Harden's survey result
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.
“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.
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN
|Tuesday||6 pm-8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm-8:30 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm-8:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-1:15 pm, 6 pm-8:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-1:15 pm, 5 pm-9 pm|