The Broad Chare
The Broad Chare

The Broad Chare

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebroadchare.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01912112144x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Friday 12:00pm to 2:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm


    Dinner: Monday to Friday 5:30pm to 10:00pm; Saturday 4:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Chris Eagle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Quayside Multi-Storey and Quayside Travel Lodge Carparks 400 mtrs.
A word from The Broad Chare
We’re big on warmth, low on fussiness: stripped wood floors, high bar stools, painted brickwork and comfy leather banquettes. Sup your pint beside our polished-oak bar or tuck yourself away in the Snug behind the frosted glass partition. You can hear yourself talk, concentrate on the crossword or nod off quietly in the corner.
Upstairs in the Dining Room, it’s all reassuringly simple with solid wood tables, sturdy schoolroom chairs and shiny brass coat-hooks.
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The Broad Chare reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since 19 May 2014
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4.1
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (167)special occasions (134)business meals (98)sunday lunch (98)pre/post theatre (92)group bookings (77)romance (60)outstanding value (40)good vegetarian options (36)brunch (33)child friendly (24)afternoon tea (7)Show More
  • Grest food, brusque service
    Bbbb
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Food was pricey but extremely lovely, good portion size. Service wasn't amazing - fast but main server very snappy which was a shame as took the shine off the special occasion somewhat. Definitely are the automatic service charge for a large party something we begrudged
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back....again!!
    jorose
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    We had a great birthday celebration meal. Lots of food choices but we love a selection of bar snacks to start. (Pigs ears are fab!) Steaks for main course we're cooked perfectly and deserts were yummy! The service was great and the atmosphere lively. A brilliant night. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impromptu dinner
    Foodie1712
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food, with a good menu selection. Scotch eggs gorgeous! Bring back the treacle tart for dessert please
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best sunday luck in Newcastle!
    DarrenBVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Why bother cooking when you can eat the most wonderful sunday lunch at the broadchare, fantastic roast beef, just pink and tender, superb mashed root veg, cabbage, honeyed carrots last week truly amazing, yorkshire pudding and horseradish just spot on! Start off with good choice of starters, traditional bar snacks, monkfish deep-fried so good, a glass of champagne, wine by the glass and the bottle both a good choice and draught lager & beer is a winner for the men. Do not waste time looking for a great lunch just eat here!
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
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  • Viking
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have eaten here a few times. Twice we have eaten really well prepaired suckling pig. Succulent!. The waiter is very friendly and remember us each time we og, which of course is also great. Good atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Quality Food
    Matt2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The good is outstanding! I have been on a number of occasions and never been disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SarahM
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Great atmosphere and delicious food, we all really enjoyed our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Nicjoss1
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Fabulous meal after mini great north run! We opted for 7hour lamb. Delicious lamb, pots and veg! Excellent value for amount of food and quality.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent meal!
    Entertainer
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal which was served in a very friendly, efficient and relaxed manner. Great choice of dishes both simple and not so simple, menu and daily specials, starters and main courses. The desserts sounded lovely but we were too full to try one. The quality of food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broad Chare - A great find
    Billfromthesouth
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This is the second time I've been to the Broad Chare in 2 weeks. Both times I had a special. Steak and kidney pudding first time and oxtail second. They were both excellent. The ambiance is fine; it doesn't try and be what it isn't. The staff are very friendly and the beer is perfectly kept. Overall it is a great experience and very good value for money. The first time I walked in off the street and was lucky to get a seat in the bar. Last time I booked on line. We wouldn't have got a space in the restaurant if I hadn't.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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  • Great food, great price
    Raymond
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    I pre-booked the table through the online booking form, this was confirmed with a helpful reminder sent the day prior to dining at The Broad Chare. Upon arrival we were seated, talked through the specials board and had drink orders taken. We were recommend the Sunday lunch special which was beef. The service friendly and efficient and the food was delightful. I would recommend dining here and I will most definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    FrankLVIP
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Once more, a superb experience. Everything about Broad Chare is excellent. A lovely table next to the window. We went for the steak for two people which was superb in every way. Service is always spot on and this occasion was no exception. Consistently top drawer.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Meal
    TeddytheTerrier
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    As usual when in Newcastle on business I make a beeline for this excellent resturant with its different selection of well presented dishes on offer and fine cask ales it is difficult to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer and food
    Nickview
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Had fine evening meal here with some excellent cask ales
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch, very good, go.
    jzne
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    We went for sunday lunch. It was good and I would go again. I often have business lunches here and also use it for personal use in the evening. Good quality food and not too expensive. The staff are always really helpful and professonal. I did think the sunday lunch had been a little commercialised.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    excellent meal, service was fantastic as was the choice of food. Probably my past dining experience to date in Newcastle and good value in terms of cost
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    Lovefood4two
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Food was amazing, rump steak for two was outstanding value and cooked to perfection and came with a large bowl of chips, home made onion rings and a large dressed bowel of salad. The staff were very friendly
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpretentious yet still classy.
    Claret45
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    My party of 4 had an excellent evening at Broad Chare, good service and food administered by cheery, friendly staff. Food was served promptly and hot and the no-nonsense menu is a refreshing change. The restaurant is unpretentious whilst at the same time being classy and good. My only gripe is that it is quite expensive, a £125 bill which included only 1 bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All ways good at the Broad Chare
    AACritic
