Afternoon Tea at Sage Gateshead

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Our Winter Afternoon Tea menu is available from Friday 17 November until the end of January

£15.95 per person or Add a Sipsmith cocktail for £6
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G
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and good service , will definitely come back

LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed, stale sandwiches and horrible cakes.

MC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointing afternoon tea. Very small portion for two people and sandwich choice not to taste. Cheese and pickle, egg, beef and reddish, ham and mustard sandwiches, 1 scone each with a tiny jam and tub of cream to share, and 3 miniature cakes each. Photo attached it’s afternoon tea for two.

RM
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding service waitress was lovely and chatted with us, knew what was on afternoon tea, provided us with what we ask for quickly and efficiently, just didnt like sitting where alot of people walking past who were visiting the sage other than that we would both go back again

KC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food with the cakes being delicious!

LH
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant afternoon - would do again - saw the knife angel too - very impressed

AO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience1

I asked for tuna sandwich and didn’t get any, I wanted tuna but they said I had to order it also there was a piece of hair on my scone but they did change it for me.

C
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service wasn’t too good we waited around 20 minutes from being seated until someone took our drinks order. You don’t get any choice over the sandwiches so my young son didn’t like any of them it would have been good to have the option of something plainer for kids. The cakes were also really small and you didn’t get much for £33. The atmosphere and location was good but I wouldn’t go again or recommend.

SQ
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant and good service from nice staff with great view

DJ
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

What a lovely venue. The food tasted lovely and the scone tasted much better than it looked. Some of the portions were somewhat on the small side especially the cakes and scones. I would compliment the chef though because the chocolate and orange scone tasted beautiful and it was nice to have a different flavour.
The ambience was nice although the service greatly needs improving. Despite the staff expecting us at the set time a table wasn’t ready for us and later we seen another couple being led to a table which hadn’t been cleaned. We waited 15minutes for someone to come and take out drinks order and had to try to get the staffs attention for more drinks. Although I think it was good value for money because of the offer on I do think much improvement is needed as there are better afternoon teas available. I would probably pay more elsewhere than return.

JR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We had our table booked for 2pm..we waited 20 minutes to get a table. The staff were not organised at all!! They kept chatting to each other to try and pass the buck to get a table for us.
We asked for 1 vegetarian tea..when it came all the sandwiches were vegetarian. I didn’t say anything as it was my friends Birthday and I didn’t want to spoil it. I would have loved some meat sandwiches. The scones were chocolate and orange..very tasteless!!
The member of staff only came over once to see if everything was ok.
We wanted another pot of tea..but no staff about!!
All were congregated at the counter area which was not in shouting distance for attention. We waited a good 10 minutes to see if any of the staff would come over. No staff!!
At the finish I had to walk over to the counter to order another pot of tea.
Totally disorganised!!
I would not recommend this afternoon tea to anyone. Not good at all!!
I felt where we sat had a good view of the Tyne. Although you had to sit up above the bar next to us to see it. But overall I felt as if we were in a corridor..not a plush surrounding as I expected.
Very disappointed overall.

LD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed afternoon tea at the sage , table with a view of the river and quayside, someone occasionally played the piano which was lovely . Staff helpful and pleasant, food good and take out box offered without us having to request it .

DS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Lots of little flies about ,landing on food. Cakes were tiny, slow service and seated where public were wandering past.

JD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would recommend I’ve been 3 times now for afternoon tea and brought different friends each time. Nothing was a problem to the staff. They were very attentive.
Sandwiches fresh as were the cakes although the Scones were a little dry. Plenty of tea and or coffee.
Beautiful setting.
My friends were very impressed and lovely gesture of a small Prosecco to help celebrate my friends 60th birthday.

KS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A lovely relaxing afternoon. We weren’t rushed and the food was great, not too much.

j
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice setting,good service but not a lot to eat.Have been to lots of high teas and although the quality was reasonable the quantity wasn't great.

MM
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon tea at the Sage. We sat near the large windows overlooking the Tyne, the service was second to none, the staff very attentive, topping up tea pots as and when needed. The selection of sandwiches and bite size cakes were delicious. The only downside was that we had pre-ordered a vegan option but the full selection wasn’t available. We were given a complimentary voucher for our next visit which hopefully will be quite soon.

AR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bought afternoon tea for my nanna as a gift when we arrived we got giving a small bottle of Prosecco for free. Service was great serviced very quick views of the Tyne are amazing where you sit whilst you have the afternoon tea. Food was very nice just enough usually when Iv had afternoon tea at other venues they can sometimes have a lot of sweet stuff on the plates. Only thing that I would say what was bad was it was a Saturday and lots of kids running around as they must of had music lessons and they were banging on the piano that’s near the cafe area. Other then that great experience defo worth the money and would 100% to back.

