By Kingfisher Visitor Guides
The iconic Spanish City has returned to rekindle its love affair with the residents and visitors of Whitley Bay – have you visited yet?
If follows completion of an extensive multi-million pound redevelopment. Work undertaken has included the restoration and repair of many previously lost original features and the addition of modern spaces, a new car park and refurbishment of the famous ‘dancing ladies’.
Redeveloping Spanish City
The ceiling of the central space has also been removed from the ground floor, allowing visitors to see the dome in all its glory from inside for the first time in over 100 years, whilst railings in the building’s original style have been reinstated on the surrounding gallery. Seaward-facing full-height windows have been fitted in keeping with the original Spanish City, revealing incredible views of the coast and St Mary’s Island.
Spanish City pledge to ensure that the heritage and prestige of the iconic Spanish City are maintained, while breathing new life into the venue and supporting the regional and local economy. The venue is once again an integral hub within Whitley Bay and its surrounding coastal communities.
Spanish City hosts everything from Christmas markets and special interest exhibitions, birthday parties and spectacular weddings, while family-friendly venues, a high-quality steak and seafood restaurant, tearooms, event spaces and a Champagne bar have permanent homes inside.
Eat and drink
1910 Steak & Seafood: A high-quality restaurant with stunning sea views, specialising in spectacular steak and seafood dishes, served in contemporary surroundings. With outstanding service and use of only the best ingredients going into everything they create, 1910 is the perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime. Read more
Trenchers Restaurant & Takeaway: Offering friendly service with a smile, award-winning Trenchers is a place the whole family will love. The restaurant notably enjoys a very special spot directly under the dome itself with a pianist playing on selected days and takeaway available. Read more
Valerie’s Tearoom: Taking diners back to the era of ultimate sophistication and the start of Spanish City’s journey back in 1910. Valerie’s Tearoom is ideally located on the seafront and adorned with luxurious materials and cuisine to match. With incredible Head Pastry Chef, Kristian Branch, at the helm of his talented team, Spanish City is confident in their creation of the best afternoon tea in the North East. Spanish City also offer a gentlemen’s afternoon tea for those that fancy something truly hearty! Read more
Waffle & Pancake House: Fun is what it’s all about at the Spanish City Waffle & Pancake House. With a counter full to the brim of luxury ice creams and a menu bursting with exciting waffles, pancakes and sundaes, your sweet tooth will not be disappointed. Read more
The Champagne Bar: The perfect place to enjoy celebrating with family, an intimate date with your loved one or a well-needed catch-up with friends. The Champagne Bar will provide you with Champagne, prosecco, beer, lager, cocktails, wine, spirits and much more. Read more
Weddings, events and occasions
With panoramic views across the Northumbrian coast, the St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite has capacity for up to 180 guests, dedicated menus and private facilities, the function suite can hold everything from weddings, baby showers, christenings and parties to corporate events and graduations. Read more
Spanish City prides itself on being inclusive and working with all our visitors. It recognises that visitors with a disability may need assistance to fully enjoy the experience at Spanish City. It has a number of disabled bays in its car park right outside of the building. There are disabled toilets on every floor too.
There is a lift leading to the second floor located on the right hand side, inside the building, just outside of Trenchers and Valerie’s. Additionally, the venue provides a lift from the second floor to the roof, located on the opposite side of the Dome. Also, there is a third lift in Valerie’s Tearoom that allows access Spanish City from The Links entrance.
Spanish City pledge to ensure that the heritage and prestige of the iconic Spanish City are maintained, while breathing new life into the venue and supporting the regional and local economy
Spanish City, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG
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