The Living Room - Newcastle
The Living Room - Newcastle

The Living Room - Newcastle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelivingroom.co.uk/
  • Phone: 0191 255 4450
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Wednesday 7am-midnight;
    Thursday 7am-1am;
    Friday-Saturday 7am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Global, International, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The downstairs bar is available for private hire and is suited to all types of parties from corporate product launches to evening wedding receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Louise Fawcett 01912554450
  • Entertainment: Live music in the restaurant from our talented resident musicians every Friday and Saturday from 8pm. If you're looking to dance the night away our DJs are on hand in the basement bar every Friday and Saturday from 9pm
  • Special Events: Here at The Living Room Newcastle we make it our business to make sure you have the best night possible. We have a private bar downstairs that can be hired for private functions as well as area of the restaurant that can be booked for large parties.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Monument Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Pay and display on Grey street
A word from The Living Room - Newcastle
Situated on Grey Street in Newcastle, The Living Room is a contemporary piano bar and restaurant with a laid-back vibe that keeps the locals coming back for more. During the day, it's the ideal place to do business over lunch or refuel after a day of shopping. In the evening, the resident musicians bring the bar to life and the modern eatery fills up with a lively post-work crowd catching up over cocktails.
The fixed price menu is great value for money and there are plenty of classic European dishes on offer all made with top quality seasonal ingredients. We love the Beef and Old Speckled Hen Pie not to mention the popular Trio of Pork. Portions are hearty, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is always buzzing what's not to love?

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The Living Room - Newcastle reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since 22 November 2013
Average Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.5
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (60)romance (52)pre/post theatre (51)group bookings (43)business meals (39)fit for foodies (36)outstanding value (22)sunday lunch (21)brunch (18)good vegetarian options (13)afternoon tea (7)child friendly (6)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Dinner with friend
    pollypumpkin
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The Staff were very good, the waitress very friendly. the Deco was a bit jaded in the Restaurant but still nice, the toilets were very poor in the cleanliness department. The food was very good and good value. The ambiance was nice Overall I think this restaurant just needs a bit of investment to keep its standard, but we enjoyed our evening and would return.
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  • Restaurant quiet, food just average
    Toontyme
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    Despite booking an 8pm table on a Friday night, the restaurant was extremely quiet so lacked any ambiance. Service was slow - but as we weren't in a hurry, this didn't matter too much. The food overall was disappointing.
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  • Thursday night meal
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    waitress was very pleasant and food served was very good however after ordering our meal the waitress came back to apologise that they were out of the chicken salad. She gave me back the menu and I chose to have risotto instead which my partner was also having. The waitress then came back a second time and advised they were out of rissoto so we were both presented with menus again to make another selection. Whilst the chef sent over extra green beans and broccoli as an apology, which was appreciated, this is something which neither of us would have ordered so did little to appease our disappointment. The restaurant was also empty and we were the only table seated until one other couple came towards the end of our meal.
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  • not great
    MaxR
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Struggled to get booked in anywhere for 7 people, not surprisingly this had space. Waitress came over very quickly for drinks, but as we had just sat down we asked for a few minutes. Unfortunately this meant we were forgotten and had to seek a further server ourself after waiting. Food arrived after what felt just a little too long, was mostly fine but one lady's fish and chips were cold. We sort another server who came over and sent it back. It returned after being reheated in microwave so batter was hard. They did knock this meal off bill. Waitress very apologetic and said they had a huge function in downstairs, she was actually very nice, but was too busy for them and it showed. Wont be returning, sorry.
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  • DISAPPOINTING
    HONEYJAN
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We have had meals in The Living Room (York and Leeds) in the past which were really good. However, our visit in Newcastle was awful. The service was dreadful, we seemed to wait ages while everyone around us was getting served (having come after we did), when the food arrived it was edible but not very good. There was very little of it, the waitress said that the menu had just been changed and to be honest it is NOT value for money at all!! You had to pay extra for any additional veg and chips/potatoes (and most of the mains did not include the extras). I certainly wouldn't go again, particularly when there are many, many other great restaurants in Newcastle.
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  • Lovely
    SuziQ
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    The staff were attentive and friendly. There was a good choice on the early bird menu and the food was lovely
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Very good, well placed, nice inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We went there as a special occasion with all the family to celibate 30 year married, the restraunt has a nice atmosphere, service is good and prompt, food was good and well presented. There was only a couple of very small things to mention, the menu has a small selection but what is on is as I said very good, the wine is an bit expensive for the house wine, but that is the norm for a big city.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocking
    Trevor50
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I ordered a Caesar salad with chicken when it came under the lettuce was a huge lump of fatty substance at first i had no idea what it was , when i called the manager across i realised it was uncooked bacon pieces. how a restaurant can serve uncooked food is beyond believe disgusting.
