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Peace and Loaf Restaurant

4.8
1566 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1566 People Are Saying
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MickK
County Durham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt this was the best meal we’ve ever had - everyone needs to try this place at least once. Must also mention the staff as nothing was too much for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Birthday celebration with my family was the perfect afternoon in Peace and Loaf, experiencing the tasting menu for the first time.
The restaurant took all the necessary precautions for Covid, whilst maintaining a relaxed and friendly ambience.

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BriPaul
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Some dishes exceptional but two or three bland. £11 + for large glass of Alberino !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Attentive service.

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EmmaB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in everything was perfect – from the professional and friendly service to the most delicious and innovative food, thank you peace and loaf.

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BrianR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food experience . It was wonderful and we couldn’t fault it

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service at peace and loaf. Only slight grumble was that the wine flight, which, though well matched, was too expensive for what we had. Plus there wasn’t a match for every course. Tend to go for wine flights with tasting menus generally, but won’t do this again here.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It met all our expectations. If there was any constructive criticisms then I would say that most of the tasting samples were too salty for our pallet. Some of the wine choices complimenting the courses were disappointing.
We did thoroughly enjoy our experience. Thank you

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vipRobS
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, this restaurant never fails to impress

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LouS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service and food! Couldn’t recommend enough.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Peace and Loaf for a few years now and each time the experience gets better and better! This time we went for the short tasting menu (still a lot on there!) and were not disappointed! Each course was so full of flavour and uniquely designed, and despite the smaller sample sizes, we were completely full by the end - with just enough space to squeeze in the sumptuous petit four! Our favourite thing about Peace and Loaf is the menu - you only know what ingredients will be featured in the course and it’s always a surprise to see how they are presented!

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DikkaNE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were as good as ever in one of our favourite restaurants. The flavours on both the main and the vegetarian menus were often intense, and the combination of ingredients sometimes inspired. Can’t wait for the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked for the taster menu B and also for it to be vegan. They really made a special effort and celebrated all that is vegan with amazing dishes. The veg (and fruit) really was was the star and the tastes were astounding and surprising.
We had an absolutely wonderful meal celebrating our 10 wedding anniversary and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Gina
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional meal with top class service. Surprisingly good value for money too. This places deserves a Michelin star!

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WilliamW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here on Saturday with my wife for our wedding anniversary, the food and service were outstanding need I say more

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JackieJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, the food was beautiful and the wine was delicious too.

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LouiseW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with fantastic service. Each dish is like a piece of art and is cleverly designed. Every course was delicious.

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Drstapes
Newcastle
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another visit and another fantastic meal. They work really hard here to make the dining experience special. The food was amazing. They also have everything in place for diners to feel covid safe. Always a pleasure and will be back again soon.

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RoryO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, nothing disappointed, the service was also amazing, will 100% be back.

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HollieB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Peace and Loaf, everything about the place is exceptional. The food is out of this world, and staff and service equally as good. We went for the £40 tasting menu which was 7 courses and each one was fantastic and unique. Great value for money. Can’t wait to return!

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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tasting menu with excellent service

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HappyEaters
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, tasty food and enthusiastic, friendly staff.

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RuthW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous meal and excellent service. Thanks for a fantastic experience.

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LauraJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and wine, as always. Favourite place to eat

TD
vipThomasD
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The anti-covid arrangements are well thought out and the food and service are absolutely first rate

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MarkS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit and more than overdue. Peace & Loaf more than lives up to it’s big reputation. Clientele is obviously for the main young professionals and as my partner and I are both in our late 50’s we found the music a tad loud. The decor is state of the art modern, minimalist and industrial. Our table was on the top floor, which is level 3 in terms of seating. This gave us a good view of proceedings.
From the initial meet and greet the service was superb. Very professional, attentive and informative. At the same time warm and friendly.
The food, well our 14 course Tasting Menu was sublime. Modern, innovative and ‘fine’ dining for sure. However, there was no nonsense, every ingredient recognisable in terms of flavour and freshness. Innovative combinations, everyone a triumph!
Can’t praise the whole experience enough and we look forward to David receiving a first Michelin star.

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EdwardH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic venue with wonderful food and service to match.

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carefully and responsibly sourced ingredients crafted by a creative and highly-skilled chef and brigade to produce vibrant dishes exciting both the palette and the eye. Attentive, knowledgable staff offer friendly And professional service in a dining area that, at the time of our visit, felt Covid Safe while remaining relaxed and inclusive.
Tasting menus are unbeatable at the asking price, and wine pairings are informed and well matched with courses.
Recommended for couples and families while the Pandemic continues, good for a business lunch to impress when we’re back to normal.

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasting menu. Atmosphere was relaxed, just right for a lunch. Highly recommend. Thank you to the staff for a wonderful dining experience

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TomF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice varied tasting menu. Mostly interesting especially fish & chips, black pudding macaroon. Happy to go back and have the larger tasting menu.

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JordanS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taster menu and wine pairing is unbelievable. Tables have been spaced out due to social distancing so takes away from the ambiance a tad as slightly less cosy feel but great for the circumstances. Days leads up to reservation, they got in touch to see if we would like earlier to take advantage for full experience with 10pm closing. Can’t wait to go again.

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NellS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great staff, and a truly wonderful evening.

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Seesee
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine and very friendly and attentive service.
Good adoption of Covid-19 reducing measures such that we felt safe and relaxed.

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DavidM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared taster menu complete with canapés. Delicious.
Very relaxed and welcoming environment.
Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always - tasting menu was varied and delicious

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Shona
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we’ve eaten in a long time and we’re foodie people. Wish it was on our doorstep! Loved everything massive attention to detail and flavours were staggering. We’ll definitely be back

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Phil
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place to celebrate anniversary. Tasting menu superb and drinks pairing excellent. Very well set up for social distancing. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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hangonrose
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready upon arrival, attentive waitering from start to finish. High quality tasting menu - we had both standard and veggie. Comfortable seating reasonably spaced. Just a good food experience

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, we felt very comfortable for the moment we arrived. We turned up early and was seated straight away. Covid measured we're in place and didn't feel uncomfortable or uneasy. All staff wore face masks and were very friendly. We have recommended this to our friends and will return.

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My wife and I attended during a weekday and experienced the tasting menu.

The restaurant manager/host was very professional and a great ambassador, however, the other waiting staff weren’t up to scratch, in my opinion at least.

They may seem small details, but when you’re paying that kind of money, that attention to detail needs to be consistent throughout the dining experience:

The waitress that evening kept placing my wife’s cutlery the wrong way around and it was generally plonked on the table with little grace.

The tasting course meant each table was served the same dishes on the same plates. However on a few of our dishes the plates we were given weren’t as flamboyant as the other tables and it started to feel as if it personal.

At one point my wife spotted a waiter pull his visor down, wipe his mouth and return to serving tables. Later I spotted the same waiter pull his visor down at the bar to speak with colleagues.

Questions asked about the food seemed insincere as if they were asked as a matter of course (which I know they are) but again, a bit of conversation would have really added a warmth to the experience. “have you been here before?”, “are you dining with us for an occasion?”, “what made you decide to choose us?”. It’s just that extra level of personal touch that I felt was missing.

The food was, as expected, quite intricate, not always did I think the flavours worked well and the tasting menu didn’t really tell much of a story. It appeared at times quite random. For the calibre of the restaurant I’d have expected a theme or some continuity in the flavours from dish to dish. Some thought about how one dish leads in to the next would enhance the experience.

I’d personally not return but I’d suggest it’s a place to try at least once. It gets some outstanding reviews and is held is high esteem locally.

FAQs

Peace and Loaf Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1566 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.