Peace and Loaf Restaurant

4.9
1737 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1737 People Are Saying
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RobH
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Staff are brilliant, so friendly, kind and professional. Food was amazing

JT
JT12
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fantastic experience at Peace and Loaf yesterday. We went for the medium tasting menu and every single dish was outstanding. The chowder and Lamb Fender were particular highlights for us. My husband also had the wine pairing which he thoroughly enjoyed. The service was exceptional. We were very well looked after without it being overbearing and the servers were all friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We already can’t wait for our next visit!

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CarstenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the middle taster Menu with wine pairing and it was an absolute delight - my wife called it a take on the North East but with fantastic twist - Loved every dish but also have to mention teh service which was simply outstanding and still love the quirky descriptions of the wine - simply top notch and teh quality of the choice was just spot on - Top Michelin standard but at a price you can afford - Love the night and did mention how perfect the service was !!! on a scale of 1 -10 this was 11

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited the restaurant for my husband’s birthday. We had a fabulous evening, (although neither of us was keen on the bone broth!) and enjoyed the experience of different and unusual flavours we might otherwise not have tried. The blackberry, cloud catcher and clotted cream dessert was my personal favourite- definitely wow! Service was excellent by the well-informed and polite waiters. Thank you for such a treat.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience. Amazing food and great staff.

GW
GaryW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday and we had the 15 course tasting menu, AMAZING! My wife is now wanting to go back again and again...

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and service and very good value. We come here every time we are in the north east and is probably our favourite restaurant in the country.

DM
DuncanM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been a few times during the years all ways is amazing and changes menu frequently

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JimM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expected a la carte menu bit didn’t realise it had changed to the tasting menu only. First time of doing the tasting menu and surpassed expectations! Definitely do again for special occasions 😀

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Lolo
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience from the moment we entered the restaurant. We were very sympathetically looked after, eg I needed the meal to slow down a little, it did, but not to long so thought we had been forgotten. There was a lovely, warm ambience and everyone around us looked very happy.

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DavidJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit peace and loaf for special occasions, always opting for the taster menu with wine pairing.
As always, food was amazing, service is always very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable and the overall experience is worth every penny. You can’t put a price on experiences like this.

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AshleyP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented, delicious food. Friendly waiters and a relaxed atmosphere. If you regard yourself as a ‘foodie’, a visit to Peace and Loaf is a must!
I can’t wait to go again!

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food but one of the 15 courses missed but resolved with a free glass of dessert wine. Everything fantastic but didn’t like the miso fudge

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Vicki
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I literally could not fault my experience at peace and loaf, from the amazing and friendly staff to the absolutely outstanding food, it was one of of best experiences I have ever had! Thank you again

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Roland
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the £65 menu and it was so very very good. Each course was very different and the taste was delicious. The staff were very knowledgeable and extremely charismatic. Could not have spent a better 2 hours anywhere else. So good we are going back next Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really professional and warm welcome into the restaurant followed by amazing food, only 3 dishes I wasn’t personally keen on out of the 17(?). Everything cooked and presented exceptionally. Waiters were lovely.

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BethanyB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was stand out. Every course was something completely different and the wine pairing were amazing.

We have been a few times before and will definitely be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner.
The staff were exceptional. Speedy and polite service. Very knowledgeable about each dish.
The food was absolutely delicious - there were a few courses (out of 15) that weren’t to our tastes.
The dessert courses were a bit of let down. The strawberry tart with white choc mousse was INCREDIBLE.
The fudge was a reminiscent of a smoked cheddar, but the passion fruit sauce on top was delicious!

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MalcolmB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff gave excellent service. The food was beautifuly cooked and included some foods we had not tried before. Will definitely return with friends.

LM
LianneM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had an amazing experience at Peace and loaf!
The service was amazing the staff lovely and chatty. The food impeccable!
A perfect night to celebrate our wedding anniversary :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times now. Had the medium menu which for lunch certainly filled a gap (I didn't fancy anything until about 11pm)
Enjoyed everything except the smoked fudge but that's simply a matter of personal taste (I don't really like heavily smoked foods, can't even drink smoked whiskey).
Favourite dishes, probably the strawberry, white choc n szechuan pepper and the cauliflower, ham and chilli, except I have a cauliflower allergy so had Jerusalem artichoke instead which balanced really well.
The leek and duck egg would be better with a spoon as uts hard to eat in the bowl and the yolk can cool whilst you use a knife n fork alone.
Overall Dave n the team smashed it n the service staff super friendly.
Went for my anniversary and they gave us a complimentary glass of dessert wine each

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AliceH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful food, a great mix of flavours and textures in the dishes. We had the £65 vegetarian set menu. Great choice in delicious cocktails. The service was excellent and very slick. Attentive and not over bearing.
The restaurant itself has lovely levels and seating and we enjoyed the music choice.
Would love to come back when there is a menu change.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were a little disappointed with our meal, we have ate here for years but this was our first visit after COVID and the new menu, £85 per head is acceptable but the standard of the food didn’t always match the price, to complete the menu it took 5hrs and we waited 20 minutes between some courses and others a matter of minutes, 5hrs was far to long and I think with a more organised service this could be reduced considerably.

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SusanS
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant for a special treat. I have never been disappointed. The food was exquisitely presented and tasted divine. The wine pairing was perfection and generous.
I am always impressed by the knowledge and care that the staff show. 👏
An outstanding and luxious dining experience.

JL
JLPB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate our anniversary! Everyone who worked there was so lovely and the food and wine was just incredible.

EG
EmmaG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent as always! Everything from start to finish was brilliant, so much effort goes into the menu and staff amazing!

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Nules
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. An amazing experience. Really enjoyable from start to finish.

HW
HelenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two males staff working Thursday this week were fab!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and the wine pairings were impressive! Service was keen, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a real part of the overall experience.

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Deedee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant offers three tasting menus and the offerings are well made and beautifully arranged on the plate as well as being tasty with some quite unusual flavours.The service is attentive without being intrusive.

CP
CarolP
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food so clever in presentation and flavour combinations.
Lovely staff who were friendly efficient and knowledgeable.

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alfm
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as were the staff who were very friendly and attentive. I will 100% be visiting again.

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BridgetK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The wine flight is not to be missed.

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TimothyP
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is there to say about this place? Let’s start with the excellent service from knowledgeable staff who not only know the menu, but the ingredients.
The food is without doubt some of the best, creative and delicious food in the uk right now and it’s easy to see why.
The level of detail in every dish is simply mind boggling.

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Selina
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Can’t fault the food or the service at all.

JM
JonathanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Excellent food and service. The staff at Peace and Loaf went the extra mile to make it a special evening for my two guests who are about to be married.

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EmmaM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality, innovative food. Perfect for a special occasion.

EH
EmmaH
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience at Peace & Loaf. Service was outstanding and the food never disappoints.

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AdamS
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant interior was very pleasant and stylish, and the staff were wonderful. We opted for the seven course tasting menu with the wine pairing and the wines were superb and perfectly chosen. Also the food was very good, with the exception of the steak forming the main course which was fatty and tasteless.
However the biggest problem with the food was simply that there’s wasn’t enough of it. It was like re-visiting one of those 1980s ‘nouveau cuisine’ restaurants where each course was barely bigger than a postage stamp and you went home feeling you’d barely eaten anything. When asked. by a friend what she thought of her visit to Peace and Loaf, my wife (who does not have a big appetite) replied that she left “tipsy and hungry”. Heck, we even stopped for a portion of chips on the way back to our hotel, which I don’t think we’ve ever done before!
All in all, what food there was was mostly tasty and inventive. There just needed to be more of it.

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Delish
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brilliant night with fantastic food and lovely drinks. Would highly recommend!! Best food I had in ages. Outstanding!!

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Peace and Loaf Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1737 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.