survey result

Summary

£98
 ££££
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.

The venue where it all began for local restaurant hero and 21 Hospitality Group owner Terry Laybourne; even well into its third decade, the Quayside icon (though not as commented-on as it once was) is still a “very dependable destination” (“good for celebration meals” especially), and turning out “well prepared and beautifully presented” food that owes a debt to French classics.

Summary

£75
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Terry Laybourne’s “buzzy Quayside fixture” is “clearly the place to be in the Toon”“reliably pleasing and deservedly popular” after providing “top-quality dining at surprisingly affordable prices” for 35 years. Top Tip – “great pre-theatre prix-fixe menu” ahead of a visit to the Sage, just across the Millennium Bridge.

Summary

£75
 ££££
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.

“Top quality in all respects” – Terry Laybourne’s “reference point bistro” has often been acclaimed as “the best restaurant in the city” over many years and certainly remains its most commented-on since it first opened in 1988. “It’s buzzy, vibrant, modern and the food is slick and poised”. “Just the job for a meal, before walking across the millennium bridge to the Sage”.

Summary

£60
  £££
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.

“Still setting the standard for Newcastle restaurants” – Terry Laybourne’s “first class” brasserie remains the city’s most-mentioned venue, as it has been for most years in various locations since 1988. “Caring and friendly staff” provide “creative” food and it’s recommended for just about any occasion.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
40
No dress code
84

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.00 £34.00
Pretheatre £28.00 £34.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£17.00 £32.00 £5.50 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £48.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2HH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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