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The Assembly Rooms | Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU, England
+44 191 232 8695
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“roast beef” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Assembly Rooms | Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

8 of us booked for a Saturday night meal. Our table was booked for 8pm but we arrived early for a few pre-dinner drinks. The bar area was fairly quiet and we noticed only 1 other table of diners. The dining area is a partitioned...More

Thank david h
449emily, Business Development at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi David, Thank you so much for your review and we're very pleased you had an enjoyable meal. Hopefully the next time you return there will be more atmosphere! We hope to welcome you back in the New Year, perhaps for our afternoon tea next...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I've been in Bonbar before for drinks but have to admit I wasn't aware they did food. A recommendation from Darcys hairdresser took us here last week (22:10:17)for Sunday lunch. On arrival a booth near the door was reserved for are party. We were quickly...More

Thank Peter D
449emily, Business Development at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Peter, So pleased you had such a good a good visit! We hope to be seeing you very soon! Thank you again for your valued feedback! Best wishes Jess

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We come here regularly for Sunday lunch and always love it. The management and staff are always brilliant. The food is great too and we always get looked after. We have small children and we don't like going to places that are really designed for...More

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449emily, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Nigel, So pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the children enjoy it too! We're running great festive menus throughout December in Bonbar, with a fabulous festive cocktail list when you're next in! Best wishes Jess

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Food and drinks menu has changed drastically, food was tasteless, between us we tried 3 different draught lagers and they were all disgusting. The cocktail menu used to be great and they tasted amazing, this time there was not one with the flavours I like....More

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Thank Carla B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Fabulous afternoon out! Had the wow factor! Only things that let it down was the final Cocktail was made with Prosecco (we paid for Champagne!) and we had to ask a few times for our nibbles and photos which finally came at the end!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My friends and I had an amazing meal celebrating my birthday at Bonbar. The free glass of prosecco was a special touch and we were even lucky enough to try out the brand new cocktail free of charge. The service was fantastic! I can't wait...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Booked in advance for 7 ladies afternoon tea. 4 were having Gentleman's afternoon tea and 3 had ladies. We paid in advance then regretfully one lady was unable to make it due to a sudden bereavement. Bonbar wont refund our money but we got the...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Attended for family Sunday lunch, allocated a very large booth in the beautiful bar/ restaurant. The meal was absolutely amazing, well presented, cooked perfectly and great ingredients. The choice of meat and vegetables was great. The staff were very friendly and very attentive too. Would...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had a cocktail making class for a group of 9 to celebrate a 21st - we are very happy with our experience it made our weekend! It was phenomenal service, Ryan (supervisor) took our class and we couldn’t have asked for any one better. 100%...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had a family lunch at the Bonbar & had one of the best Sunday lunches ever! Great choice & quality at a reasonable price in an impressive venue

Thank Jim B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$48
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Assembly Rooms | Fenkle St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5XU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 8695
  • E-mail
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 be missed!
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