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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
4980 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 29 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

    £70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Five course seasonal menu, showcasing the very best of what the month has to offer. To be taken by the whole table. 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 30.00 / 3 Courses 36.00 Visit 21newcastle.com for this week's menu.

What 4,980 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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Overall

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Food

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Ambience

  • 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

    Innovative

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great for fine wines

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for special occasions

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Most Booked

5,000 Reviews
  1. susanp

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful & friendly staff, we had an 11month baby with us and staff were brilliant with her!

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  2. NeilP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely meal and great serving stag that really looked after us. The only negative we had was we were presented with 2 x dessert wines that we hadn’t ordered. We both dislike dessert wines and were charged £13-80 for the privilege. Maybe worth dropping this practice, other than that a great night

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've just had a fantastic dinner at Cafe21. We opted for the fixed-price menu, which at £36 for three courses was exceptional value for money. Everything we tried was delicious – especially the salmon rillette starter which was done really well! They have a great wine list too, so we were spoilt for choice. The staff at Cafe21 were just brilliant. They were super friendly and attentive throughout the whole meal. Even when our waiter asked us to move to the bar once we'd finished our meal to free up the table for another reservation, he was incredibly apologetic and kind about it.  He even offered us complimentary drinks on the house, which was a lovely touch. I run my own bistro so pay attention to how other people do things. I thought the whole service - from food to ambiance, service and presentation was really well done. The pricing is very fair for the quality and portion sizes we were served. I'm looking forward to coming back again soon.

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  4. Nicnac

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service very pleasant experience would definitely recommend

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  5. Ellie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good flavour in all three courses. Lovely atmosphere and all the food I saw was beautiful.

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  6. Shirls

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic business dinner, knowledgeable and professional staff, tasty food and drinks.

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  7. SueB

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son and I ordered from the lunch menu apart from one dessert, I can never resist the chocolate soufflé with caramel sauce and ice cream. We both had the confit of duck but we both agreed that the cheese wasn’t the best accompaniment for our taste, maybe a sauce for us would have been a better option.

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  8. Mourne

    Newcastle

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! I had duck confit with puy lentils and Roquefort salad. Delicious! I also had amalfi lemon tart. My friends all enjoyed their meals. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  9. wiggo

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. 21 maintains its high standard.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wife ordered filet mignon. Hardly able to chew. I tried it and agreed. Most left uneaten. Wife ordered chips and onion rings with filet mignon. Sent both back because they were limp and undercooked. When returned they were unchanged. Left without eating very many. I ordered from fixed menu. Food acceptable. Conclusion: Ala carte menu overpriced even if food had been acceptable. Wine very overpriced. We probably will not return anytime soon!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food on the Bang in Season menu.

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  12. AlanH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food & drink were both very good quality. Service excellent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the fabulous 5 course tasting menu last night and it was absolutely amazing. Every course was superb and even the complimentary crusty baguette was so good. Many thanks

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  14. JaneC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were made to feel welcome from the start. Our main server was fantastic. Her interaction with us was perfect. Very engaging and not too intrusive. All the other servers were also engaging and professional. They were all extremely well trained. The food was excellent. The wine choices were also great with a good selection of wines by the glass. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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  15. JohninYork

    Yorkshire

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Early dinner and very good food and service. Chicken was delicious. Not a cheap meal but great quality and friendly service. Excellent wine list and champagne at good prices. Liked that service charge was not automatically added so we could tip our server.

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  16. TheRealMrsB

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal - the lobster was delicious - service incredible from start to finish.

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  17. SP55

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming, professional, efficient staff. Comfortable dining room. Simply cooked dishes with the focus on seasonal ingredients, imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented. Always look forward to going whenever we are in town, never disappointed, often delighted. Thank you to all the staff.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and staff , beautiful presentation of food

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  19. KevinT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish we had a great time and the food was fantastic

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  20. Pammy

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch as always good delicious staff very attentive thank you

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  21. Chris

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff amazing! Always calm and never rushed, the service was very friendly. We just thought the food is very over priced for what you get. The competition for Sunday lunch now is massive, plenty of venues offering a good Sunday lunch, that’s value for money. At 21 - £40 per head, two courses is over priced in our opinion for what you receive. The sirloin is definitely the best we’ve had however many other things could be improved, the gravy, the veg selection and amount.

