Welcome to BIG LUKES

“The first ever independent, buffet restaurant in England”
– Est 1990 –

Unlimited Breakfast 6.99


Served Fresh on…
Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am

  • Farm Fresh Eggs
    Our eggs are laid here in the North East of England

    Choice of Fried, Scrambled or Poached

  • Butchers Sausage
  • French Toast
    Fluffy white bread, fried with whisked fresh eggs and fresh milk, a favourite of ours!
  • Grilled Tomato & Flat Mushroom
  • Breakfast Pizza
    Egg, Sausage and Beans on italian hand rolled dough, cooked in our fired oven!
  • Vegetarian Pizza
    Hand rolled dough, Fresh tomato sauce, 100% Mozzarella cheese, Grilled tomato and garlic roast mushrooms
  • American Waffles
    Waffles, Maple Syrup, Ice Cream and more!
  • Hash Browns
    Golden fried Hash Browns, Crisp and fluffy british potato
  • Buttered Spinach
    A healthy dish of wilted spinach and fresh creamy butter
  • Black Pudding
    Premium Quality, British Black pudding, lightly grilled. Delivered fresh daily from our local butchers here in Gateshead
  • Fresh Bakery
    Hot Crusty Rolls, Baked Pastry, Sliced toast with butter and jam selection
  • Fresh Fruit
    Our family run, independent Green Grocer drops off only the freshest fruit every morning, Just in time for Breakfast!
  • Breakfast Potatoes
    Homemade, Herbed and Seasoned breakfast potatoes!
  • Breakfast Burger
    British beef burgers with melted cheese
  • Huevos Rancheros
    Healthy egg, tomato and red chilli dish. Very popular in Mexico!
  • Low Carb Breakfast
    Breakfast Suggestion –

    Buttered Spinach, Poached Egg, Fresh Fruit, Grilled Tomato and Mushrooms

  • Sirloin Steak
    £2 extra why not add Steak to your breakfast for the real Big Breakfast

All Day Buffet 9.99

Children Under 11 £4.50 | Highchairs £1.99

Served Fresh From
Mon-Fri 11.15am
Saturday 11.30am
Sunday 11.15am

  • Grilled Beef Burgers
    Grilled Beef Burgers, locally sourced and grilled fresh in our open kitchen
  • BBQ Pork Ribs
    Our Award winning pork ribs are cooked slowly with sticky bbq sauce, they literally melt into your mouth!
  • Pulled Pork
    6 hour pulled pork shoulder from award winning local butchers ‘Freemans’
  • Pork Sausages
    Pork Sausages, cooked till golden and crisp with a soft and smooth sausage meat.
  • Crispy Chicken Wings
    Our large chicken wings are the perfect start to any meal! In a sticky bbq sauce an fresh spring onion.
  • Traditional Roast Chicken
    Our fresh roast chicken, basted in delicious gravy and fresh herbs
  • Marinated Piri Piri Chicken
    1/4 Marinated piri piri chicken. Made using fresh chicken supplied from award winning Country Valley foods in Darlington!
  • Chinese Chicken Curry
    Traditional home cooked curry, made with fresh chicken breast in our famous ‘Katsu’ style sauce.
  • Chilli Con Carne
    Made fresh with british beef supplied from local award winning ‘Freemans butchers’, with our secret blend of herbs and spices
  • Cod Fishcakes
    Golden breadcrumbed cod and creamy potato fishcakes, served with steamed peas
  • Homemade Soup of the Day
    Fresh from the kitchen, using quality fresh ingredients
  • Fresh Salad Bar
    Fresh locally sourced produce, delivered daily direct from local our family run, independent fruit and vegetable supplier! prepared by our chefs onsite!
  • Italian Stone baked Pizza
    100% Mozzarella, Fresh italian chopped tomatoes, quality herbs and our fresh selection of toppings
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread
    Our hand rolled, stone baked base, topped with garlic butter and 100% mozzarella
  • Egg Fried Rice
    Combining Farm fresh eggs with fluffy white rice, soy sauce and a range of fresh ingredients stir fried live in our open kitchen
  • Italian Pasta Bar
    Choose fresh penne Pasta, our homemade Neapolitan tomato sauce or freshly made bolognese sauce!
  • Battered Chicken Fillets
    Served with sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Marinated Chicken Tikka masala
    Locally sourced chicken breast from Award winning ‘Country Valley’, marinated in our secret blend of herbs and spices to create an authentic indian curry
  • Mexican Chicken Fajita
    Our locally sourced chicken breast fajita is fried with fresh peppers and onion to give Authentic taste and is full flavour!
  • Vegetable Chow Mein
    Wok Fried seasonal vegetables, Fresh ginger, Garlic and fresh noodles and oriental herbs and spices!
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
    Stir Fried chicken breast, Mixed peppers and that famous sweet and sour sauce that everyone loves!
  • Side Dishes
    Chips , Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob, Buttered Peas, Grilled Tomatoes, Garlic Mushroom, Seasonal Greens, Fluffy Roast Potatoes, Oven Baked Potato, Steamed Tortilla Wraps
  • Dessert Bar
    Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake, Creamy Custard, Black Forest Gâteaux, Ice Cream counter

Drinks Menu

  • Unlimited Refills
    Cola, Diet Cola, Orange Crush, Still Orange, Iron Bru, Lemonade
  • Signature Soft Drinks 330ml
    Glass bottle served with ice. Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, J20
  • J20
    Apple and Mango / Orange Passionfruit
  • Bottled Water
    Still or Sparkling
  • Juice
    Fresh Orange, Fresh Apple served with ice
  • Bottled Beer
    Budweiser, Stella
  • Wine
    House Wine. White, Red, Rose 125ml
  • Draught Beer and Cider
    Fosters or Blackthorne Cider
  • Spirits and Mixers
    Premium spirit and any mixer
  • Vanilla Ice Ice baby
    Vanilla Ice Cream, Fresh milk, Whipped Cream and chocolate powder
  • Strawberry Cheese-shake
    Strawberry ice-cream, fresh cream, fresh milk and Scottish shortbread
  • Chocolate Oreo Milkshake
    Chocolate Ice Cream, Fresh milk, Crumbled Oreo biscuits and Whipped Cream
  • Hot Drinks
    Tea, Fresh brewed Coffee, Hot Chocolate

Contact us

Big Lukes Metro Centre

Big Lukes, Lower Ground Floor

Yellow Mall, Metro Centre, ne119xy



Our suppliers




Greenline Fruit & Veg, Team Valley Gateshead

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Book by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call! You can contact us between 10.30am and 6pm every day of the week. Our Phone number is 0191 460 2385  

(please note, we cannot accept bookings for tables under 6 people! Due to the size and service style of our restaurant, booking in advance is not necessary) 

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 11.15am / 9pm

Saturday 9.30am/ 9pm

Sunday 11.15am / 6pm