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European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere was lovely and the service was good. However, the food was disappointing. 1 guest had a dairy allergy and the options were very limited and plain.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst visiting our granddaughter what a wonderful place the staff are so friendly nothing is too much trouble for them they do so much for you taking your coats pouring you drinks we must mention molly such an amazing person she...looked after us so well thank you for a fantastic evening the food is another matter it was absolutely out of this world highly recommended the tuna starter the beef for main baked alaska for pudding delicious hubby tempura prawns beef and cream brule cannot wait to go again thanks so much 21 restaurantMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to 21 for several years and it is consistently excellent. The service is efficient and we love the food. The early evening dinner is particularly good value, although for a special occasion the a la carte menu cannot be beaten. There...is always a fantastic selection of options available although I struggle to resist the Spinach and Cheddar Cheese soufflé for starters. This is a very reliable restaurant in Newcastle and we always know that we are going to enjoy our evening there.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Fine dining at its best. The food is exquisite and cooked to perfection. It has a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere and doesn't feel too formal or stuffy like some posh nosh places do. The staff are so attentive yet...aren't overwhelming. I cannot find with anything. Certainly one of my faves and already counting down to my next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Cannot praise this amazing establishment enough. Food was outstanding - husbsnd had cheese and spinach souffle and then we had roast beef sunday dinner - outstanding - pudding was marmolade pudding ( highley recommend and rhubarb sorbet - just perfect- from start to finish all...amazing - thank you so much😁More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

First time at 21. Although we often go to cafe 21 in Fenwick. It's restaurant week and we didn't know what to expect. Well let me tell you it was absolutely amazing. My wife and I both had the souffle starter. Excellent. I had the...pork belly main with red cabbage, and black pudding in a quenelle type affair and loved it. My wife had gnocchi and you know how that can be hit or miss. Well she adored it. My dessert was White Chocolate Chiboust with Tropical Fruits. Lovely,light and refreshing. My wife had ginger pud with toffee sauce and ice cream which almost finished her off 😁. Delicious. The service was impeccable and a special shout out to the girl working our station. We were table 5. Incredible value. We will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We booked for Restaurant week and it was just a delight from start to finish . I was so impressed by the Maitre de who was so so polite and helpful he is a credit to the organisation . After enjoying a pre-meal drink in...the bar area we were shown to our table and their the opulence the Restaurant is known for was all too apparent beautifully crisp linen table cloths and napkins , table perfectly set and then the food! Despite it being a special promotional event the food showcased what this restaurant is all about sheer quality of the food and the service . The staff could not have done more and the Chefs are clearly so passionate about the ingredients and the food they produce . I thoroughly enjoyed each of the three courses . I observed many other dishes being delivered to other tables and they simply exuded quality. The balance of the flavours was perfect . I had locally sourced Roe Deer terrine served with a complimentary relish and a really refreshing kohlrabi and Sugar snap pea salad just perfect. The main of perfectly prepared cod with Morecambe Bay shrimps, samphire and cream potato was a sheer delight , perfectly white flakes of cod , simply melt in the mouth flavoursome food. Hard to choose but perhaps the dessert was the most accomplished and favourite dish I experienced . A white Chocolate Chiboust [I had to google it before I attended the Restaurant] was very light and delicate perfectly complimented with some tropical fruit lychees, mango , passion fruit , a quenelle decorated with gold leaf balanced on top just perfect. Finally I would like to thank Rachel who ensured this was a such wonderful experience , nothing was too much of a problem and Rachel went that extra mile to make sure this was something to treasure . A huge thank you to 21's staff for making this a wonderful day out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

An excellent meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. I had duck as main course which was superb, i have only given 4 stars as we had to ask for the vegetarian menu despite being given an ensemble of other menus on being seated which in...my view should include the vegetarian menu.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

We went to celebrate a Birthday which is always a bit tricky so close to Xmas but were aware of the Xmas menus, so that was fine. Always look forward to a visit to Café 21 but on arrival this time, it was a lot...noisier than usual with a big group rather dominating things at reception although staff were trying to calm things down. We had been allocated a table in the private dining area which wasn't what we wanted. Staff were at pains to put things right and we ended up at a good table in the main restaurant area. The atmosphere (aside the large group who were still very audible) was pleasant. The food for all of us and for each of the two courses we all had was excellent. The cheese soufflé is one of their signature starters and, as always, it was absolutely delicious. The three mains - pork, pheasant and cod - were all cooked to perfection. Simply couldn't fault it. Coffees to follow plus a complimentary chocolate ganache torte with Birthday candle (which was a surprise) and delicate minemeat thins. The wine is decent enough but pricey. But, for an occasion, it remains a very reliable place to go and the staff are always professional, polite and friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

As per usual another delicious lunch. The service was excellent as always apart from asking for a dairy free pudding and as it was placed down before me I was told by the waitress that it wasn’t dairy free, I ate it and it was...the best mince pie I’ve ever had in my life, so ended up being a good error on their part! We both thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. I had the pheasant and there luckily there was no shot and there was a warning in small print on the menu, it’s good to be reminded (reading previous review).More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

We decided to have lunch at 21 after Christmas Day. A good decision, they had modified the Christmas Fayre, replacing Turkey with Duck and improving in our opinion the Cod. All agreed our different choices were at least very good with some excellent. With attentive...but not intrusive service. A perfect end of a busy Christmastime treat.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Booked for a special birthday but available Menus were Christmas food themed, we wanted the taster menu, as shown on the website but it wasn't available. Food was pretty average at best. Service was a bit slow. 35 minutes before order was taken.. Half the...table was served first course 5 minutes before the rest. No vegetables served with main course. Wouldn't hurry back. Maybe it was the usual Christmas frenzy but when it's your special birthday you don't want 'Christmas'.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

I am absolutely disappointed. My husband booked us a place here as we enjoy fine dining and had visited blackfriars on Wednesday during our week stay at the Vermont hotel. I want to say that the service is better that blackfriars but the food is...not, however my husband opted for the pheasant and ended up biting in to shotgun shot and damaging his teeth in the process. We were offered wine, coffee and dessert for free but the feeling had passed and my husband was in pain. We did not take up the option. His dish was removed without finishing it and I had the food on my plate with the assurance from my husband that I needed to eat something as we had hardly eaten that day. Despite having free drinks and food offered, which we refused as he was sore, we received the bill at full price for everything but the pheasant dish! it did not make any sense. I was fuming but my husband didn't want to spoil our time away, so I refrained myself. I'm absolutely disgusted and will ensure that I air my views publicly, on social media, and with a solicitor. we were offered an email address should he need any dental work..... Honestly, could you not even taken the price of our drinks off?? Over £100 for a very poor experience, that caused damage? There is nothing stating anything about the possibility of having gun shot in our food - I have photos of the menu and photos of the gun shot! You couldn't have given a less of a crap. You know who we are, you have our details should you wish to reach out.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Great lunch in August. My friends and I are regulars here and booked for a Xmas lunch months ago. Then out of the blue this weekend i received an email demanding a non refundable of £60 to be paid by card over the phone or...in person. I was surprised that a deposit hadn't been requested when I made the booking. Also, I prefer not to give my card details over the phone and a visit to Newcastle is a inconvenient. So a bit of a poor show in this respect. Well go ahead with this booking but might go elsewhere in 2024.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

simply fantastic. The three course fixed option is tremendous value and food of the highest quality. Dessert doughnuts to die for!

Date of visit: November 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
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