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  22. julien

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food Wine wasn’t the best and it would have been nice to sample before

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  23. Ngrant173

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As regular visitors to Newcastle my wife and I always ensure to eat at 21. This dining experience (on my birthday) was exceptional and every dish superb. As always service and ambience was first class and it was a pleasure having Sunday lunch and drinks on the day.

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  24. GailL

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and value. First time we have visited and will definitely return. Had the fixed price menu and it was excellent. When we have more time would love to return and try out the in season menu. A definite and not to miss - would thoroughly recommend.

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  25. MonicaD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate a late lunch here this weekend and it was, from start to finish, a lovely experience. Excellent service and delicious food. We chose the set menu and found it great for the price.

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  26. NatalieY

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at 21 and definitely will be returning! The Tournedos Rossini and Shoulder of lamb were both incredible and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect for what we were looking for, very relaxed and laid back. Thank you to the staff for a lovely evening

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always. Never disappointed by 21 !!!

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  28. RayM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable evening in our favourite restaurant. never been disappointed

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great. Brilliant service. Excellent food. It’s what we keep coming back for!

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  30. CaroleS

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Mother’s Day lunch - 21 dining is superb ! Service impeccable and a great restaurant for special occasions.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a part gift to us to celebrate my wife’s lung transplant. We visited at lunchtime for the set menu. The surroundings are lovely the greeting very welcoming and friendly. We realise it’s high end but to be honest the drinks prices are ridiculously high. £6.50 for a standard bottle of lager (less than half pint). Food was surprisingly good size portions and very nicely presented. Good flavours as well. Nice atmosphere. Some very high end customers who visit regularly looked like they were made very welcome. Enjoyed the food and staff very attentive. If anything on the downside we were cold. The room lacked a warmth. Not sure if it was air conditioning or just the heating not in use. This does make it a bit uncomfortable when eating. Nice place to visit for those special occasions. The proximity to the river for a walk is great apart from it was raining on our visit. Maybe next time. Parking easy in the multi storey car park 30 yards away. £4 for 3 hours.

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  32. Antoniusm9

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, reasonably priced and lovely venue and service

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  33. DavidCM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent vegan dishes and friendly service. Would help to mark vegan wines on their wine list but found us a bottle quickly when asked.

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  34. Colin

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Normal 21 - great food and service. In my opinion still number 1 restaurant in Newcastle and the North.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a really enjoyable experience. Nothing not to like

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  36. JeffreyK

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch with excellent service, the roast beef was delicious as were all the accompaniments

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  37. DerekR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    21 never disappoints. Always the best food, service and atmosphere. Nowhere in Newcastle comes anywhere close. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We’ll be back soon.

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  38. JOHNM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were impeccable. We were in the side room which I don’t particularly like, as one of you have to stare at a wall and there’s less of a vibe. Food prices were high but acceptable considering the quality of food, but the drinks are a bit ott. Will return but not as soon as I’d like due to the large bill.

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  39. AnnMag

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed in the taster menu . Firstly the portions were far too small and we left hungry , going to nearby pub for some fries to feel full! Although we expect fine cuisine for this menu we have been to several of these and always come away feeling satisfied . Portion size aside , we were a little underwhelmed by the quality and did not get the taste sensations we were expecting. We visited 21 several years ago and had a la carte menu and really enjoyed it - hence our return. The a la carte last night being served to others still looked good so we were very upset that we hadn’t stuck to that and ended up paying a lot more for taster menu and not enjoying it

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, complimented by great service Couldn’t recommend enough!

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21 is rated 4.8 stars by 4980 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 29 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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