Longhorns Newcastle: A Meat Lovers Paradise

Love meat? Well, that’s what Longhorns Newcastle is serving! Meat, meat, and more meat.

Authentic Southern USA barbecue meats smoked “low and slow”, washed down with a craft beer, and then finished with dessert (if you have any room left).

The meat is sourced locally from their ranch butchery. They smoke their meat on-site and their signature sauces are made fresh.

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Nigel John Photography Longhorns Meat

Here’s Longhorns’ “Guide to BBQ” – I found it to be pretty informative (especially for BBQ “virgins”).

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Longhorns Newcastle: A Meat Lovers Paradise

My sister and I visited Longhorns Newcastle for an early casual lunch after doing some shopping in the center.

Longhorns BBQ Smokehouse Newcastle Entrance

Longhorns Newcastle branch on Mosley Street is a rather small and narrow space with high wooden tables and stools; not my favourite way to have a meal. However once the food arrives, the carnivore in you makes you forget you’re so high up above the ground. There’s also a slight chance you forget you’re in public.

Seriously, this place is perfect if you have a big appetite (and testosterone) (and you’re a caveman).

What we ordered

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The menu at Longhorns Newcastle features a wide mouthwatering selection of sandwiches, burgers, meats and BBQ boards with loads of sides to choose from for very reasonable prices.

We started with Vanilla Milkshakes (£5) – I always go for vanilla. However, I prefer to have a thicker consistency than the ones we were served; the shakes’ consistency was too thin and runny. More ice cream over here, please!

Longhorns Newcastle Milkshake Vanilla Sprinkles
Vanilla Milkshake with (not-too-manly) SPRINKLES 🙂

We ordered the Smokestack Burger (£13) which was recommended to us by our waiter with Sweet Potato Snake Dust Fries (£4 individual / £1 as meal add-on) – yes, you read it correctly: snake dust. I don’t want to know. They’re really good and way better than the droopy sweet potato fries I’ve tried in most restaurants in England. {Side Note: The BEST sweet potato fries you’ll ever have are at Cactus Club Cafe in Vancouver.}

As for the burger, wow. It’s one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! The Smokestack is a double smokehouse patty (stuffed with cheese), topped with a generous amount of smoked pork and beef brisket, all protected in a perfect soft golden brioche bun. This monster burger is definitely a must try at Longhorns Newcastle.

Longhorns Newcastle Smokestack Burger Pork
Massive Smokestack Burger at Longhorns Newcastle

The Sampler Meat Board

We also ordered the Sampler Meat Board (£17) to share – a selection of all BBQ board meats (Pork Ribs, Chicken Wings, “Badass” Brisket, Andouille Sausage, and Memphis Hog Butt) served with fries, slaw, pit beans in a mug, and rind. The smoked meats are served warm (not hot), which apparently means you’re having authentic BBQ. You also have the option of ordering a meat board with your choice of meats and sides from the menu, including 2 meats with 2 sides (£12) or 3 meats with 2 sides (£15).

The pork ribs were a bit dry, so we didn’t really enjoy them. I don’t eat chicken wings, but my sister told me they were good. The brisket and hog butt (I can’t say that word without cringing) were really good, but a tad chewy. All in all, my favourite was definitely the flavoursome Andouille sausage.

I also liked the beans made with maple syrup, ranch bacon & BBQ ends. At Longhorns Newcastle, they’ve upped the “slaw” standard a notch and added apples and carrots into the mix along with a signature homemade sauce.

Longhorns BBQ Smokehouse Newcastle Meat Board Sampler

Longhorns BBQ Smokehouse Newcastle Meat Board


Not this time, folks. We could barely finish our plates! I would have gone for the key lime pie or a stack of pancakes since I’m a huge pancake aficionado – maybe next time.

Final Verdict?

In short, I would really recommend you visit Longhorns Newcastle if you’re in the city. If you aren’t, here’s a list of things to do in Newcastle to get you inspired. In all seriousness though, get the Smokestack Burger if you have a substantial love for meat and/or burgers (i.e. if you’re sane).

Oh, and don’t forget the “snake dust” sweet potato fries. Nope, I still don’t wanna know!

Longhorns Newcastle Sweet Potato Fries
Snake Dust Sweet Potato Fries

Man vs Food Challenges

Feeling brave? Longhorns Newcastle hosts a Man vs Food Challenge involving 7lbs of meat (and after our visit, I can understand why). You get the meal FREE if you win!

Details about Longhorns’ Breaking Badass BBQ Challenge can be found on Food Challenges Website.

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Longhorns Newcastle Upon Tyne

Address: 10 Mosley St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK, NE1 1DE

Contact: +44-191-239-9187


For opening hours and other Longhorns BBQ Smokehouse branches, check out their website or Facebook page.

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I was a guest at Longhorns Newcastle, however as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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