Dine by the Tyne is set to see the 100ft high sky table tower above Gateshead’s Performance Square from 12-15th May and has been so popular, that more tickets have been released today with a £50 discount on evening dinner tickets for last minute bookers.
The sky table has appeared in European cities like London, Brussels and Amiens, with Newcastle/Gateshead next on the list to offer diners the chance to enjoy fine food at a height taller than the Angel of the North.
In order to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to sample sky high dining, organisers Off the Wall Events have issued the extra tickets at the special price of £150 per seat.
Off the Wall’s event manager Jacqui McKirdy says it’s a surprise even to her: “I knew it would be a popular event – after all, it’s not every day you can eat in the sky – but I really didn’t think it would have been as popular as it has been.
“A lot of flights are fully sold but there’s still people knocking on the door to get involved so we’ve decided to give them another chance to get a seat. “We’ve cut the price by £50 to give as many as possible the chance to come and experience some of Newcastle and Gateshead’s top chefs in a way that has never been seen before.”
Diners will be strapped in and hoisted in the air for a unique experience with restaurants including Sachins, Peace and Loaf and Redhouse seeing their award winning food served up like never before.
Jacqui, who originally planned the event for just one day before a friend told her to “go big”, says the idea for the event was originally just a dream.
“We were sat in Wetherspoon’s after a tough day and I looked up at the Tyne Bridge and I thought; why not get a restaurant up there? “If you’d told me back then that it would be running over four days and would need to put extra seats on offer, I wouldn’t have believed you at all.”
Places are expected to sell fast so if you would like to book a place on the sky table, visit www.eventsinthesky.co.uk.
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