DESPITE BEING neatly tucked away on Brentwood Avenue, away from the hustle and bustle of Jesmond’s main thoroughfares, family-run Italian restaurant Avanti has developed a dedicated following, as well as a great reputation, over the years.
And when you meet its owners, husband and wife team Koorosh and Julie, it’s easy to see why; a decade on and the pair have lost none of their passion and enthusiasm for the business. They’re committed to creating a happy, friendly environment where customers can enjoy delicious food at very reasonable prices – and it’s an approach that has paid dividends.
Julie explains: “We didn’t want people to come here and leave thinking ‘Oh my goodness, it’s very expensive’. We wanted them to consider it value for money, with a wonderful atmosphere and a lovely warm and friendly welcome.