Peace and Loaf Restaurant

4.7
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1432 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Headed up by 2010 MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Dave Coulson, Peace & Loaf is a restaurant unlike any other in the region. With over 13 years of experience holding many positions with various restaurants, Dave has an unrivalled reputation and passion for creating flavoursome and innovative dishes, which shows with the diverse menu and delicately decorated food on offer.Highlighting the importance of using only the freshest, locally sourced produce, Peace & Loaf will offer exciting, seasonal menus that will incorporate Dave’s signature dishes. Heavily inspired by traditional British cuisine with Dave’s own inventive flare, the meticulously crafted dishes will excite and intrigue even the most discerning of palates.
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Londoncouple
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu was really good value: Beautifully presented food, with fantastic flavour combinations with perfectly matched (and interesting) wines, which broadened our horizons. The wines were a highlight, as it was a pleasant surprise to try things that we had never tried before, presented with such knowledge and enthusiasm.
It was the last night before the Govt-induced closure - but standards remained high and the friendly staff created a relaxed and positive atmosphere and ensured we enjoyed ourselves and had a good night in the face of uncertain times. We will be back as soon as we can.

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AmyW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and fantastic service as always!!!!

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Jane
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal although the main course was a bit disappointing
3 of us had beef it was a bit overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday treat from daughter and son in law.

Very enjoyable

Lots of new flavours above the norm.

SB
SarahB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of the new £20 fixe price menu yesterday and we were delighted with all five of our courses. Exceptional food and attentive service throughout. Have recommended to several friends already and will be back.

JH
JohnH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Really helpful and friendly staff. Great price too.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. It always feels like a special occasion when you visit! Delicious!

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LouiseB
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Most disappointing meal I have had here especially with a cheese and biscuit dish being especially poor and draped in a savoury sauce. Trout starter also overly spoiled with a strong mustard sauce. Main pork belly dish was delightful and husband's veggie choices great. His rice pudding was beautiful. Service polished and friendly as always. Would go back but was disappointed.

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GrahamA
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible in every way. Fine dining at it's very finest. Would recommend try this place (at least) once in their lives!!

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Blackfriars
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not one complaint, the staff were attentive , friendly and knowledgable, the food was amazing and every morsel was delicious . If you like interesting and fine food this is the place for you !

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RebeccaW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful dining experience, thanks Dave C and staff!

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Cheryl
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and good service, wine was beautiful. Always a pleasure visiting

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Peace and Loaf for a special anniversary meal and to treat our son. From arrival we were made to feel really comfortable. The staff were faultlessly courteous, attentive and friendly, but also discrete. We had delicious cocktails on arrival while we chose our meals. We ate a la carte, ordering starters, a main and an assiette (sharing plate) of desserts. The food was exquisite! So much to experience, a blend of flavours, textures and colour that delivered both as a whole and where zoning in on each component still left us wondering at the care and delicate attention paid to every ingredient. The ambience of the restaurant was great too, and the music was pitched at just the right level not to intrude - at one point, savouring a mouthful I realised I was also listening to my favourite Bowie song, sat with my favourite people, and truly felt that life does not get better than this!

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JamieW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live next door and for some unknown reason have never paid the restaurant a visit. The value was simply astounding. Three courses and two amuse bouches for £20. Lots of flavour and variety on the fixed price offering. In London, Brighton or any other major city, you'd be looking at £130 + for such an experience. Staff were lovely and keen to explain the dishes to us.

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Drstapes
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time as usual. Food was fantastic, always delicious. Only slight issue was getting our starter brought out before we'd finished the canapés, it made us feel rushed. It didn't spoil our time as the food was outstanding.

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SophieW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff! Nothing was too much trouble. Will be back

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Interesting and tasty food, very professionally served.
The only downside was the lack of atmosphere. The restaurant was quite busy, but there was no buzz. The big open industrial style space is a bit stark and cold.
Maybe is they tried to develop the downstairs as a cocktail bar it would attract more of the Jesmond set and generate "the buzz."