PC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Afternoon Teas that we have had. As soon as we arrived, we were met by Denise, a lovely friendly and efficient lady, who showed us to our table. She asked what we would like to drink and we were served straight away with our food. The bread for our sandwiches was the softest we have ever had, and the fillings were delicious. The cakes and scones were also excellent, the clotted cream was superb.
Denise came a number of times to ask if everything was alright and did we need anything.
I would highly recommend this venue, the setting, the view, the food and service was second to none, we I’ll be back.
A very special thanks to Denise for making the whole experience pleasurable.

DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is pretty good really the best bit is the setting. There's the view of Newcastle and the river and the atmosphere of being in an extraordinary building

AA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great afternoon tea, delicious fresh sandwiches and several bite sized cakes with a tasty scone. Just enough and to eat without pushing you over. Great service and of course the views.

D
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nothing like the photograph they advised with (cheese scone) please always fruit, coffee was lovely

J
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed out afternoon tea, food was very good but maybe a salmon sandwich would have got you a five star, the staff a lady called Denise and another who was Colombian were so very friendly and nothing was a problem a difficult achievement to get two in one place these days, so we'll done girls you made our visit,
I found the area we were shown to made it feel special for us and the views were magnificent.
Our first visit to the sage and we did take some leaflets on the way out so will be returning
Thankyou

JP
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

If you have a voucher for half price then it worth it otherwise i wouldnt have paid full price for what we got therere was no quiche, sausage roll or cheese scone as a savoury just 4 sandwiches & no slice of cake on sweet just 1 very small doghnut, elclair & 2 small pieces of cheesecake & 2 small custard slices but the scone was lush a chocolate orange which was very subtle but only 1 pot of jam & 1 pot of cream but unlimited drinks was gud so....xx

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On arrival, we were offered a choice of tables including one where we could look out over the Bridges across the Tyne so a very nice place to sit. A concert was taking place in the foyer area but this finished fairly quickly or it could have been a lot noisier! People were wandering past but this added to the ambience. The table was close to the play area too so our granddaughter could play with the toys but we could see her. Service was prompt and they were aware of the vegetarian members of the family. We were a little disappointed that the only thing on offer for our granddaughter was a lunch box with a cheese sandwich, a fruit shoot and a bag of Pom bears - we were told the kitchen had closed as it was the last serving of the day but they knew she was coming with us. The adult tea was fine - nice to have a different flavour scone (orange)! We were offered top ups of tea and coffee and they also were able to provide soya milk for our daughter in law. Overall it was a pleasant experience in a special setting.

LA
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very small portions. Maybe a few more savoury items would top it off.

Ordered wine to start with. Would of been nice to have been offered a coffee at the end to go with scone and cakes.

Too much sweet food. More savoury items would be nicer.

TC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment. Great customer service and good selection of food

C
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service very attentive staff.

ES
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a belated birthday present and I throughly enjoyed the treat. Lovely view up the Tyne. Great service.

IH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very good afternoon tea in pleasant surroundings. Excellent service from a very attentive member of staff.
Altogether enjoyable experience.

LG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea overlooking the River Tyne. Service was first class, made to feel very special. Would highly recommend

GB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice afternoon tea and despite a half hour wait due to being quite busy service was good and waitress friendly and helpful. Tables looking a bit worn and obviously open to people walking past in concourse but discreet partitioning helps avoid feeling like goldfish in a bowl.Overall a nice pleasant experience.

HS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive staff (Katie), fresh food, incredible views.

CS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service was brilliant - friendly efficient staff - who looked after us brilliantly - the food was good - the only down side was that the area where afternoon tea is served is very draughty - from both sides -it’s also on the main thoroughfare so it wasn’t very private.
Yes I’d recommend it but perhaps during the warmer months.

TG
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I’ve had a few afternoon teas and this wasn’t the best! Staff were lovely and they were the best thing about the day. Seating arrangement was terrible, so far away from the view of the quayside we didn’t see a thing. Food wasn’t great, pretty basic. Very noisy and not a very intimate setting for a special occasion. I won’t revisit the sage for afternoon tea,I’d rather go to the Baltic.

LE
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value and very pleasant day had by myself and my mother

AA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great afternoon tea, not too much, just enough, freshly made sandwiches and delicious cakes and scone. Very attentive staff and of course fabulous views of the bridges. Loved it.

AE
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I bought the afternoon tea through Wowcher as a present for my mother's 80th birthday and she went with a friend a few days ago. She said they couldn't sit in the normal area as it was closed because Christmas decorations were being put up. The area they sat in was cold and they were the only 2 people there for most of it, so no atmosphere. The food was OK, but didn't look very appealing.

s
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully fresh food, fabulous serve. The best afternoon tea we've ever experienced

HC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great time. Lovely food and great service. Nothing was a problem for our server. She was very cheerful and helpful