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“Trendy Asian restaurant in city centre”

Fat Buddha Asian Bar and Kitchen
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Ranked #176 of 1,262 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: US$0 - US$38
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Chinese, Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Finest Pan-Asian Cuisine Served, Seven Nights a Week, in a Two Floor Venue inside Newcastle's Historic Central Arcade at 55 Degrees North.
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Trendy Asian restaurant in city centre”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Sunday night booking for 4 ( as others a graduation related visit to the city) - a favourite recommendation for the two younger diners. The upstairs restaurant, featured in many adverts, was closed, and the downstairs is rather dark for a summer's evening. Trendy circular alcoves, large lampshades etc, young friendly staff Extensive menu of SE Asian food ( Chinese, Thai, Malaysian.. but not Indian). When with folks who already know what they are eating it made it difficult to read through it and 3 of us opted for the easier set menu, £23 ( £2 extra for the soup course)- limited choice ( both meat based) on first course, though lots of variety on mains, choice rice, noodles (an unnecessary and mean £1 extra!) etc. Generous portions of mains; food tasty and well- cooked. Had a pot of Chinese tea( waiter totally unable to advise on this and seemed to think I wanted a traditional English tea), beer, wine, coke and tap water. On the expensive side.; 10% service charge added though waitress pointed this out and asked if this was acceptable.

  • Visited July 2014
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hull uk
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“First but not last time at this restaurant”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We used this restaurant on our sons say so as we were up in Newcastle for his graduation,
He booked the table for the four of us on weds 9th July , the staff we encountered were great , very helpfull , with great service , the food was great , as good as I've tasted for a very long time, just the right amount of time between the different courses been served.
Nothing seemed to much trouble for the staff who seemed to enjoy the job they were doing,
The portions were huge and very tasty and with help and advice from the staff we got a good deal price wise. When ever I visit Newcastle in the future we will deffo be eating here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank terry b
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lunch Time Treat”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The girls and I often end up here and sample the lunch time menu (and cocktails!!) ... staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is always cooked beautifully ... love the duck samosas !!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Katie N
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced, average food and rude staff”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

First time at Fat Buddha and I have to say first impressions were not good. Drinks take an age to arrive (at least 15 minutes) and when they finally do they are plonked down in front of you with no manners at all.

Food was hideously expensive for the extremely average quality and the whole place lacked any atmosphere whatsoever. Won't be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 550Olivia
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Northumberland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere and excellent staff”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I booked a cocktail making party for 20 girls on a hen night at the Fat Buddha in Newcastle. The staff were so accommodating and I had to make amendments to the reservations prior to the evening, but that was no problem for them - they made us feel very valued.
The cocktail making class was excellent and had become a real talking point ever since!
We will definitely be going back!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Pendas35
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