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Summary

They’ve dropped the word “Café” from the name of Terry Laybourne’s “oldest and probably best venture”“a great city-centre all-rounder” that’s been the most commented-on restaurant in these parts for as long as we can remember. Its “creative bistro-style food” has likewise “shown consistent quality for many years now”; but some old regulars “are not sure about the summer 2015 refurb – it feels a bit more stark, and we’re not quite sure what they were aiming for”.

£51
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

That it “can be very noisy at peak times” is testament to the “consistently excellent” standards of Terry Laybourne’s “Newcastle benchmark” – the city’s most popular eaterie for well over a decade. It offers a “classic brasserie menu”, whose “great execution lifts it beyond expectations”.

£50
Very Good
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Terry Laybourne forever!” – the cradle of the empire of the North East’s leading restaurateur “never fails to impress”; it’s not particularly a foodie haunt, but the brasserie fare is “fantastic” and “good value”, service is “highly professional”, and the setting “buzzy”.

£47
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Still the most popular place in town” – Terry Laybourne’s “always packed” flagship, just off the Quayside, remains reporters “go-to destination” for a meal combining “unfailing”, quite “classical” cooking in a “very buzzy” (“very noisy”) setting.

£62
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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10.30 pm, Sun 8 pm

21 Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 21 Restaurant in NE1, Newcastle upon Tyne by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 21 restaurant.
Daniel D
As we often have a small child in tow it is...
Reviewed 9 months, 2 days ago

"As we often have a small child in tow it is rare that we get to enjoy fine dining these days, so dinner at 21 was a treat. We had an early booking as we were going on to a concert, but nevertheless the restaurant was full and the atmosphere was good. Each course was very competently executed and the accompanying wines were well chosen. There was a slight delay in getting the bill but otherwise the service was faultless."

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Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 8 pm

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