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21

4.7
4.7
4000 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Hours of Operation

    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

Experiences

  • Lunch and Early Evening Fixed Price Menu

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Visit 21newcastle.com to view the latest menu.
  • Bang In Season, Five Course Seasonal Menu

    £60.00 per person

    21 Jun - 5 Dec 2022
    Five course seasonal menu, showcasing the very best of what the month has to offer.

What 4,000 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Special Occasions

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    British

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Most Booked

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Fit for Foodies

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Notable Wine List

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Special Occasions

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    British

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Eatoutalot26

    Newcastle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever the food was tasty and nicely prepared and presented and the service warm welcoming and efficient
  2. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience on every level! All our food was delicious and the service excellent.
  3. KF

    KeithF

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to 21. All of our party of 4 were very impressed. The menu choice was excellent. The service first class and we will definitely be back
  4. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have been here on a number occasions and the service was excellent. I found the confit duck a little salty for my taste but otherwise excellent overall.
  5. MF

    MelF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great value during restaurant week. My vegetarian meal with vegetables and side salad was delicious. The beef my husband ordered was excellent- would have been nice to have a salad with this dish. Staff well trained and attentive. Thanks to all the team.
  6. HB

    HannahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience, we will definitely return!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love 21, Restaurant week no difference in the quality or service, just brilliant
  8. HH

    HelenH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, the only thing that wasn’t great was the start of the experience, we sat down and asked if we wanted water then immediately bread was served , still waiting on the water , we were asked again if we wanted water, then we were asked if we’d like to order food but still hadn’t been asked about drinks or revived the water . Then everything came at once, I felt flustered and rushed , the menus were also left on the small table making it feel cramped. Then at the end of the meal we asked to pay and we’re waiting for them to take the money for a while and when they did, they said “ are you wanting your change” I thought this was rude ! We always tip generously but it shouldn’t be expected. They should have said “I’ll be back with your change” . There was no thank you for coming or goodbye either not very professional I’d say
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant Week! Great service from the waitress. Signature Dish Cheese Soufflé, followed by Cod, which was cooked to perfection. Signature Dish Chocolate mousse for desert. Pleased to see they have removed the 10% on the bill! Paid by gift voucher from my daughters. Will be back again soon!
  10. MR

    MyReview

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and service impeccable!
  11. MD

    MDJD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and great vibes from 21. Food was out of this world and 21 were amazing for catering to allergies/intolerances. The setting was calm and welcoming. The cheese and spinach soufflé… wow! We will definitely be returning ASAP!
  12. NR

    NealR

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love going to 21 everything is always nice staff are excellent
  13. SW

    ShirleyW

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday celebration for four special birthdays that were not celebrated during lockdown. It was well worth waiting for. Food was the usual high standard. Can’t fault the service. This restaurant never fails.
  14. S

    Sandrap

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal and never lets you down. Would recommend
  15. FT

    FrancisT

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious as usual. Service coping very well on a busy night.
  16. LS

    LSung

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite places to eat. Great food and service as always
  17. KW

    KathleenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant service 1st class . Although it was Restaurant Week there was no small portions. I took 2 friends with me they loved it. Thank you to all the staff kitchen etc x
  18. l

    luvfood

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great value for money “Restaurant Week Newcastle”
  19. KD

    KevinD

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visited for restaurant week. Service and Ambiance excellent. Food was very good and good value on the restaurant week menu, though still well worth the money at normal prices. Drinks were overpriced and cocktails not as nice as other places but well presented.
  20. H

    Henry77

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went as a couple to celebrate a birthday. Food was superb. Happened to coincide with NE1 restaurant week so, whilst a limited menu, it was delicious. Very good value.
  21. IM

    ImranM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good experience Restaurant week deal excellent value Good service Good wine No issues
  22. c

    catherineg

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    amazing food came as part of resturant week Very enjoyable will be back
  23. TC

    ThomasC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely setting but service stood out the most, constantly checking on us and food came promptly, highly recommend
  24. JL

    JaneLH

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fantastic staff. Would totally recommend.
  25. PC

    PaulineC

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening was fabulous. Thank you!!
  26. H

    Hills

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely gluten free bread. More gluten free options for desert would be nice !
  27. PO

    PamelaO

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint, food was fabulous, service the best and good value for money
  28. j

    janicee

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service with very attentive staff. Incredible value in restaurant week
  29. AT

    AngelaT

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as per usual wonderful. The service and attention is second to none. We can't wait to go back
  30. F

    Franphil

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AS usual, food and service excellent. Very good menu for Dine In week
  31. a

    anne

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service. Restaurant week menu, excellent value.
  32. GJ

    GaryJR

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service very enjoyable loved are evening
  33. JC

    JordonC

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and great service. We will definitely be back.
  34. PD

    PaulD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe 21 has a great atmosphere and outstanding food. Service was very good and little touches like asking if we would like water and extra bread when the bread was empty all add to a great experience.
  35. BR

    BrianR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked for a 5.30 reservation and everything was perfect Excellent service a great choice of dishes from the vegetarian menu and a lovely bottle of Red wine - we will certainly return
  36. TO

    TOMF

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality food of the highest standard Excellent service Really good dishes throughout the three courses especially the cheese and spinach soufflé The fixed price menu was really value for money A real gem of a fine dining experience
  37. SU

    SUSANC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Early bird menu seems like a good deal. A la carte very expensive. Starter tasty main of tuna not so much. £7 for bottle of beer that costs £1.89 in Tesco?!
  38. G

    Gill

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beef was disappointing would not choose it again. Everything else was perfect
  39. CG

    CatherineG

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some elements of the meal were outstanding: the meat (3 of us had beef, one had Northumbrian lamb), the puddings (strawberry sundae, summer pudding) and the selection of excellent vegetables. The Yorkshire puddings were underwhelming. My son’s smoked salmon with soda bread turned up minus the soda bread (though he said the salmon was very good). One of our party does not drink alcohol, so we asked for a non-alcoholic drinks list. We were brought a drinks menu containing only alcoholic drinks. We asked again, and the member of staff came back with news that there were mocktails, but was unable to be more specific about them. At this point we just ordered a Diet Coke. The restaurant was very busy but service was on the whole good, efficient and cheerful. I have been here several times and have always enjoyed the experience. I will certainly be returning.
  40. B

    Bedlam

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Normally 21 is fabulous. This was a one off Sunday lunch (they are not generally open on Sundays) and it was all a bit shambolic. We arrived on time but were told our table wasn't ready - drinks were brought but after that were left waiting (and feeling ignored) for almost 40 mins. We weren't bought any menus whilst waiting, and once sat it was quite a while before anyone came for our order. As a result we were getting short of time and requested that our deserts and coffee would be bought together, unfortunately the coffee didn't arrive until after we had finished our deserts and requested the bill. The food was absolutely lovely but felt on the expensive side compared to the normal a la carte menu, considering it was restricted, and the service was way off their usual standard.

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 4.7 stars by 4000 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 23 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

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Fri 17:30–21:00 Sat 17:30–22:00

  • 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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