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21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
21, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

21

4.8
4.8
4957 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
21’s cooking is big on flavour and short on fuss. We’re talking about a style which embraces the seasons and where the ingredients are king. Expect to find stylish, imaginative dishes – which don’t pander to fads or fashion…………and still have room for pudding. Expect a warm welcome, generous hospitality and service that is both friendly and correct.

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.

Menus include Lunch and Early Evening Fixed Price, Five Course Seasonal and à la Carte.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 12:00–17:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Fri 17:30–21:00 Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    0191 222 0755
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Dobson
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room is a restaurant-within-a-restaurant: spacious, comfortable, stylish and discreetly separated from the main dining area, it’s the ideal venue for both corporate and private events. Visit: 21newcastle.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Jen Burnett: 0191 222 0755
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Experiences

  • Bang In Season, Five Course Seasonal Menu

    £65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Five course seasonal menu, showcasing the very best of what the month has to offer. Visit 21newcastle.com to view the latest menu.
  • 2 or 3 Course Sunday Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Classic Sunday Lunch. View the menu here: 21newcastle.com/sunday-lunch/
  • Fixed Price Menu

    8 Jan - 30 Nov 2024
    2 Courses 28.00 / 3 Courses 34.00 Visit 21newcastle.com for this week's menu.

What 4,957 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Food

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for fine wines

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Good for special occasions

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    British

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Most Booked

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Food

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Service

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Ambience

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Value

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for business meals

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great for fine wines

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for special occasions

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Most Booked

4,957 Reviews
  1. CaroleM

    Newcastle

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little disappointed in the fixed menu choices on this visit. Usually excellent but unable to find a suitable starter

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  2. Sooty

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we enjoyed a delicious meal in a relaxing atmosphere served by excellent professional friendly staff. Cafe 21 has been consistently excellent over more years than I like to remember though I do enjoy remembering all the lovely times I’ve spent here with friends and family. Thank you all Cafe 21 staff

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  3. PaulC

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent wine list & very very good service . An enjoyable evening

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  4. Openheart

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant great value and atmosphere

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  5. RoyaM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, beautifully presented, would highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect, as always! There was 12 of us for my daughters 18th birthday, and the food and service was exceptional

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  7. GaryR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always first class at cafe 21. Best consistently good restaurant in Newcastle

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  8. KitR

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With the set menu 21 make their excellent restaurant good value for lunch.

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  9. DavidW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food and ambience. The lunch time menu provided plenty of choice and all of our party thoroughly enjoyed the meals.

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  10. CaroleS

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    21 is our favourite restaurant in Newcastle - it never disappoints! Sunday lunch was delicious and the service is first class.

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  11. LynseyL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding restaurant will definitely return

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  12. Mourne

    Newcastle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had confit duck followed by chocolate soufflé. Delicious. My friend had fish cakes and meringue with rhubarb and enjoyed it thoroughly. Attentive, friendly service.

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  13. ElizabethE

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food as always! But the service is outstanding! Literally head & shoulders above other establishments. The staff actual know the craft of waiting on tables!

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  14. GeorginaH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Saturday evening early booking. Excellent ambience. Service attentive and slick. Set menu had good range of choices and our food was prompt and very delicious. The dessert of Brown Sugar Meringue and Poached Rhubarb was particularly memorable. The restaurant had filled up by the time we left but there was little noise and the staff continued to be efficient and polished.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely early evening meal with the set menu. Had the roasted carrot salad to start which was perfect with the mix of roasted carrot avocado and sour cream went beautifully together. Followed by venison which was absolutely delicious cooked to perfection pink and melted in the mouth. Too full for dessert but was treated to a lovely birthday surprise a small chocolate cake which ended the evening perfectly.

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  16. ianw

    Warwickshire

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This anniversary lunch exceeded expectations. Although we know the menu well, the choices were great. The quality of all three courses was excellent, and in particular the souffle was outstanding. The attention by all staff was wonderful. We look forward to our next visit to Newcastle.

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  17. Alexa

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an 80 th birthday lunch for 9 with three generations ,everyone had a delicious meal from the Set menu, we all had a wonderful afternoon, food and wines were as always perfect, the service exceptional, everyone so helpful. This all helped Ttowards a memorable day, thank you 21 it was appreciated.

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  18. MelanieL

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, lovely people and nice atmosphere. A favourite to visit when in Newcastle.

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  19. David

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, impeccable service and very comfortable restaurant. Only negative was that some diners were smoking outside the entrance which is a bit off putting.

