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Big Mussel - Quayside

15 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
+44 191 232 1057
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“mussels” (293 reviews)
“seafood” (167 reviews)
“fish pot” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
15 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a lovely place this is with excellent staff and service Food was amazing We had seafood platter for two which was delicious Our daughter had surf and turf which she loved We had affogato, creme brûlée, sticky toffee pudding Even the rose house wine...More

Thank Zinfa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place, the fish and seafood is the star of the show here, not padded out with thick batters, chips, tasteless salads etc. The dishes are so well cooked and very generous. The mussels are the best we have eaten anywhere, so large and succulent,...More

1  Thank 588phoebe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an 8 day visit. The room we had was first class. The staff was also first class helping us with all we requested including directions and maps for our bus trips plus time tables. The breakfast was very tasty with a good choice...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you would expect, this is a specialist Sea Food/Shellfish restaurant. My friend loved his oysters so much we went back again the next night - and we were only there for 3 days!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 1st time at Big Mussel but it won't be our last. The food was really good quality and my dietary requirements (Wheat allergy) were catered for without any concern. Steve our waiter was a real character and made us feel really welcome....More

Thank Wizard57
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s years since iv been to big mussel and my husband had never been so thought give it a go! We arrived at 5pm in time for clock saver mine when you pay the price at time you order. We don’t normally do starters but...More

Thank whistleblower01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly ghastly - microwaved chips like damp baked cardboard. And at £14, £3 more would have got us an excellent Indian takeaway from Rani over the street. Worse than a dodgy late night chippy...

1  Thank geoffkell5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered Fish & Chips, could not eat the pile of soggy fatty Chips, told the waiter and he just laughed. Complained formally and was told waiter had not been there very long!!!. No tip, ripped up loyalty card and striked this place from my list...More

1  Thank Gpconsultancy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the off chance dropped in on Saturday night. Amazing food great service and value for money, can’t wait to go again for a bowl of haddock chowder!

Thank Slevstarr
BigMussel, Owner at Big Mussel - Quayside, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice comments Much appreciated

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the service was very good all evening and was attentive and with your complaints. the anchovies are very good as are olives. mussels were sweet and tasty and the various mains eaten without complaints .. although the fries were a bit ok .. not great....More

Thank vacationerfmsing
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Kim B
23 October 2016|
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Response from Brian J | Reviewed this property |
From memory Most tables Are on the ground floor . I do not recall any steps in and table spacing was good but one wc Was upstairs but I cannot remember if Was M or F.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 1057
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