Called Solstice, the restaurant is being billed a sister site to Newcastle-born Atkinson's Quayside flagship House of Tides, which launched back in 2014.
Atkinson confirmed the opening on Instagram, but there were no further details available at the time of writing.
House of Tides is located on the Newcastle Quayside and set within a carefully restored Grade I-listed former merchant’s townhouse.
Set over two floors, the informal fine dining restaurant concentrates on modern British cooking, and offers both a lunch and dinner tasting menu.
Sample dishes include king crab with cucumber, ginger and dill; veal sweetbread with apple, lovage and truffle; and Yorkshire lamb with baby gem, barbecue aubergine and mint.
House of Tides was awarded a Michelin star in 2016, and has held it ever since. It is currently the only restaurant in the city to have a star.
The restaurant is also a regular on the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards top 100 list, and is currently ranked at number 20.
Atkinson, a two-time winner on BBC's Great British Menu, won his first Michelin star as head chef at St Martins in the Isles of Scilly. He later went on to become head chef at the White Room restaurant within Seaham Hall in County Durham where he again won a Michelin star.
Prior to launching House of Tides, he was also executive chef at Rockliffe Hall near Darlington, County Durham.