21

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3193 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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PL
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with friendly service on a busy Saturday night. The cheese souffle was fantastic.

MF
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at 21 the food, service and atmosphere were all superb as always.

p
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and really pleased there is a Vegetarian / Vegan menu

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

First visit and it was a lovely experience. Very welcoming on arrival and and friendly on exit. A great experience. Thank you.

IM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe 21 is without doubt the best restaurant in Newcastle in our opinion, we have never had a bad meal and the service is always excellent.

m
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say, as usual everything perfect from food to service. Early evening menu is a hit for us.

PB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food were of very high quality. I had the roasted scallops and there was a large amount of sea-salt on my plate, some of which I ate by mistake in the low light. This somewhat spoiled the otherwise lovely starter!

RW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We felt that the food, while well presented, salmon and skate although they had garnishing of some vegetables , there was insufficient to make satisfying dishes. The extra cost of a small dish of greens we felt was unjustified. One pudding of pear belle hellene was not quite ripe.

CD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there early and sat in smaller room to left of bar. Service, efficient, discreet and not pushy. Food very good though gnocchi not that exciting.

A
London
36 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Visited for dinner last night (Friday) and the restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere. Starters were excellent - cured monkfish and a lobster pasta. We had the Côte de Boeuf 950g Rib Eye on the Bone (for 2 persons) for the main and it was very disappointing. 50% fat and gristle. We ordered medium rare and it came blue. For a £75 steak it was just not good enough (£68 +10% service charge). Asked the waiter for horseradish and he forgot - when we got the attention of another waitress, they had none in the restaurant. Service was just terrible - we had to ask for everything - orders to be taken, wine glasses to drink our wine etc. We will never go back. Service charge is added to all bills - we paid rather than start a conversation on how poor it was.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with attentive staff. Food of a good standard however perhaps slightly expensive
The wine we felt was overpriced

j
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent early evening menu - not a massive choice but everything I had was delicious & two superb wines which were very enjoyable. I’d strongly recommend this place (but got rather noisy on a Friday night)

SF
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, good food, good service, would definitely recommend

NM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food great ambience and good service. My favourite restaurant. Consistently good

H
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food of a reliable high standard, as are the other 21 group restaurants and pub, and a very comfortable relaxing vibe.

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very welcoming and friendly. Very quick service and food was cooked beautifully.

Z
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had to chose a replacement starter as they’ve ran out of my first choice. This is 7:45pm on a Saturday night! Ran out of dishes? What are they playing at?

HV
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced, portion sizes tiny, have been dining there for years and was disappointed

JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and reasonably priced for what it is...I’d come back

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On app was given option to say what was occasion which I stated was for birthday. No mention at all made about birthday so don’t see point of actually asking the question?

m
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

sunday lunch was very busy and it took al ong time to be served, Other than that it was excellent.

DA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for Sunday lunch before going to see Stephen Fry at the Sage. I think we'll definitely be going again. The food was spot on, as was the service.

S
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very busy but we still received amazing food from friendly efficient staff. Never disappointed.

DA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A simply superb night with excellent staff, great ambience and outstanding food! One of Newcastle’s true gems!

VJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for making my daughter's 21st birthday so specilal! :-)

HH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal, attended early and found restaurant slightly chilly- otherwise perfect evening
Thank you

NB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RR
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
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 on 16 September 2019
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 on 15 September 2019
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 on 14 September 2019
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 on 14 September 2019
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 on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
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.

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