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  • Dianne
    Luv2lunch
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    The service was very good and the food was delicious. Will be returning.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the boil
    Bigstyens
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Not the usual Living Room. Very few customers but staff seemed too busy and didn't know what they were doing. Food was nice, however it took a long time for all 3 courses to arrive. We were still eating 2 hours after arriving. Staff got starter and main wrong. Seems like the living room is in trouble. Wont be back in a hurry
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  • Restaurant week bargain!
    Northernfoodie83
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We visited as 2 couples for en evening meal during resturant week. For 3 courses for £15pp it was very good value. The food was lovely. The only reason I marked it down for service was because the staff seemed to be over stretched so it took awhile for drinks, order to be taken and bringing the bill. Overall a great evening!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Fab
    Cbear
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Had a beautiful meal here, food was first class. Service was great as well and the place was lovely
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    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    eatingout
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We arrived at 8pm knowing we needed to be elsewhere at 10pm however due to the incredibly slow service and terrible food that was not possible. I ended up having to call the manager over as several of the main courses were inedible and others were cold. One member of the party ended up just having a bowl of chips. There are many other restaurants close by and I would recommend using them instead of the Living Room.
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  • Graduation meal
    grad2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Unfortunately all our drinks were spilt over one of the group. Awkwardly the first thing said wasn't sorry. But they made what seemed to be a special effort to make it nice for us after that. I think after the initial drop he was so nervous it actually caused him to do another few things wrong, but it didnt ruin the meal and we were happy. Food was fab, not massive portions but what you expect from a fancy restaurant. Lovely menu and place to sit. Great for graduation meals.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good but could improve
    trainergirl
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Dined here on Saturday night and booked it as it was a special birthday. It was a little disappointing. To start with the waitress reeled off a list of things that weren't available on the menu. Not the greatest of starts. There was a long wait for the food to arrive, so long that we had to ask as one of my party was going to miss her train. When the food arrived it was nice but certainly not worth the wait. I ordered the steak sandwich, which was more like a burger. The presentation was poor, not even a side salad but it tasted nice. It was overpriced for what you got. It wasn't all bad, the desert was delicious, as were the cocktails and the waitress was very attentive
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  • Awful
    Wrnd
    Dined on 23/6/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant as a group of friends now for 3 years and have received tremendous service and great food. There has obviously been some changes and unfortunately we will not be going again. The service was appalling and the food mediocre. This is a real shame.
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  • Excellent experience
    JessG
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Great service, food and good value. Thanks to Ellie for your help as well. Lovely girl.
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    group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb evening!
    Bournemouthfortheprem
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    I booked the Living Room from a quick scan of high rated restaurants in Newcastle hoping for a decent no-hassle meal after our flight to Newcastle. It was all I hoped for and more! The barman was quick, attentive and chatty and the pre-dinner drinks were perfect. The meal itself was from the 'Supper Club' menu and was 3 courses for £15, superb value. You'd expect to get slightly smaller portions but not here. Perfectly size, amazing flavours and cooked to perfection. When ordering the wine, we were informed that the £10 bottle of house wine had run out as they'd changed the wine list. Slightly disappointing until the waitress offered us the bottle we then chose for the same price. Outstanding service. We will definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    tigs
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Having had an excellent midweek lunch here several times over the last few years, and I thought that this would be a nice change for fathers day. Very disappointed. Slow service, option for starters not available, very mediocre Sunday roast - food only just warm. Slow service. Wouldn't come back for Sunday lunch.
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  • lovely food
    susy
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    food was excellent and served with a smile. love the mini burgers options, I had a pulled pork with spiced apple chutney as a side. They even have a section of the menu which is 500 calories or under. The grande dessert is fab for indecisives like me, where you can have a little bit of all the desserts and great for sharing!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice evening
    TonyNewcastle
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    This is easy for both of us to get to, located in the centre of town. Good choice of food which was well prepared. Attentive service, very reasonable price.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glorious food
    gloriousfood
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    I love taking friends to this restaurant; especially if they've never been before. It never fails to impress and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My last visit was with my family and my sister and brother-in-law from Australia were very impressed with the quality of the food. There were seven of us altogether and the service was excellent. I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Always been a lovely place to go and dine, lighting low, the piano playing in the background. A real special experience. On this occasion we arrived and everything had changed it was like a weather spoons had taken over. The tables were not laid, the napkins were paper, full lights on, messy seating arrangement and the clientele also seemed like it had gone downwards with it. I haven't rated my food as we walked out, the atmosphere just was not worth it and the food prices are those of a more upmarket cuisine so wasn't willing to pay. The atmosphere is just as important as the food quality living room bosses!! Bring the piano back!
