Harden's survey result
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“Perched by the Tyne”, this “former merchants house” on the Quayside is a “fascinating old building” that is nowadays “a blow-out destination” for Kenny Atkinson’s “first-rate” tasting menus, which in particular “showcase the best of the North Sea catch (of special note are the Lindisfarne oysters)”. There is the odd quibble – service is sometimes “variable” throughout a meal, and the dishes can sometimes seem “over-elaborate”, but on most accounts it’s “an absolute delight” delivering a “first rate gastronomic experience”.
Kenny Atkinson’s two-year-old in an old building on the Quayside (“ask for a window table”) put in a “brilliant” performance this year, justifying its foodie renown with “fast class”, “exciting” cuisine, with great “clarity of flavour”, and “cheerful, knowledgeable and helpful staff” – “a total delight!”
Mixed feedback this year on Kenny Atkinson’s ambitious yearling, well-located “in an old building on the Quayside”. Many reports applaud its “innovative tasting menus” (not always available) and “top quality cooking”, but quite a number were “disappointed” generally, including by “overworked” cuisine.
“A great addition to Newcastle”; Kenny Atkinson’s “absolutely outstanding” new restaurant – offering “multi-course tasting menus at half London prices” – is already being hailed in some quarters as “possibly the best of its kind in the North East”.
House of Tides Restaurant Diner Reviews
"I see others rate the food here as excellent - but we found it slightly over-elaborate, mixing just too many flavours and losing some along the way. The building is wonderful."
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN
lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Fri 9.30 pm, Sat 10 pm