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Barr Porter

The owners of the new Barr Porter on Dean Road, are optimistic about opening their new venture in these difficult times and have taken steps to ensure their new premises are Covid secure. With a Bar downstairs and a Thai restaurant upstairs, which is employing three Thai chefs from the former Thai Udon Kitchen at Laygate, Barr Porter is being brought to the town by business partners Alex Barr, Lee Porter and Urai Reed.

Thai Udon Kitchen

Barr Porter and Thai Udon was launched in the Summer of 2020 but the roots go back long ago. The owners and staff are all Thai and have strong connections to the Thai community in the UK, including back in Thailand in the region of Udon Thani and Roi Et. In fact the Thais of this North East region are known as Geordie Thais! They are hard working, down to earth people much like us UK Geordies which makes the connection so perfect. The business was started through the issues of Covid-19 and we took the challenge head on. So far so good and we have plans for the Summer to expand our activities and services to our loyal customers.