Harden's survey result
Behind “an unassuming but smart exterior”, Kenny & Abbie Atkinson’s much-accoladed venue was Newcastle’s highest-rated this year. Set on the Quayside in a Grade I listed sixteenth-century town house, you enter through the “lovely bar”, and climb to the upstairs restaurant, which is warm and vibrant, with “extremely helpful staff”. In the evening, the offering is a ten-course tasting menu (for £95) which is almost universally rated as exceptional in its quality.
For “an outstanding all-round gastronomic experience” most reporters continue to acclaim Kenny Atkinson’s converted sixteenth-century former merchant’s townhouse on the Quayside as Newcastle’s No. 1 dining destination.
“Perched by the Tyne”, this “former merchants house” on the Quayside is a “fascinating old building” that is nowadays “a blow-out destination” for Kenny Atkinson’s “first-rate” tasting menus, which in particular “showcase the best of the North Sea catch (of special note are the Lindisfarne oysters)”. There is the odd quibble – service is sometimes “variable” throughout a meal, and the dishes can sometimes seem “over-elaborate”, but on most accounts it’s “an absolute delight” delivering a “first rate gastronomic experience”.
Kenny Atkinson’s two-year-old in an old building on the Quayside (“ask for a window table”) put in a “brilliant” performance this year, justifying its foodie renown with “fast class”, “exciting” cuisine, with great “clarity of flavour”, and “cheerful, knowledgeable and helpful staff” – “a total delight!”
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN
|Tuesday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm|