Peace and Loaf Restaurant

4.7
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1418 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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D
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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."

BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

AM
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.

H
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.

o
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.

LC
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.

OT
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

F
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.

GL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

LS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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

NC
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.

G
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.

C
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

TD
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ER
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

GL
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.

JJ
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

YD
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.

J
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SS
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

NC
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.

OT
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

AF
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

HS
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!

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.
As well as the delicious chosen courses, Peace and Loaf always add to the experience with lots of tasty titbits before the starter and main course.
A lovely place to spend a relaxed midweek lunchtime.

PW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch.... high quality food and high standards. Very pleasant and unpretentious staff. Enjoyed it very much!

TO
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit due to a special occasion and spotting this menu during restaurant week. Wont be our last!

NC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've dined at peace and loaf numerous times over the past three years and view it as a treat.

i was disappointed with the latest experience, the majority of the amus beox were deep fried and bland.
the main course was served luke warm
the starter was lovely, but everything else that i was served fell below standards of previous trips.

i don't see myself visiting anytime soon, which is a shame as i viewed Peace and Loaf as one of the top restaurants in Newcastle

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable and exceptional quality.

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Food and service absolutely amazing!!!!

F
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food - good atmosphere. Set menu is excellent value. We will be back!

K
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 5th time frequenting this amazing place. Outstanding service, food and drinks as always. Reccomend to everyone we chat to

S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Was a lunchtime, freezing cold in the restaurant. Not much atmosphere. Started and canopes lovely but main not great so much the it was removed from the bill

M
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent innovative food. Lovely friendly attentive staff.

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my friend to a meal at Peace and Loaf for her birthday last year. We were both so enthused that we went again this year. The food is excellent and just so interesting - and can cater for those who don't or can't eat certain things, with no fuss. The staff are superb - friendly, informative and helpful without ever being intrusive. In fact, brilliant as the chef is, the staff are just as important in making it a special evening out.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food and plates were only just warm
Food poorly presented ! Some flavours were nice/interesting and the little nibbles served before the meal were tasty. But the two starters we had and the two main courses were of poor quality and a bit ‘confused’
Overall it was disappointing we didn’t send anything back (when you’re out having a nice time it’s unpleasant to have to complain and the restaurant was quite full). We did say at the end of the meal that we were disappointed and they took our first round of drinks off the bill!
Wouldn’t return !

TD
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service, i've always come away with the feeling that i've had a really good experience

NC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love going to Peace and Loaf, the service and food is exceptional. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because both my husband and I found the new seating downstairs very uncomfortable, the seat height is too high for the table. My husband even struggled to get in! Just something to be mindful of when choosing where to sit!