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    I have been a number of times to the Broad Chare. It is my restaurant/pub of choice if I am in Newcastle, with my wife or guests, and I am showing off the city. The Pub is good just for a drink, in my case proper beer and Pub snacks, or a Black Velvet before a meal in the restaurant. I enjoy lunch. Different Specials through the week, yesterday Braised Ox Tail, Thursday Steak and Kidney pudding all good. Menu changes regularly. Staff, attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday night out
    Andymac
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Me and my partner thought we would try the Broad Chare after hearing good reviews. The bar downstairs served a good choice of ales and the food on the restaurant was great. One of the best meals out in newcastle I've had. The service was also very good, no waiting to be seen to and the the food delivered very quick and efficiently.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generous & Delicious Portions!
    Yorkie
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Went for our (grown up) daughters birthday and all 6 of us enjoyed our meal and the relaxed atmosphere. The portion sizes are very generous - so order wisely or skip lunch! Two couples got the "rump steak for 2" but couldn't manage half of it, as it was 1Kgsteak plus salad, chips and onion rings. Cooked as ordered (medium rare) and waiter kindly wrapped up what was left of the steak to take home. I will definitely order the crab on toast starter again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Simply fantastic !
    j0anna72
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I can't compliment The Broad Chare enough. The food, service and atmosphere are spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    64dkny
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Booked for Sunday lunch with family, as usual the restaurant was busy but it's not rushed. All the staff here are friendly and go the extra mile to make the whole dining experience very relaxed and welcoming. The Sunday Lunch was excellent, no skimping on the meat and it was cooked beautifully. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert. Look forward to coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Steve A
    steveA
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Slightly disappointed in food on this occasion. Mackerel was quite bland with a few lettuce leaves and too many potatoes. A bit more imagination required.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Stunning Food!
    Simpa
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a long time and I can certainly say I wasn't disappointed! The food was stunning; packed full of flavour and beautifully presented. The attentive staff catered to out every needs and were charming and attentive. The restaurant boasts a modern ambient surrounding whilst retaining the feel of a top gastro pub. I will certainly be returning in the very near future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic lunch
    foodie46
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We went to Broad Chare for a rare but relaxed "lunch for two" without our little girl. It was just what we wanted; unobtrusive service, excellent and interesting choice and unstuffy for a lunch time. The gooseberry crumble was absolutely superb: gorgeous vanilla custard and buttery, crispy crumble. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous place
    Foodie
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Really lovely tea time meal with my partner. Outstanding service from the staff they knew so much about the food and recommended some delicious food to us. We weren't disappointed when the food arrived. Definately come back again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Recommended by a friend this did not disappoint. Good traditional fare, delicious food, good portions, excellent choice of beers, friendly efficient service and value for money.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch!
    Northernfoodie83
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had lunch at the broad chare following my graduation with with my parents and it was delicious. The service is great and there is always something tasty on the specials board. It's not the cheapest option but you get excellent value for the fresh cooked food you receive. We've been here a few times now and we'll keep coming back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!!
    Potsy1990
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was amazing, we opted for the 7 hour roasted lamb shoulder to share which came with a large dish of dauphinois potatoes and veg. One of the tastiest meals I've ever had and we were even allowed to take the leftovers away. The food was well accompanied with a large selection of alcoholic drinks particularly in the beer/lager category. Would recommend this place to anyone!!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food on a sunday afternoon
    pickymother
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect with no details of the Sunday lunch offering on the website ... It was simply scrummy! Started with a range of bar snacks then straight into roast beef with all the trimmings, Yorkshire pudding was perfect & really good veg selection. Even got the thumbs up from a very picky mother who usually complains that Sunday lunch at home is always best - not this time! Thanks for a great new option for family gatherings - will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely more than a gastropub!
    Ritaandella
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, would definitely go again. Decor nice but minimal, lighting a little bright and music lacking a little. We had a meal that was meant for 5 people and the 2 of us finished it no problem (and we are healthy eaters), so portion size was a little on the light side!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    Tooneaters
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Went with friends on a Saturday night for the first time. Meal was lovely the food was excellent and great value. The waitress was lovely, attentive without being pushy. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Pub Food
    YumM
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Good location just off quayside. Excellent range of draught and bottled beers. Superior pub style fare. We shared shoulder of lamb which is one of their signature dishes - very good - would recommend - advertised as for 5, but would easily feed 8-10 we were a party of hungry blokes with big appetites. Starters a little disappointing, didn't try puddings. Serving staff excellent, friendly and helpful.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    gramcf
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Another great experience at Broad Chare. Pre-dinner pint downstairs and then upstairs for a business dinner, which as usual, was more pleasure than business. Excellent service, food and wine. Cannot fault this place.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite gastro pub
    JonD
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Fantastic pub with an always changing specials menu. Try one of the sharing dishes or the daily specials from the menu. Tuesdays is braised oxtail which is just fantastic. Great wine list and great beers. Check this place out
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Another top meal
    JonD
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Broad Chare is my favorite restaurant in Newcastle. The tuesday special of braised oxtail is sublime. Bar snacks outstanding. Will be back soon (next week probably)
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Stevo
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Always good honest food with a large selection of beers. Excellent service by the waiting staff.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class!
    BigBazza
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in Newcastle, can't rate it highly enough. Food superb and staff exceptional.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HanG
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Great meal out for husband's birthday. Good place for meat lovers.
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    fit for foodies
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