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  20. BedaH

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    21 Never fails to please. Great food, ambiance and service.

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  21. DavidM

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose from the varied market menu. A mackerel starter was excellently cooked. I liked the rhubarb accompaniment but it did seem to cause some suspicion on other tables. My chicken was tender and succulent as was my partner’s venison. My doughnuts with jam and chantilly cream was very good. Wines were a bit on the pricy side but excellent quality.

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  22. GlendaD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    WE ENJOYED OUR MEALAND INDEED THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE AND WOULD RECOMMEND YOUR ESTABLISHMENT TO ANYONE . CHEERS IAN DUDGEON

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  23. StephenF

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals always of a great standard. We had the Valentines Special and it was one of the nicest meals we have had. Particularly loved the turbot and the dessert was delicious. Can't wait to come back.

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  24. GazS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very nice and did everything they could do for us.

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  25. Steven

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at 21 on the evening of Valentines Day and both went for the 5 course tasting menu. The food was simply stunning - every dish was excellent. As usual the service was super efficient but friendly too from everyone who looked after us. There were some nice touches such as the Head Chef greeting us on arrival and then personally grating truffle into one of the dishes at our table. There was also the theatre of the Rhubarb Baked Alaska being lit at our table. Theatre aside, it is one of the best desserts I can remember. The last time I was at 21 I thought the atmosphere a little quiet but this time there was a really nice vibe in the room. Finally, the tasting menu was really good value for the excellent quality of food we enjoyed. I've been to 21 a number of times over the years and it is always an enjoyable experience but this was probably my best yet. The evening was superb in every way and, for me, 21 remains one of the very best restaurants in Newcastle.

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  26. Mackem

    County Durham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit 21 on a regular basis and last night the food was superb as always. The staff were very attentive and the service was outstanding.

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  27. TonyW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the cheddar cheese soufflé and the duck. My partner likes the soup

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is my favourite restaurant In Newcastle and we come for all our family’s special occasions. It never disappoints and the food is always delicious. Thank you for a wonderful night made special by everyone at 21. Thanks also to the lovely young lady who looked after us. We didn’t catch her name but she’s from Kent and she’s studying Criminology at University. Such a lovely young lady. We will be back. 😊

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  29. MikeP

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service were excellent, as always.

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  30. DavidN

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best scallop dish I’ve ever eaten! The monkfish was also extremely good.

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  31. SandraW

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous relaxed Sunday Lunch. Excellent choices on the fixed menu.

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  32. MoiraB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would definitely recommend. Fabulous food as always. Very attentive staff best Sunday lunch for a long time. Its always consistent. Will ne back soon

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  33. Stevros

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely menu, great food and excellent service.Can't fault 21.

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  34. ALAND

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a little late due to traffic, that caused no problems. Welcomed on entry. Assiduous attention from Brooke our waitress. Excellent food. Slight problem with noisy tables next to us but not enough to spoil the meal.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the five course fixed menu with a bottle of wine and a cheese course with two beers and a bottle of sparkling water. Some courses were ok others not so good. Billof over £200. Not good value . Far too expensive

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  36. Eric

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    21 in my opinion is the best restaurant in the area around Newcastle with the quality of food being second to none coupled with great service and good ambience. I am a regular customer of 21 both as a booking by myself and also as business meetings and I always encourage my host to book 21 if I do not do it myself.

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  37. HowardS

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited 21 on many occasions and never been disappointed. The service is excellent, the atmosphere and ambiance are excellent and the food is good too.

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  38. LindaD

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic culinary experience, first class food, service and a very warm welcome. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant for fine dining, groups of friends and family or a lovely intimate dinner for two. Well done

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  39. Dinner4two

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for an early valentine’s dinner and the experience was very nice! Staff were friendly and kind. Food was great in general, although we found some of the dishes lacking of seasoning. However, I would 100% recommend it and will definitely go back :)

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  40. PatrickH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and value. Always a pleasure to visit

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

21 is rated 4.8 stars by 4957 OpenTable diners.

21 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 21

Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 2HH

Additional information

  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 12:00–17:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Fri 17:30–21:00 Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Secure off street car park 50 meters away.
  • Public Transit
    Manors
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Dobson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0191 222 0755
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room is a restaurant-within-a-restaurant: spacious, comfortable, stylish and discreetly separated from the main dining area, it’s the ideal venue for both corporate and private events. Visit: 21newcastle.com for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Jen Burnett: 0191 222 0755
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