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Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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1066 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Dobson & Parnell is a bustling, smart, reliable and grown-up restaurant on Newcastle’s vibrant quayside. Its understated elegant dining room adds a touch of Victorian glamour and comfort.

Specialising in perfectly-executed, refined European cuisine, using ethically-sourced local seasonal produce direct from nearby farms and markets, the sustainable kitchen specialises in preserving techniques such as curing, smoking, salting, brining and fermenting.

We are listed in the Michelin Guide 2020, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Good Food Guide & Hardens Guide 2020!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1066 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly, helpful and attentive staff. The restaurant has obviously put a lot of effort into complying with the Covid regulations to keep customers and staff safe.

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Chief
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taster menu and wine matching 7 courser was absolutely outstanding, matched by excellent service. Really impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Beautiful little place lovely staff lovely food.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a good idea to eat here. Great food and service!Will be back soon.

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DeniseF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was delicious and great friendly service.

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vipThomasD
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable meal and experience, loved the dishes which represented very good value for money and service was excellent

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Redpoppy
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you like well cooked quality food, with a bit of a twist and class. You need to try here. Restaurant is very nice, staff friendly and professional which contributes to a near Michelin star experience.

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DavidJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book in and once there the service and food was very good also there were very focused on the hygiene and dealing with COVID.

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LAURENL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate from the set menu. Can’t believe how cheap it was considering how amazing the food / drinks / service / atmosphere was. Will deffo be returning.

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IrinaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It's not the first time I visited Dobson and Parnell, always had a very good experience, this time was for my birthday, because I was confident we will not be disappointed, it all started with my aperol (very watery), definitely not worth the £8.5, my husband had 2 negroni (much better, very rich), again we came for their food so I wasn't too bothered about the drinks, but again very disappointed, my food was very bland (falafel had no flavour), the ratatouille was too sour from the tomatoes sauce, it felt like it needed a bit of sugar, the only good thing was the service which was excellent, I saw no faults, of course I was asked if I enjoyed my food(I'm not the one to complain in front of other people, so I was being nice and said I was happy with everything). My husband did like his food( the ox was cooked perfectly). Overall I had very high expectations, which where not met by far, the food was a 2 and I don't think I'm going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, brilliant service and the only but is that we didn’t like the music so much. Would that stop us going again...............absolutely not! Great day. Thank you.

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ColinO
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fixed price lunchtime special, good value for money, food quality, taste and presentation superb. Friendly staff And restaurant has great ambiance.

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Rhys
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaraunt- fantastic Michelin level service. Tasting menu was fantastic, I would recommend the Classic 7 course tasting menu.

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Michael
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food, the best service and knowledgeable staff. Outstanding

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ScottJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service, made our visit a pleasure

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vipPaulineR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous meal as always, at our favourite restaurant 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit for Sunday dinner and it was absolutely delicious. Loved the creamy cabbage (never thought I'd say that about cabbage!) Beef was beautiful and the rest of the veg was great. Followed up by sticky toffee pudding.

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SMDav
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a relaxed and elegant setting. Staff were great, made you feel welcomed and relaxed despite the current climate. Couldn’t recommend it more!

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We are not normally the type to dine out at fine dining establishments but it was a treat and near our hotel. We tried the tasting session with the wine option and it was fantastic. The staff explained the food and the wine combination to use and nothing disappointed with my partner having the vegetarian option. A lot more than we would normally spend on a meal out but definitely something we would do again

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Judith
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - food, drink and service excellent

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LukeC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If your visiting Newcastle you must try this place. Food and service outstanding.

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EssexBoyGoneAstray
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Tasting Menu was a leap into the dark, but was amply rewarded with broad range of flavours and textures aided by a fine selection of wines married to each dish. The staff were fantastic explaining the ingredients and the aims of the team to get the balance right.

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Workev
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening with superb food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine. Would highly recommend. 😀

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vipPaulH
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

To be commended for the anti Covid measures which didn’t impact too much on a very enjoyable evening of good food in pleasant surroundings served by friendly and attentive staff.

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SandraH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Dobson & Parnell and number of times and it has never failed to impress, both on food and service.

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NickC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was great albeit the compulsory tasting menu was not made clear when booking.
The service was awful. The slowest service I’ve ever experienced with no care or attention to the diners.
It took 50minutes to receive our first dish and then the second was 90 seconds later. It was then a further 40minutes for our third dish and then only 5 minutes for our fourth. No consistency in service at all.

Our visit was for my wife’s 30th birthday. We had really been looking forward to the occasion following the many months of lock down and to say the experience was completely terrible would be an understatement.
Really disappointing!

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MelK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely anniversary meal! Tried the 7 course taster menu which was delicious! Service was spot on, no worries regarding being safe. Social distancing in place, staff with PPE (which did make it difficult to hear when they were describing food - but needs must)
Over all throughly enjoyed our evening!

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booboo26
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic.

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StephanieS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing taster menu with a fabulous treat . Not something to be done every weekend . A great experience

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sensei
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time I've been. You canr fault the staff or the food. So glad your back 😀

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LucyP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the staff were superb, even with the extra precautions around the pandemic, it was a great ambience and would definitely recommend

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AnthonyO
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Fairly ordinary , wouldn’t return

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KirkC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Birthday meal with my wife. Had 7 course tasting menu with wine which was superb. Toby, our Waiter really added to the experience bringing both the food and wine to life. My wife doesn’t eat meat and they were absolutely fine for her to choose from both menus which was great. Only slight negative is the way they market their pricing as it is c £30 more expensive for the same menu on a Friday and Saturday night which is a little unusual as most places will advertise at same higher price but perhaps offer discounts in quieter times? Overall it was a fantastic evening.

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Kathleenb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff fantastic despite Covid restrictions.

Tasting menu food of highest quality, as are very generous accompanying wines.
Needs to be a really special occasion...ours was and we had a truly lovely evening.

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Sandy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dobson and Parnell is a restaurant I would recommend not only for important occasion but also for really great evenings out, Have never been disappointed in them in all the times I have been.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant, but the portion sizes were very small, even for early evening special dishes. Cannot fault the food itself however, which was excellent. Great staff too. We will definitely return.

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vipcjjd
Newcastle
26 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!
Lovely food. Stellar service.

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Supakev
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very professional, great food good wine , altogether a lovely lunch experience!

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VaidaC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely out of this world, best value quality tasting menu I’ve ever had
Service wonderful 👌🏼💗

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KimS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to have the 7 course taster menu which we have not had before. We truly enjoyed every course that was served. And thank you to David who looked after us on the night. x x x

FAQs

Dobson & Parnell offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 221 0904.

Dobson & Parnell is rated 4.6 stars by 1066 OpenTable diners.

Dobson & Parnell does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.dobsonandparnell.co.uk/shop/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.