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Terry Laybourne’s boutique hotel occupies “a lovely old house in a wooded ’dene’” in the city’s most “salubrious suburb”. It’s one of the town’s top gastronomic destinations thank to its high quality cuisine, including a selection of steaks (“in other top north eastern venues fish generally rules”).
Tucked away in a wooded gorge, this boutique hotel certainly has a “lovely country house setting”. The odd “erratic performance” is noted, but all reports are fundamentally positive and most are out-and-out “superb”. Top Tip – “they do a really good afternoon tea”.
Unusually mixed feedback of late for Terry Laybourne’s boutique hotel venture in a wooded gorge (“a great escape within a city”). Whilst it's still a “tasteful venue for a special occasion” (if you ignore the occasional visit of the “brassy Geordie lassie” set), more than one reporter found the food “outrageously disappointing” – hopefully just a blip.
Occupying a “Victorian armaments tycoon’s statement house”, in a wooded gorge, Terry Laybourne’s boutique hotel has an undeniably “beautiful” setting; its food can approach “perfection”, but the “sky-high prices” mean that it’s “aimed squarely at those on expense accounts”.
Jesmond Dene Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2EY
all day noon - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm