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Café 21 - Newcastle

4.7
4.7
190 Reviews
£25 and under
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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.

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Brunch

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Lunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Brunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fantastic experience and gorgeous food!

  2. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and food. The staff did check everything was ok but then we waited ages for the bill. We got up to pay in the end. We would go back though.

  3. AM

    AshleighM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic afternoon tea experience! Made a birthday meal very special. Our server (Bobbi?) was so attentive and wonderful from start to finish. The food was amazing and we will definitely be back.

  4. RB

    RodolpheB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Modern clean surroundings. Seating was quite near other diners each side but it wasn’t a problem for us. Staff very attentive. We had croque monsieur which was very tasty but a large appetite is needed. Salads included tomatoes, which were full of flavour, and dressed perfectly. Very satisfied.

  5. CH

    CarolynH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. N

    keithN

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

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

  7. RA

    RachaelA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    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

  8. N

    Newcastle

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    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

  9. KM

    KathrynM

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  10. MK

    MelK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. T

    Trevor50

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Service was slower than usual. had to request twice

  12. LT

    LindaT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  13. AB

    AnneB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  14. K

    Kristopher

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great atmosphere and impeccable service

  15. DA

    DeborahA

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  16. MM

    MarieMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  17. SN

    SueN

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.

  18. JR

    JoaneR

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    lovely food in lovely surroundings by hand picked staff.

  19. DA

    DAVIDS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  20. DM

    DorothyM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  22. CC

    ClaireC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  23. YM

    YvonneM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Nephews enjoyed their bacon sandwiches.

  24. MH

    MaureenH

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    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 “.

  25. AM

    AnnM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  26. JN

    JeanN

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  27. NG

    NewcastleGirl

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  28. DS

    DebraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic afternoon tea, great service and lovely atmosphere

  29. JN

    JeanN

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  30. AP

    AnneP

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  31. AC

    AnneC

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  32. m

    mikep

    Newcastle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 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.

  33. SA

    SueA

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  34. LH

    LizH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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

  35. AK

    AlexK98

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  36. JN

    JeanN

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. GK

    GemmaK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    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!

  38. AI

    AlistairI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff, efficient service and great food.

  39. BB

    BBDMc

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous breakfast on Saturday. Thank you

  40. JR

    JaneR

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Café 21 - Newcastle is rated 4.7 stars by 190 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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