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Summary

“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”.

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
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
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions
40
84

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.50 £26.00
SundayLunch £22.00 £26.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £21.00 £4.20 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.60
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Trinity Gdns, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2HH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-8 pm

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