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“Pleasant Surprise in Pleasant Surroundings”

The Bridge Restaurant
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Ranked #242 of 1,251 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: British, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: ���Tyne and dine��� at Newcastle���s Bridge Restaurant, with its spectacular views over the River Tyne and the soaring arc of the Tyne Bridge. The restaurant is in the Vermont Hotel, a Manhattan-style 1930s tower right next to the remains of the city���s medieval castle and close to the revitalised Quayside area. Start with marinated herring with crisp pancetta and honey-mustard vinaigrette or the more substantial confit duck and red onion tart tatin. Then dig in to baked lamp rump with minted lentils and garlic potatoes, or pan-seared wild salmon, braised spring cabbage and clam casserole.You may think you���ll be able to resist the milk chocolate cr��me br��l��e with Bailey���s ice-cream, but that���s only because you���ll fall for the steamed lemon sponge with vanilla cr��me fra��che instead.
Gateshead, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise in Pleasant Surroundings”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

My uncle stayed here recently and because i booked via laterooms i received an e mail for some feedback... Couldn't do that as i didn't stay however noticed that the hotel does sunday lunch for a reasonable 16 pounds for 3 courses. Nine of us attended sunday 9th march and it was almost clean plates all the way. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent. There were 3 starter choices, soup,ham terrine or prawn cocktail, good start. I had the prawns, maybe a tad too much lettuce but full of flavour. I asked for olive oil to go with the gorgeous bread as i don't like butter and this arrived promptly and had everyone else wishing they didn't like butter.
We ordered chicken , belly pork and beef for mains.... Perfection, substantial portions of meat with crispy yorkshires and lush roast potatoes. The beef was a thick slice of sirloin cooked to your liking, belly pork was delightful as was the chicken , all served with ample portions of carrots, broccolli, green beans, cauliflower, more delicious gravy when we asked for it.
Desserts were gorgeous and we shared due to being full from starter and main. The only reason this was an overall rating of very good was because the chocolate brownie was very disappointing. Full of flavour but hard as a rock and not like a brownie should be. The creme brulee and sticky toffee were gorgeous as was the coffee. The wine was very tasty for a house wine.
The room itself was really cosy and well decorated , just a pity it was almost empty. Wouldn't hesitate to return,good service,good meal and reasonably priced. Thanks for a great afternoon xx

  • Visited March 2014
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Newcastle
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“Good food and Good Service”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Had the 2 people wine and dine menu for £59, 3 courses. Could not fault it.
Good service and very nice food.
Well worth the visit and the price.

  • Visited March 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Evening meal”
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Service was really good everyone was pleasant.
The food was delicious and the portions were huge. We couldn't finish it all!
We used our gourmet society membership card giving a great discount.
Great location, great food, great service, great price!
We will be visiting again.

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Thank Liam H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Service”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

The best bit of my experience was the friendly service, the waiter who served me was very friendly, helpful and attentive. My starter of smoked salmon was delicious. However, the main I ordered (vegetable hotpot) came out cold in the middle.
The waiter was very apologetic, took it back and the chef sent out a very hot new one as well as a complimentary rocket salad dish (very random!). Although this dish was hot, there were quite a few parts of it which didn't taste so good - the carrots tasted like processed frozen carrots.
Wouldn't make an effort to come here again, however it's a good thing the waiter was top notch, otherwise I would've felt very dissatisfied.

  • Visited February 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“afternoon tea”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Myself and a group of friends booked for afternoon tea when we arrived placed our order tea and drinks arrived after 15 minutes we then waited one hour and a quarter for our food to arrive.We did ask staff how much longer our food was going to be after waiting an hour and the staff were surly and dismissive said it would be there soon whilst walking away from us, when asking a 2nd person said she would check I explained by this time our drinks were cold she said she would get more and the food would arrive 5 minutes later the hot drinks 15 minutes after that, there was no apology or explanation. For a hotel of this standard the tea was poor value for money as a party of seven the amount served was more for four people and the service was terrible I certainly would never go back and defintley would not recommend this hotel

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