survey result

Summary

£125
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This alone is worth the journey to Newcastle”: this acclaimed venue – arguably the foremost in the city – occupies a former merchant’s townhouse on the Quayside, and is run by Kenny & Abbie Atkinson; the lunchtime and evening tasting menus (£85/£110) are “fabulous” by all accounts, with equally “lovely ambience and service”. Stop Press – in October 2021, the duo were set to launch Solstice, a seven-table sister restaurant for intimate fine dining on the site of their former Violets bistro.

Summary

£128
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Behind “an unassuming but smart exterior”, Kenny & Abbie Atkinson’s much-accoladed venue was Newcastle’s highest-rated last year. Set on the Quayside in a Grade I listed sixteenth-century town house, you enter through the “lovely bar”, and climb to the upstairs restaurant, which is warm and vibrant, with “extremely helpful staff”. In the evening, the offering is a ten-course tasting menu (for £95) which is almost universally rated as exceptional in its quality.

Summary

£128
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Behind “an unassuming but smart exterior”, Kenny & Abbie Atkinson’s much-accoladed venue was Newcastle’s highest-rated this year. Set on the Quayside in a Grade I listed sixteenth-century town house, you enter through the “lovely bar”, and climb to the upstairs restaurant, which is warm and vibrant, with “extremely helpful staff”. In the evening, the offering is a ten-course tasting menu (for £95) which is almost universally rated as exceptional in its quality.

Summary

£99
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “an outstanding all-round gastronomic experience” most reporters continue to acclaim Kenny Atkinson’s converted sixteenth-century former merchant’s townhouse on the Quayside as Newcastle’s No. 1 dining destination.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

No dress code
40
12

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 100.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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