21

4.7
3860 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.

To help keep everyone safe, our teams will continue to wear face masks and we'd love you to do the same when entering and moving around the restaurant.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you.

Experiences

  • A taste of Christmas at 21

    £50.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Indulge in our 5 course, Taste of Christmas menu. Available to pre-order for parties of up to 14 persons. Monday – Saturday Lunch and Monday to Friday Dinner. Visit 21newcastle.com to view the menu.
  • Christmas Menu

    £39.95 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Throughout December we offer a fixed price menu for parties up to 14 persons. Full of Christmas favourites this menu is available: Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm till 6.30pm To view the menu please visit 21newcastle.com
  • Christmas Menu

    £31.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Throughout December we offer a fixed price menu for parties up to 14 persons. Full of Christmas favourites this menu is available: Monday to Saturday 12.00 – 2.30pm. Visit 21newcastle.com to view the menu.
  • Autumn in the City

    £45.00 per person

    Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2021

    As the weather continues to change, the produce changes with it and there’s no better vehicle to showcase new season produce than our Autumn in the City five course tasting menu which features the best of Autumn. Available (via booking only) Tuesday to Friday at Lunch and Dinner and Saturday Lunch. Visit the events section of our website to see the latest menu and use the button below to make your reservation. 21newcastle.com/home/events-offers/
  • Dinner with Champagne Taittinger

    £150.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 18, 2021 only

    We are delighted to welcome Camilla Easby, Family Taittinger UK Executive to 21 for an intimate and exclusive dinner to showcase these fantastic wines complimented by a menu from Terry Laybourne.

Offers

  • Bring Your Own Evening

    Oct 27, 2021 only

    Join us here at 21 for our next BYO evening - Bring Your Own bottle of choice and dine from the full a la Carte menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3860 People Are Saying
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JillB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been ‘doing the rounds’ of some of Newcastle’s restaurants of late - this is te best so far. Can’t fault it at all

AR
AlanRinaldi
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent range of dishes on Fixed Price Lunch menu. Spoilt for choice.
Chocolate sauce with Pear Belle Helene would have been better if served warm.

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TomP
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, a little pricey but worth it for special occasions.

AE
AngelaE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

What a disappointment. 21 was our “go to” for a special evening meal but overall we were disappointed with the quality of food and value for money. Despite letting them know it was our daughter’s 30th birthday they made no attempt to acknowledge this at all.
We are always happy to pay for real quality - our guests ordered the Chateaubriand which was underwhelming to say the least and at£80 for two I would have expected more food. My husband’s lamb was tasteless and came with no sides and his scallops over priced for two although they did taste delicious. The restaurant was really busy so clearly many people still very happy to go but this will be our last trip.

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AC71
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. The only complaint was our table was booked for 8 pm, but we were not shown to our table until 8.50 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing not like. A splendid venue.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful.
Deer was devine and service was great

JC
JacquelineC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first wine experience dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The food was remarkable beginning with the most delicious canapés. The matching wines were a treat enhancing our dinner beautifully.

PS
PaulStLucia
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff very attentive but unobtrusive. Lovely evening.

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vipdramaqueen
Newcastle
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as usual
Only negative was the temperature of the room
We sat near the window and it was really chilly

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Mike
Newcastle
22 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21 remains the go to place in Newcastle for me if you want a quality dining experience with partner, friends or work colleagues. Fantastic food and service, quality drinks,. Just as good as it has always been. Personal favourite are the cheese soufflé, the fish cakes and the chocolate soufflé. Oh and the bread! Try the South African Chenin, it’s brilliant and a wine which is so understated in the UK.

JD
vipJonD
London
122 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to eat in Newcastle. The food and service here are always spot on. Can never fault the place and this time was no exception. My wife and I had the autumn tasting menu with wine pairing and it was just fantastic. Every bite was amazing. Cant wait to come back again.

JY
JohninYork
London
26 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best starter I’ve eaten in years possibly ever. The mushroom ravioli with fois gras in a creamy truffle oil sauce was absolutely delicious. The whole lemon sole was very good. Good wine list and pleasant service.

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Fansoapaul
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s 50 was spot on food great service

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ChristineR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault the food or the service. Will definitely go back again.

CS
vipCatS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating our son starting university

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The tasting menu was excellent. Waited 40 minutes for someone to clear our last course and had to go to the bar to pay as no one came to collect.

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Steve
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - definitely one of the best restaurants in Newcastle

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing not to like

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Prawn cocktail I've had and roast chicken main was gorgeous and a lovely pavlova for dessert was a lovely way to finish off a lovely meal

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Scraffa
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality as usual

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very enjoyable visit

j
julia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was tasty but a long wait and quite small portions.

CL
ChendongL
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience in 21. Excellent service we’ve got made my day . All recommendations of waiter are really good. Trust me, Oysters are the best choice

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for our celebration dinner for completing Great North Run that day. Food and service were exceptional. Loved the unusual decor which gave it a homely feel 😊.

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SueC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate after the Great North Run

AN
AngelaN
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now and we’re never disappointed. Service was excellent and the food amazing

JS
JonathanS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my starter had the natural oysters while my wife had the tempora oysters with mayonnaise. For mains I had the rib-eye steak cooked rare while my wife had the lamb. Finally I had the Stichelton cheese while my wife had the chocolate soufflé.

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celli1957
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was exceptional and an excellent menu.

Service was prompt BUT our table was booked for 7.30 and we didn't actually get to sit down before 8.15.

During the 45 minute wait we were sort of forgotten - although were eventually able to order cocktails

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vipjoel
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food, service and atmosphere were all top class. My lamb chops were the best I've ever had. I'm saving my pension to come back !

CS
CarolS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and food was amazing as always. Love it here..

JB
JuliaB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was perfect, the food superb, service great. We were a little chilly at times as our table was near the door which was kept open presumably for Covid reasons but we acclimatised very quickly.

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MarcP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food together with friendly & efficient service.

RG
RichardG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Pricey £600 for 6 of us so special occasion venue.

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Andy0191
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service- and great value. The decor was probably pretty cutting edge about 10 years ago though, not that’s its awful- it’s all in great nick, just could do with an update

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LAKkp
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

21 continues to excel as one of the best restaurants in Newcastle. Keep it up!!

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good night out but a little expensive I felt the starters were over priced

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Bobbie
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food good variety on menu.
Slightly chilly air due to conditioning but that’s me!

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AnnH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with friends. Busy ambiance but no delays in service as staff were very attentive to every need. Steve and Federico were assuring that front of house ran smoothly. Delicious meal with very appealing desserts.
Sorry to read that the restaurant is closing Sunday and Monday but understand the decision for now.
Better times are coming……

AR
AlanRinaldi
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable meal with an interesting selection of wines. A particular thank you to the sommelier who took the time to explain wine selection and waiter (Annie) for arranging variation with one course.
It was wonderful to see the restaurant so busy and despite the presence of a large party celebrating a wedding anniversary who caused no problems to us we had to endure two males sat next to us who spent most of the time either shouting into their phones or seeking to out score each other with tales of hunting animals. UGH!
We ate the previous 'Tasting Menu' which exceeded this offering in terms of courses suited to my taste and possibly the wines priced at a lower level.

FAQs

21 is rated 4.7 stars by 3860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.