Harden's survey result
“Still ranking as the best overall restaurant in town” for many reporters – Terry Laybourne’s “consistently excellent” flagship – in several guises and at different addresses since 1988, and still one of the most commented-on destinations in town – “delivers every time”, with “exciting and appealing” brasserie-style cuisine and “staff who take a personal interest in customers”. “It’s as good for a business lunch, as an evening dinner or Sunday lunch”.
“Terry Laybourne’s original venture and his best” – this “consistently excellent” city-centre all-rounder remains the most commented-on venue in the City, and many locals’ “preferred choice for every special occasion”. It “reliably produces superb brasserie food, while staff are outstanding and professional” and “though it’s a bit too rammed and noisy to be a relaxing experience, if you like the buzz of a crowded restaurant you won’t be disappointed”.
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”.
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”.
|Wine per bottle||£18.00|
Trinity Gdns, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2HH
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-8 pm|