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“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”.
“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”.
Trinity Gdns, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2HH
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dinner till 10.30pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 8 pm