24th November 2020
Popular independent restaurant Zucchini is set to open its second pasta bar in the Qube at Metrocentre.

Founded in 2016 by Newcastle chef Alan Barker, the Italian Pasta Bar will offer fresh hand-rolled Northern Italian style egg pasta dishes.

As the only fresh pasta bar in Newcastle, Zucchini first opened its doors in 2016 and has since gone from strength to strength.  Aside from mouth-watering pasta dishes it is known for great sides, local produce and Italian imported ingredients, along with a friendly service.

The owners have chosen Metrocentre as the location of the second Zucchini Pasta bar with the hope to position itself alongside other popular big-name restaurants including Nando’s, Wagamama and TGI Fridays, all located at Metrocentre’s Qube.

Keeping traditional practices, a concise menu and simple flavours, Zucchini is able to serve affordable and super fresh plates of pasta daily with its seasonal menus, daily specials pasta board, as well as a traditional pasta menu and what is claimed ‘the best garlic bread in Newcastle.’

Ben Cox, Metrocentre Senior Asset Manager for Sovereign Centros said: “The arrival of Zucchini Pasta Bar at Metrocentre is an exciting addition to the Qube. Our shoppers have been telling us that they want local independent operators, as well as big national brands, so we’re sure the introduction of Zucchini will be a hit.  Their innovative menu will bring a new dining experience to the centre and we can’t wait to try it.”

Founder of Zucchini Pasta Bar, Alan Barker, said: “We’re a local business offering fresh pasta at great value for money and can’t wait to open at Metrocentre in December – the team and I are really excited to show the region what we can do. General Manager, Tony Harding brings with him years of experience and will be working closely alongside myself to open the next Zucchini Pasta Bar at Metrocentre.”

Zucchini is set to open its doors as soon as lockdown is lifted.