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  • Lovely Evening at The Living Room
    Birty
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    We visited The Living Room on a Saturday night. Our table was booked for 8.30pm and we were greeted and shown to our table. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the restaurant had a lovely setting. There were a variety of diners from couples to small hen parties. We ordered from a very appetising menu. There was a great deal of choice and options that suited my husband who has been known to be very fussy! The food arrived promptly and looked and tasted gorgeous. The food was so good that we managed to squeeze in 3 courses. We also ordered from a good wine list. The service was attentive without being pushy but they also allowed enough time for food to be eaten before plates were cleared and the next course arrived. Overall very impressed!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value for money
    Marie
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    A frequent visitor to the Living Room Newcastle - excellent choices and always good value
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    MrsMc2009VIP
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    Booked the restaurant with friends for a trip down memory lane. We used to eat here regularly. Place was empty and food pretty average for the price. Needs to up its game if it is to compete with the many new restaurants on Grey Street
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  • Space poorly utilised
    dodgy
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    Shown to table, only 3 tables with diners sat at them at that time but still placed between two tables with food left all over them. Wrong wine brought, but replaced with no fuss. Main course arrived without wife's onion rings, could not wait any longer than the 5 we did so started without them. Clearly had been overlooked but although apology offered it may have been good customer relations to waive £4 off the bill. Food was as ever first class, wife's 'well done' fillet steak absolutely cooked to perfection...well done on that. Although there were a couple of hitches as ever the food made it well worth the visit.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • living room lunch
    toon
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    Restaurant was very quite for a thursday lunch time .despite this the service was poor ,very slow and sporadic.
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    brunch, business meals, Sunday lunch
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  • Good service, food and value.
    Lauraajrx
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    I went for a lunch date with 2 other girls. We were served immediately and our food came not long after. Very good value for money and the food is delicious. The girl who served us was super friendly and attended to our needs with ease. I would recommend The Living Room to friends and family and will probably return soon. Very pleased.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • early evening meal
    daisy2
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    enjoyed a 3 course meal of the supper menu for £14.95 and bottle of white wine for £10.00,food very well presented and very good service from start to finish
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocktails & a light meal
    RossVIP
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    This was a repeat visit before we flew off on holiday so we were in relaxed mode. The best surprise was half price cocktails all night in the downstairs bar. The meal was all well cooked, the service prompt and the staff friendly. Well worth a visit.
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  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    First experiance of eating here and would certainly be back. Booked on-line, really easy, meal before theatre. Wasn't rushed and service was very good and friendly!
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  • JoSie
    Dined on 14/4/2014
    We went to The Living Room for a pre-theatre dinner, as a result it was quiet which helped the waitress attend to all our needs without being intrusive. The 'specials' menu was varied and we all chose from this menu - two courses for £11. All the food was delicious and good value. My daughter chose from the children's menu and this was varied too and there was no problem with her mixing two of the 'mains' to make one that she really liked! Was concerned about the negative reviews that I read regarding speed of service but we were eating early in the evening and it was not busy. Would definitely go again - at that time (5.45!)
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Sunday lunch at Living
    Diane13
    Dined on 13/4/2014
    Had Sunday lunch at Living room Newcastle on Sunday 13th April, outstanding service, food and value, honestly couldn't fault a thing.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience deserves Great Food
    iainduzzcr8
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Loved the stylish interior and the ambience created by the playing talents of Claypath - a versatile set on guitar and piano. Although there was a delay in our food arriving, the service was always attentive and friendly. I was unable to sample the Gressingham Duck as the last one had already been served prior to our ordering, so opted for the Beef & Ale pie which was good but not great. My wife went for the Lamb Skewer with Cous Cous, which was a little on the dry side. It was a nice introduction to dining out in Newcastle but I would suggest the owners upping the anti on the food to match the sophisticated surroundings and again top marks to the acoustic set from Claypath.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We unfortunately chose to
    Adams
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We unfortunately chose to come here for a hen doo meal but as we r from Edinburgh didn't know the place. We were made to feel very unwanted from the beginning, the bouncers looked us up and down and said"hmmm this is a up market place!" and when we finally sat at our table the waiters couldn't wait to get rid of us either, we ate and drank and paid in about 40 mins!!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely food
    toptabletinker
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food was lovely and the service was good however we did wait a very long time before we even got our starters. It was great value for money and the interior was gorgeous. There was live music and I would definetly go again but maybe not on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    Si99
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Food was good - four adults and two children's meals; good selection and good quality. Really let down by poor service, restaurant wasn't busy either. Really inattentive staff, courses took to long to arrive and had to ask to hurry them along - 2.5 hours for two courses......
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch atThe Living Room,Newcastle.
    carrich
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Lunch was pleasant without being spectacular. We could all find something on the lunch menu that suited us and the service was efficient and friendly. We will probably use the restaurant again
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Night
    BigMac
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Partners Birthday night out. Busy Saturday evening but service was spot on. Good menu to choose from and thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Shared the pork block for the mains and this was a good choice. We will be back.
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    special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.