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Summary

With its “wonderfully elegant” Georgian architecture and tall windows, this “very popular” café bistro is a “nice spot to read the paper and have breakfast” (the former provided on Sundays), but also to sample the “delicious” Mediterranean food or splash out on an afternoon tea.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Stretching from light breakfasts to more elaborate lunchtime choices”, this well-established grand café remains “a favourite in town”.

£48
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A regular stop for coffee and light lunch” – this well-known grand café by Grainger Market “gets very crowded, particularly at weekends, when service gets a bit slow”. Even so, generally “consistent standards make it a safe bet”.

£46
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Café Royal is a stylish café bistro in the heart of historic Grainger Town, and has long been synonymous with fantastic food, stunning cakes and some of the best coffee around.


Housed in opulent Georgian architecture, elegant double height windows mean that no matter what time of year you visit, Café Royal is swathed in welcoming light. Visitors can choose to sit amongst the hustle and bustle of the main Café, or on weekends, opt for relaxed table service on the mezzanine level.


 

A beautifully crafted range of cakes, scones and petit gateaux grace the deli, daily breakfast and lunch menus mean breakfast favourites and light lunches are available throughout the day. The foodie offerings are complimented by the varied coffee menu, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies and extensive wine list.

 

Café Royal enjoys a wide customer base, and every aspect of the offering has been carefully designed to ensure that there’s something to tempt everyone. Menus and deli offerings change seasonally to incorporate seasonal produce. Café Royal is very proud of its close links to local suppliers and is committed to using as much seasonal and local produce as possible.

 


outguns most Cafés in Newcastle... superb service


 

The Secret Diner

 


one of my favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Scran on the Tyne


 


we loved it 



The Journal


 

 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.95 £10.50 £4.00 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.80
Filter Coffee £1.70
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Portions
Yes
135
8 Nelson St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AW
Opening hours
Monday8 am-5 pm
Tuesday8 am-5 pm
Wednesday8 am-5 pm
Thursday8 am-5 pm
Friday8 am-5 pm
Saturday8 am-6 pm
Sunday10 am-4 pm

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