winter and we think you will be too  

​This has not been possible without the incredible support of our customers over the years and we hope your patience with these new ventures is rewarding.

PG x


Papa Ganoush Mezze Bar – bringing you together with food perfect for sharing…


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