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BedaH
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hi, I was slightly disappointed with our meal. I think we were perhaps unlucky as they seemed understaffed and the staff worked like Trojans; there was little delay in service, but it all seemed a bit frantic and my main course was luke warm - as if it had been standing a while. It was both my husband and my birthday celebration - and it didn't feel special. I've been before when it did feel like an occasion.
The food was good as always, but not as good as expected. (not hot) Also, and this might not be the restaurant fault - there was a general whiff of B.O where we were sitting - not sure if staff or people we were sitting next too! - it definitely coloured our visit.
I would try it again, but for the price, a bit let down this visit.

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AMArie
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the set menu for lunch. Food was amazing and such great value. Would highly recommend visiting.

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Hawkeye8
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful range of delicious dishes. Could not fault any of it. Great mixture of flavours, would definitely recommend to anyone...vegetarian or meat eater.

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optimist89
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. We were going to go for the prix fixe menu, but the options on the a la carte were too good to pass up. We only got starters and mains but the meal came with many extra canapes and amuse bouches, so in the end we were stuffed. Would definitely go again.

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LouiseC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding - second time for us and looking forward to getting the third booked in! Knowledgable staff who interacted with us - we like to talk! Nice and relaxed atmosphere- not formal in any sense. Couldn’t recommend it more highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, the best food we have ever eaten, an experience that makes all the difference to fine dining, can’t wait to return again

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Flipper
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard rave reviews from friends so had high expectations. We travelled from the west of Durham for the experience and were not disappointed. We would definitely recommend anyone to visit.

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GaryL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. All the issues we experienced previously were not experienced on this visit.

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LynnS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were uncomfortable as there was no heating on and the place was cold.

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NiamhC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, and the food was incredible. A lot of thought and care clearly went into every dish.

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Gail
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal as always. Good service and good ambiance for a Monday evening. Thanks to the team.

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Corklass
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time visiting Peach and Loaf for lunch, delicious food, lovely serving staff and the chef's attention to detail and flavour lovely, can't wait to go back

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vipThomasD
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for all occasions and fine dining with friendly and attentive service

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EveR
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience. Service is exceptional and food is outstanding. Worth the slightly higher prices for the whole experience

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GaryL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

It was very, very disappointing. Table booked for 8pm yet did not sit down until 8.30. This would not have been a problem but meant the beef had sold out that we all wanted. We struggled to pick an alternative. Scallops were warm (they may have meant to be) but one of the fish main courses was cold (despite the plate being hot). Not sure why we were not offered the restaurant week menu which would have been far better.
On the plus side the lamb main course was excellent as was the replacement beef dish (offered as shin of beef but we think it was the beef course from the restaurant week menu), the staff were very apologetic, we were given a free bottle of wine and the bill was discounted by about £100. However, we would have much preferred a night to remember rather than one to forget.

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JoJo
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal during restaurant week. The dishes were excellent. Felt really full. Fantastic value

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YD007
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was honestly outstanding and beyond my expectations.
From the minute you arrive you really feel well looked after and the chefs are in full view so you feel like you're an extention of their kitchen.
Throughout the meal you're given little treats to try all of which are unique.
For a special occassion this is definitely a place I recommend and would say it's one of the best resturants in the North of England.

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Joed33
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Will be back very soon 🙂

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SarahS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, food outstanding. Staff welcoming and attentive but not overbearing. All staff knowledgable about food and drinks. Would definitely recommend to everyone

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NoelC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as usual. A real gem of a restaurant for the North East that is well established.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolutely favourite restaurant, love to see the action over the pass, food is totally exceptional, great staff, lovely ambience
Creative, beautiful plating, seasonal produce and fantastic “treats” - the amuse bouche is to die for

Could not recommend more highly

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The canapés in between courses were an excellent surprise too. Only issue we had was that we were too full for desert. Would definitely go back for the a la carte

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HelenS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a wheat and diary intolerance and they adapted the menu for me. It was beautiful. Fully recommend. We forgot to take photo of the main, which was amazing! The small dishes in between courses were amazing. Stuffed but just managed dessert!