Top 7 Newcastle Restaurants Offering Student Discounts

If you’re tired of microwave meals and craving some tasty, budget-friendly eats, you’re in the right spot. We’re here to guide you through Newcastle’s dining scene, revealing the top 7 restaurants where students can score some sweet discounts. 

Newcastle is not only famous for its vibrant nightlife and iconic bridges but also for its diverse and delicious food scene. Whether you’re a fresher exploring the city for the first time or a  student looking for new dining experiences, this blog is your ultimate guide to savouring the best bites on a student’s budget.

At some of these restaurants, you will be able to get a student discount with just your student ID, while some of them will need a TOTUM Card or Apps for them. We will explain in detail what are the requirements for each of these restaurants so you can come prepared!

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How can I get these discounts?

Different restaurants have different ways through which you can prove that you are a student to make use of these discounts. The most common way is through a valid University ID. But some restaurants have partnerships with apps like UniDAYS, Student Beans and more, where you can find app-exclusive discounts that get added every day!

There is also a card called the NUS/TOTUM card which can be used to prove that you are a current university student, which is accepted by a lot of places as well.

TOTUM previously known as NUS/ NUS Extra is the number one discount card/app for students.  You will be able to avail discounts from a large variety of restaurants, fashion retailers and a lot more! It is completely free for students to get, so why would you want to miss out? Click here to find out more.

Always make sure to check that the discounts are valid on the days you are going so you don’t have to miss out on these amazing offers!

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1. Bella Italia 

From Sunday to Thursday, you will be able to get a whopping 30% off your mains! To use this discount, you should sign up for their newsletter and you will get the code for this discount emailed to you straight away!

One student ID is valid for a table of 4 to make use of the discount. The offer is not applicable on occasions like Mother’s Day, Christmas or Valentine’s but you can make use of this discount on all other days! Click here to sign up for the newsletter.

Make sure to bring your student ID and enjoy the delicious mains offered by Bella Italia!


2. Chiquito 

Chiquito is certainly among the top when it comes to the Newcastle restaurants offering student discounts.

They offer a 25% discount for students on their menu with a valid NUS card. They offer a range of delicious Mexican dishes like tacos, quesadillas, loaded nachos and a lot more at prices starting from £5.70.

They also have several vegan and vegetarian options to choose from! Check out their website and enjoy the discount today!


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3. Cosmos

Cosmos is an all-you-can-eat world buffet where you can immerse yourself in a variety of cuisines like continental, Asian, teppanyaki, carvery buffet, desserts and a lot more. 

The cost of the buffet starts from £15.99 on weekdays with varying prices depending on the time of the day and the meal.

Students can get 10% off from Sunday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

The 10% only applies to the cardholder bill and not the group unless everyone in the group presents a valid student ID. 

You will need to present a valid NUS, or UCAS / University ID to be eligible for the discount.

4. TGI Fridays

TGIF Offers a 20% discount on full-price food from the main menu,  available from Sunday to Thursday! This is in partnership with the UniDAYS App, so you will have to register and request a unique code to avail of this discount.

You can devour the classics like corndogs, chicken strips, nachos and tacos with your mates for a discounted price from one of the amazing Newcastle restaurants offering student discounts.

Hurry up so you don’t miss out!

5. Zizzi

Zizzi is an amazing Italian restaurant that has several locations all across the UK. You can taste delicious meatballs, garlic bread, pizza and pasta among many other mouthwatering dishes!

You can get up to 30% off Food from Monday to Wednesday and 20% off on Sunday & Thursday through UniDAYS. Click here to register and avail your discount now!

6. Pizza Express

Pizza Express has partnered up with UniDAYS and is offering 25% of the total bill, 50% off starters or £7.95 for Classic Pizza from Sunday To Thursday. This offer is not valid on Fridays, Saturdays, Bank Holidays, and occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day as well as select days throughout December. 

All that you will have to do is register with UniDAYS and show the code while you are paying to make use of this amazing student discount!

7. Papa Johns

Student Beans offers a 35% discount on online orders. You will have to register with the Student Bean Apps to make use of the discount on your next online order! Minimum spending may be applicable on orders. 

You can enjoy delicious pizza flavours while making use of this amazing discount!

Click here to find out more. 

In summary, these are the top 7 Newcastle restaurants offering student discounts, which can make dining out on a budget a breeze. Whether you fancy pizza from Pizza Express or the flavours from Cosmos, Newcastle’s dining scene truly has something for everyone!

As a student, you can enjoy tasty meals, and good times with friends, and enjoy everything that the beautiful that the city has to offer without breaking the bank.  So, seize the chance to dine affordably and savour Newcastle’s delicious offerings during your student days.

If you are a student in Newcastle and would like to find out parks and spots to unwind with your buddies, click here to read the blog.

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