21

4.6
2792 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
A city centre restaurant with a city centre buzz. In the heart of Newcastle's Quayside, 21 has an excitement and warmth all of its own. Smart but not stuffy, sleek but not pretentious, fun but not gimmicky - It's about eating good food in comfortably stylish surroundings.

21's food is big on flavour, short on fussiness. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are treated with flair and passion. classic bistro dishes, a little comfort food and still room for pudding. 21 is famous for welcoming guests with excellent value and warm hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00PM - 2:30PM,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:30PM - 10:30PM
Sunday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
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Phone number
0191 222 0755
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Dobson
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Parking Details
Secure off street car park 50 meters away.
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Public Transit
Manors
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KD
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal in very comfortable surroundings. The service was excellent. Perhaps it would be healthier to have more vegetables - one small strand of carrot and a small piece of turnip would not count towards my 5 a day - whereas the meat portion was very large.

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OT
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent

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MM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a treat. Relaxed and lovely staff and the food is delicious.

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a
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Meal delicious, service rather slow- waited 45 minutes for main course but overall very good..
Restaurant extremely busy.

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SP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked here on a very last minute basis after being let down by another city centre restaurant. To say every cloud has a silver lining is an understatement. This place was perfect on all levels and hidden gem for those in the know in Newcastle. We left more than happy promising ourselves a return visit. Thank you

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VP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Would recommend

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V
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We booked this online for the early evening menu, receiving an e mail reminder the day before which contained the menu. On arrival we were presented the Xmas menu which was £10 more expensive, of which there was no mention in the reminder e mail. On questioning the head waiter we were told it was an admin error.
We ordered from that menu. My husband ordered the salmon starter, the cod main and cheese and biscuits desert. A very small thin slice of salmon, a 2" square of cod with a spoonful of potato and a sliced sprout, and two biscuits with a small finger of blue cheese and a sliver of hard cheese were presented. All were tasty- with the exception of the cheese which was really too small to taste. My meal was slightly better, although the cheese course wasn't!
The highlight was the wine list and the wine waiter. He brought a sample of two wines so we could choose.
A rather disappointing experience.

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JD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

As ever, we enjoyed a lovely annual pre-Christmas meal and catch up with friends at 21. However our favourite Chocolate Log/ Buche de Noel dessert seems to have been changed to include spiced pear and a single chocolate disk rather than the previous version that we preferred which had an all over choc coating and cherries.

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One if the best restaurants around, great food and superb service.

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LR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service Busy service but all very smooth.

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RC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service, would definitely go again.

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CW
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was up to the usual very high standard we have always experienced over many years at 21. There's consistency and reliability with high quality.

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V
Miami
161 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from entering the restaurant. Food was outstanding in both taste and presentation.

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AM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked the table 30 minutes in advance even though it was a Saturday night. Fantastic atmosphere, food was amazing.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Apart from being disturbed by a very noisy group of diners who thankfully left before our mains arrived, we had a delightful evening - one of the best meals we've had at Cafe 21. Great service too.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Predictably great food .

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w
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, fabulous food and wine, perfect service, 21 is the ideal place for lunch

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RN
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every aspect. A restaurant to be proud of.

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LS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Repeat visit - consistently excellent experience - food, service, ambience, location and value. No other restaurant , including house of tides, can touch 21 - it’s the full package.

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BG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here to treat somebody I care about recently. Asked for a rose on the table and they didn’t forget. Brilliant service and outstanding food.

Thank you.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the cities finest. Food is always very good. Service is excellent. Great selection of wines. Steaks are fabulous.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find and a real treat. Will def return.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place to have dinner if you are in town. Specially liked the option of sitting at the bar to have a drink before dinner.

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Waiter picked the wine to go with our food and was lovely. Food was exceptional and husband loved the knickerbocker glory. Went early evening and place was buzzing. It’s not cheap but then again when you’ve nothing to complain about worth every penny.

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HC
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really lovely olives while browsing menu
Had the early evening menu which was reasonable value

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had to take out own coats and drinks to the table. Help with one or the other would be good. Tables in private dining area feels like an overflow room. Food was particularly good and staff were pleasant.

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MG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and such good value. I would definitely recommend the early evening menu.

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HS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little unprofessional. But everything else was as good as ever.

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LS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, enjoyable experience and special for our visiting guests

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal - great service and delicious food.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and environment. Great place to go for special occasions

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful evening well looked after by all staff . Food exceptional .

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FK
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I recently had an evening meal at café 21. Very nice meal and service.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

as ever the meal was excellent as was the service service . It is always good value particularly
for early evening dining

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect restaurant. Excellent food and services

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CC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great buzz about the place. It was hugely busy when we visited and the tables were quite close together but the food was delicious with loads of seafood options available. Wine menu was reasonable and the service was excellent

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu offering a range of options with clear seasonal flavours included.
Food presentation was excellent and the food was of a very high standard.
Wine menu was very good on White and Red - more limited on Rose, but the price range was exceptionally good and quality of our bottle chosen was fantastic for a very good price compared to many restaurants I have eaten in.
Restaurant was social but not too loud where you could not hear each other on your table. Whilst it is one of the more fine dining restaurants in Newcastle, it had a very relaxed and non pretentious atmosphere which again I like and is another factor that would not only result in me recommending to friends visiting but also another factor as to why I would return to the restaurant.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t recommend 21 enough with the service and quality of the food which we received, it was my partners birthday and she got given a little cake which was delightful at the end of the meal off the very welcoming staff, for our starters I had the scolops which were cooked to perfection! My partner the sea food cocktail which was a little taste of our great fresh seafood along our coast! For our mains, I had the duck which by the look of my plate could of had a second sitting it was that delicious, my partner had the fillet steak which was so tender and succulent! All washed down with a bottle of rose.

All in all the meal and restaurant was amazing and for our first time visiting your establishment we would happily come back, thank you again.

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S
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again delicious food and great service. The ambiance is very mellow and intimate, even when the restaurant is fairly busy. Love the constantly changing menu - makes every visit fresh!

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KM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly loved the menu, food was delicious, one of us is a chef and he was in food heaven! it was hard to decide, cocktails to start, lovely bottle of wine, great service, very helpful staff. Even brought out cake for his bday...would definately go back and recommend to others.

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