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The Bascule - CLOSED

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US$4 - US$16
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Omg who ever says the food here is amazing needs their head looking at , today I had the worst Sunday lunch. The gravy like water dry chicken, a whole rock hard carrot on the plate. I hate to complain but it was very bad...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Irishsky14
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Started well when I rang to book a table for 2, prompt and polite response. Place empty on arrival, advised the bar staff we had a booking for food, and should we sit wherever. Bar person looked back blankly. Sat at table, took 5 mins...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Firstly I am renown for being very difficult to please so it was to my surprise and delight that I have rediscovered the former Fog on The Tyne, Bascule Bar rebranded as The Merchants Tavern. Having booked a table for Sunday Lunch with my wife...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank jasong1970
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The Place its self has been change since the Bascule and it is very nice and fresh looking to the inside But I have been in on two occasions once through the week and my partner and I tried the menu to great disappointment the...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank gloops_11
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Really good food, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere . Completely opposite to the Bascule. Hoping this continues!

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Fergy1980
Reviewed 25 January 2016

My company is based a few doors down so we were really excited about this place opening and the look of the place certainly doesn't disappoint. It's all very stylish with a lovely little snug area at one end. So far I've been three times...More

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing service. Awesome food. We had Lamb and Beef and Chicken. Veg was delicious. The meats were perfect. You must try the mashed potatoes. Great range of drinks. Really great place. Hidden Gem.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Jamie2895
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Popped down on a Sunday, met by lovely service, food was quick to arrive and was bang on the money. Got high hopes for this place.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

What a huge improvement! The Bascule had gone so far downhill, it didn't feature on the scale anymore. Not long re opened as Merchants Tavern & it's fab. We've eaten there twice now. Lovely treat to sit in the bright new surroundings & be served...More

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank mickylou2015
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This place has new owners. They are a lovely couple and very friendly with a warm welcome. Food looks great and the place has been opened up and has a lovely feel to it now and apparently Loads to look forward to in 2016. Think...More

Date of visit: December 2015
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