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Summary

£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “stunning” early 2019 revamp has scrubbed up this elegant continental-style café/bistro that’s a classic local rendezvous. Aided by its in-house bakery, it comes into its own for breakfasts or cake-fuelled afternoon teas. More substantial fare sometimes takes flak for being “pricey and average”.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions
Yes
135

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%
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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