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Located in the heart of the iconic Assembly Rooms building and just a stones throw from Central station, Bonbar's restaurant is a splendid addition to Newcastle city centre. With 10 elegant booths surrounding a majestic island bar, Bonbar offers a spacious yet welcoming environment to enjoy simple food, cooked well and complimented by our selection of cocktails, wines and world beers. From dinner for two in a comfy corner booth to a large dinner party this restaurant offers a touch of elegance and simplicity while you dine. Take advantage of the warmer evenings by dining al fresco on our lavish outdoor terrace complete with Newcastle's only outdoor bar. Our bank holiday barbecues are not to
US$5 - US$46
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Drinks
Bar, British, International
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for an intimate 18th birthday party. When you walk in to this room, the huge bar runs down the entire room; adorned with sparkly lights and decor it makes you smile!! A group of 11 of us were seated in a large booth which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kc8583
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love visiting here,nice and handy from the train station and always a decent crowd of drinkers/diners. We were here for drinks and the bar service was very good,some of our party had food and they stated that it was very good and sensibly priced.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pfc302
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Went to assembly rooms for xmas lunch. Amazing setting. Staff amazing! Food all fresh and tasty! Quick service, really efficient! Would def go back! Felt special!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JWSkyline
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Best Sunday lunch I’ve had in a long time. Amazing food in a historic and impressive building. Chris & his team were welcoming and friendly from the minute we walked up to the building. Definitely worth the trip and I’ll be going back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mtheald
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Great Sunday Lunch, Great service, Great atmosphere. Found this little gem after stopping at the Indigo Hotel (another great hideaway) . Staff are second to none, genuine and sincere, Sunday Lunch is the best I have tasted in years. Owner introduced himself to us this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I visited what we used to know as the old assembly rooms but what is now Bonbar for cocktails with friends. I was immediately greeted at the front door from a gentleman who introduced himself as Chris who was lovely and couldn’t do enough for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DeniseAtkins566
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Did not have a meal here, just a drink but enjoyed the architecture and atmosphere of this place.We were staying at the adjacent Indigo hotel and had meals at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in our package. Another time we will try here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Fantastic food, beef tasty & cooked perfectly, love the chicken parfait & home made piccalilli & the soft jazz creates a wonderful relaxing atmoshphere. Service as always impeccable. Definatly reccomend this venue for Sunday lunch 10/10.

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Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Olian
JessS2026, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Hi Olian, So pleased you had a lovely experience - we hope to see you very soon. Our next jazz Sunday is the 14th of October Best wishes Jess

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went to Sunday lunch at the Bonbar restaurant for our first visit. We had already heard about the jazz Sunday afternoons with Alice Grace singing. What a lovely experience it was. The service and general ambience was excellent. The food cooked to a very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David R
Jess S, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Hi David, Do pleased you had a lovely afternoon with us! We hope to see you very soon - our next Jazz Sunday is the 14th of October and a wedding fair will be running at the same time if you wish to come and...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Had fab fantastic time food was beautiful sevice first class well done Lewis can’t fault the place well done BONBAR we will be back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dinkysoo
Jess S, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

So pleased you had a lovely afternoon with us! We hope to see you back again very soon :)

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