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Kenny Atkinson's follow-up to House of Tides next door (and replacement for Violets) will offer a tasting menu for just 14 guests; opened June 2022.

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Summary

£220
£££££
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.

Kenny Atkinson’s “fantastic inventive food”, delivered across a “truly exceptional menu of 17 bitesize courses” (for £175 per person) in this “intimate” yearling, next-door to his flagship House of Tides, is “an absolute must-do if you are in Newcastle”. “It might be expensive, it might be exclusive and it might be incongruous in the current economic climate, but it’s also exceptional and well worth the treat if you can afford it” – and is many of our diners’ choice as “the best cooking eaten in the last 12 months”.

Summary

Kenny Atkinson’s follow-up to House of Tides next door (and replacement for Violets Café) offers a tasting menu for just 14 guests. It opened in summer 2022, too late for feedback in our annual diners’ poll, but a September 2022 review from Grace Dent of The Guardian suggests it’s a ‘must-visit’: “For every Ynyshir, Moor Hall or Ikoyi – and Solstice is easily as impressive as those three – there are others that keep you hostage for hours, offering endless edible gold leaf and interminable pauses, and leaving you hungrier when you leave than you were when you arrived. That’s why I appreciate the theatre, the pacing and the exquisite attention to detail of the likes of Solstice.”

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5 - 7 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE

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Solstice Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Solstice Restaurant in NE1, Newcastle upon Tyne by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Solstice restaurant.
David C
We had a fantastic time at Solstice A summ...
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"We had a fantastic time at Solstice A summary of our experience follows:- - Smart, intimate but welcoming surroundings - Friendly, helpful and informed staff - interesting and unusual cocktails and digestifs - concise but good wine list - Exceptional food. Particular highlights for both my wife and I were the following courses:- - Langoustine - Caviar If it is a top 3 we can’t settle between us on the third contender - I go for Oyster… Rachel goes for Catch of the Day or Honey We also both thought Parmesan and Sqab Pigeon were outstanding In fact we loved and enjoyed every course and couldn’t fault a single dish …. Carrott was the weakest for me but that is only because I don’t particularly like carrots and it tasted a little “carrotty” Compliments to your whole team for an excellent menu, exquisite food and warm enthusiasm We will certainly be recommending Solstice to our friends and family"

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5 - 7 Side, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday7 pm‑8 pm
Thursday7 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑1 pm, 7 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1 pm, 7 pm‑8 pm
SundayCLOSED

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