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Ditch the food envy and find a new favourite at Teesside Restaurant Week

Teesside Restaurant Week runs from February 20.

You’ve seen the pictures on social media. Maybe you’ve walked past it in town, and greedily glanced through the window. Or your mates have been, and they won’t stop talking about how incredible their meal was.

We all suffer from food envy, and most of us have an ever-growing list of places we’ve been meaning to try for ages.

But next week, there’s a perfect way to solve it – it’s Teesside Restaurant Week, and there’s 30 restaurants in Middlesbrough taking part.

A host of the town’s top eateries are taking part, many offering a menu of three delicious courses for £20.

One of those is the brand-new Madame Rouge, a new spot on Linthorpe Road for brunch, afternoon tea or a night out for cocktails.

Only open for a week, it’s already signed up to the restaurant week – and We are Middlesbrough can’t wait to have a nosey round its vintage interior and give it a try.

Madame Rouge on Linthorpe Road

Also on the menu is Umi, also on Linthorpe Road.

We can’t decide between the sushi platter – with delicious-sounding salmon nigiri and king prawn uramaki – or the three course set menu with a choice including gyoza, chicken katsu curry and pork belly tonkotsu ramen. Nice choice to have, though.

Middlesbrough’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, is also worth a visit during Restaurant Week.

Its prices are 25% off – meaning you can eat from the lunch menu for £19 per person. We heartily recommend the minted lamb!

If parmos are more your thing (and lets face it, they’re a lot of people’s favourite) then you might be tempted by the Prickly Pear’s Restaurant Week menu.

You can choose from one of its 35 different varieties of the Teesside favourite. There’s versions inspired by Nepal, with sweet chilli sauce and crispy noodles, China, Hawaii and Tanzania to name a few!

Teesside Restaurant Week is held four times a year, traditionally at times when the hospitality trade may struggle.

So if you can make it, then check out the full list of local eateries on offer and get booked in.

You might find a new favourite!

The initiative has been supported by several local, national and international businesses, view the full list of sponsors here.