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“Birthday night out”
Review of Bonbar

Bonbar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$46
Cuisines: Bar, British, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Birthday night out”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I went to Bonbar on Saturday night with a group of 10 friends. It was my birthday and fancied something a little special. We hadn't been to Bonbar before but had only heard great things.

Bonbar lived up to our expectations. Great staff, great drinks, great music and a great crowd. We booked a booth too which I think we will do every time we go here. Very good value compared to other places in town.

We all can't wait until our next visit!

Thank you!

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Thank Laura A
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dean w, Manager at Bonbar, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Hi Laura,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am glad to hear BonBar lived up to your expectations on your first visit! Please do not hesitate in contacting us the next time you would like a booth booking.

Regards

Dean
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Superb service and a well presented restaurant/bar. Food was perfect. Probably the best Sunday lunch out we've had. Will definitely be revisiting and recommending.

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dean w, Manager at Bonbar, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Hi Joe,

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed you Sunday lunch with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon to try our new menu.

regards
Dean
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing Quality & perfect venue”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I went here for Sunday lunch a few weekends ago with a friend after hearing how good it was.
I was very impressed with not just the high quality food, but the service was great too! I will certainly be going back again not just for Sunday lunch but through the week too. This is a little gem in Newcastle and as soon as people find out exactly how good it is you'll be lucky to get a table! 100% would recommend!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Josh D
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Greg T, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Hi Josh,

Thank you for your kind review of your Sunday lunch here at Bonbar. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Kind regards,

Greg, Sales & Marketing
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Can't fault - excellent food and great staff ”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Our third visit and treat brilliantly. Snacking food on sharing boards. Top quality and, so good, we ordered more; greed more than necessity.

The staff are attentive and friendly, making all of us so welcome.

Still, irrespective of staff, the food has to be good and it is.

5/5. One of our favourite venues. A great find.

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Thank Travelswith
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Greg T, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Travelswith,

Thank you for kind review of Bonbar. We are delighted to see that you have been able to give us a 5/5 as you have stated.

Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Greg Turner, Sales & Marketing
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Closed”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were in Newcastle on Monday evening and had heard about Bonbar as a venue in the evening, but after searching online we found out it also served food. We arrived to find it was closed, empty and as for the seating area that is directly in front of the entrance; left from the night before? I now realise, oddly, the restaurant is closed Monday's... so we took our custom elsewhere and probably won't attempt to return again if the mess outside is anything like what it is like inside. Shame.

Visited July 2014
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Greg T, Public Relations Manager at Bonbar, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Scott_tbh,

I am disappointed to see that you have been able to give our venue a 1 star review without being able to come inside and enjoy the service, products and surroundings that, as the below reviews will attest to, we feel are at a high standard and worth the visit. As you will see on the website and social media it clearly states that we are closed on a Monday.

We would encourage you to visit on a day/night that we are open as we are confident you will enjoy both the surroundings the venue offers as well as the service that is set at a high standard.

Kind regards,

Greg Turner, Sales & Marketing
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