21

4.6
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3167 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.
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NB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, 21 is the best restaurant in Newcastle!

RR
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone. The front of house staff are charming and knowledgeable and make customers feel like honoured guests. The service is excellent. Cafe 21 is suitable for an everyday lunch/dinner ( the lunch and early evening menu is very good value) and for celebrating special occasions.

b
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food as ever did not disappoint : beautifully cooked, presented and flavours . We really like this restaurant but felt that staff wanted us out . ., we had booked the table for 8.30 and there were still diners there after we had left . There was a rush to get our meal preferences even before we had been offered drinks . Also we were looked after by 4 different servers . A bit of a shame as the bill was large for the 3 of us and we had brought a guest . Perhaps not shown at it best this evening . I think that the chef would have been disappointed .

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

What surprised me was how well 21 scores on review.

Food below average. Over cooked fish, over salted everything, dessert choice poor. Service poor except for the young lady who I think was from Greece.

There must better place in Newcastle. More proof if needed of the unreliable nature of internet review sites.

AC
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at 21. Superb. The food is always well prepared with a good choice on the menu. The same with the bar, a great selection of cocktails, spirits and wines. The service is professional and friendly.

JB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

A bit disappointed with the menu - were hoping for the Supper Menu but we were half an hour too early - might of been nice if they offered this anyway. Service however excellent - food was good but nothing special.

ED
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wine. Great atmosphere. Always love coming to dine @ 21

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Consistently good love this restaurant

SC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening and I can't wait to go back in October with a different group!

M
Newcastle
20 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night! Delicious food, great service and delightful cocktails! I had loon of lamb with Mediterranean vegetables and a side order of mash followed by salted caramel and chocolate soufflé- what’s not to like! A Dao paired well with the lamb and the Kir Royale was perfect.

KW
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really great, as usual, service was great! Our only issue was that the main course arrived quite quickly after the first course!

KP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu, great choices, food was a dream,
For me, Starter of Beet Salad, small but more than enough, so tasty
Mains of Venison so tender, cooked to perfection
I went with a friend and can confirm there were no complaints there, I would rather she reviewed personally.

KG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always 21 is just a fabulous place for a meal. The menu choice is great and there is nothing negative I could say - the whole experience is always just superb !

S
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited 21 to celebrate two special birthdays on a busy Sunday lunch time. I booked via OpenTable and asked for specifics to make the day extra special, I also followed this up in person with Jen. I was delighted to find that the champagne I'd requested, which 21 don't usually stock, was in place, on ice, on our arrival, as I had asked for and that our table was also as requested. The food, wine and cocktails were lovely, but the service made the day. Special regognition and thanks to Jen for pullng out the stops.

LC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as usual good food and excellent service always

P
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was lovely and staff very attentive. Would recommend for a special occasion

JM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place to eat . Never disappoints. This week extra special chocolates with coffee

RR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. We went as a group of 7 with a newborn baby and 15 month old we were treated excellently the food was amazing the whole experience was excellent

BS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely modern restaurant where everyone would feel comfortable trying the different choices on the menu. Would thoroughly recommend

M
Newcastle
21 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual! I had duck confit followed by Bakewell Tart. All delicious!

FW
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit around once a month. This meal was the best we have ever had . Well done team

k
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeted with a warm welcome. Servise excellent and very attentive and we were all very happy with our delicious food. Good wine list and cocktails. My only slightly negative comment is that overall the restaurant lacks atmosphere. Don't let this put you off as the food makes up for it.

PM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Have been numerous times and will continue to go

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and wine were excellent.
Brilliant service; extremely attentive.
Nice environment and atmosphere.
Prices quite high but worth the money.
Recommended.

JM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous night. Lobster was mouth watering. Great meal as always

HC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent, everything spot on. Love 21

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. A lovely place and very welcoming on arrival. Food and service were both outstanding.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The lunch menu was absolutely delicious - in fact the plaice and brown shrimp was one of the nicest dishes I’ve had. At £26 for 3 courses very good value for a high end restaurant too. The service was friendly and helpful. I will definitely go again.

GE
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

A number of big parties and business groups. Noisy and lacking in intimacy. Food and service good but not the best restaurant for couples.

MB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent front of house, excellent service, excellent food and excellent wine.

D
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A birthday treat. Attentive, relaxed and friendly staff, good food and an unrushed extended lunch made for an excellent afternoon out to celebrate a birthday

TM
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good family meal. Food was lovely as usual.

GF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall the evening was lovely, but my husband was not impressed with his sautéed prawns in garlic and parsley sauce. He said it was very bland.

n
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the second time in two weeks that I have dined at 21. From entering the restaurant, where you are welcomed by lovely staff, to leaving (nearly 4 hours later last Thursday lunchtime!) the experience is wonderful. The food is lovely, the ambience just right, and the staff are discreet but friendly. We will return soon. 21 is my son's favourite restaurant for all the reasons above, and he isn't keen to go anywhere else. It's not the cheapest meal out but it's certainly worth paying a bit extra for quality food and service.

GR
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot fault this restaurant, excellent food, very professional yet friendly staff, lovely relaxed, warm welcome and ambience. We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on Tuesday and couldn’t have had a better celebration.
Our food was delicious, I chose cured monkfish followed by wild sea bass and both had so much flavour. My husbands duck with caramelised almonds and amaretto was stunning, the textures😊

a
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

84th birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food
Great service
Lovely restaurant

w
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service 21 lives up to its reputation. Sunday lunch is a great treat.

LS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Myself and my husband have frequently visited 21 and had decided that for our 30th anniversary we would celebrate here and order the cote de beouf as a special treat but we were a little disappointed in our choice , only because of the cooking of the steak we had asked for medium rare but it was more like rare when served also salad was such a let down although the soufflé starter was beautiful, after paying our bill of £140 there was no acknowledgement upon leaving such as goodnight or thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with interesting menu choices. Servers were polite, accommodating, never far away but unobtrusive

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