Prima Restaurant

4.2
26 reviews
£25 and under
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Prima Restaurant Newcastle is located right in the city centre on Quayside, under the old high level bridge. This Italian eatery and bar has an incredible food and drinks offering which makes it a perfect spot for date night, best friend dinners and for special occasions with friends, family or colleagues. A very talented and skilled bunch run Prima Restaurant, and their dedication shines through in every aspect of the restaurant. From the incredible attention to detail in dishes such as sticky arrabbiata baby back ribs and sea bass fillets with samphire and capers, to the extensive drinks offering complete with raspberry and basil bourbon cocktails – this is one Newcastle restaurant you simply must check out.
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Annemas43
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service what more can you ask!

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sept2015
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked Prima Pasta for a work night out for 9 people during the early evening happy hour.
The setting was great with us seated within the archway of the railway bridge. The food was enjoyed by everyone and I had a seafood pizza which was delicious and great value for money at the happy hour price.
We enjoyed great service and I will definitely be going back again when I have the chance

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jjjj
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a quick meal before a concert At happy hour.

Food and service was superb. Could not fault it.

The setting is also unique, being built under the bridge arches.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of dishes, happy hour till 7pm mid week, service was great with really friendly staff. Have been here quite a few times and never had a bad experience. WouLd recommend.

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jjjj
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab spot for a girlie lunch and drinks. We will be back.

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Acwatson
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Attended Prima for an impromptu Valentine's meal prior to a show at the Sage. The service was pretty good, the menu options were varied, the wine menu was a little lacking, but overall there were quite a few variations to choose from. Sadly my main meal came with black peper, which wasn't listed on the menu as an ingredient, and this caused me some problems later in the evening, but I know to order without black pepper next time.

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Jimbob2610
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is unbelievable. We searched for a restaurant for our anniversary and this one had a good menu, nothing too fancy yet appealing. We both ordered the fillet steak and it was one of the best pieces of meat I've ever seen. The staff were helpful with all of the waiters engaging with our table. The food was ready quickly and we weren't rushed to pay which is always a bonus. Absolutely fantastic. 10/10

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Sampsun
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent New Year's Eve here before walking down to watch the fireworks at the quayside.

My other halfs vegetarian, but there was plenty to choose from, I loved my bolognesse pizza and tiramisu. The house red went down a treat.

The staff where attentive and friendly, so ideal night out near the quayside.

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Sodafino
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've had a lovely diner at the restaurant. The ambiance was very nice as was the service and most important the food. Nothing to complicated, but delicious and affordable italian food. My children enjoyed it very much and so did we.

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j03p1n3app135
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We'd never heard of Prima, and were surprised how big it was inside. The interior is really quite unique being under a railway arch, and the chef's recommendations are amazing. Some interesting dishes, considering Italian can some sometimes be a bit samey. The only niggle - and it is very minor - was that it seemed a little under-staffed and we found ourselves waiting a long time between courses. That said, it was a wednesday night when we went. This was nothing compared to the very unusual character of the restaurant and the excellent food, though.

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Annemas43
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, friendly staff, excellent food and varied menu. Overall we had a lovely evening.

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Kmnufc
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took my mam & her friend to Prima before going to Theatre. Maureen fancied Chicken Kiev which was not on the menu & they obliged & cooked one for her. Made an older lady very happy

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vipEntertainer
London
53 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff served a good meal to 4 of us. Good choice of food, including daily specials. Very relaxed atmosphere.
Restaurant is well placed both for town and for the Quayside.

TJ
TJW1
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2013
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fabulous place for 20 people, the staff were superb and very accommodating, ensuring we all got the correct meal in a timely fashion - very impressed! The food was lovely and we had no complaints. The building internally is also very impressive. We will all recommend this restaurant to our friends and family.
Thank you Prima.

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viptoon
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2013
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The open bare stone arched walls were a realy nice feature.The staff were friendly and efficient .The shared anti pasta starter was good but my risotto was stodgy and not ay all creamy.Over all though a pleasant experience

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vipAliviv
London
51 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There is plenty of competition on the Quayside but Prima is a good blend of value and ambiance.

JN
JoNorgrove
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you step in, your greeted with excellent, attentive service and food x

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Bevwev
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely night on New Years Eve. Food was lovely, service was very friendly, and quick.
Tiramisu was to die for. Gorgeous flavour but so light - amazing!

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vipgrazer
London
168 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent seafood linguine and pizzas at Prima. The staff were very welcoming to our mixed age group, and the service of all dishes was very prompt. Good prices too for the food, beer and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2012
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice meal in lovely surroundings and a great table, thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2011
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great value and exceeded expectations. Would recommend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2011
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great value and exceeded expectations. Would recommend this restaurant.

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vipSwmm
Buckinghamshire
59 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2011
Overall1food2service1ambience1

average food and poor service

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vipSwmm
Buckinghamshire
59 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2011
Overall1food2service1ambience1

average food and poor service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good location, great food, excellent value for money

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good location, great food, excellent value for money

FAQs

Prima Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Prima Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 233 1011.

Prima Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 26 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.