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Menu of the Moment at Lane 7 Chef’s Table

There’s nothing traditional about Lane7. It’s Different. Really Different.

There’s a simple way to describe Lane7 - 'an acclaimed boutique bowling alley, with amazing food'. However, this does not give Lane7 justice, as it is so much more that.

Forget everything you thought you knew about bowling alleys, because Lane7 is certainly not what you expect. Forget formica tables, moulded seats and plastic hot dogs, instead image a trendy space, all cool colours, chilled bar and first class dining experience.

The atmosphere is relaxed, the perfect place to create memories with friends, it is also available for parties and corporate events!

The food at Lane7 is out of this world. You may be surprised to know that Head Chef, Chris Finnigan, trained under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, so expect classic French cooking techniques mixed into American Fayre food, with a few twists here and there to keep you on your toes!

“It’s what I describe as Man Vs Food Vs Michelin Vs Modern Vs BBQ – it’s a real combination of techniques and flavours,” said Chris, who has won acclaim for producing inventive, eye opening and stunning alternative takes on classic Americans-style favourites.

“There’s no need for good quality American style comfort food to be predictable and boring.  The team in the kitchen has worked fantastically hard to produce dishes that have not only proved the doubters wrong, but has actually put a smile on the faces of so many who dine with us.” 

As well as its inventive menu, you may be surprised at the tableware too, as it’s all about enhancing your dining experience rather than style, but we think it works perfectly.

“We use metal trays rather than plates, “explains Chris, “this gives you the space required to discard of the bones and to get your fingers dirty!”

All in all, Lane7 is a pretty cool concept. Check out the latest restaurant menu below, which is creative and amazing as ever! There is also a bar menu available too.  

“We’ve been given free rein in the kitchens to produce even more ambitious dishes and we have a lot of fun”.  

Lane7 is all about fun! You can find booking information below.  

Spotlight on the Head Chef

Want to know more about Chris Finnigan? Explore his For Cooks profile for recipes and must-have kit.

We also gave Chris free rein of our online shop and he chose something very interesting as his Chefs Pick – find out what it is here. Hint – it has something to do with his cooking techniques at Lane7!

Keep checking back for more recipes and advice from Chris! 

A Fun Christmas and NYE at Lane 7
Bowling, ping pong, singing and of course, great food – everything you need and more for a fun-filled New Year’s Eve!

Lane 7 are offering unlimited gaming, a delicious 3 course meal and a glass of fizz on the night! Sounds like so much fun, definitely a New Year’s Eve to remember!

You can also enjoy a fun packed Christmas at Lane 7 too – check out their festive menu below (which is available until 13th January!). Call the Lane 7 elves on 0191 261 6161 to find out about availability and booking!  

Sharing Platter

Jerk chicken wings, jalapeño poppers, chicken gougons, chicken liver pate n toast, smoked salmon bagels and chipotle chicken rolls served with smoked garlic mayo and barbecue sauce

Vegetarian Platter

Garlic bread, mac and cheese bites, jalapeño poppers, red pepper and cream cheese bagel served with smoked garlic mayo and barbecue sauce


Warm Mini Donuts


Pulled Pork & Slaw

hickory turkey drumstick pork with chipotle mayo, cheddar and jalapeño bread

Turkey Pop

smoked turkey drumstick in bbq sauce with sweet mustard slaw and soused cranberries

Truffled Mac and Cheese

truffle macaroni with cheese sauce, baby spinach and wild mushrooms


Smoked Brisket

Hickory smoked pulled beef, celeriac law and beer gravy

Cajun Salmon

cajun seasoned salmon, green chilli slaw, charred cabbage and wasabi mayo

Baby Back Rib Stack

chopped smoked pork ribs with ranch slaw and bbq sauce

Bean Chilli

house bean chilli, caramelised brown rice, nachos and crème fraiche


All American Cheese Burger

two beef patties fried in French mustard with yellow cheese, pickles and garlic mayo

Turkey Reuben

smoked turkey roll with Swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut and thousand island sauce

Chilli Pimp Dog

big apple pimp dog with short rib of beef chilli, jalapeños, nachos and crème fraiche

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork

with green chilli slaw, pickles and dirty sauce

Dog in Blanket

big apple huge pole wrapped in streaky bacon with cranbecue sauce


breaded Camembert cheese with rainbow slaw, pickles and smoked tomato chutney


Mississippi Mud Pie with Hazelnut Praline

vegetarian contains nuts

Mince Pie House Whipped Ice Cream

House Whipped Ice Cream



Book a place at Lane 7

Opening Times:

Mon: 4.00pm – 12.00am
Tues: 4.00pm – 12.00am
Wed: 4.00pm – 12.00am
Thurs: 4.00pm – 1.00am (Peak from 6.00pm)
Fri: 11.00am – 1.00am (Peak from 6.00pm)
Sat: 11.00am – 1.00am (Peak from 6pm)
Sun: 11.00am –  12.00am

To book call 0191 261 6161. Booking lines are open  9.30am — 7.00pm daily
or book online at

Address: Lane7, 80–90 St. James’ Boulevard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BN

Telephone: 0191 261 6161


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