Cafe 21 at Fenwick

4.6
186 reviews
£25 and under
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Afternoon Tea
A home from home where hospitality comes first. Café 21 is a sociable and effortlessly stylish space, serving crafted comforts, lunch bites and sweet treats. This breakfast, lunch and early evening venue is the place for a mid-shopping trip lunch, business meeting, afternoon tea, or a quiet cup of the good stuff. A place where ‘me time’ matters.

We only take reservations from 2:00 onwards for meals and Afternoon Tea

To help keep everyone safe, our teams will continue to wear face masks and we'd love you to do the same when entering and moving around the dining room.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we we look forward to seeing you.
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolynH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good food and service. Will definitely be returning.

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keithN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great decor and very relaxing and atentive staff. A lovely lunch

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RachaelA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a small issue with the time taken to recieve our desserts but this could not have been rectified any more fantastically than it was by your manager and team. The service provided was outstanding. We were celebrating my mams bday and you really made it memorable and just brilliant. Thank u again to all staff and manager. X

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Newcastle
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had afternoon tea with a voucher which had lapsed due to Covid. Cafe 21 kindly accepted it so we upgraded with champagne!!

The service was excellent as was the quality and range of food in the afternoon tea.

Can thoroughly recommend

KM
KathrynM
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, attentention to detail and everything was second to none as ALWAYS

MK
MelK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at cafe 21
Staff and service friendly and efficient

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vipTrevor50
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slower than usual. had to request twice

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LindaT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the fish and chips which were very tasty but I thought a little overpriced for the size of the portion.
The desert I had was gateau Esterhazy absolutely beautiful highly recommend this

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AnneB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not lost its class...food perfect and staff attentive as usual n all felt covid secure thank you x

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Kristopher
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and impeccable service

DA
DeborahA
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience at Cafe 21, I felt very safe as the staff were all wearing masks.

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MarieMc
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; polite and professional. Delicious food in comforting surroundings.

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SueN
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable coffee morning with friends. Only one point - cheese scones need much more cheese! I asked for jam to make them tasty.

JR
JoaneR
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely food in lovely surroundings by hand picked staff.

DA
DAVIDS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for food just a shame that they have increased the price significantly

DM
DorothyM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely afternoon catch up with daughter, grand daughter, sister & niece. Good service without being in your face.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was lovely. The serving staff were great - tho service a bit chaotic. This time we were sat next to the kitchen and the chefs were repeatedly clapping - perhaps for service. It was very distracting.

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ClaireC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal amazing service as always my 3 year old little girl said her pasta was absolutely delicious.

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YvonneM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nephews enjoyed their bacon sandwiches.

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MaureenH
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We are regulars & often order “Club “ sandwiches or omelettes . Yesterday we chose “Club” sandwiches & they were not as good as usual. The sandwiches were lukewarm & the chicken & bacon very dry . We did not complain as in the past we have always been happy. We think it was just a “one-off “.

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AnnM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the afternoon tea, paid for with a gift voucher from my son, everything from the tea to the wonderful selection of sandwiches, quiche, scones with butter, jam,clotted cream and delicious cakes, more than enough to eat in fact a box was provided by the server to take home what we couldnt eat, staff were so friendly and efficient, and made sure the teapot kept flowing, it was a lovely afternoon experience.

JN
JeanN
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My weekly visit excellent as usual and much busier. However this did not affect the wonderful friendly service from staff.

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NewcastleGirl
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I wouldn’t recommend it for a special occasion - I did write before hand this was for a special birthday treat and they staff didn’t even wish my Mum a happy birthday let alone anything else. Waiter was also a bit difficult when we asked if we asked to move to a better table for our small baby.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon tea, great service and lovely atmosphere

JN
JeanN
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was perfect, food etc and staff exceptional. Another great day

AP
AnneP
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Met a friend for coffee, so no food.
Coffee good and refill available.
Not pressurised to have more, and left in peace to chat.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my daughter. Staff were very attentive and food was lovely.

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mikep
Newcastle
11 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service impeccable, food great as usual. No problem changing items on the Afternoon Tea menu to suit dietary requirements.

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SueA
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable seating and environment. Service a bit slow but it was busy.
Staff lovely, friendly and helpful. Had classic afternoon tea, very nice.
Third time I had been would go back again.

LH
LizH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant lunch - a wide choice of light meals, and we all enjoyed our choices, and were sorry when we had finished. The ingredient were fresh and very tasty. The service was quick and efficient.
The noise level was high which made conversation a little difficult.
We will definitely return, as we enjoyed our lunch

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AlexK98
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a gorgeous Afternoon tea yesterday afternoon. So well presented and clean and staff where so informative about the afternoon tea selection.

Well presented and sure Will be coming back in few months time.

Thank you all Fenwicks

JN
JeanN
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent all round. Friendly but professional staff and great quality food etc.

GK
GemmaK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic lunch experience, relaxed yet formal, attentive staff and a lovely pace of service - we will be back!

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AlistairI
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, efficient service and great food.

BB
BBDMc
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous breakfast on Saturday. Thank you

JR
JaneR
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, it’s my favourite for breakfast.

JM
JaneM
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time here.
Great service, delicious food and drinks and a lovely ambiance and atmosphere.

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Gill
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good, and service excellent. More hot water was provided straightaway for our tea.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to be back in Cafe 21 for the first time in 16 months. Food was lovely and very friendly waitress. Looking forward to returning soon.

JU
vipJULIA
London
26 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes, all you need is to return to an old favourite to make you feel great 👍 Always lovely and relaxed, with discreet service.

FAQs

Cafe 21 at Fenwick is rated 4.6 stars by 186 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.